Benefits of Cabbage Leaves on the Knee for Osteoarthritis October 18, 2019 62 By William Morgan CategoryArticlesTagsCabbage for inflammation dr greger dr gregor dr michael greger health benefits of cabbage how not to die knee pain michael greger nutrition facts nutritionfacts.org osteoarthritis 62 Comments NutritionFacts.org says: June 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm A new volume is starting soon. To see the whole list of what's coming up (and other news!), subscribe to our newsletter at NutritionFacts.org/subscribe. Thanks for watching! -NF Team Reply AlboPepper - Drought Proof Urban Gardening says: June 18, 2018 at 12:06 pm The benefits of plants! …especially our cruciferous friends. Good to see some research that bolsters the plant-based lifestyle, rather than industry funded animal product studies. Thanks for bringing this into the spotlight Dr Greger! xD Reply Samuel says: June 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm Steamed brussel sprouts and broccoli with a dash of olive oil and little salt are delicious! Reply Eelke Aptroot says: June 18, 2018 at 12:28 pm I still think reducing or eliminating the intakes of inflammatory foods might be even more effective, that was my own experience with joint issues anyway. Reply maria G says: June 18, 2018 at 12:31 pm Wow great stuff! Reply Raw Recovery says: June 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm Untillllllllllll now Reply closertothetruth says: June 18, 2018 at 1:05 pm An old remedy Reply Joseph1NJ says: June 18, 2018 at 1:13 pm Significant epigenetic changes? Reply Mike Brinkerhoff says: June 18, 2018 at 1:26 pm Very cool to learn this. Joe Rogan interviewed Rhonda Patrick #901 episode and she explained how great broccoli sprouts are because of sulphoraphane. She really touted it as a super food, anti aging, etc etc. Reply Ivan B says: June 18, 2018 at 1:37 pm So now just slip a cabbage leaf under the ice wrap 😉 Reply StephyPlantbased says: June 18, 2018 at 1:38 pm putting cabbage leaves on mastitis breasts is also a thing midwives advice to do Reply Sandra Carli says: June 18, 2018 at 1:47 pm I know that cabbage leaves are used in some Swiss and French clinics like one by the French Maurice Mességué. My mother visited one in Switzerland and the cabbage leaves were ironed first (!) and then applied on the right side of the belly to activate the liver. She said they activated the organs very rapidly. Other treatments used were footbaths and handbaths. Our feet and hands are like sponges and absorb a lot of substances. Reply Karen M. says: June 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm I'm sorry now for prechopping all my cabbage. 😐 Reply Squeak's Buffeteria says: June 18, 2018 at 2:03 pm 😂😅 Reply Bettina Vogel says: June 18, 2018 at 2:04 pm How funny, my grandma always telled us to put cabbage leaves on hurting points like knee … put it on and sleep with it over the night. I did not really believe – so thank you so much get a nice memory of my childhood in a new study. Always like Brokkoli … didn't knew yet it's good to press the CRP down. 🙂 Thank you. Reply SKPjoe Coursegold says: June 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm my hero. Reply Rhyothemis princeps says: June 18, 2018 at 2:18 pm Hmmm…So what did the people using the topical cabbage leaves do with the rest of the cabbage during the trial? Did they perhaps eat the smaller curly inner leaves, thus taking the cabbage internally as well as externally? Reply Jel Tub says: June 18, 2018 at 2:44 pm My mom is using it for knees :-)) My grandmother did the same. My girlfriends were using it if had problems while breastfeeding. Reply silent mantra says: June 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm interesting, is broсcoli effective being thermally prepared? Reply tocatchasnark 1 says: June 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm Is it April the 1st ? Reply bookmouse770 says: June 18, 2018 at 3:52 pm lose weight, knee exercises, ice pack. Reply Cin says: June 18, 2018 at 3:54 pm how about doing both medication AND leaves Reply raineylee says: June 18, 2018 at 4:12 pm I have Osteoarthritis on right leg and left ankle. I probably would have tried the cabbage. The pain is so annoying throughout the day and hard to sleep at night.When I was first diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, I remembered asking my doctor how to get rid of the pain, she told me of several medications and the Arthritis will never go away. So I searched YouTube, and found Plants Based Foods. I gave it a try (no eggs, dairy, meat or processed foods) took B12. Within several weeks the pain was gone!! I can take long walks and climb stairs. If anyone has Osteoarthritis, just check out Plant Based Foods. Read about it, think about it and try it. Reply Carl Stawicki says: June 18, 2018 at 4:19 pm So, you can use cabbage as a dressing instead of putting dressing on your cabbage. I never slaw that coming. Reply KungFuChess says: June 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm Funded by big cabbage Reply CL A says: June 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm Best “UNTIL NOW” yet 😂 Reply SulforaphaneMeUp says: June 18, 2018 at 4:40 pm Reminds me of a Kids In The Hall skit. Hard to believe that just 2 hrs a day of topical cabbage leaves would have any effect on joint pain unless the temp of the cabbage cooled the area. I would think a gout diet with up water intake, up exercise and weight loss would be the best for this problem. As for the sulf thing, it seems once you have the myros/gluco (or whatever) enzyme in your gut, you can just eat cooked cruc veg and it will convert. Reply Lichtblick says: June 18, 2018 at 5:48 pm I love red cabbage! Reply Mizuka says: June 18, 2018 at 6:09 pm But this is just one study! that is not how scientific consensus is reached Reply Always Wandering says: June 18, 2018 at 6:26 pm OMG, my Russian Mom used to tell me to wrap my feet with cabbage leaves when they were swollen from being on my feet one day LOL I thought she was crazy! Reply Ryan Finchum says: June 18, 2018 at 8:32 pm On her knee? My wife uses it on her breasts when her milk comes in for near INSTANT relief.. Reply LIFE STARTS NOW says: June 18, 2018 at 8:46 pm I had some 80 year old caggage farmers at the farmers market tell me about this years ago. I thought it was BS… That's crazy that it works. Reply Sear Pajman says: June 18, 2018 at 8:53 pm Thx very informativ, but please if possible try to speech more objective and lesser with your own opinions, it doesnt sound very good, and for foreigners its also very hard to understand. Reply lightdark00 says: June 18, 2018 at 9:00 pm I took a cabbage leaf to the knee! Reply mdudekm says: June 18, 2018 at 9:50 pm In Poland, where I'm from, older generations have been using the cabbage method for centuries. I haven't because there was no need, but it's hardly a surprise for me. Thousands of people can't be that wrong. Judging from the scale of application, it can't be just magical placebo thinking. Never knew how it worked…. until now 🙂 Reply ladyplantenergy says: June 18, 2018 at 10:19 pm Back in the 80's when I was nursing we used cabbage leaves for mastitis in nursing mothers. According to all the women that used this method it gave relief. So why not knees? Reply John S says: June 18, 2018 at 11:31 pm What a great video! I have applied both plantain leaves (ground weed, not banana-like fruit) and comfrey leaves on my injured finger to great benefit. These plants are widely known among herbalists and naturopaths. I also eat plantain but I dont recommend eating comfrey. Reply Adam Waddington says: June 18, 2018 at 11:39 pm Broccoli goes to your knee… damn… I guess we really ARE what we eat. Reply Brian Kuhn says: June 18, 2018 at 11:50 pm Dr. Greger what's your next book about? Reply steve says: June 19, 2018 at 12:34 am thank again dr. greger Reply Paul Wilson says: June 19, 2018 at 12:40 am I bet it would work better if you wrinkled the cabbage leaf or rolled it so as to tear and break it a little bit. Better yet would be a poultice made of emulsified cabbage. A quick turn in the Vitamix. Reply farorin says: June 19, 2018 at 1:30 am Alright, so you are telling me I should just bath in a massive bathtub full of cabbage soup? Done. Dinner and a bath. Reply Alessandra Carrillo says: June 19, 2018 at 2:25 am Please talk about colitis! 🙁 help Reply Mimijona says: June 19, 2018 at 7:04 am I grew up with cabbage leaves being put on sprains, pains etc., in eastern europe it does seem a common thing 😀 Reply Mariela Zavala says: June 19, 2018 at 1:57 pm Hello ! Would someone please help me ?I've been dealing with hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) since I became vegan, mostly plant based, taht was about a year and half ago; but these last 6 months have been the worst and most notable.At that time I also stop using conventional deodorants because I read about alluminiums and parabhens so instead I was using natural deodorants like alum.I already went with two dermatologists but none of them worked.My last doctor was a great homeopath, but he told me that I'm having a body detox process after all these radical changes (eating habits). That I must just let my body detox itself.But I'm still worried, how long it's gonna take ? it is really embarrasing, and stressing. I continue sweating at the least effort, even now when I'm stressed I start sweating and sweating…. Has anyone has been through something similar ? Do you found any kind of cure?Thanks !! Reply Lee Rackus says: June 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm I am not surprised at this at all. Years ago during the 'birthing boom' at my workplace, a kind elderly woman suggested that for breast pain associated with birth and breast feeding (when weaning) that we use cabbage leaves inside our bras to lessen the pain. NO PILL worked better! we all swore by this knowledge after we implemented it, and have done our part over the years to share with other new mothers. Reply YK KY says: June 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm Well….this is not news 😊 mum has been doing this for ages. Also, leaves from a walnut tree help with painful breasts and fir women who have milk but no baby to feed. It also worked on a phantom pregnancy of my dog. Reply small footprint says: June 19, 2018 at 8:25 pm Yep. Eat em! Get off all animal products and processed "foods," and eat yer cabbage. Reply PodwojneD says: June 20, 2018 at 2:39 am Could you please make a video about gastritis? I am suffering since last December, and no doctor has helped me so far 🙁 The pain lasts for hours ( up to 12 hours) and is unbearable. I follow the plant-based diet, avoid alcohol, oil and spices, and every food that causes pain. Looking forward to gastritis videos ;( Reply Steve Harvey says: June 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm Craziest plant-base finding yet. Cant wait for the next step! Reply FBlueJay 1 says: June 20, 2018 at 5:24 pm Thank you Reply Larry Hutcherson Sr says: June 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm Who would have thought the topical application of a cabbage leaf would provide any joint pain benefits. The power of cabbage never ceases to amaze me. Ingesting cabbage juice for good health is becoming a common theme. Reply Robin Lundgren says: June 21, 2018 at 10:33 am Love cabbage, all kinds! 😀 Reply Andrew Coz says: June 23, 2018 at 1:49 am Thank you very much for the video! Dr. Greger, my friend (whom I recently introduced to your videos) decided to switch to a plant based diet as well, she has a knee condition – synovitis. Could you please make a video about benefits of plant based diet for this condition or recommend foods that may be used as medicine? Also, we currently live in China and my friend is Chinese, so she does eat a lot of white rice every day, I thought that also might be the reason why her plant diet isn't really working out so well for her. Thank you very much in advance. Reply Air Gin says: June 23, 2018 at 2:25 am Awesome ! 😀We should go full on with this and test every other plant also >> spinach, etc >>> for all their other hidden properties! 😀 Reply Wendi Froedge says: June 24, 2018 at 2:02 pm Yes, but were they green or red cabbage leaves! lol… Reply Christine Style says: July 5, 2018 at 6:50 am Nur starke Leute werden die Hände nicht senken und den Kampf mit dieser Krankheit fortsetzen – http://bit.ly/Arthriti Reply Nmethyltransferase says: August 9, 2018 at 7:09 am Dr. Greger: "This study has never been performed, and never will be…" Germans: "Hold our beer…" Reply Annie1962 says: September 6, 2018 at 7:49 am I love munching on raw cabbage, raw brussel sprouts, raw cauliflower etc… but unfortunately my knee's arthritis is really painful Reply toprz says: October 10, 2018 at 11:02 am What did I just see??? wow Reply Audrey Kendrick says: November 15, 2018 at 5:17 am I love love love the way Dr. Greger talks. Omg. I'd love to hear him on an audiobook. Reply SeaDawgOST says: September 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm This one might be the funniest ever. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.