Cabbage is used for stomach pain, stomach and intestinal ulcers, acid reflux (GERD), a stomach condition called Roemheld syndrome, and high cholesterol. Cabbage is also used to treat asthma and morning sickness. It is also used to prevent weak bones (osteoporosis), as well as cancer of the lung, stomach, colon, breast and other types of cancer.

Breast-feeding women sometimes apply cabbage leaves and cabbage leaf extracts to their breasts to relieve swelling and pain. Cabbage leaves are also applied to joints to relieve pain in people with joint pain due to osteoarthritis.

How does it work?
Cabbage contains chemicals that are thought to help prevent cancer. Cabbage might change the way estrogen is used in the body, which might reduce the risk of breast cancer.

Cabbage might also reduce swelling.