Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Fever

Remedy: Egg whites

Egg white contains about 15% protein, and very little fat. Raw egg white is not very digestible, containing several proteins (ovalbumin, ovomucoid, avidin) that block the digestion of nutrients (particularly biotin, of which egg yolk is a rich source). Cooking the egg white until it is solid reduces the blocking action of these proteins and makes it more digestible.

Unlike egg white, egg yolk should be eaten raw, as it has nutrients (biotin, enzymes, vitamins) that are destroyed by heat.

Egg allergy is more common among infants than adults. The allergy is almost always to egg white rather than egg yolk, as it is the egg white that contains the digestion-blocking proteins.

Remedy (new) posted by Richard of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 13 May 2010 at 12:58       188

Egg whites will lower a high temperature within MINUTES! It is a shame that so many of these super-effective old remedies have been lost. When I was about 6 years old, I had a fever with a temperature so high that I started to hallucinate. My mother had taken my temperature and it was 103 or 104. She was in a panic - she feared brain damage if she didn't get that temperature down FAST. A friend who was there told her to use egg whites. She separated raw egg whites into a bowl, and soaked some thin sheets of material (old handkerchiefs, which are NOT very absorbant) in the whites so they were dripping wet. She put them on the soles of my feet, and covered them with socks. My temperature came down almost immediately.