5,000 year of civilisation has produced the following Chinese folk remedy:
Lin Zongxiu, from the southwestern province of Sichuan, heard in 2008 that soup made with a man’s head could help cure her daughter who had suffered from psychiatric problems for years, the Chengdu Commercial newspaper reported.
Lin and her husband decided to enlist the help of a man in December who knocked unconscious a drunk 76-year-old passer-by before beheading him, the paper claimed….
…The couple then gave their 25-year-old daughter soup made from the man’s head, and duck.
Coincidentally our research assistant, Ivan, has discovered some video footage of the preparation of Traditional Chinese Medicine at a PRC state-owned enterprise somewhere near Shenzhen: