Most people are horrified when they first hear about the medical uses of urine. But then, do you know that you have already reused and re-ingested your urine, that too large amount of it for a long period of time, and it's one of the reasons you're alive today? Yes!. Urine is the main component of the amniotic fluid that bathes the human foetus.
Drinking of one's own urine is mentioned in Ayurveda treatises like Yogaratnaakaram, Sushruta Samhita, Bhaava Prakash and Ashtanga Sangraha. Detailed information on auto uropathy can be obtained from the Dhaamara Tantra under the heading of Shivaambu Kallpa Vidhi. This contains 107 verses extolling the virtues of urine as a medicament, complete with extremely detailed instructions of everyday use.
At present, hundreds of research evidences and thousands of case studies are documented. Scientists sat in their laboratories and watched as urine completely devastated rabies and polioviruses, tuberculosis, typhoid, gonorrhoea, dysentery, bacteria and cancer cells.
Urine has also been found to be useful in treating diseases like cancer, gout, osteoporosis, impotence, obesity, asthma, burns, tuberculosis, blisters, cuts, wounds, cataract, coughs and cold, constipation, diabetes, eczema, gangrene, heart diseases, hyperacidity, diseases of the stomach and intestines, pulmonary tuberculosis, psoriasis, piles and ringworm, uterus inflammation and stiffness of the vertebral column.
An individual's own urine contains elements like antibodies that are specific to one's body alone and are medically tailor-made to particular health disorder. That is why one should use his own urine for therapy.
Some Fallacies and Facts
Fallacy: Urine is a biological waste, which contains a host of micro-organisms.
Fact: Urine is only a derivative of the blood. It is a fluid, which has tremendous variation of composition. These excess elements from the circulating blood are filtered and collected within the kidney in the form of a purified, sterile, watery solution called urine. This is almost free from all kinds of microorganisms like bacteria.
Fallacy: the body has excreted it because it does not need it anymore.
Fact: The function of the kidneys is not excretion, but regulation. The kidneys do not filter out important elements in the blood not because those elements are toxic or dangerous for the body, but simply because the body is not in need of that particular concentration of the element at the time it was excreted. Researchers have observed that urine, because it is actually extracted form enzymes, proteins, hormones, antibodies and immunising agents that our blood contains.
Fallacy: Synthetic derivatives of urine are better option.
Fact: Urine in its natural form is beneficial because it does not produce side-effects. And extract of urine called urokinase which is used to dissolve blood clots can cause serious abnormal bleeding as a side-effect. In contrast, not even a single case with such serious side-effects was reported when natural urine was used. Moreover, urine contains thousands of therapeutic agents, such as important natural antibodies, enzymes and regulating hormones that extracts like urea, uric acid or urokinase do not contain.