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Would you put a cabbage on your knee?
« on: 04/07/2010 17:33:41 »
They said on a program about Italian cooking the other day that the outer leaves of a Savoy cabbage can be applied to joints to relieve pain. An Italian chap said his doctor advised it. They did say you have to crush the veins in the leaf a bit to release the chemicals.

They didn't say whether the cabbage had to be "organic" or not.

Is this cabbage story true?



(I suppose if the cabbage doesn't help, you could always try baloney instead.)


Would a mangelwurzel on the head be good for a headache?
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Would you put a cabbage on your knee?
« Reply #1 on: 04/07/2010 21:52:16 »
Cabbage contains Glutamine which is an anti-inflamatory, so yes I would. Have you never heard of a cabbage poltice. I'm not sure how much you would need to make any difference though.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/07/2010 22:04:56 »
This old lady did ...



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A 72 year old woman with bilateral knee osteoarthritis was admitted to hospital for a total knee replacement. Postoperatively we saw her on the ward with the outer leaf of a cabbage taped to her non-operated knee. She said that this was the only measure that provided relief from the symptoms of her osteoarthritis and that the outer cabbage leaves fitted well with the shape of her knee.

M R Utting, specialist registrar, V Currall, senior house officer, department of trauma and orthopaedics, Avon Orthopaedic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/326/7403/1406?ijKey=29e1d4eab252c533eab47b84ff2c1af8a9000fc0&keytype2=tf_ipsecsha
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« Reply #3 on: 05/07/2010 00:40:09 »
I have been suffering with a sore knee today and could not locate a cabbage so I tried the next best thing which is of course a tin of tuna chunks !!(in brine)




My Knee Not Being Healed !!


Hmmmmmmm...it is dolphin friendly but has not cured my knee ! *le sigh* Ewe'd think I'd feel better by now wouldn't ewe ?..five hours I've been walking around with this tin strapped to my knee !!..I just don't get it !!.. ???...the bloody cats are following me too !!


 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/07/2010 01:18:38 »
Nice knee! Assuming you have another similar one, you really should consider wearing a kilt.

You're wasting your time with that can of tuna. Tuna in brine may lead to water on the knee, in which case you may need to get a tap on the head.

Tuna in oil is what you want. Oil will help to lubricate the knobly bits. Of course, for the best lubrication you might consider having grease nipples fitted. A quick shot of moly grease every 3,000 miles works wonders.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/07/2010 01:26:21 »
Cabbage contains Glutamine which is an anti-inflamatory, so yes I would. Have you never heard of a cabbage poltice. I'm not sure how much you would need to make any difference though.

Thank you MIL.

No, I had never heard of a cabbage poultice. When I was growing up we couldn't afford cabbage so we had to make do with inedible porridge and paper-mâché.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/07/2010 10:55:24 »
Cabbage contains Glutamine which is an anti-inflamatory, so yes I would. Have you never heard of a cabbage poltice. I'm not sure how much you would need to make any difference though.

Thank you MIL.

No, I had never heard of a cabbage poultice. When I was growing up we couldn't afford cabbage so we had to make do with inedible porridge and paper-mâché.

Take no notice of MIL.....she has not got a klew !!....The Tuna works !!...what I did was open the tin and smother my knee with the chunks......the cats then consumed the fishy niceness and the action of their abrasive tongues upon my knee massaged the aches and pains away......The added bonus is that I was about to have my annual shower and now that my knee is clean means I need not wash it....yayyyyy !!.....
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/07/2010 17:34:28 »
A friend (?) swears at by self flagellation with stinging nettles to relieve arthritis...

I remain unconvinved that they are not just relieved by stopping hitting themsleves with nettles...

 
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/07/2010 18:34:45 »
A friend (?) swears at by self flagellation with stinging nettles to relieve arthritis...

Not orally ? ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/dorset/content/articles/2005/06/17/nettle_eating_feature.shtml
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« Reply #9 on: 05/07/2010 20:42:51 »
Nettles are nice when cooked. I sometimes use dandelion as a nice salad additive, the rabbits loved it as well.

 

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