There are many myths about the red thread, but in reality it’s just – Traditional Medicine
Woolen thread on the wrist. What is its healing power? Our grandmothers carry it, they tie it on their children and grandchildren’s wrists…
They believe that the red thread can save and protect them from the evil eye.
There are many myths about the red thread, but in reality it is just – traditional medicine. There are claims that the woolen thread on the hand frees a man from joint pain, as it affects the circulation.
How does the woolen thread work?
The most hygienic and thermoregulatory material is wool. Its structure allows the skin to breathe. For a long time people used to heal themselves from toothache, headache, back pain, with putting a piece of natural wool on the painful spot. Also, prematurely born children were put in wool.
The thing is that the natural fibers of wool covered with animal wax – lanolin, are great influence on the skin and soothe it. It is a thick yellow mass with a characteristic odor and it is 12% of the weight of the wool. This particular precious substance is allocated for the manufacture of cosmetic creams and ointments.
If you are using a bedding of natural wool, the lanolin existing in the wool (which melts at body temperature), easily penetrates the skin. Thus beneficially affecting the muscles, joints, spine, relieves pain and increases blood circulation. Thermal conductivity of wool is lower than many other textile materials.
Our grandmothers believed that the woolen yarn can cure warts. Here’s how:
If the wart is on the finger, they tie a red woolen thread on the wrist of the hand (and if it is on the leg, the leg joints). It should be worn for two weeks. Then it should be taken out and buried in the ground. When the thread rots for about a month – the wart will disappear.