Peptic ulcers are open sores on the esophagus, stomach and duodenum. About 11-14% of all men and 8-11% of all women deal with peptic ulcers. Here are some of the most common symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Heartburn and chest pain
- Bleeding, and dark, almost black, stool
Common risk factors and causes of peptic ulcers
- Helicobacter pylori infection
- Unhealthy diet (spicy and fried food)
H.pylori infection causes 90% of all duodenal ulcers and about 80% of stomach ulcers.
Cabbage juice is an effective remedy for stomach ulcers. In 1949, Garnett Cheney, San Francisco-based doctor, published an article titled, “Rapid Healing of Peptic Ulcers in Patients Receiving Fresh Cabbage Juice.”
The doctor conducted a study involving thirteen participants aged between 26 and 77. They were dealing with gut ulcers of different sizes. Participants followed a specific diet, and had a liter of green cabbage juice every day (5x200ml). They also used salt, pepper and tomato juice.
The results showed that 11 out of 13 subjects had no craters after 6-9 days
Patients with large craters had better results in 14 days, and a patient with a large duodenal ulcer and cap deformity had an improvement in 23 days.
The average healing time was 9 days.
Cabbage juice has an anti-ulcer factor called vitamin U. Today, it’s also known as S-methylmethionine. It improves the production of mucin, the primary component of mucus which protects your esophagus, stomach and guts, and also prevents ulcers. It protects cells and improves immune response.
Vitamin U accelerates the healing of wounds and inhibits the formation of adipocytes on a molecular level. The anti-ulcer factor also treats depression, and provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antifibrotic effect.
Cabbage juice is also packed with sulforaphane, a strong bactericide that destroys H.pylori and prevents the formation of peptic ulcers.
This juice contains glutamic acid that acts as a neurotransmitter of nerve impulses engaged in learning and memory. The lack of glutamic acid causes leaky gut syndrome and affects immunity.
Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and prevents ulcers.
A glass of cabbage juice is rich in vitamin A, C, E and K, phosphorus, iodine, B vitamins, phytonutrients, enzymes, calcium, iron, potassium, glutamine, and antioxidant compounds.
Health benefits of cabbage juice
- Strengthens immunity
- Lowers bad cholesterol and strengthens heart
- Provides anthocyanins and vitamin K, important for brain function and prevention of neurodegenerative disorders
- Antioxidants prevent oxidative stress and cancer
- Regulates thyroid function and hormone production
- Provides diuretic effect and cleans the body, improving the function of your liver and kidneys
- Potassium lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke
- Antioxidants improve skin complexion, and prevent wrinkles, blemishes and age-related signs
- Promotes healthy weight loss
Make your own cabbage juice!
1 small green cabbage
6 celery stalks
1-inch piece of ginger
How to make it?
Rinse and juice the ingredients. That’s all. Split the juice into 5 servings, and enjoy your juice throughout the day.
Drink your cabbage juice for 7-21 days. You will notice an improvement within 2-3 days.