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The oranges and the bread are among the most popular food items which can be found in almost any kitchen around the globe but,  what is  interesting about these two food items is that if you leave them around for a longer period of time they will start producing penicillin. Does it sounds strange? So, that kind of a  greenish mold on the surface of ‘rotten’ oranges and bread is called Penicillium and is actually homemade penicillin.

This kind of homemade penicillin has in itself the same properties and pharmaceutical penicillin and can as well come in quite handy for someone who doesn’t have access to a pharmacy and needs the medication to prevent health complications. As for example, you went out of town to some remote cottage in the mountain and you get injured and an infection develops. You have with you no drugs and medications and no means to reach the city and buy some. What can you do in this situation? Only  follow our instructions and you will actually be able to deal with the infection quite easily:

  • Place a little bit of bread in a plastic container or a bag and leave it until spores start forming on it.
  • Break this one up into small pieces, moisturize it a bit and get it back to the container.
  • Wait the mold to start becoming green and you’ll have your homemade penicillin as that mold has similar characteristics as the drug.

You can now start using it against your infection. Follow these next steps:

Place the pieces of bread in a bowl and pour some warm water over them and make  sure the water is not boiling. Mix ithese  all nicely and consume the mixture and  repeat this process if you think you need to and the infection doesn’t subside. No matter its awful taste and the fact that it may upset your stomach or cause diarrhea, take  the remedy as it will help you with the infection. The remedy has been used by the ancient civilizations for centuries.

You can try this option as well:

Separate the green mold and then  clean your wound and apply the moldy pieces of bread on it. And then, repeat the process regularly until you notice the infection subsiding. If and when  you see the infection disappearing you can apply some honey if you have to protect it from germs and bacteria.

Even some of the  doctors in modern hospital use honey bandages, medical grade, in the ER and so,  all you have to do is apply some honey over the wound and wrap it up.

You shall as well know that you can create medical grade penicillin from these two common ingredients, and all you need is some more time and resources available to do it. The penicillin is, of course, an available and inexpensive drug which you can find in every pharmacy so you might think that this method is not practical and you may think you’ll never use it. But bear in mind for when you are in the middle of nowhere and get injured without access to drugs and hospitals. You may as well find this information quite useful then.