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2017-02-07

Healing benefits of spider webs




One of the things you wouldn't want to see hanging on your ceiling is webs. The spider webs are made from made from silk produced from the body proteins of the spider, turning it into silk through spinnerets. The spinnerets are located on a spider’s abdomen. Each spider has three or four spinnerets. Inside the spinnerets are numerous spigots connected to a single silk gland.
The processes involved in the formation of spider webs are; it first of all starts out in liquid form. As the material is being drawn out of the spider’s body, it begins to harden. This movement literally changes the structural components of the protein although can't be seen with the naked eyes.

Scientists have started tapping into the unlimited benefits of the spider's web, starting from how it will be of good use to close up wounds.
The practice of using spider Web to treat wounds didn't start recently. It started far back from the ancient Greeks and Romans, they use it to fast track the healing process of their wounded soldiers. They use the spider webs to close up the open wounds, thereby making it to dry faster. Cobwebs have antifungal and antiseptic properties that keep bacteria away, minimizing the chances of an infection. It works so well that cobwebs efficiently stop bleeding. What’s more, spider webs are high in vitamin K, a vitamin that triggers blood clotting! As long as the web is clean, it will not cause any infection or aggravate the wound’s condition at all.
Note this before trying it out, not all spider webs are safe for dressing wounds, there are poisonous spiders with poisonous webs. Also, If the spider web has hardened on your wound and it’s hard to remove, just run your wound over warm water. The water will loosen the web, making it easier to remove.

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