Urine Therapy

Urine therapy has been used for thousands of years. Fresh urine from a healthy person is sterile. It contains no germs or only the few it picks up when it comes in contact with the penis or the labia. In the 1970s it was recommended as a lifesaving technique during a drought in Amman Jordan. The radio announced, " We cannot help you except by telling you that you may be able to save your childrens lives by letting them drink their own urine. It will cause them no harm.

Urine Therapy

Across the world in desert conditions, people clean and sterilize their wounds with urine when no fresh water is available. The medical texts of the Aztecs five hundred years ago advised the people to wash wounds with fresh, warm urine and some American Indians used urine for regular skin care. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark found a group of Indians in the Oregon area who, in Lewis’s words, “have a custom among themselves of bathing all over in urine every morning.”

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The Chinese used urine medically at least 2000 years ago and to further confound us, Greek physicians more than 2500 years ago originated the word “Diabetes” which means “to pass sweet water.” How could they know that the urine passed by diabetics was sweet? The only possible answer is, they tasted it. Modern urinalysis is only a high tech version of what physicians have prescribed for thousands of years.

Just as surprising to us is that fresh urine is nontoxic and is widely appreciated in the pharmaceutical industry. Typical urine contains 95% water and 5% solids, the solids are mainly urea and salt. College students, tasting tiny crystals of urea handed out by professors say it makes the tongue feel like it’s shriveling up, then comes a cold sensation and a bitter taste. This sensation comes from ureas high pressure literally sucking the moisture out of the cells of the tongue. Urea is used in medications treating inflammation of the cervix, tears, and wounds caused by cauterization. The water sucking action can also kill microorganisms. Urea is used as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. Vets also use it to treat wounds in animals.

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According to scientific reports a recent use for urea is in Herpigon, a treatment for herpes. It has eliminated all symptoms of genital herpes over a several year period and lowered the viral infection. Another popular urea product, Melatonin is one of the natural hormones that helps people sleep, and has a tranquilizing effect. Drinking fresh morning urine will raise Melatonin levels in the body creating the same effect as buying melatonin over the counter. Most women are familiar with one of the medications made from urine, the hormone Premarin.

There are so many ways urine is being used today but another common use is in soaps and cosmetics creams. If you use moisturizer or wrinkle cream you are probably using urine. Dr. Scholl’s urea based Smooth Touch Deep Moisturizing Cream is one of them. If you are curious to know if urine is in your creams, look in the list of ingredients for the word urea.

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  1. Never had any idea that soaps and cosmetics uses such ingredients.

  2. A very interesting post of which I have heard of but only briefly.

  3. Informative ..thanks

  4. I didn’t know about soaps and cosmetics containing urine. I can’t imagine tasting urine, but I guess under exigent circumstances like you pointed out in your article where children’s lives are concerned it wouldn’t cause any harm.

  5. Interesting, but I don’t dare to try.

  6. Wonderful article written

  7. You forgot one thing Ruby. The urine should not only be from a healthy person but it should be fresh!

  8. Very interesting article. Nature Cure has advocated drinking one’s own urine every morning. Morarji Desai, the late prime minister of India and a staunch Gandhian, used to practice this auto-urine therapy (and get teased about it too). Ayurveda makes extensive use of cow’s urine called ‘gomutra’. ‘Panchagavya’, a purificatory ayurvedic medicine contains five ingredients from cow: its dung, urine, milk, ghee and curd.

    May I request you to read a related article on cow

  9. Great article written.

  10. Well, I never knew I was using urine in my daily routine. Excellent article, Ruby.

  11. sorry it took so long to make a comment, I got half way through then realized I had to pee

    pregnant horse pee is used to make Premarin – but its very cruel.

  12. I never urine is used in cosmetics and soaps. For clearing wounds, urine is used…thnx for the informative article.

  13. My strong belief is that urinotherapy is one of those myths like fast. Urine does no harm but it doesn’t benefit also. Yes, it can be used to clear a wound, but there are so many much nicer smelling things to do that.

  14. Nice write. I am impressed from this

  15. Herpes affects many people worldwide.

  16. Good.

  17. educational

  18. highly informative, there are cases reported in our place that clean urine is used to treat sore eyes.

  19. I don’t think I fancy using urine as a treatment. Amazing information.


  20. Very well researched, as usual Ruby. I never knew urea was used in cosmetics. Well, I have learnt something new today. Well done Ruby.

  21. Very informative. I’ve heard many positive things about urine, especially that one of a baby.

  22. Loved this article mainly for its shock value! I know urine has been used in many things for many years. I didn’t know about the melatonin though, my son with aspergers used to take melatonin to help calm him and aid a sleep pattern, I think my suggesting he drinks his morning pee may not go down so well!!

  23. Another good share Christine cheers

  24. Sorry Ruby I had just answered Christine there too cheers

  25. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Interesting… – Michael

  27. A very interesting article, Ruby. I learned something here today.

  28. well written

  29. thanks for sharing Ruby Hawk, great post..

  30. Gosh, who would’ve thought it?

  31. This is indeed an interesting article. I did not know that urine can be use as a cure. Is urine safe when it comes from a person with communicable disease such as AIDS?

  32. ughhh! I never knew moisturizers contained urine. The things we think dirty would indeed do good in some way or the other.

  33. Late Prime Minister of India Mr. Morarji Desai and his minister Mr. Raj Narain were regular practitioners of Auto urine therapy, and they lived a long and healthy life. People who could not digest this unusual therapy named it Morar-Gin after Mr. Morarji.

  34. I saw a show on PBS that was reporting on experiments with cancer patients that seemed to show that the urine of the cancer victim contained the remedy for that cancer, and they were trying to formulate a system where they could collect and reduce the urine into usable form.
    Good article Ruby.

  35. interesting information. but who wants to smell like urine? but if i am very sick, i might consider it as a last option.

  36. Wow, I had no idea…..

  37. If those advertisers say urine is a component of face cream, nobody dare to use it anymore.

  38. very interesting Ruby however I could not imagine myself drinking it. I bet if many people knew that it was an ingredient too, people would think twice before using it!! haha

  39. candid post. Heard of this earlier. Thanks.

  40. Illuminating article on the topic.

  41. I don’t believe that drinking urine can be beneficial. It’s not the first time I hear about it but I also read that it has to carry toxins that the body has eliminated.

  42. Once, I was cutting hot peppers without gloves. Inevitably my hands started to burn. I tried all sorts of remedies from ice-water to milk to vinegar. Eventually I thought I might try peeing on them.

    Worked like a charm. Now I pee on my hands every time I chop peppers.

  43. this is interesting… but i don\’t think I can have it to myself… hehe…

  44. Apart from the other ailments and gained benefits by drinking and applying urine as experienced by various individuals, I would suggest try to apply daily to the effected part (inside and outside) of anus as for piles and see the benefit within few days. You do not need to go to a chemist just it is available next door from your own body.After applying keep for at least ten min’ts and clean the part with water.

  45. I am a firm believer of Urine Therapy, beats me why i did not do this article, Ruby, perfect timing and good job. Five years ago was diagnosed with Hives, Allergic to red meat/strawberries. Medications made my life worst, then started urine therapy as was aware about Morarji Desai. Beginning was not easy, so just took a few drops under the tongue, you don’t have to drink the whole batch!!! It works….like nature intended: Free, Non-invasive, Drug-free, available within arms-length, multiple uses(u don’t need to change bottles/dosages)! My hives are gone for ever!!!

  46. Let’s talk about urine therapy!

    Nashville, TN

  47. Urine therapy is actually the fountain of youth. Accept it and grow young, decline it and you grow older . . . like everyone else.


  48. Urine therapy is the fountain of youth. Accept it and grow young.
    And your idea that you would “smell like urine” is just plain silly.


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