They often reach 71 cm 28 inches in total length but can grow much larger, for example to cm 45 inches. In the past, hunters and poachers killed the Maral deer virtually leading to extinction among this Altai sub-species but now the antlers are seen as a 'renewable' resource.
A good stag will produce new antlers for 15 or more years. The farm's website boasts: 'Extract from red deer antlers acts as a strong tonic, especially for men's potency. It strengthens the body's bones, muscles, teeth, eye sight and hearing, cures pleurisy, pneumonia, asthma, joint pain, osteoporosis, and problems with the spine.
Relaxing in a blood bath, Larisa Pastukhova, 44, who runs a guest house offering baths to health tourists, is adamant about the health benefits of the baths.
So now she is due to have another set of baths. Her husband Sergey Paskukhov, 49, said: 'I compare antlers to the human arm, with lots of blood inside - in fact, a lot more than the arm contains. He said: 'Deer blood is a Klondike of vitamins and amino acids; blood baths treat chondrosis, ease blood pressure, wipe away problems with joints, sort conditions like gastric ulcers and a number of heart and blood vessel complaints. Tradition: The antlers are heated and cooled by being dipped in and out of hot water in an age-old process to preserve them for export to traditional markets.
Business: Two farmers carrying a rack of antlers. Antlers and blood are exported to South Korea and other Asian countries for use in a range of traditional remedies. He claimed that young women 'say their skin and hair feel like velvet and silk after our baths. People suffering from hair loss find their hair grows back. It is literally a life-giving water.
He explained the ancient Russian tradition: 'Baths are taken with the deep red water temperature at 37C to 41C, from eight to 30 minutes depending on the bather's health. Awaiting the chop: This group are among 2, stags at Novotalitskoye Farm bred specially for their blood and antlers for remedy industry. A course of ten baths, one a day, is normal, but 'another option is a five-day course with baths in the morning and evening'. Most clients are said to be 'men of a certain age seeking to rejuvenate their sexual prowess'. The time has come to move to a different kind of medical treatment in a way that we don't need to traumatise animals in order to cure diseases.
We are supplying these products to Chinese and other Asian markets but the problem of killing and traumatising animals remains on our territory.
Products made from antler blood are sold by traditional pharmacies all over Asia. Share this article Share. Shopping Bag :.
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