During our trip to Hangzhou’s TCM museums, referencing the animal products in the display cases, Judy introduced some of the functions of different animals parts and their applications in Chinese traditional healthcare.

  • Animal gelatins (made from bones, horns, and shell)
  • Seahorses
  • Centipedes
  • Frog
  • Black-boned white chicken
  • Dog testes
  • Deer penis and testes

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As a small point of interest, for the Chinese New Year, one of my friend’s cousins gave her dad a gift package of whole deer penis.