This trend of putting cabbage leaves on the breast originated in western countries. As no one expected, the trend went viral and became very popular among all women in the world. While some people guess that putting cabbage leaf is just a trick to make the breast appear bigger in size, it has way more beneficial significance than that.
To your surprise, the reason behind is not cosmetic or aesthetic. It is because of the amazing soothing properties of cabbage leaves. Cabbage leaves are used by women to help reduce breast inflammation and relieve the pain and discomfort that breast engorgement. Women breast go through a lot of discomforting situations – breastfeeding to a baby, uncomfortable bras are just ones to name.
Overabundant supply of breast milk, or weaning a baby from breastfeeding can cause serious pain and inflammation. This unusual form of therapy is effective because the cabbage leaves absorb some of the fluid from the glands within the breast area, reducing the fullness in the tissue. Many women see some reduction in engorgement within 12 hours of starting it.
If you are a breastfeeding mom or victim of breast engorgement & inflammation; here is how you can use this therapy:
Things you will need
- Fresh Cabbage leaves
- Loose fitting bra
- Cotton balls
First, wash the cabbage leaves to remove dirt and residue of pesticides. Take a leaves big enough to cover your breasts. Now put the washed cabbage leaves in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. The leaf must be very cold before using.
Just before putting the cabbage leaves on the breast, soak a cotton ball in cold water and wipe clean your breasts with it. Wear a slightly loose fitting bra and then fit the cabbage leaves over your breasts.
One set of leaves can soothe your breasts for up to an hour. If you still have inflammation, change the leaves. This therapy really works and relaxes pain and inflammation.
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