Excerpt from All About Sharks: A Complete Guide to the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator (Nov. 2017):
Boiling the fins of shark to produce an expensive broth is gross enough, but that’s just one body part that people consume under the myth that it will heal.
Other ailments claimed to be fixed by shark include:
- dental decay / labor pains (dried shark brain)
- eye cataracts (shark bile or gallbladder)
- teething pain (baked shark ashes)
- gallstones (powered shark teeth)
There is NO SCIENCE behind these claims!