Saturday, August 30, 2008

Chinese Medicines

It is always interesting to look at the assorted chinese medicine sold by the Chinese Medical Hall in Chinatown. I have never taken these lizard looking animals that are being dried and I think they are the flying lizards. I have no idea how they are being consumed or cooked.

And dried seahorses, no idea what are they used to cure what types of ailments.

I only knew these dried scallops and lingzhi....lol. These lingzhi are one of the most expensive mushrooms sold. They are real huge. For more information on Lingzhi, you can read them here.

And I have no idea what types of skins these are. I think they belong to some kind of reptiles.

You can look at my other post on how a chinese medical hall looked like. Click here for the photo.

16 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello !

Ce sont vraiment des plantes m├ędicinales ?

Brrrr....

alicesg said...

Hi Web, I am sorry I cant reply your question cause I dont understand your language.

Webradio said...

I have said :

"Hello !

Are there really medicinal plants ?

Brrrr ....

alicesg said...

Some are animals and some are mushrooms and most are herbs. But they are all dried. They are used for medicinal purposes and some herbs are used for boiling soups.

alicesg said...

Oh yes some of the herbs are plants which are used for medicines.

Jim said...

Looks like the lizards could be treat for kids, like a lolly pop.

alicesg said...

Jim, hahaha.

But I heard that crocodile meat are used as traditional remedy for asthma. So maybe these lizard worked the same.

the donG said...

arent some of these species endangered?

alicesg said...

I doubt they are endangered species. Our AVA are very strict on imported food. I guess they passed the terms and conditions.

Keropok Man said...

Alice!!! Arrghh.. lizards!

btw, have you tried it? hehe..

alicesg said...

Hahaha.... I am interested in taking photo of the lizards not consuming them....lol

Jilly said...

Fascinating series of photographs, Alice. Chinese medicine is a very interesting subject.

zakscloset said...

very interesting!! it's amazing how different culture have different dishes. i am particularly amazed by the dried lizards!

HZDP said...

Alice, this gonna be the thing I dont want to see the most today.. I'm having a fever and probably I need to take some, When I was a kid, I had some scorpion TCM...and they taste really bad....

alicesg said...

Zoe, sorry that you are sick. Please take care and have a speedy recovery.

Lawstude said...

nothing like herbal medicine. it's cheap and safe. we often used that too instead of pills and capsules.