Turtles and tortoises have long been used in traditional medicine. The fat is either mixed with plants to form a cataplasm or rubbed as an ointment. While raw shells are used for convulsion, headache, vertigo and ear problem as deafness, vinegar-treated shells are indicated for leg weakness, night sweats, heart palpitations and disorders due to liver and kidney problems. There is a lack of scientific evidence demonstrating a causative link between turtle consumption and medicinal benefits, many people in China believe they provide benefits such as maintaining beauty in women and sexual function in men.
To be fair, walking around this place made me start to believe maybe there's more to this stuff than I'd give credit to. I also would have never thought of eating deer antlers or a moldy flower. Medicine is a funny thing and has come a really far way
Late edit- because I had a phone while I was here with a VPN, I was able to access and Google medicine benefits of these things and argue with shop keepers about pricing, etc. People began to believe that I was a doctor because I would question medical treatments for things like "he has a cold so they told me to eat snake"... "why? Just have chicken soup and water and rest" how do you know this stuff? And they would be scheduled for very expensive doctors appointments. Meanwhile there were kungfu masters who would ask to hold your hand and tell you that you need to drink more x,y,z and eat this because you have these issues. This was a wild trip for breaking down some of the walls of what I thought was possible and not
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