Incredibly, a randomized controlled trial of cabbage leaf rolls for arthritis has been published.
in the section of British Medical Journal It’s called “Minerva”, where there are interesting little excerpts assembly and productionA photo of a woman pinning a roll of paper to her knee has been published. She said this was the only procedure that helped her relieve her arthritis symptoms. You can see the image at 0:12 in my video The benefits of cabbage leaves on the knee for osteoporosis. some doctors replied With a stunned, another was astonished – “You weren’t surprised the cabbage leaf was used, but that was considered newsworthy.” That doctor revealed that she may be a bit biased, although she admitted that she is a cabbage leaf user.
Another reader wrote, “Freshly washed cabbage leaves are known in European folk medicine as poor man’s poultice. There is nothing new about this ancient remedy used to help reduce all kinds of painful swelling…so there is nothing strange or stupid about a woman who appears in The photo is in Minerva which she used on her painful knee.” I didn’t realize it was such a sensitive topic.
Of course, how do we know if it actually works? We’ll need a randomized controlled trial of a topical cabbage leaf for osteoarthritis, and we get that.
Study: “Effectiveness of cabbage leaf rolls in the treatment of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee: a randomized controlled trial.” How did the study come? funded? A family enterprise came forward and paid for it. I love that. In fact, this was the basis for the former president of Germany and the first lady. After all, “Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is one of the most common chronic diseases among the elderly.” So why not test the effects of cabbage leaf rolls?
Patients with confirmed osteoarthritis of the knees were randomly assigned to one of three treatments for four weeks: a cabbage leaf on their knees each day, a topical pain gel containing an anti-inflammatory drug, or there was only “usual care.” (It would be better if a fourth set used iceberg lettuce leaves, for example, but I’ll take what I can get.)
It’s 2:13 in my country video, show a graph of pain intensity over the 28 days of the experiment. The topical gel didn’t work better than doing nothing, but the cabbage leaf treatment actually worked in reducing the intensity of the pain. Overall, the study found that applying CLWs for 4 weeks [cabbage leaf wraps] It was more effective than UC [usual care] In relation to pain, functional impairment and quality of life. However, it was no better than a 4 week topical medication application” in the final analysis. Since cabbage leaves are “safe and can be used long-term”, why not give it a try if you have osteoarthritis of the knee?
It also wouldn’t hurt if you food Some too, as cabbage may have internal anti-inflammatory potential as well. In fact, the anti-inflammatory effects may be explain The health benefits of cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables. And I’m not only you talk About powerful anti-inflammatories Effects In Petri dishes, but in people, too. In one study, ten days of broccoli consumption in smokers Cuts CRP Levels 40%! OK, but what about arthritis?
In the lab, sulforaphane, the magical chemical for cabbage, Protect Cartilage damage, suggesting that a diet rich in cabbage or other cruciferous vegetables “may be a useful measure to either prevent or slow the progression of arthritis,” osteoarthritis. But, as you can see at 3:38 in my country videoEven if sulforaphane can Protect Cartilage cells in a petri dish, how do we know the compound enters our joints when we eat it? I mean, no one has ever done a study where people eat broccoli and then have a needle put into their knee joints for examination. Nobody, that is… yet.
And indeed, it was sulforaphane discoverer in the synovial fluid of 40 patients with osteoarthritis after eating broccoli, followed by significant epigenetic changes in intra-articular gene expression. The next step is to see if it can actually improve the disease.
Knees are not the parts of the body that cabbage was tested on. Stay tuned for my video on the use of cabbage leaves in the treatment of mastitis!
- Cabbage leaves, known as “poor man’s poultice” in European folk medicine, are used to help reduce painful swelling.
- One of the most common chronic diseases among the elderly is osteoarthritis of the knee.
- The researchers randomly assigned osteoarthritis patients to one of three groups for a month: a cabbage leaf on their knees each day, a topical pain gel containing an anti-inflammatory, or nothing but “usual care.” Daily cabbage leaf rolls were more effective than usual care with regard to pain, functional impairment and quality of life, but not when compared to a month of topical medication use.
- Since cabbage leaves are “safe and can be used long-term,” it may be worth trying to relieve pain caused by osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Eating cabbage may also be beneficial, as cruciferous vegetables have proven anti-inflammatory effects. For example, smokers lowered their C-reactive protein levels by 40 percent after just ten days of eating broccoli.
- Sulforaphane, a powerful chemical in crucifers, has been shown in the laboratory to protect cartilage from damage.
- When studied in people rather than a petri dish, sulforaphane was actually detected in the synovial fluid of osteoarthritis patients after eating broccoli.
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Michael Greer, MD
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