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kingdom: animalia
phylum:chordata
class:mammalia
order: carnivora
family:felidae
genus: panthera
Species: tigris

{ INTRODUCTION } { BENGAL TIGER } { SIBERIAN TIGER } { INDO-CHINESE TIGER }
{ SOUTH CHINA TIGER } { SUMATRAN } { EXTINCT TIGERS }  {TIGER TRADE }
{ TIGER PICTURE GALLERIES } { TIGER CLIPART } { LINKS } CONTACT ME }

The sad truth about the tiger trade and medicine trade is it will never go away, below is information on parts used as medicine...... .

  The Asian Medicine Trade is probably the largest threat that tigers in the wild face today. For as many as 2,000 years tiger parts have been used to treat a variety of illnesses, and are believed by some to be able to cure diseases of many kinds. Despite the fact that it is illegal to kill tigers, poaching is still abundant and poachers are rewarded for supplying tiger parts to Asian medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Almost every tiger part is of great value in Chinese medicine. Although no medical evidence has ever proved that tiger bones are unique in medical abilities, their use is continued to treat rheumatism as well as other osteo ailments. Tiger penis is believed to be a cure for impotency and tiger penis soup is considered to be a culinary delicacy of great value, priced as much as $100 for a bowl. As the tiger is revered in Asian culture as a strong, majestic and courageous animal, many worship its beauty and believe that by consuming its heart it will give them the courage and strength of the tiger. As this is the greatest threat to tigers in the wild, many efforts and programs are being undertaken to educate people about this danger to the declining race of the tiger. With the tiger becoming rarer, traders in Chinese medicine substitute tiger parts with those of other cats, such as the leopard and even the clouded leopard, which threatens the survival of those species also.

Here is a list of remedies available in Asia that consist of tiger parts and their uses.

Tiger Eyeball Pills - Take one a day to prevent convulsions
Tiger Gallstone Salve - Combine with honey and rub on abscesses as needed.
Tiger Bone Powder - Drink with wine at bedtime for spring tonic.
Tiger Whiskers Charm - Use as a protection against bullets.
Tiger Heart - Take three times a day at mealtimes for courage and cunning.
Tiger Tailbone Ointment - Mix with soap and rub on rashes.
Tiger Hair Repellent - Burn to drive away centipedes.
Tiger Skin - Sit on skin to reduce fever.
Tiger Brain Lotion - Mix with oil and rub on body to prevent acne and laziness.
Tiger Claw Amulet - Put in your pocket for courage.
Tiger Penis - Add to soup and take at bedtime for virility (used as an aphrodisiac)

{ INTRODUCTION } { BENGAL TIGER } { SIBERIAN TIGER } { INDO-CHINESE TIGER }
{ SOUTH CHINA TIGER } { SUMATRAN } { EXTINCT TIGERS }  {TIGER MEDICINE TRADE }
{ TIGER PICTURE GALLERIES } { TIGER CLIPART } { LINKS } CONTACT ME }

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