Thursday, March 30, 2006

Thursday 30th March - Sleeping with Cabbages

Yesterday a therapist from the RNCB advised me to use a white cabbage poultice for my knee. Rowan-the-herbalist agreed and consequently I went to bed with a cabbage strapped to my leg. It was a strangely familiar sensation...

Definition of cabbage: UK OFFENSIVE a person who has lost all their powers of thought or speech.

4 comments:

lilymarlene said...

A friend got enormous relief doing the same....hope it works for you!

Al said...

I don't understand what the cabbage does or what properties it has? i read the website link, and cabbage just suddenly appears as another choice to use. Do you have to put the pepper etc in it? Either way, it's the perfect shape for a kneecap poultice isn't it!

Allotment No 21 said...

The next morning Rowan was in work and said I was supposed to bash the cabbage with a hammer to release the juices. She said it is very cooling and was often used by breast-feeding mothers.
http://www.breastfeedingonline.com/
cabbage.shtml
I have to say the knee does feel better but the Acupuncturist had a go on Monday, the Healer on Tuesday and the cabbage on Wednesday!

sister said...

I had cabbage leaves in my bra while breast feeding Joe, a savoy cabbage leaf is just the right size for a 38D. Could this be why he hates it now?