China's Bear Farming and Long-Term Solutions

@article{Li2004ChinasBF,
  title={China's Bear Farming and Long-Term Solutions},
  author={Peter J. Li},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={7},
  pages={71 - 81}
}
  • Peter J. Li
  • Published 1 January 2004
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
For more than 2,000 years, bear bile has been an important base ingredient in Chinese traditional medicine. Prescriptions containing bear bile are believed to have healing powers for varieties of heat-related illnesses such as eye irritation, liver diseases, hemorrhoids, kidney problems, and even cancers, to name just a few. Various books of medicine circulated in China’s dynastic past documented bear bile’s medicinal effects. Its recording in The Compendium of Chinese Materia Medica (ben cao… 
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