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7/19/2019 8:43:25 AM

Bizarre health cure: Korean poop wine

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It’s a drink for the brave and not for the faint-hearted: Ttongsul is a bizarre Korean rice wine that uses fermented faeces from a human child.

The faeces wine has been traditionally taken as medicine to cure conditions from mending cuts and broken bones to epilepsy, but it is believed to have almost died out in the 1960s.

While it is no longer used in Eastern medicine, a journalist from VICE reveals how there are several traditionalists still keeping the drink alive.

Dr Lee Chang Soo told the VICE Japan reporter Yuka Uchida of his disappointment that human faeces was no longer being widely used in Eastern medicine.

Ttongsul (pictured) is a traditional Korean medicinal alcoholic drink

Dr Lee Chang Soo said the use of the faeces for medicinal purposes can be traced back centuries

After a day, boiled rice and yeast is mixed together

The concoction is kept at between 30 and 37 degrees Celsius for a week and is strained (pictured) before it is ready to drink

Dr Soo warned the journalist the wine might taste a little sou

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