When it comes to medicinal and health supplements, East Asia has a bounty of natural and organic remedies that can aid you in healing. A tired and aching body can easily have relief using balms and herbs to keep it revitalized. Commonly part of every East Asian diet is the consumption of tea. After every meal they rinse they body with a cup of warm and healthful tea which has a detoxifying effect. There are other medicinal products that have natural and organic ingredients which were already part of the ancient remedies. These natural extracts from fruits, vegetables, herbs, and even animal horns and bones were already included in the list of healthful ingredients to cure diseases and illnesses.
Most part of East Asia is still covered with forests where the remedies’ ingredients can be sourced. Nonetheless, other rare ingredients may not be available easily. If you go to an East Asian grocer or pharmacy you will likely find ointments and herbal products that are part of most Asians’ kitchen and medicine cabinet. Even for flu and cough, herbal medicines can be sourced from Asian pharmacies where an array of natural extracts and supplements are offered. Some old school pharmacies even pound their own mix of herbs and organic extracts to be used in treating wounds and illnesses. There are still conventional customers who would prefer these alternatives than a concoction of chemicals and drugs found in modern pharmacies.
There are several other remedies you can find in East Asia that brings awe and sometimes a bit of a shock. For one, East Asians were known to use tiger bones to use in their broth for treating simple sickness or even use it for health tonic. This is not new anymore but for other people who have not been introduced to traditional Asian remedies may find it odd. Nonetheless, we have already been known to use beef bones for our soup dishes. So it may not really sound odd as you think only that tigers are rare animals and other species have already been endangered. Even endangered sea horses are still used today as an aphrodisiac. Whether this may be true or not, a lot of East Asians still believe in these plants and animals’ medicinal properties.