External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing

White Cabbage

Brassica oleracea

Guiding principle

The overabundance of wateriness that leads to the formation of a cabbage head in the cabbage plant corresponds to the phenomenon of lymphatic congestion. Cabbage is capable of integrating into the healthy flow of juices liquid that has fallen out of the sphere of life and become subject to the force of gravity. This can be seen in a softening of what is too hard and a subsiding of the edema, together with a corresponding increase in elimination.
Applying leaves of white cabbage externally:

Indications and application


Joints, swollen

Lymph congestion

Pain, caused by congestion

Ulcus cruris

Wounds, chronical