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Rice Wine Scorpions Vietnamese Folk Medicine

Can scorpion-infused wine help your aching joints?

by Bob Kerstetter

In folk medicine from Vietnam* you marinate your rice wine—that is correct, marinate the wine—by dropping in a dozen or so scorpions you hunt and trap in the mountains. When all is done, you drink the wine, but never eat the scorpions.

While the scorpion-infused rice wine claims to help cure joint pains, even the creator of this batch wasn’t really interested in drinking it. We also passed.

You do this at your own risk.

*So no one becomes confused, this is not mainstream medicine in Vietnam. While as far as we can tell it is not even mainstream folk medicine, it certainly is interesting.

Some Vietnamese Folk Medicine Claims Joint Healing.

Some Vietnamese Folk Medicine Claims Joint Healing.

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