Did You Know That You Can Make Homemade Penicillin? Here is How!
This simple homemade production of penicillin can be very useful for everyone. It’s especially important to know all those who have limited resources or maybe are living in poverty. Simple bread and oranges are two common household items that almost everyone in the world has it all the time. But did you know that these two kitchen items can actually produce penicillin by letting them are and sit around? That mold that develops around and on the surface of the bread is in fact Penicillium.
It is time to make an experiment. Imagine that you are in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Running from something your partner has deeply slashed the leg. As you take care of him/her the next few days he or she actually begins to develop big and noticeable infection. In the real world we know that infection cases can actually result in serious medical concerns. The consequences could be a loss of a limb or even death if we leave it untreated. Would you know how to help your partner if you don’t have access to modern medical supplies?
Here is one very easy and affordable way to potentially save your partner or friend from these fates.
- Take bread and place it in a container or bag.
- Let it sit until you see how spores begin to form
- Then, take the bread and break it into much smaller pieces
- Add some moisture (light misting) and then place the bread pieces back in the same container or sealed bag
- Observe how the mold grows. It’s important not to remove until the majority of the mold culture begins to turn decidedly green.
As the mold starts to grow and develop it will take 3 stages:
- blue and
- green stage.
The green mold or the green color contains doses of penicillin.
The green areas are actually where the mold has grown the largest, where it has actually matured. Now that you succeeded and have the green mold, you can now start using it as medicine or treatment. How?
Option A: Put the bread clumps in a large cup and add warm water. Do not add boiling water. Mix everything together and drink or consume. Please note that while you are growing the mold, you are in fact growing other things. Not all of them are helpful. When you consume the bread, it will simply taste terrible and you will be getting penicillin and that bad stuff. Does the bad outweigh the good? When we compare to major infection, upset stomach or diarrhea are much less serious problems. It can really worth trying. People in ancient cultures used this simple home remedy for thousands of years. For centuries, around the United States people considered it as folk remedy.
Option B: Take your time and separate only the green mold from the bread. With a lot of attention, try to clean the wound. Take the mold from the bread and gently apply it topically over the entire would. Dress lightly (something that will not stick on your clothes) and regularly repeat this procedure.
An interesting fact that we have learned studying Egyptology.
Ancient doctors actually used honey to dress wounds. Why?
It is extremely difficult for bacteria to grow on honey. If a wound is clean and fresh and infection free, you can simply honey in order to preserve it from bad and harmful bacteria. Believe it or not, in modern emergency rooms, doctors still use medical grade honey bandages. If you are at home, cover the entire area in honey, and wrap the wound to keep the honey in place and everything else away.
Of course, there are more modern and advanced ways to make penicillin from oranges and bread. If you have more resources available and more time, with the same basic process you can make pharmaceutical grade penicillin. With little money and the extensive availability of penicillin in the healthcare stores, this may not be practical today. But, you never know! This information might just save your life.