Regular bread and oranges are commonly consumed foods, so that they can be found in every kitchen. However, if you leave these two ingredients to sit for a longer period, you can produce your own homemade penicillin. The greenish disgusting mold that appears on bread’s surface is known as Penicillium.
You may have thought that this natural remedy is not useful as it has the same properties as pharmaceutical penicillin, which can be found in each pharmacy. But, just imagine that you and your partner have decided to escape from the city madness for several days. So, you have gone to a place that is completely isolated and far away from the city. Unfortunately, you has injured your leg and after a few days you got a noticeable infection. The first thing that has came to your mind is that you are far away from the city, from any hospital, and you do not have any medication to treat the infection.
But, you should stick to the following steps in order to help fight the infection without any medication:
- Place bread in a bag or container and leave it to sit until you notice spore formation on it.
- Then, you should break the bread up into small pieces.
- Next, add some moisture to it and place it back in the same container.
- Keep it there until most of the mold culture starts turning green.
- The green mold possesses certain amount of penicillin.
Once you notice the mold gets green color, you can start using it as treatment.
Here is what you need to do:
Place the bread clumps in a large cup and then pour warm water over them. But, make sure you do not use boiling water. Combine the ingredients together and consume it. You can also repeat it as needed. Even though it has awful taste and could lead to diarrhea, upset stomach, etc, but it can treat the infection.
That’s not all, many ancient cultures have used this remedy for centuries.
Also, here is another option:
Start by slowly separating the green mold from the bread. Next, clean the wound, and apply the mold over the wound. Make sure you dress lightly as well as repeat the same treatment on a regular basis.
Then, in case the wound is fresh and clean and the infection started disappearing, consider applying some honey to it to protect it from harmful bacteria. In addition, honey will not allow the harmful bacteria to survive. Unbelievably, modern doctors still use medical grade honey bandages in emergency rooms. The only thing you should do is apply some honey to the wound and then wrap it.
Keep in mind that there are more advanced methods to create penicillin from these 2 ingredients. In case you have more time, and more available resources, you may produce pharmaceutical grade penicillin. Of course that pharmaceutical penicillin is inexpensive and available drug. So, you will probably find this homemade penicillin impractical. However, if you experience an injury in the middle of nowhere, and away from hospital, this information might help you a lot.
- Martin, Dan. ”The How to Make Penicillin Book”;