- Alternative & Natural Medicine
How to Use Spider Webs to Close Wounds
Here is a remedy to stop the bleeding of a deep cut or wound. While minding your cut without stitches. You will also notice minimal scarring after the healing process.
How to Mend a Deep Cut without Stitches
My grandmother told me about this old remedy which I put to use. When we did not have any money to get stitches. My friend split his forehead about 3” long and the cut was deep enough to see the scalp.
Not knowing whether it would work or not. I collected as much spider webs as I could find. I balled up the spider webs than rolled to the length of the cut 3” or so.
I then placed the rolled spider web in the cut. I gently squeezed the skin together until you could no longer see the spider web.
To my surprise the wound stayed closed and the cut was no longer bleeding. My friend came to visit a few months later. Somehow we started talking about how he got the gash on his head.
I looked at the area where the gash was, there was no scar. He said the cut never got infected.
So that is what inspired me to find out more about what spider webs can do for humans.
Plus I do not like stitches and I am sure I am not alone when it comes to getting stitches.
Spider Webs for Medical and Survival Purposes
Although spider webs/cobwebs have many other uses. We will focus on medical and survival uses.
- Catch Small Birds for Survival
- Catch Edible Insects
- Tribal people have long used the webs of these spiders. In the South Pacific, the web silk is used to make fishing lures, traps and nets.
- Spider Webs to Start a Fire for Survival (Video Below)
This is a quite interesting article on sheets of spider web caused by spiders gathering together to survive a flood. (Great Photos)
Cuts and scrapes on the skin were treated by placing a spider web over the area and blowing on it. Spider webs to make gauze pads stop an injured person from bleeding. Spider webs fighting infections and more.