China to investigate human flesh capsule claims

China to investigate human flesh capsule claims

Beijing : China | May 08, 2012 at 11:13 PM PDT
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Baby Flesh Pills

Ministry of Health spokesman Deng Haihua said in a statement that China would investigate again following new reports of such pills being smuggled into South Korea, Xinhua reported.

One South Korean documentary suggested that pharmaceutical companies collected the remains from abortion clinics, who are looking to dispose of the remains of unborn babies. The documentary revealed that 99.7 percent of the powder was human and often included hair and nails.

Human baby-flesh pills are in demand for many reasons, some who believe that it is a "tonic for disease." The Wall Street Journal reports that in China it is common to consume human placentas to revive blood supply and circulation. Another reported theory for the use of these pills is that they enhance sexual performance.

This smuggling attempt is not the only one, as customs uncovered 35 smuggling attempts and 17,450 pills have been discovered since August, disguised and "stamina boosters" according to the Associated Press. The capsules of human flesh, however, contained bacteria and other harmful ingredients.

An investigation into this horrific practice of using the bodies of dead babies to make this so-called medicine was ordered by the Chinese officials last year.

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