Animals that can heal themselves
The wild animals in nature get sick and get hurt. Who can treat them? Don’t worry, friends. Animals have their own ability to treat their own diseases.
Some animals use wild plants to cure themselves.
When spring comes, when the American black bear just wakes up from hibernation, it is always uncomfortable and mentally ill. It will go to find some fruits that can slow down diarrhea. In this way, the hard feces block in the rectum for a long time will be excreted. From then on, the spirit of the black bear was uplifted, and his constitution was restored to normal. He began his new life after hibernation.
In the south of North America, there is a kind of wild slow vomiting chicken, also called Turkey. It has a strange face, and people call it “seven faced bird”. Don’t look at them. Can treat their children.
When the rain gets wet, their parents force them to swallow a bitter herb, benzoin leaves, to prevent colds. Chinese medicine tells us that benzoin leaves are antipyretic and analgesic. After eating it, of course, it’s OK.
The monkeys in the tropical forest have malaria if they are afraid of cold and shivering. , it’s going to gnaw at the bark of the cinchona tree. Because the quinine in the bark is a good medicine for malaria.
The greedy boar wanders everywhere. If he eats poisonous things and spits them out, he will rush to look for reed grass. This bitter and poisonous grass contains alkaloids, which cause vomiting after eating, and the disease of wild boar will gradually get better. You see, wild boars also know the treatment of “attacking poison with poison”.
In America, someone met an gibbon and found a big pimple on its waist. What kind of tumor did they think it had? A closer look shows that the gibbon is injured. That big pimple is a pile of chewed fragrant tree leaves that he applied himself. It’s Indian medicine. Gibbons know its effect.
An explorer found out in the forest that a wild elephant was injured, and it would linger on the rock until the wound was covered with a thick layer of ash and fine sand, like a layer of medicine. Some sick elephants can’t find wild plants to cure the disease, so they swallow several kilograms of marlstone. It turns out that this kind of marlstone contains minerals such as magnesium oxide, sodium, silicate and so on, which can cure diseases.
In Uzbek, hunters often encounter a strange thing: the wounded beast always runs towards a cave. There was a hunter who decided to get out of the water. One day, a wounded yellow sheep ran towards the cave, and the hunter followed it to the hidden place to observe. He saw the Yellow sheep running to the cliff and clinging to the injured body. Before long, the Yellow sheep, who was bleeding too much and very weak, soon recovered, left the cliff and ran to the steep cliff. The hunter found a kind of a thick liquid on the cliff, like black wild honey. The local people call it “mountain tears”. The wild animals use it to treat their wounds. Scientists have studied “Shanlei” and found that it contains 30 trace elements. This is a kind of mountain rock containing many trace elements, which is produced by strong sunlight. It can heal the wound and recover the broken bone. Using it to treat fracture is much faster than general treatment. In Xinban, Tibet and other areas in China, many “mountain tears” have also been found.
Warm compress is an anti-inflammatory method in medicine. Orangutans also know how to use it to treat diseases. When orangutans get pulpitis, they put wet mud on their faces or mouths, wait for the inflammation to subside, and then pull out the diseased teeth. Do you think orangutans are dentists?
Hot spring bath is a kind of physical therapy. Interestingly, bears and badgers also use this method. The American bear has a habit that when he is old, he likes to go to a hot spring with sulfur to take a bath and take a dip in it, as if he is treating his senile arthritis; his mother often takes a small bath in the hot spring until the sore on his body is cured.
If a bison has skin ringworm, it will travel a long way to a lake, soak it in the mud for a while, then climb on the bank, dry the mud, wash it for several times, and its ringworm will be cured.
What’s more amazing is that animals can do amputation themselves.
In 1961, a young male leopard in a Japanese zoo was bitten by a big dog on its left arm, and its bones were broken. The veterinarian reduced the fracture and put on a plaster bandage. Unexpectedly, the next day after the operation. The little leopard bit the plaster bandage and broke the injured arm from the joint. The blood immediately flowed out, and then the leopard licked the wound with its tongue. If it could not, the blood would coagulate. After the amputation, the wound gradually grew better, and the leopard made a successful “surgical amputation” for itself. The little leopard seems to know that the wound will fester after fracture, and the consequences are very dangerous. After self-treatment, you will save your life.
It was found that after a snipe’s leg was cut off by a hunter’s shot, it would go to the river with great pain, peck some river mud with its sharp beak and put it on the broken leg, then find some soft grass to mix in the river mud and put it on the broken leg. Like surgeons who used “plaster fixation”, shanci flew away safely after fixing his broken leg. He believes that his legs will grow well.
Entomologists have carefully observed a fierce battle between ants. One ant attacked each other violently. The other ant only defended itself, but its leg was broken. It turns out that this is not a real fight, but the ant is amputating the injured companion.
In addition, many animals can do “reduction therapy” for themselves.
What about it?
The black bear’s stomach is scratched by his opponent, and the internal organs leak out. He can put the internal organs in, and then hide in a quiet corner, “recuperate” for a few days, waiting for the wound to heal.
If the frog is hurt by a stone and its internal organs are exposed from its mouth, it will stay still and swallow them slowly. After three days, it will recover and jump into the pond to catch insects.
The ability of animal self-care has aroused great interest of scientists.
How do they know about these treatments? There is no complete explanation.