Samijan, a traditional healer, showing a powder containing dried snakes and geckos along with roots and herbs at his home in Kediri. The powder is sold for use in Chinese medicine. Samijan specialises in herbal potions that feature cobra blood, bile and spinal cord amongst other ingredients. According to the family, the snake blood is for strength and vitality, while the bile has curative properties. The family also treat snakebites, and say that in such cases it is necessary to make the potion from the same type of snake as caused the bite. One snake is needed for each dose of potion.