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Loh i Cheng, 1994. What has the Republic of China done to curtail trade in rhino products?: pp. 7-10

In: Penzhorn, B.L. et al. Proceedings of a symposium on rhinos as game ranch animals. Onderstepoort, Republic of South Africa, 9-10 September 1994: pp. i-iv, 1-242

Location: Asia
Subject: Value - Related to Horn
Species: All Rhino Species

Original text on this topic:
Let me from the outset admit that in traditional Chinese herb medicine, rhino horn was considered to be an effective cure for high fever for whatever cause. The way it is used is to grind it into very fine powder form, mixed with other herb medicine, boiled into a brew and given to the patient running a very high temperature. The amount used is very small, only a grain or two, so one horn could be used for thousands of patients. Whether it really works or not, I have no idea, since most of the people in Taiwan today, including myself, consult western-style physicians when we get sick, and they do not believe in the curative power of rhino horn at all.

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