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Ailment: Burns

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 David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 25 April 2010 at 18:25       89

Raw egg whites are a miracle cure for both minor and severe burns, reducing the severity of the burn and speeding healing. If the egg whites are cold, apply immediately, otherwise first cool the burn by holding the burned area under cold running water or putting it in a basin of cold water (with ice added if the tap water is warm). Separate the whites from the yolks, put the whites in a bowl. Apply liberally, or soak the burned area in egg white. When the egg white is wet it dramatically reduces pain from the burn. When it dries up the pain comes back so reapplication may be necessary. Egg whites also prevent scarring from the burn