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Romans used spider’s web to stop bleeding

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Spider's web
Spider's web

Ancient Romans used a spider’s web to stop bleeding, incl. for cracked skulls and cuts after shaving. Although the Romans did not know much about viral and bacterial infections, by trial and error they concluded that the spider’s web is very beneficial for wound healing.

It is not uncommon to mix honey with vinegar and then disinfect deep wounds with this mixture. Then, a layer of cobwebs was applied to the cleaned wound, which accelerated healing.

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