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It is not recommended to ingest them, as they are a soap and will most likely cause a stomach ache. They have been used in medicinal compounds in Asia for centuries or longer, but in larger quantities in concentrated form, such as eating a whole shell or drinking the concentrated liquid, it would not be beneficial to the digestive tract.

Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by Katie McIlveen