Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Improve your Digestion Tonic made with Whey

Cabbage is an amazing food. I plan to feature different foods on this blog periodically, and begin with the mighty Cabbage.

Cabbage is an unusually rich source of vital nutrients, particularly vitamin C and carotenoids. Vitamin C is required by the body for the integrity of blood vessels, connective tissue, bones and every essential biochemical activity including the immune system function.

Cabbage juice is highly valued as a folk remedy. Its healing powers may be related to its high sulphur and chlorine content, which in combination is said to exert a powerful cleansing action upon the mucous membranes of the intestinal tract. Cabbage juice has been used in the treatment of arthritis, gastrointestinal ulceration, skin disorders and obesity. "Cabbage water for the complexion" is a truism among the Irish.

Even better than plain cabbage juice is the juice of fermented cabbage, with its content of lactic acid and enzymes. German folk wisdom values both cabbage juice and cucumber pickle juice for digestive disorders, infectious illnesses and many other complaints.
- Nourishing Traditions Cookbook, by Sally Fallon , p. 614.

Cabbage Juice Tonic
makes 2 quarts
1/4 organic green cabbage
1 T sea salt
1/4 Cup whey
filtered water

This should be taken in small amounts throughout the day to improve intestinal flora.

Shred the cabbage finely with a stainless steel knife and pound briefly with a meat hammer or a wooden pounder. Place in a 2-quart jug with salt, whey, and enough water to fill the container. Cover tightly and leave at room temp for 2 days before transferring to refrigerator.

Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper to 4 ounces cabbage juice tonic for a gargle and sore throat remedy.

These crazy new things really do help! Rolaids, Tums, cough meds, etc. are toxic for your liver, don't truly get you better, and make it easier for the problem to surface again. Cabbage juice actually has healing properties!

Try using God's ingredients and be amazed!


Randell said...

Cool picture of you with a nice color! great design!
Can't wait to try the whey!
Our Raw milk lady got tied up selling her calves so we have been without for too long!
As soon as we get some - can't wait to try this!!!

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