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Bezoars

Porcupine bezoars are stone-like masses found in a porcupines body and is believed to be of high medicinal value. These bezoars are formed as a porcupine attempts to heal itself when its sick or injured, consuming various herbs which are left behind in its body as bezoars. Due to the rarity of porcupines and even more so, porcupine bezoars, it is currently one of the most expensive medicine within the TCM industry.

Bezoars are used in TCM to help with fighting against infections, diseases and toxins. It is commonly used to complement treatments, being used post surgery to alleviate pain and fever, and hasten the recovery process.

There are also beliefs that porcupine bezoars can help fight cancer, however, till date, has not been scientifically proven.