Health Benefits Of Cockroach That Will Shock You

Health Benefits Of Cockroach That Will Shock You

Cockroach, as we are all know, is an insect that spread bacteria in the house. Many people are disgusted and afraid of cockroach, especially females. Cocroaches eat anything such as bread crumbs, food scraps, clothes, books, and even sofas and so forth. This cockroach is generally the type of cockroach that lives at home. There are about 4500 species of cockroaches in the world and four of them are categorized as pests. However, just like other living things, it also has its benefits.

Using cockroach as a treatment for the health is not something new. It has been known from a journalist named Lafcadio Hearn, who wrote about it because he had traveled to the southern states of the United States in the 19th century. He wrote: “For tetanus, giving cockroach tea could be very helpful. I do not know how many cockroaches are needed to make a cup of tea, but this treatment is highly trusted by New Orleans residents.”

Health Benefits of Cockroach

  1. Kills Bacteria

Cockroaches have certain chemical compounds which kill bacteria. They kill bacteria because the chemical compounds are toxic to harmful bacteria. Based on this, the pharmacy uses a cockroach as an antibiotic that kills bacteria. Please note that the cockroach should be processed by a professional and should not be eaten raw

  1. Relieves Symptoms of Stomach Flu

Stomach flu is an infection of inflammation that occurs in stomach and intestines. A syrup from cockroach can relieve symptoms of stomach flu such as cramps around the abdomen, diarrhea, pain and a slight fever.

  1. Treats Burns

One of the health benefits of cockroaches is that it is used to treat burns. Some of the hospitals in China use cream from the powdered cockroach to treat burns. That’s really shocking!

  1. Prevents Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common disease of digestion. The disease can affect every person, from children to adults. Infact it also affects animals. A study from University of Nottingham found that cockroach has a substance in the brain which can kill Escherichia Coli bacteria. It is bacteria that may cause diarrhea in certain level and is usually found in the intestines.

  1. Rich in Protein

Cockroaches are known to have high protein content. It is believed to meet the needs of daily protein. please note that cockroaches that will be eaten with rice should be well processed first or it will endanger your health by triggering symptoms of allergy.



About the Author:

Jessica Ijezie is a medical biochemist, naturopathic physician, and writer. She has great passion for health care, reading, writing, and spending time with loved ones. She is an editorial staff in Blasting news United States, HubPages, and Vocals. So far, she is an author of three health book; Simple Solutions To Common Health Problems, Defeating Depression Without Pills, and Keto Diet For Weight Loss.


  1. Priceless Lily June 27, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Well done my Lollipop… May God bless and increase u in wisdom and knowledge to write more. Dis is indeed shocking i must confess… U deserve an accolade… I love u dearly… Priceless Lily

    • 1jessica@ July 3, 2018 at 1:45 pm - Reply

      Thanks darling. I’m so pleased that you found the article interesting. Thanks for the good wishes. I hope you visit my blog more often. I wish you blessings and good health.

  2. Mike McCumber July 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    I have read alot about this, and i wonder why people are still funding the cockroach business in China. This is unbelievable. Nice work though!

  3. Tom Ramirez July 5, 2018 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Could this be true?

  4. Michael Hunter July 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    I find this very hard to comprehend.

  5. Hans Deiving July 5, 2018 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    What? They is no way i would eat this… so disgusting.

  6. Walter Amburn July 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks for a wonderfully written informative article

  7. Henry Walter July 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    If you can prove that it is good for us, i will take it as my main sample. Most days i dont feel like eating.

  8. James Nelson July 5, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    This article is really interesting.

  9. Williams Catto July 5, 2018 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    They is no way i am going to eat this…. I can’t even imagine this…lol

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