For many thousands of years Chinese people have been known for their unique traditional medicine ingredients, ranging from rare herbs to strange animal parts. You've probably heard a few crazy tales about them, but seeing is believing. Take a walk on the wild side below!
Disclaimer: We aren't advocating the sale or purchase of these items. They exist. That is all.
Treat impotence and stimulate immunity by drinking a soothing cup of tea filled with black mountain ants. Ants can carry 3-5 thousand times their body weight, so it's worth a shot!
Crocodile is known to nourish the heart, lungs, blood, and kidneys and relieve coughs and asthma. You could add it to a pot of soup, braise it along with other vegetables, or eat it as sashimi.
While most people would run in the opposite direction of a hornet's nest, on Baopals you can buy them by the bag! After cleaning and boiling it, you could eat it with bread or steamed Chinese buns. They are both crunchy and nutritious, but probably not delicious.