Remember the days of frontier science and medicine, when explorers curious of the natural world would experiment with their elixirs on themselves? At Kauai Farmacy, we like to keep that ingenuitive spirit alive by testing remedies in real time. Call it “old school research & design,” “radical quality control,” or the “heal yo' self revival.”
In this video, part of our farm-to-film series, we experiment with Mulberry Leaf’s medicinal qualities in treating centipede bites. If you live close to nature in Hawaii you probably know about the centipedes, but if you don’t and haven’t heard of them before, they are pretty gnarly, yet graceful creatures. While we extensively practice self-healing methods, it is always with an educated foundation: Centipede bites can be extremely painful, but they are not deadly to humans, and according to Chinese Herbal Medicine, the juice of a Mulberry Leaf is an effective treatment for the venomous bites. This knowledge, along with a personal account of Mulberry’s efficacy, led our friend, coconut climber and daily encounterer of centipedes, to seek an answer to the question, “Does Mulberry Leaf REALLY help treat centipede bites?” Watch the video to find out.