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Originally posted by wateroflife
I have consumed my morning glass for 15 years and it has significantly strengthened my immune system so that I get a few bugs that go around, but the symptoms are always very mild compared to others.
Originally posted by juleol
reply to post by sekerofknowlege
I have no idea if this works when applied topically, but i am extremely skeptical about drinking it.
Why would it be a good idea to recycle your own waste products?? It is very well known fact that our bodies expel toxins, chemicals and other waste products through urine. Wont drinking it cause even more build up of toxins??
A placebo effect occurs when a treatment or medication with no therapeutic value (a placebo) is administered to a patient and the patient's symptoms improve. The patient believes and expects that the treatment is going to work, therefore it does. The placebo effect is also a factor to some degree in clinically effective therapies, and explains why patients respond better than others to treatment despite similar symptoms and illnesses.
Drinking one's morning urine ('amaroli') was an ancient yoga practise designed to promote meditation.
"The ancient Hindu and yoga texts that mention auto-urine drinking, require it be done before sunrise and that only the mid-stream sample be used. The pineal hormone melatonin and its conjugated esters are present in morning urine in significant quantities, the pineal gland secreting melatonin maximally at about 2 am, this secretion being shut off by the eyes' exposure to bright sunlight. Melatonin, when ingested or given intravenously, amongst other effects, provokes tranquility and heightened visualisation. There are high concentrations of melatonin in the first morning urine, but not in a physiologically active form.
The Romans, who were notoriously fad-crazy took this mouthwash idea and ran with it. Of course, the urine of other Romans was no where near exotic enough for the aristocracy's teeth. For this reason they set their sites on far-off peoples. Portuguese urine was actually imported into Rome in large quantities and turned a humongous profit. The wealthy shelled out absurd amounts of money on what they claimed was the ultimate teeth whitener. Oddly enough, they also saw it as a godsend for its qualities as a mouthwash. Just imagine how bad their breath must have been that the smell of urine was a giant step up. Urine does contain ammonia and other cleaning agents. Many of the dental products we use today still use ammonia because of how good it works.
A verse in Proverbs (Proverbs 5:15) advises: "Drink waters from thy own cistern, flowing water from thy own well."[8
In Hinduism a religious Sanskrit text called the Damar Tantra contains 107 stanzas on the benefits of "pure water, or one's own urine". In this text, urine therapy is referred to as Shivambu Kalpa. This text suggests, among other uses and prescriptions, massaging one's skin with fresh, concentrated urine.en.wikipedia.org...
Originally posted by wiser3
Have heard and read about this before and I do believe that it works.
I remember, as a child, being told that putting a drop of wee on stye would remove it and lo and behold it did!
S&F for having the courage not only to try this but to post it here.
Ignore the ridicule that will no doubt be aimed your way.
There are none so blind as those that will not see!