Cabbage has many health benefits. From headaches to thyroid gland problems, it has many different uses. The health benefits of cabbage is not just in eating it, but using it as wraps and compresses also. For headaches and swelling, all you have to do is clean the cabbage leaves, press them against the problem area and wrap with a bandage. It can even be used for breast-feeding pain by placing the leaves inside the bra. Wrapping your neck in cabbage leaves overnight can also help with thyroid gland problems.