The sore truth about eggs…
We all know the human body is a pretty amazing thing, but did you know not all wounds heal themselves?
Some deep wounds, such as leg ulcers, remain open and need expensive collagen dressings to help them heal. However, researchers are now looking into the possibility of developing a much cheaper alternative – using egg shells!
The process involves sterilising the shells, peeling the membranes off and crushing them into powder. This powder is then turned into a gel type dressing. It is believed that egg shell membrane contains the protein needed to help repair human skin.
Just in case you were still in any doubt about just how amazing eggs are, they’ve also proven an effective way to treat itchy insect bites! Various reports suggest peeling the membrane from inside an eggshell, placing it over the sting and letting it dry draws out the sting and helps reduce any redness.
So there you have it! Eggs truly are incredible.