Abstract Title:

A comparison of chilled and room temperature cabbage leaves in treating breast engorgement.

Abstract Source:

J Hum Lact. 1995 Sep;11(3):191-4. PMID: 7669238

Abstract Author(s):

K L Roberts, M Reiter, D Schuster


This study compared the effectiveness of chilled and room temperature green cabbage leaves in reducing the discomfort of breast engorgement in postpartum mothers. Twenty-eight lactating women with breast engorgement used chilled cabbage leaves on one breast and room-temperature cabbage leaves on the other for a two-hour period. Pre-treatment pain levels were compared with post-treatment levels for both conditions. There was no difference in the post-treatment ratings for the two treatments; mothers reported significantly less pain with both treatments. We concluded that it is not necessary to chill cabbage leaves before use.

Study Type : Human Study
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