Iraqi Kurd Passionately Raises Snakes and Uses Their Skin for Remedies.

In Iraq's northern province of Dohuk, Ameen Abdul Sattar shares his home with more than 70 snakes, the skins of which he uses to produce traditional remedies.

With the help of his family, the 60-year-old Iraqi Kurd has been raising snakes for more than 30 years. While some are poisonous, most are not, Sattar says.

His snakes shed their skins every year in the autumn months of October and November, which Sattar then collects and compresses into small capsules.

According to him, the snake-skin capsules act as natural remedies to hemorrhoids, problems of the colon and other stomach diseases.

(Reuters)

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