• Insect doctor
For many people, the insects are much more likely not associated with treatment and the spread of disease. Many people know that the flies spread a variety of infections that cockroaches and ants have settled in houses, you need to relentlessly corrode, and that malaria mosquitoes are killed every year nearly 3 million people.
But, nevertheless, there are recipes that take advantage of these horrible insects in the role of doctors. Of course, not everyone will like this method of treatment, but it does exist.
In many cultures there are traditional medicinal recipes based on ants. For example, Australian aborigines, to get the medicine to get rid of the headache, brewed with boiling water green ants. It is said that this "ant tea" can not only relieve the headache, but also to accelerate wound healing. The taste of this unusual drink resembles the usual green tea.
The hideous-looking larvae of the green blowfly falling apart and other equally horrible substances can live right in the open, festering wounds. Their food digest these creatures out of my body: that is, the larva releases enzymes into the wound the special thinning tissue and then sucks the resulting mush. That's out of this, it would seem quite frustrating process, and can be extracted healing effect. Getting into the wound, the larvae have a clear preference for the dead tissue, and small fragments of bone, trying to eat them first. In this case, enzymes that it secretes, inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Also contained in enzymes allatonin promotes healing of wounds.
larvae treatment used even in the conditions of modern hospitals. For this purpose, not just a fly caught in the street (these insects can additionally carry a still and tetanus and gangrene bacilli), and flies, grown in the laboratory. Their larvae are able to thoroughly clean slow-healing wounds and accelerate their healing.
Treatment of bee venom
Treatment of bee venom has been known for a long time and has a lot of adherents. The bee venom contains a plurality of drugs. The venom of bees has been used successfully for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. But this medicine, as well as synthetic potent drugs, in some people can cause severe allergic reactions, including death, so you need to use it very carefully.
The nest of red ants
Poison ants, too, with a very long been used in medicine. For example, it is successfully used for the treatment of certain diseases of the joints. Ant poison is part of many medications.
of army ants
Huge jaws of some species of army ants of Africa and South America can be used to accelerate the healing of wounds. To this end, the ant give cling to the edge of the wound, and when the jaws are closed, his head torn off. This rather brutal method allows to impose a good seal on the wound in field conditions.
Different types of cockroaches.
Hard to believe, but there are also antibiotics cockroaches. Performs in the supra-oesophageal ganglion of cockroach - ganglion, which performs a cockroach brain function - contains a substance, which is quite a potent antibiotic. Antibiotic derived from the "cockroach brains" so powerful that it allows you to kill even the most dangerous Staphylococcus aureus, which is still one of the most feared infections, both natural and nosocomial.
Anopheles may also be used for treatment. Malaria - Infectious disease, severe and very dangerous. Every year, the disease kills about three million people. But there are people who are ready to become infected with malaria, just to get rid of another of his illness. Such diseases include syphilis. There is evidence that the malaria parasite destroys the bacteria that cause syphilis. It turns out this scheme: first malaria "devours" syphilis, and then the doctor cures malaria.
Koshenilny mealybug can be used as a cough medicine. Of those nasty-looking insects have long been mined bright red carmine dye. They also say that alcohol tincture of these insects helps with whooping cough, asthma and other less severe lung disease
In fact, insects - it's one of the most dangerous creatures on earth. There are some species that one touch which can cause an inevitable and very painful death. For example, such a "gift" has caterpillar harmless South American butterfly Lon.
But in those countries where lack of food is always impacted particularly hard, people have long since learned to use some insects for food. Fried scorpions, grasshoppers, caterpillars silkworms - all this is eaten in large quantities. There's even a rich restaurant serving dishes made from insects.