Women are putting cabbage leaves on their breasts. The reason will surprise you

Every woman loves a curvaceous body. And breasts are what make a woman look curvy. But they are very sensitive and wearing tight bras may cause stress or discomfort. To sooth them, a very strange technique is used by many women in western countries. They put cabbage leaves on their breast for this.

Many American and European women use this strange yet extremely helpful method of putting cabbage leaves on their breasts to feel relieved from the stress and pain caused from wearing uncomfortable and tight bras. The reason they do this is that cabbage can soothe the stress and pain as well as relieve swelling, pain and discomfort caused by breastfeeding.

Researchers do not know if there is a property within the cabbage itself that helps to decrease the pain and swelling, or if the swelling goes down because the cabbage leaves are acting as cold compresses.

Either way, studies show that if you are breastfeeding and you put cold cabbage leaves directly on your breasts, it’s not only soothing, but it can help lessen your breast pain and swelling.

Why Cabbage?

Properties present in cabbage helps to reduce the pain and swelling. It also reduces inflammation because it works as a cold compress. Cabbage compress works more quickly than ice compress or other treatments.

How to use the remedy?

The remedy of cabbage leaves on breasts has even been proven by studies to the effect. You need to make the cabbage leaves cold before using them. Place a head of a green or red cabbage in your refrigerator. After it is chilled, remove the outer layer and discard it. Then pull off two large inner leaves and rinse them with cold water because this will clean the leaves of dirt and pesticide residue.

Now cut out the stem from the center of each leaf so that they fit perfectly without covering your nipple areas. Now place the cabbage leaves on your breasts but keep your nipples exposed. The leaves should cover the skin around them. You can either hold the cabbage leaves in place or you can wear a bra to do so. Leave the cabbage leaves on for 20 minutes and then remove.


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