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Therapeutic insects


Qamaruz Zaman, Faridah and Seng, Tzer Ying and Yap, W. K. (2013) Therapeutic insects. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA)13: Insects. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, Serdang, Selangor, pp. 46-47. ISBN 9789679603484


To some, insects invoke an uncomfortable feeling; phrases like creepy crawlies come to mind. But as the saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover; and so it is with insects. The ubiquitous cockroach (Blatta orientalis Linnaeus, Periplaneta americana Linnaeus, Periplaneta P. australasiae Fabricius) can be used to detoxify, soothe down blemishes, carbuncles and swellings, and reduce the poison if bitten by snake or insects. The cockroach is dried and the wings and feet discarded before use.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Design and Architecture
Putra Science Park
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Insects; Therapeutic.
Depositing User: Norhaliza Zainal
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 08:56
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2014 05:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/32181
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