Faeces Of Cow And Sheep To Treat Cancer

For some inexplicable reason, my well educated, Chinese parents tend to believe everything and anything that is ever written in the Chinese newspaper. Growing up, I lost count the number of times I’ve argued with my parents over the supposed healing benefits of weird ass Chinese herbs that not only could cure my cough, but also bring about world peace.  Even my dad, who has a masters degree in engineering, and my mom, who is a registered nurse, seems to throw all logic out the window whenever some incredulous medical article is published by the Chinese press. Hence, I grew up drinking some nasty concoctions and believing that everyone ate powdered seahorse bones.

Back in the old country, I’m pretty sure things are far worse…

Unfortunately, using animal droppings as an additive/ingredient to formulate the perfect cup of coffee isn’t exactly a new concept. As expected, villagers in China(as is always the case) have decided to disregard all existence of bacteria and have taken to a new home remedy that is said to be the ultimate miracle drug.

In Hunan Province, Xiangtan County, the hardy villagers of Road Town Stone village have been trying a cancer ‘cure’ that many Western oncologists would have a tough time swallowing. The villagers have been collecting the feces of cattle and sheep, drying them, and turning them into capsules and further using those capsules to brew into coffee. I think I just threw up in my mouth.

Faeces Of Cow And Sheep To Treat Cancer

Unsurprisingly, the villagers swear by the cancer-fighting qualities of these capsules. According to town sources, the whole feces-eating craze took off when a 77 year old local woman was diagnosed with lung cancer. She initially tried traditional western medicine but saw no improvement.  Lucky for her, her son recently came back from Hainan Island with stories of people drying and ingesting cattle and sheep dung to fight cancer. After eight months drinking the feces pill-based beverage, the woman became magically “cured.”  The townsfolk didn’t need to be told twice about poo’s cancer-fighting abilities.

Besides cancer, villagers are saying that manure capsules can be used to treat conditions ranging from gynecological problems to skin problems to bone issues. Forget about snake oil, feces capsules is where it’s at, baby! Or is it?

Faeces Of Cow And Sheep To Treat Cancer

Modern medical practitioners advice townsfolk not to take shit.

In typically polite Chinese manner, the official medical establishment of Xiangtan County weren’t exactly embracing of the townsfolks new-found feces-based cancer therapy. According to Heze Wen who is the local medical establishment’s head of oncology, feces is not currently on the menu as far as credible and verified cancer treatments(surprise). Xiangtan’s hospital president is a bit more direct and yet still polite. He said that eating poo might lead to digestive system disease and is definitely unhealthy.

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Regardless of this official reaction, the villagers continue to collect, dry, burn, and ingest cattle and sheep dung for better health. Bottoms up!

Source [ettoday]