Folklore about Healing Burns with Cabbage

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Cabbage Burn Trick

To celebrate our 225th anniversary, we’re looking through our archives to bring you 225 pieces of wit, wisdom, and fun in a series we’re calling Almanac Treasures (see more of them here).

To heal burns with cabbage, take one or two leaves, put them into a blender, add enough water to moisten the leaves, and grind them up. Put the paste directly onto the burned area, cover it with gauze, and secure it with tape. Or wrap the paste in gauze, tie it off, and secure it to the burned area with tape. Leave the cabbage on for 30 minutes to an hour.

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2003 Old Farmer's Almanac

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