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    Weird stuff in TCM...... List it!

    Flying squierrel (sp?) poop (wulingzi)

    Earth Worms (Dilong)

    Deer Tails

    Locust Shells

    Sea shells

    What else? I know I'm missing some!
    Last edited by bodhitree; 03-19-2008 at 12:44 PM.
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    Cicada skin sheddings (chan tui)
    Prepared human feces / urine - (ren huang)
    Mouse tail oil for burns
    various beetles, centipedes, scorpion (wu gong)
    charred human hair (stops bleeding)

    the list goes on...

    herb ox

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    Squirrel turds.......whaat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jow yeroc View Post
    Squirrel turds.......whaat?
    yeah, and they look like mouse droppings, so coming from China who knows what you're really getting!
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    Cordyceps always bothered me

    I'm not sure why. I'm ok with fungus and I'm ok with bugs. In fact, I have a taste for fried scorpions. But cordyceps - a parasitic fungus off a caterpillar's head? That's just nasty.
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    let me have a try at this.

    pangalion scales

    Snakes... all sorts

    Bear gallbladder's

    Bear Paw's

    pipe fish

    bovine gall stones

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    Fun topic...Heres some more:

    Chan Su -- Toad Venom Cake

    Feng Fang -- Hornets Nest

    Snakes were mentioned, and of course, She Tui (Skin Shedding)

    Zi He Che -- Human Placenta

    Ge Jie -- Geckos

    E Jiao -- Donkey Hide Glue

    Hai Shen -- Sea Cucumber

    Various bones, tendons, and other parts from a variety of animals.

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    Yeah, flying squirrel turds... my favorite.

    For real! The formula that most comes to mind is Shi Xiao San or "Sudden Smile Powder"... it's just the turds and cattail pollen (oddly enough called 'pu huang'). It makes one of the most effective internal pain stoppers.

    My teachers all have a story how the name came about, like because it works so good and fast, or it's so simple but works so good, but I think it was more of a sly grin the original herbalist wore as he watched some poor bloke drink it down

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    oh yeah...

    jiang can - stiff body of diseased silkworm

    sang piao xiao - praying mantis eggnest

    can sha - more poop... this time from a silkworm... it's all about the mulberry leaves.

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    Oh yeah.

    The dried human placenta, I forgot that one, reminds me of a nice thick peanut butter cookie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougadam View Post
    Does it have to be a flying squirrel?
    I don't know, you can try the non-flying squirrel and let us know how it works for you!
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    AM - this is news to me. I knew flying squirrels ate some bugs, but mosquitoes are so small and fast moving it would seem like they'd need a frog's tongue to get much of a meal!

    In any case, can you please point us in the direction a reference where you heard this?

    thanks much

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    I thought that was Bat Feces, as bats eat mosquitoes and other biting insects.
    Mouth Boxers have not the testicular nor the spinal fortitude to be known.
    Hence they hide rather than be known as adults.

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    speaking of bats, anyone else as freaked out about the fact that something like 90% or so of the north-eastern bat population just up and died this year for no apparent reason?

    oh, and the dried urine of a pre-adolescent boy...

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