External Applications in Anthroposophic Nursing


Sauerkraut, lactic acid, fermented

Guiding principle

Fresh white cabbage is cut into fine strips, without the stalk, and placed in a pot. Crushing is used to shatter the plant cells, the cell juices escape and must finally cover the cabbage completely. During fermentation, added salt removes the liquid from the cabbage and preserves the juice until fermentation is sufficiently advanced. The lactic acid bacteria present in the air and adhering to the white cabbage initiate the fermentation process.
The most important substance in sauerkraut is lactic acid, other ingredients are vitamins A, B, C and minerals, sugar, starch, cellulose, bitter substances, organic acids, histamine and sulfur.

Thüler M. Wohltuende Wickel. 9th ed. 2003, p. 98.
Pahlow M. Das grosse Buch der Heilpflanzen. Weltbild 2006, p. 192.
Reinhard J. Sanfte Heilpraxis. 3rd ed. AT Verlag 2019, p. 37.
www.Wikipedia.de (Sauerkraut)

Indications and application


Cystitis, recurrent

Depression, reactive



Irritable bladder

Irritated bladder

Menstrual problems

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Postmenopausal complaints in the genital area

Postpartum depression

Residual urine

Traumatization in the genital area

Voiding dysfunction