Feeling Sick? Rub Yourself With Urine


Urine glass
I've already established that I pee in the shower, which some people may find disgusting, but to me is the epitome of eco-friendly convenience. I also don't flush all the time (yep, if it's yellow, I let it mellow).

But that's where I draw the line.

There are, however, some people who rely on urine therapy to help in a variety of ailments.

And when I say urine therapy, I'm talkin' full-on drinking the Kool-Aid, people -- or rubbing it on.

According to the Universal Healing Tao System, urine consists of 95 percent water, 2.5 percent urea, and 2.5 percent minerals, salts, hormones, and enzymes.

The urea is what you have to worry about, as it can be poisonous when present in the blood. Lucky for you, drinking urine does not put it back in the bloodstream! (And for the record, experts say urine is entirely sterile after secretion and has an antiseptic effect. That's why, on Friends, Chandler urinated on Monica after she got stung by a jellyfish, yo!)

Among the many disgusting fascinating uses of urine is its topical application to combat hair loss and dandruff, gargling it for throat problems, dropping it into the eyes to cure dryness and sore eyes, urinating into new shoes to prevent blisters, gargling with it to fight gum problems, and rubbing it all over to promote healthy skin and hair.

Some people have even been known to survive extreme circumstances (think lost in the wilderness, not running a marathon!) by drinking their own urine.

I can totally get on board with drinking my own urine if I'm lost without water (although since I don't even like camping, it's highly unlikely that will happen). And yes, when I pee in the shower, there is some splatter. But I wash it off. With soap.

As for rubbing it on my head, gargling with it, etc., I'm gonna have to piss pass.

Would you ever try urine therapy?

Image via Jessica M. Cross/Flickr

alternative medicine, general health, natural health


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Cafe... Cafe Suzanne

Um, no. Unless it cured cancer or lyme disease.

Choco... ChocoGreenmama

I agree with above only in life or death circumstances

nonmember avatar anynomus

I've tried it; several years ago.
Hard to get used to the taste at first, and there's some mouth odor left that no one has mentioned; luckily my gf didn't mind much. I never got to the point of drinking a whole glass of the 'juice', maybe that's why I didn't feel any health benefits.
I'm thinking about trying it again, now that there's more info about it and that I can attest there were no ill side effects.
Watch what you eat though, it will really have an impact on how strong the flavor is... try starting little by little and you'll get the hang of it in a couple of days. And yes, I understand it's much easier for us men, but women are pretty resourceful when they want to accomplish something!
I don't know about all the things they say about rubbing it on your body, but I remember using it to 'wash' my hands (which at the end of my shower I would wash them again with soap) and having a much softer and better feeling skin, with a much healthier look.
I wish I'd kept a diary or log about this so I could give you better figures. All I can say is I tried it, it didn't hurt at all and there were some beneficial outcomes... wonder how it would've been had I kept doing it.

uroth... urotherapy

Urea as mentioned (the main ingredient in urine) has many uses its a amazing liquid we all produce. a Acne remedyAthlete's foot, Callus Remedy even a Psoriasis treatment, and yes Hair loss! Even aches and pains as suggested in this great article!

The more I research it the more amazed I am with this. There is so much we have forgotten as society grows becomes older more high tech. 

Sometimes the best ways are the old ways.. 

sodapple sodapple

one of my unles did it and it work, me personally wouldn't try it.

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