Problem

Use of medically suspect remedies

Other Names:
Medical fads
Aphrodisiacs
Unproven herbal medicines
Incidence:
The Government of Newfoundland, Canada issued a trade permit to Chinese businessmen for the genitalia from 60,000 male seals for use in sex potions. In Europe and Hong Kong, Chinese herbal medicines for pains in the feet and for losing weight have been blamed for kidney and liver disorders.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
08.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST
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