Sauerkraut has always been appreciated, especially as a remedy.
The manner of its preparation comes from the Slavs and nowadays people use the same preparation of this ingredient.
It is known that the famous navigator James Cook used sauerkraut and fed his crew for the prevention of dangerous scurvy.
The healing advantages of sauerkraut are better than healing properties of some plants.
100 gr. of raw ingredient contain even 20 mg of vitamin C.
Health benefits of sauerkraut
-1. It is an excellent source of vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 plays a great role for our health when we try to fight and cheat hunger.
Therefore, it is especially good to use in the diet of vegetarians and vegans.
Red cabbage is up to seven times healthier than white, and its color indicates that it contains medicinal anthocyanins.
-2. The cure for your digestive system
Probiotic bacteria in sauerkraut make difference between sour cabbage and the raw cabbage.
Sauerkraut is the original fermented food naturally rich in probiotic cultures.
Therefore, it is very important in the treatment of diseases caused by an imbalance of intestinal flora, particularly following antibiotic therapy or chemotherapy.
It has also the beneficial effects on the stomach and intestines, the microflora and their peristalsis, which is suitable for the digestion.
It also helps to digest fatty meals and speeds up the metabolism.
Moreover, it promotes the excretion of toxins from the body cleanses and regenerates the liver.
On that way, it`s purifying the blood, slows aging and strengthens the body’s resistance.
-3. Heal burns and wounds
Sauerkraut is helping in wound healing and helps with inflammation of veins and rheumatism.
People use it locally to relieve skin itching due to various allergic inflammation, minor burns, and insect bites.
Put a lump of sauerkraut leaf, wrap with gauze or bandage to relieve ailment.
If you have some headache, place the cabbage leaves on the forehead and wrap your head with gauze.
-4. For good health
To lift the mood and in general good health, you can eat every day 2-3 tablespoons of this ingredient.
People that consume more sauerkraut are more resistant to diseases and stronger.
Therefore, this ingredient is particularly good for the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and children.
The benefits of sauerkraut juice
This juice has many beneficial effects on health.
It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B, and one of the rarest vitamin U.
Vitamins are important for the treatment of ulcers of the stomach and also duodenum.
Some of the health benefits of sauerkraut juice are:
– Provides probiotics – help digestion
– Improves your immunity
– Prevention of cancer – antioxidants
– Protects your cognitive function
– For weight loss
– Reduces allergies and inflammation
– Improves mood and handle stress
It is also very popular a folk prescription for treatment of hearing loss with using this juice.
In the evening, before bedtime, soak one cotton ball in the fresh juice and put it in your ear and remove cotton in the morning.
In addition, this juice is very effective against fungi and bacteria and helps to treat the hangover.
By drinking one to two glasses of this juice you will relief the hangover.
Against ulcers in the stomach and intestines, drink every half hour to an hour a full tablespoon diluted juice.
NOTE: Do not use sauerkraut in the copper pots or bowls.