Eggshell accelerates healing.
Egg shells are currently being tested as a treatment for chronic wounds.
According to European scientists, the membrane on the inner surface of the shell has healing properties, and researchers have developed dressing material on the basis of this product. Preliminary results indicate that egg shell accelerates healing, providing the skin with essential proteins to restore.
Chronic wounds, healing over 6 weeks primarily include foot ulcers are a common complication of diabetes mellitus as a result of poor blood flow – pressure sores and leg ulcers caused by high blood pressure in the veins of the legs.
A new dressing material made from recycled eggshell, has a very low cost and helps protect the wound from bacteria, accelerating its healing. From 7 to 8 eggs are used to create dressings of standard size 10 cm x 10 cm, which is similar in structure to the extracellular matrix of human skin. In order to use egg shells as a treatment, it is sterilized, the inner lining peeled, ground into powder and placed into material that can be placed on the wound.