It appears that Oysters are not only aphrodisiac they can heal our bones, Scientists have been studying the way oysters produce mother of pearl, (also known as nacre) and believe the process could be replicated to provide cures and preventative treatments for osteoporosis, arthritis and certain skin complaints.
Christian Milet at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris said the process of biomineralisation is key. “Humans and oysters share the capacity for self repair. A human bone heals, as does a cracked oyster’s shell. We now believe nacre can be used to stimulate bone growth.”
Not all Oysters are equal, those that produce the biggest pearls (Pinctada oysters) are better for healing because of their higher production of nacre, the type of Oysters that we eat could get their Aphrodisiac reputation due to their relatively high Zinc content (Zinc is neccessary for the production of Testosterone).