Though a quite strong regional trade persist in the area and this activity represents an extra income to fishermen in Pisco, where a turtle of average weight (30 kg) can be sold up to US$60 demands of some turtle derived products persist, for instance, oil and turtle blood were thought to be effective remedies against flu and other diseases in the past, even nowadays the turtle oil
is still demanded by local people, each bottle of 500 mL is sold at ~US$10, instead turtle blood ingesting is no longer practiced.
She also recommends being careful of products with labels like hydrolyzed animal protein, " which is sometimes placenta and sometimes a slaughterhouse blood product"; lanonin " which they squeeze out of the fleece of the sheep", albumin, whey or milk protein, mink oil " which is sometime put in sprays to harden nail polish quicker" or turtle oil
It was only when his friends advised him to drink turtle oil
for one month that he was cured.
During this period, agriculture, fishing, and logging were the major source of income for the inhabitants of Culebra, who exported wood, turtle oil
and shells, salted fish, tobacco, livestock, cheese, vegetables, coconuts, cotton, mangrove bark, charcoal, and domestic turkeys.
Is turtle oil
still supposed to be good for your skin?