Urine is not just, as most of us believe, the excess water from food and liquids that goes through our intestines and is ejected from the body as "waste" after digestion.
Your Urine Is Medicinal! Drink It!
Your urine is not useless waste! In certain cultures, it is used as a skin protectant, an anti-infectious agent, and - surprisingly - a tooth whitener, among myriad other uses
Truth is, it is much different and much more.
"Medical researchers have discovered that many of the elements of the blood that are found in urine have enormous medicinal value, and when reintroduced to the body, they boost the body's immune defenses and stimulate healing in a way that nothing else does," BIOMEDEX.
The concept of using urine as medicine is that the body makes its own medicine
According to the Wikipedia, "In alternative medicine, the term urine therapy or urotherapy, refers to various applications of human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes, including drinking of one's own urine and massaging one's skin with one's own urine."
Did you just say 'Eeew!' ... ?
In fact, oral intake of early morning urine has been recommended by many health practitioners for many diseases especially viral or bacterial infections.
"Several substances in the urine are believed to be important for oral intake such as urea, uric acid, cytokines, hormones or urokinase. Local urine therapies include embrocations, compresses for local tumors, whole body bath or foot bath in the urine, use of urine as eye drops, ear drops or nose drops and the use of urine for wound cleaning," says PubMed in an online article.
Drugs have been made from urine and of the biggest is Pergonal, a fertility drug used to treat fertility issues in women - it is made from extracted gonadotropins found in the urine of postmenopausal women?
The body's filtering process in the kidney removes excess amounts of water, salts and other elements in the blood that your body does not need at the time.
Biomedx describes the process:
"These excess elements are collected within the kidney in the form of a purified, sterile, watery solution called urine. Many of the constituents of this filtered watery solution, or urine, are then reabsorbed by the nephron and delivered back into the bloodstream. The remainder of the urine passes out of the kidneys into the bladder and is then excreted from the body."
This excreted 'waste' urine is rich and useful.
Do you know that in certain cultures, urine is considered a skin protectant, an anti-infectious agent, and - surprisingly - a tooth whitener, among myriad other uses.
If you still have doubt about the medicinal value of urine, you should not be afraid of trying it out.
"The bottom line is that drinking your own urine isn't likely to be harmful," says MedicineNet
It might just be the solution you need, and since its not harmful...why not try it out?
After all, its your own urine!
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