Heal an Ulcer with Cabbage Juice!

Drink a quart of cabbage juice a day for three weeks to get rid of an ulcer. It sounds like one of those old wives tiles that’s most likely too good to be true right? Well this old wives tale has been put to the test and it turns out it just might actually work!

Over the years there have been a number studies done on whether cabbage juice can help to heal ulcers. Starting with one done from 1949 to 1952 at Stanford University by Dr. Garrett Cheney.  Dr. Chaney states that patients given cabbage juice “showed remarkable improvement within three weeks”. He goes on to state that the high levels of glutamine and S-methylmethionine found in cabbage juice may be responsible for its effectiveness.

Another series of studies found deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) a Licorice extract to have powerful healing effects for those suffering from both gastric and duodenal ulcers. DGL in chewable supplement form can be found in most health food stores.

Even though cabbage is leafy it has a pretty high juice content so a masticating juicer is not needed for juicing.

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