Cabbage anti-aCNE solution

Acne is the common skin condition but if left untreated it can leave scars on the skin which becomes most difficult to remove. Here is the simple less expensive anti-acne solution to cure acne.

Take 250 grams of cabbage and one small garlic clove. Add both the ingredients to blender. Blend well by adding little water. Strain the juice. Apply the juice on the face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Wash off with cold water. Repeat once daily for one week to see the results. This anti-acne solution can definitely clear acne, pimples, spots and other skin problems(1).

How does cabbage acts as an anti-acne solution?

Cabbage is rich source of sulfur-containing substance. Sulfur (2) is one of the nature’s beauty mineral, because of its drying effect. Sulfur plays an important role in drying acne and pimples. It also contains keratin (3), a protein substance which is highly essential for healthy nails, hair and skin.

Nutrition facts of cabbage

Here is the detailed information about cabbage nutrition value.

·        Fibre: 2 grams

·        Vitamin C: 54% of RDI

·        Vitamin K: 85% of RDI

·        Vitamin B6: 6% of RDI

·        Folate: 10% of RDI

·        Calcium: 4% of RDI

·        Magnesium: 3% of RDI

·        Potassium: 4% of RDI

·        Protein: 1 gram

Cabbage in other languages

Cabbage is scientifically called as Brassica Oleracea  (4), Muttaikosu in Tamil, Muttakose in Malayalam, Kobi in Gujarati, Pan kobi in Marathi, Gobi in Punjabi, Patra Kobi in Oriya.

Cabbage health benefits

Cabbage is the member of brassica family which includes cauliflower, brussel sprouts and broccoli. Let’s see the various health benefits of cabbage.

Anti-aging agent

Regular consumption of cabbage along with cauliflower, broccoli, and other green leafy vegetables can provide anti-aging benefits to skin. As it is rich in vitamin C, this keeps the skin youthful and delays the aging process. Free radicals are the main cause for wrinkles, spots, fine lines, skin discoloration (5) and many other conditions. Cabbage is rich in antioxidants including vitamin C, sulfur and anthocyanins. So, adding this vegetable in the daily diet will help you maintain healthy and young-looking skin.

Improves bone health

Cruciferous vegetables (6) are rich sources of minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. These minerals play an important role in the protection of bones from deprivation and other conditions like osteoporosis. The calcium content keeps the bones and teeth strong, also maintain the standard functionalities of muscles and nerves.

Maintains heart health

The two important minerals in cabbage called calcium and potassium regulates the blood pressure level efficiently. Potassium is a wonderful mineral which protects the heart from the heart attack (7) and stroke. Also it widens and opens up the blood vessels, thereby it eases the blood flow.

Weight loss

Cabbage is considered best vegetable for weight loss program. Person who wants to lose weight can include cabbage in their daily diet. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and other essential nutrients. The fibre content of cabbage gives the feeling of stomach filling and keeps free of hunger for a longer time. One cup of cooked cabbage contains only 33 calories. So, have a cup of cabbage soup before taking food. This will help you stay healthy and absolutely no weight gain (8).

Promotes eye health

Beta-carotene is rich in cabbage, so it has the ability to prevent macular degeneration (9) and other eye problems. Beta carotene is not only good for eyes, it is also good for overall growth and development.

Prevents cancer

Cabbage holds powerful antioxidants like vitamin A, C and phytonutrients such as lutein, thiocyanates, zeaxanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates (9). All these antioxidants stimulate detoxifying enzymes thereby it protects against breast, colon and prostate cancer (10).

Cabbage for skin

As the cabbage is rich in antioxidants including vitamin C, it keeps the skin youthful and delays aging process. Cabbage is also possessing indole-3-carbonile which is a very powerful antioxidant. This is responsible for removing toxins from the liver and blood. Free radicals (11) and toxins are the primary cause for wrinkles, spots, skin discoloration and many other conditions. Therefore, to get antioxidants, add cabbage in daily diet. This helps in slow down aging process and make you healthy and young. Cabbage juice is also act as an anti-acne solution, removes pimples, spots, blemishes and treats many other skin conditions.

Cabbage for hair

Stimulates hair growth

Cabbage is loaded with vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, all these are equally beneficial for hair also. Here is the home remedy for hair growth.

Ingredients

·        ½ cup boiled cabbage

·        1/8 cup fresh lemon juice

Method

·        Add both the ingredients to blender.

·        Blend well and make paste.

·        Apply this mixture and gently massage on scalp.

·        Leave it for 30 minutes.

·        Wash off with shampoo and condition the hair.

Repeat twice a week to stimulate hair growth.

Prevents hair loss

The combination of cabbage and cucumber is best solution to prevent hair loss (12). Both are rich in silicon and sulfur, these two vital minerals help prevent hair loss and promotes hair growth.

Ingredients

·        ½ cup raw cabbage

·        1 medium size cucumber

Method

·        Add cabbage and cucumber to blender.

·        Blend and get the juice.

·        Apply this juice on scalp and hair roots.

·        Massage gently for 15 minutes before going to bed.

·        Wash off next day morning.

·        Repeat thrice a week for better results.

Follow the below simple steps and know how to make anti-acne solution easily at home.

Cabbage anti-acne solution – DIY

  • 1 cup Chopped cabbage
  • 1 Small Garlic clove
  • Water ((as required))
  1. To make the juice use cabbage, garlic and water.
  2. Get 200 grams cabbage, chop them.
  3. Add chopped garlic to a blender.
  4. Take one small garlic clove, peel and add it to the blender.
  5. Add some water before blending.
  6. Blend the ingredients well.
  7. Strain the juice.
  8. Anti-acne solution is done.
  • Apply this juice on the face and neck.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes.
  • Wash off with cold water.
  • Repeat once daily for a week to clear acne.

Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.