Savoy cabbage, a seasonal remedy

Savoy cabbage is renowned for being a healthy food, but it can also be used as a natural remedy for many disorders. Let’s find out more.

It is part of a family of plants with many virtues: Savoy cabbages, as well as broccoli and cabbage, are rich in antioxidants such as pro-vitamin A and vitamin C, and minerals including phosphorus, potassium and cupper, they are high in fibres and very low in calories. This list should be enough to convince you to consume it in the winter, when it is seasonal.




Actually, Savoy cabbages help reinforce your immune system and protect you from ailments, they improve neural transmission to muscles and they stimulate diuresis and the thyroid gland and, so, even the metabolism. These effects are useful for those who want to keep their weight under control because thanks to fibres, Savoy cabbages boost satiety.


To be used not only in cooking

Savoy cabbage is not only a healthy and tasty food, it is also an effective remedy for many disorders. First of all, it is useful to treat contusions and inflammations. In these cases, the outer and bigger leaves can be used raw as a compress. Firstly, you should clean them, dry them and remove their central vein; secondly, you should flatten the leaves by rolling a bottle on it in order to free their juice; finally, you should apply them on the bruise and cover it with a cotton cloth. You should apply the compress for at least two hours, or, which is better, overnight.




You can use this compress even if you have the cough, to help clear mucus congestion: put one of the leaves you have prepared on your chest or on your abdomen if you have stomach cramps or diarrhoea.




And even as a beauty treatment

Raw Savoy cabbage can be used as a facial mask treatment when your skin is inflamed or impure. You should mince a couple of leaves and put them on your face, avoiding the eye contour area and the lips. Let it stand for a quarter of an hour with a tissue paper and, then, wash your face carefully with cold water.

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