In Vietnam, China and South Korea, bear gall bladder and bear paws are widely recognized as alternative medicine. According to the Humane Society, “Bear gallbladders and bile are used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of illnesses including fever, liver disease, convulsions, diabetes, and heart disease. A person who eats bear paws is believed to acquire the strength and vigor of a bear, and the consumption of bear flesh in believed to enhance one’s virility”. I can’t vouch for the effectiveness of these bear gall bladder cures but I do know of more humane natural remedies for these diseases and conditions. Why take life unnecessarily? Why put these animals on the endangered species list when there are viable alternative medicines available?
Oh my goodness! If you have a fever, there are certainly a wide variety of humane options available. Some aren’t exactly natural, but I’m sure you’ve heard of aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Aspirin isn’t all natural now, but was once derived from white willow bark. As natural remedies for fever, try using white willow bark or feverfew.
There’s no need to use bear gall bladder or paws to treat liver disease. This one is elementary alternative natural medicine. Milk Thistle has long been used as a natural cure for liver disease. It even reverses liver damage in some of the most extreme cases. Milk thistle, in fact is used in both conventional and alternative medicine to treat diseases of the liver. Read more here.
There are several humane alternatives to using bear gall bladder and paws for convulsions. Health A to Z recommends some herbal remedies used to treat epilepsy. Their suggestions are brahmi booti, spikenard and valeria They also recommend some diet and lifestyle changes. These natural remedies can help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of convulsions.
Using bear gall bladder or paws to cure diabetes seems a bit far-fetched. Surely, all the research put into this disease would have included investigating this well known Eastern medicinal cure. The best humane alternative natural remedy for diabetes thus far involves preventative diet and lifestyle changes. Specifically, cutting down on sugar intake and getting plenty of rest and exercise.
Extensive research has gone into alternative natural remedies for heart diseases and conditions. Once again, when it comes to natural remedies, diet and lifestyle changes reign supreme. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, cutting down on fat intake and getting sufficient exercise will likely do more for heart issues than bear gall bladders and paws.