You will enjoy this funny Pangolins video compilation. Some people believe the Pangolin scales cure arthritis and cancer, promote breast-feeding for lactating mothers, improve poor circulation, and even enhance male vitality. However, there is no scientific backing for any of these "cures." In fact, pangolin scales are made of keratin - the same material in human fingernails.
Pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters, are mammals of the order Pholidota (the word comes from Ancient Greek ϕολιδωτός 'clad in scales'). The one extant family, Manidae, has three genera: Manis, Phataginus and Smutsia. Manis comprises the four species found in Asia, while Phataginus and Smutsia include two species each, all found in sub-Saharan Africa. These species range in size from 30 to 100 cm (12 to 39 in). A number of extinct pangolin species are also known.