Cabbage is not only popular in the kitchen

Latin name

Brassica oleracea

Common names

Kappes, cabbage

Plant description

There is no need to describe the white cabbage. Cabbage is one of the oldest cultivated plants and widely used. It is only recently that white cabbage juice has been discovered as a medicine.

Plant parts used medicinally

The cabbage leaves and the white cabbage juice made from them are used to make medicinal products.


  • Minerals
  • Trace elements
  • Vitamins
  • sugar
  • Strength
  • cellulose
  • organic acids
  • Bitter substances
  • Mustard oil glycosides

Plus a vitamin, too Anti-ulcer factor called which was found in 1950.

Medicinal effect and application

Cabbage juice contributes to Stomach ulcer a faster healing. The active ingredients have a beneficial effect on the mucous membranes in the stomach and intestines. The juice should always be raw and the The cure lasts about 3 to 4 weeks.

The cabbage is used externally for wounds that do not want to heal, such as stubborn lower leg ulcers.
You take that inner and fresh leaves, remove the stalk, wash with lukewarm water and roll the leaves softly with a rolling pin. These sheets are placed on the wounds and fastened loosely with a gauze bandage.

The association is daily changed twice and the wound with lukewarm Camomile tea flushed. Inflammation of the nail bed (circulation) can also be favorably influenced.


From the fresh leaves cabbage is pressed or in a juicer concentrated juice won, which smells a little strange and tastes bland. This juice can be spread over the day drink a liter.

Combination with other medicinal plants

If the cabbage juice Flatulence can trigger Caraway seed tea help. Take 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds, pound it in a mortar, pour a large cup of boiling water over it, cover and let it steep for 5 minutes. Three times a day drink a cup unsweetened.

Side effects

Sometimes bloating can occur after consuming cabbage juice. These can be treated well with caraway tea.