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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.