Cabbage juice basically is a fresh juice squeezed out of Cabbage vegetables which are among the genus Brassica family that comprises of cauliflower, broccoli, and kale. Cabbage is a household name in Nigeria but most people don’t know it can always be juice.
Cabbage drink diet is equally high in antioxidant, vitamin and minerals with little quantity of micronutrients, like Iron, vitamin A, and phytonutrients it also has low calories content and known as a miracle cure for those suffering from stomach ulcer.
Cabbage generally, is a popular natural ulcer remedy that has been reportedly used by doctors over time before antibiotics were available to help heal stomach ulcers.
Its richness in vitamin C is an antioxidant shown to help prevent and treat H. pylori infections. These infections are the most common cause of stomach ulcers In fact several animal studies show that cabbage juice is effective at treating and preventing a wide range of digestive ulcers, including those affecting the stomach
In humans, early studies observed that daily consumption of fresh cabbage juice appeared to help heal stomach ulcers more effectively than the conventional treatment used at the time.
Ulcer-Healing Components In Fresh Cabbage Juice
Vitamin U (for Ulcers)
Vitamin U boosts the production of mucin, the primary component of the mucus secreted by the mucous membranes. Essentially, this helps to maintain a protective layer on the surface of the esophagus, stomach, and guts. Naturally, this helps to prevent the formation of ulcers and heal existing ones.
Vitamin U has significant cell-protecting properties, most likely due to its chemical formula with several sulfhydryl groups. It is believed that these compounds work as antioxidants and help to balance local immunity.
Another powerful anti-ulcer agent in cabbage juice is known as sulforaphane (yep, the same substance that treats autism and heals cancer). This compound is a powerful bactericide that’s incredibly effective against Helicobacter pylori, which is the bacteria responsible for the vast majority of all peptic ulcers.
The effective dose of sulforaphane for the eradication of H. pylori is believed to be around 100 mg daily for adults. Although cabbage doesn’t have as much sulforaphane as broccoli sprouts, it still contains enough of the substance to bring significant relief for H. pylori infected ulcers.
Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid, meaning that the body is capable of producing its own glutamic acid and is not dependent upon getting it from food. One of its main roles is to serve as a neurotransmitter to help with transmission of nerve impulses that are involved in learning and memory.
A deficiency in glutamic acid can lead to compromised gut integrity (leaky gut syndrome) and a poor immune system function. This is another reason why cabbage is so good for the health of the intestines.
Last but not least, cabbage juice is rich in vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that captures and neutralizes free radicals. This is extremely important since free radical damage is an important component in the development and worsening of gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, and even stomach cancer.
How much cabbage juice to drink for healing of stomach ulcers?
To make cabbage juice to suit your palate, you may also add other vegetables – cucumber, broccoli or a green apple are all good options. Just be sure to use one small head of cabbage that should yield about one liter (or one quart) of juice.
Of the one quart of juice (or more, if you added other vegetables), split them into 5 servings to be drunk throughout the day.