Several incidences have been pointing to the porcupine bezoar stone as one amazing alternative medicine for almost all kinds of diseases even tumor and cancer. Its high medicinal value is comparable to the Chinese herbs for cancer. Some stories about this porcupine stone were quite unbelievable but true. Sometime in the history of the Chinese herb medicine, the porcupine bezoar stone was used to cure patients suffering from terminal illness. The porcupine bezoar is popular only to people who had witnessed its amazing works on patients with terminal diseases but hasn’t gain much popularity around the globe.
Porcupines have special stiff needle like quills as hair that serves to sting and drive predators away. The muscles are controlling the quills. The quills are filled with air and it can lie flat or straight up. Research across the world established only two types of porcupines. Those that live and eat on the ground and those that spend most of their time in trees. The quills make the porcupine buoyant in water. Although they don’t have venom, they do have barbs on each end that tend to expand as they penetrate the skin of the enemy. Any movement from the enemy causes the quill to go deeper making it most of the time, impossible to remove.
Porcupines belong to the herbivores group of animals. The favourite foods of porcupines are bitter tasting roots and branches of plants and herbs. The diet of this group of animals was associated to its strong immune system and ability to heal quickly. They possess very strong immune system that effectively fights toxins and inhibits the effects of poison. It certainly works as effective antidotes to poisons. Bezoar literally means antidote in Persian language. The herb that they seek when sick contains certain chemical compounds that help fight the damages brought by toxins as well as facilitate healing. Several studies revealed that unused chemical compounds form a stone like substance inside its body called porcupine bezoar. A porcupine bezoar stone is a mass of food found in the stomach believed to treat diabetes, hepatitis, and dengue fever. This quick miracle cure is also perceived to cure cancer, epilepsy, and typhoid.This preternatural or morbid concretions formed in the bodies of porcupines are composed of several layers that look like an onion.
The bigger porcupine bezoar, also known as porcupine stone or porcupine date, demonstrates better quality and higher medicinal value. A porcupine bezoar stone is comparable to Chinese herbs for cancer because it consists of trichobezoars, phytobezoars, or pharmacobezoars. Trichobezoars are partially digested hair. Phytobezoars are fibres coming from fruits and vegetables. Pharmacobezoars are hardened blocks of drugs.