J Ethnopharmacol. 1995 Jun; 47(1): 27-31.
Ethnopharmacology of bear gall bladder: I.
Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing.
Both bear and pig bile solutions were shown to have anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsion and analgesic effects, and also to prolong the survival time of mice in hypoxic conditions. It is possible that pig gall bladders could be developed as an alternative to bear gall bladders for uses in certain prescriptions of Chinese medicine.