Cabbage Rolls


In our Cervical Health Awareness blog post, we cited cabbage (among other Gerson Therapy staples such as apples, asparagus, Brussel sprouts, onion and garlic) as an excellent source of flavonoids, which are naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables and have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and anticancer activities.

Cabbage carries an impressive array of cancer fighting properties including vitamin C, manganese and more than a dozen phenols shown to contribute to its antioxidant capacity. It’s also a rich source of fiber, which can be very helpful in improving digestion.

Cabbage also supports the digestive tract by regulating inflammation and altering the activity of messaging molecules within our body’s inflammatory system in some cases, while in others improving our body’s detoxification system, leaving our cells with a smaller toxic load.¹

Our Cabbage Roll recipe from the Gerson Therapy Cookbook is perfect for meal-prep. All you need is simple filling on-hand (we used brown rice, garlic and thyme), three minutes to boil cabbage leaves and voila! You’ve got something delicious, easy and healthy to reach for when it’s time for lunch or after school snacks.


  • 1 small head green cabbage
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • Purified water
  1. Carefully remove the eight largest cabbage leaves from the whole head of cabbage.
  2. Submerge cabbage leaves in boiling purified water for 3 minutes, or until the leaves are soft and pliable.
  3. Carefully remove cabbage leaves from water and remove excess water.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients together. Place approximately 1/3 cup of the mixture into each leaf, fold the sides and roll each up.
  5. Serve with Gerson Simple Tomato Sauce (See page 148 of Gerson Therapy Cookbook).

Mix in lentils (if permitted on your protocol) or any other cooked vegetable of your choice. We recommend that any vegetables added are chopped in small pieces.



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Posted by: Nicole Ferrer-Clement


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