In Chinese medicine, certain animal products are part of herbalism, including deer antlers, deer placenta, and ant. As long as these animal products are ethically raised and contain herbal properties, they can do wonders for the human body.
Placentas are the nourishing tissues of life. It is the richest supply of stem cells, amino acids, and properties critical for anti-aging. Deer placenta is an extremely restorative and regenerative as I mentioned before. This herb works well for people who have lost their lust for life, are aging quickly, and have noticeable dark circles under their eyes.
Deer Antleris one of three main Chinese herbs that have been used since ancient times. Its herbal properties help sex organs. Specifically aiding in the development of testosterone. It promotes procreation, and growth because of its highly regenerative qualities. The animal has already metabolized the herb so we can absorb it easily. Caretakers treat the deer that are raised for this herb kindly. They develop a relationship with them and use a natural anesthetic, as to not cause any harm to the animal. Since the antlers are regenerative, they remove them in the early summer and just use the tip of the antler where 90% of its active properties lie.
Ant extract is a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory herb. In terms of its antioxidant properties, it contains the richest form of zinc that we can utilize almost 100%. It is symbiotic with ginseng- the true longevity herb. It’s anti-inflammatory properties give you power and makes you strong. Think about how small ants are and how much they can carry! Not ALL ants are going to provide this aid. You can’t eat ones at that you find on your picnic because you don’t know where they have been or what they have been eating. Like deer herbs, make sure to get this extract from a specialty farm.
Ron Teeguarden suggests taking the Native American approach of being ethical with our nutrition. Early Native Americans were thankful for the animal that they killed and typically used the whole thing so that nothing went to waste. They believed that everything had a spirit and a consciousness, so they would give thanks for the animal that they killed. Most importantly, they would kill as needed; killing for the hunt was never part of their culture.
Source:David Wolfe’s interview with Ron Teeguarden