Our patients have been telling us how cabb dab has worked wonders to help relieve their muscle and joint pain due to arthritis, injury, or due to activities of everyday living. Massaged into affected areas 2-3 times per day (as needed), it works to fight inflammation and provide cooling relief so our patients can get back to their normal active lives. Our patients' success stories with cabb dab are backed up by a growing body of research showing the effectiveness of topically applied cabbage in treating a variety of conditions, from arthritis to knee injury.
One study published in 2016 in the Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice journal, investigated the use of cabbage leaf wraps in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. The study involved 40 participants with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis who applied cabbage leaf wraps to their knees for one hour daily for two weeks. The researchers reported a significant improvement in pain and function in the intervention (cabbage) group compared to the control (no cabbage) group. Cabbage worked to relieve their pain and improve their mobility!
Another study, published in 2012 the Journal of Clinical Nursing, investigated the use of cabbage leaf applications to reduce pain and hardness associated with subcutaneous heparin injections for prevention of blood clots. The study found a significant reduction in pain and hardness in the cabbage leaf group compared to the control group. Cabbage worked to reduce their pain and lessen the inflammation in the affected area.
A randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of cabbage leaf wraps was published in 2016 in the Clinical Journal of Pain. The researchers found cabbage leaf wraps were significantly more effective than usual care in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis in terms of pain reduction, functional improvement, and quality of life.
A study published in 2018 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found a significant decrease in pain and inflammation and fluid in the knee in the cabbage leaf wrap group versus the control (no cabbage leaf wrap) group. They concluded that applying cabbage to injured knees, especially in the first 24 hours, can greatly lessen pain and inflammation and increase fluid uptake.
A growing body of research and the testimonies of our patients, support the health benefits of applying cabbage leaf extract to painful, swollen, or bruised areas for faster healing. All natural cabb dab relief balms really do help you get back to your active life, pain-free!