When we talk about bugs, usually people make funny faces that tell you indirectly that insects are the most disgusting thing in the world.
You don’t have to love them or have them as pets sleeping in your bed, but you need to admit that the bugs have many positive uses.
If you are not a bug fan, you will change your mind after reading about these examples on how different bugs can save your life, particularly in a survival situation.
Stop avoiding them and instead, learn as much as you can about how can you use them in an emergency.
Blow Fly larvae to treat wounds and bone infections
When a Blow Fly lands on an open wound, you don’t need to panic. Yes, it will lay maggots, but these maggots are special ones. They secrete a curative chemical called allantoin that helps the infected bone to get better. Modern medicine doctors use allantoin extracted from blow fly maggots to cure osteomyelitis.
If you find yourself in a survival situation and there is no allantoin, you can just put the maggots in the open wound and let them eat the bacteria that causes the infection. The maggots will clean your tissue and save you from gangrene.
Bee Venom Therapy
Bee Venom is rich in enzymes, peptides, glucocorticoids, and other curative components that cure rheumatism and Multiplex Sclerosis. Getting stung by a bee ( if you’re not allergic to it) is very healthy for you.
Ant venom cures arthritis
Ant bites contain venom that reliefs joint pain, therefore it’s used to ease arthritis.
Cockroach’s brain is a powerful antibiotic
Yes, this sounds weird, but the brain of the cockroach is a powerful antibiotic that can eliminate E. Coli and MRSA infections. Think twice before you say you hate roaches again.
Spider webs as a wound dressing
Clean spider webs can be used as a bandage for a small wound. Just be sure the inhabitants are not poisonous before ripping apart their home.
Cochineal beetle as a cough remedy
Cochineal beetles are the ugliest insects that anyone had seen. But, dozens of them drown in alcohol make a great medicine for curing cough, asthma, and urinary tract infection.
Silkmoth to treat heart disease
Silkmoth is not used only for gentle silk items, but also for medical purposes. It produces a chemical called Serratia E15 that helps them dissolve their cocoons. For humans, the same chemical works as a heart disease remedy.
Caterpillar fungus reliefs stress
Caterpillar fungus is an old Chinese medicine that works as a stress reliever. Chinese doctors also believe it cures various diseases and jack up the sexual energy.
These are some bugs that can help you cure diseases or use them as a first aid if you find yourself in a survival situation. Many of these remedies sound crazy and will make you feel suspicious, but the truth is that Nature has a cure for everything.
In the old days when there were no pharmacies, people knew how to use natural sources to cure almost all diseases. If you want to be a real adventurer and survivor, then you need to learn old-fashioned survival tricks.
Although all of these insects have a medical application it’s worth noting that only some of them could be used in the wilds, but they can all help you with certain conditions when combined with modern medical practice.
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