Earthworm have many benefits. In fact, many people who eat it to cure some disease, without effects, so safe to consume.
According to the experiences of people who had experienced a fever or high body temperature, with an extra ingredient earthworms eat their disorders improved.
According to research ever done that earthworms are very high source of protein. Earthworms also contains several amino acids with a high level. One of them, worm Lumbricus rubellus contain very high protein content approximately 76%. This concentration is higher than mammal meat (65%) or fish (50%).
Several studies have proven the existence of the antibacterial power of protein extraction results of worm that can inhibit the growth of gram-negative bacteria Escherichia coli, Shigella dysenterica, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella thypi.
BENEFITS OF WORMS
Usefulness earthworms affect important organs of the body. Some properties of earthworms are:
Lowering cholesterol levels
Lowering high blood pressure
Treating digestive tract infections such as typus, dysentery, diarrhea, and other stomach disorders like ulcers
Treat diseases such as respiratory tract infection: cough, asthma, influenza, bronchitis and tuberculosis
Reduce aches due to fatigue or due to rheumatic
Lowering blood sugar levels of diabetes
Treat hemorrhoids, exim, allergies, injuries and illness
FOOD FOR LIVESTOCK
In addition to making purposes is extracted herbal medicine, earthworms can also be processed into poultry feed and fish feed (pellet). Considering the number of poultry farmers in Indonesia and pemubudidaya fish, worms processing into feed material has a bright prospect.
In addition to protein-rich (50-72%), earthworms also contains several amino acids is very important for birds such as arginine (10.7%), tryptophan (4.4%) and tytosin (2.25%). These three amino acids are rarely found in other feedstuffs.
Therefore, earthworms have the potential both to replace fish meal in poultry rations and can save material usage of grains up to 70%. Nevertheless, the use of earthworms in poultry rations is recommended no more than 20% of the total ration.