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Dakin’s Solution – A Homemade Antiseptic
If you haven’t heard about Dakin’s solution, you will be glad you stumbled on this article. Dakin’s solution is an antiseptic solution developed during World War I and it was used with great results to treat infected wounds. It works so well that it is being used even today and furthermore, there are even commercial stronger germicidal solutions developed based on the original formula.
Although you can find many commercial variations of Dakin’s solution, nothing beats the original formula and the reason is quite simple. Most of the stronger solutions available on the market can damage living cells or lose their potency in the presence of blood. You should know that Dakin’s solution does neither and this is why it’s indicated as a good antiseptic.
Dakin’s solution is the legacy of Henry Drysdale Dakin, a brilliant English chemist. His work at a temporary hospital in Compiegne in 1916, when he invented the Dakin’s solution as a wound treatment is honored in many history books.
Dakin’s solution is easy to make and as a prepper or survivalist, you should already have all the needed ingredients in your home. Besides being a good homemade antiseptic, it also acts as a solvent to dead cells and hastens the separation of dead from living tissue.
Read the article below to learn the recipe for Dakin’s solution: