Snake wine is mostly prepared and sold for its medicinal benefits. It is consumed in the form of a shot and is said to treat several illnesses. The use of snakes has been an age-old practice in Chinese medicine.
Snake meat is used for skin-related diseases, while the gall, bones and snakeskin are used to cure ailments such as migraines and joint pain.
Snake venom, which is referred to as ‘divine medicine’ in China is associated with the treatment of leprosy, low eyesight, hair loss and is even said to be an aphrodisiac.