Bizarre health cure: Korean poop wine


It’s a drink for the brave and not for the faint-hearted: Ttongsul is a bizarre Korean rice wine that uses fermented faeces from a human child.

The faeces wine has been traditionally taken as medicine to cure conditions from mending cuts and broken bones to epilepsy, but it is believed to have almost died out in the 1960s.

While it is no longer used in Eastern medicine, a journalist from VICE reveals how there are several traditionalists still keeping the drink alive.

Dr Lee Chang Soo told the VICE Japan reporter Yuka Uchida of his disappointment that human faeces was no longer being widely used in Eastern medicine.