Cabbage is tested in a randomized controlled trial.
My video Benefits of Cabbage licenses for the relief of vigorous breasts opens with a photo published in British Medical Journal of a woman with a sheet of col engraved on her knee to help with her osteoarthritis. In response to that image, doctors written written written in the editor, stating that cabbage leaves can help inflammation of any part of the body. “You can even find that there is a cabbage cache in the fridge of your local maternity unit.” Why? Not only is repollo “cheaper than any of the exciting bags full of gel you can buy”, but the knees are not the only “anatomical forms” to which “the leaves are well formed. ”
Breast engorgement, when breasts are filled with milk during breastfeeding and become hard, tight and painful, can negatively impact Mother and baby alike. Then why not put cabbage leaves? A breastfeeding consultant in a nursing magazine suggests Bringing “cabbage sheets either inside a bra or as a compress covered by a fresh towel” as it obviously works like a charm. And, once the inflammation is low, frequent breastfeeding should help the breasts fill too much.
Where did you get this idea? Well, after his son had a car accident, he wrapped his leg in cabbage… and the rest is history. The only negative side effect identified was a complaint from the child who felt like a vegetable. ”
Based on the information he collected, he concluded that “cold green cabbage compressors have anti-inflammatory, anti-edema [anti-swelling] and anti-infectious properties,” but you don’t really know, until you test it. Yeah, but who’s gonna do a randomized controlled repollute sheet study? Scientists, that’s it. Do cabbage leaves prevent breast gushing? Let’s find out.
Researchers At random 120 women to apply cabbage leaves to their breasts or not. Although the col group tended to report less breast engoge, the trend was not statistically significant. However, one of the great problems that concern us is the premature weaning, and the col group seemed to be able to prolong the time they were exclusively breast-feeding. Therefore, researchers said that “they cannot rule out the possibility that cabbage leaves had a direct effect on the stomach’s depletion, and that this could have contributed to the increased success of breastfeeding in the experimental group. However, we believe that the positive effect is more likely to have been mediated by psychological mechanisms.” In other words, they spoke of the placebo effect. Some of the true believers “in the value of the application of col leaves,” however, as some women refused to join the study for fear that they might end up in the control group and not be able to use them.
At 2:42 in me video and below, you can see the results of a similar study recently performed that found that by adding cabbage leaves to early breast care did not significantly reduce pain, it seemed to significantly reduce the hardness of the breast. Probably. No. injured, some women might want to try, but it would be good to get some more concrete answers. For example, how about a treatment test instead of just prevention? Researchers “suggest that women could be randomized to receive either hot or cold cabbage leaves”, and to control for the placebo effect, you could use placebo cabbage, like iceberg lettuce leaves. In fact, since both breasts are affected, “women could also be used as their own controls, using different treatments for the gum in each breast,” such as a col leaf in one breast and spinning a new leaf on the other.
How about a comparison of cooled cabbage leaves against cooled gel packs? Just cold.decreases flow of blood… therefore, it could diminish the engorgement of the breast.” On the other hand, “the rubber leaves can contain a chemical that absorbs the mother’s skin, thus reducing edema and increasing the flow of milk.” You don’t know, until you test it.
“Treinta and four breast engoge lactating women used refrigerated cabbage leaves on one chest and cooled gel packs on the other for up to eight hours.” Their pain levels were established before and after treatment. The result? There was no difference. Both treatments also seemed to work, with two thirds reporting relief within hours, in any way – although, interestingly, most mothers preferred cabbage leaves.
“The similarity in the effect of both treatments may have been caused by the fact that both applied cold, although the effects of the cold on the leaves of col would have been transient.” So maybe there’s something special in cabbage leaves after all? What we need is a comparison of cold cabbage against room temperature, and just that. In another study, a breast I’m here. the cooled cabbage leaf and the other has an ambient temperature cabbage sheet, and there was no difference between the two. Both seemed to work, suggesting that it is not the cold itself that it is, but we still don’t know what role the placebo effect is playing.
If you were going to design a study to determine if there were any special compounds in cabbage that could decrease breast engorgement, what would you do? You could try the iceberg lettuce, but if women have heard about the effect of cabbage, they could have a bias of expectation for cabbage. Well, how are you? using A cabbage extract? Then, you can finally do a double-blind experiment where women are asked to rub in a cream that contains a cabbage extract or a placebo cream, and do not know what treatment they are receiving. The researchers even added rose water to both creams “to camouflage any residual odor of cabbage in the experimental cream.” The result? There was no difference in relief. Now, “the decrease in the discomfort produced by the cream… was not as strong as that produced by the col leaves in previous studies.” The superiority of the entire leaves “could be explained by a failure of the extract to contain the chemical potentially active in the col leaves”, or perhaps the chemical was broken or not concentrated enough, or perhaps there was a powerful placebo effect of using col leaves. The lower line is that, “although no pharmacological substance active in the repollo leaves has been identified in literature, its convenient, low cost, wide availability and supposed calming effect make it a wanted treatment. ”
And you thought the whole cabbage was good for coleslaw!
Does it work for knee arthritis? Take a look Benefits of Cabbage leaves on the knee for osteoarthritis.
What else can cabbage? See The benefits of Kale and Cabbage for cholesterol.