I would eat a dozen dandelions before I would drink my own or someone else's pee. Dandelions are very tasty and beneficial if you have any kidney problems. So go on out there and eat your weeds guys!
Originally posted by Miss Sile
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!
I can second that. Years ago I used to get styes quite often. They were horrible, many times requiring medical intervention. Drops, creams, hot, wet washcloths only helped minimally, usually required lancing by a dr. but I hated that and would perform one eyed surgery on myself, looking in the mirror, trying to puncture the stye with a lancet, then squeezing the bloody pus out. No matter what I did I couldn't prevent the styes. One day when I could see and feel a new one forming I remembered a sentence I had read in an old folk remedy book about putting a drop of urine on a stye, that was basically all it said, no reason on why it would help or anything. I thought ”what the heck” and took a cotton swab,.....collected....touched the swab to the stye, it almost immediately stopped itching. In a few hours it was hardly noticeable, when I woke up the next day it was gone. I didn't fully believe that the urine had done it though. Next time I started to get one, I didn't apply any, went back to my old ways that didn't work. After it was full size and hideous looking, I thought I might as well try again. I was certain it wouldn't do much but stop the itch, it was big, red and hindered my sight. I applied it a couple times a day and it was like magic how it just shrunk rapidly down, redness went away and itching. I don't get styes now days, but I would do that remedy again in a heartbeat if I ever did.edit on 4/4/2012 by Miss Sile because: typo
Originally posted by SavedOne
Originally posted by nimbinned
This practice is said to have originated in India over 5000 years ago. An ancient Sanskrit text called the Damar Tantra contains 107 verses explaining the various applications of urine - known as Shivambu in Sanskrit. This information is believed to have come from the teachings of Shiva to his wife and disciple Parvati.
Shiva and wife conversation circa 5000 years ago:
S: Man these people are such blind followers, I bet if I told them to drink their own piss that they would!
P: No way, they're gullible but not THAT gullible.
S: Is that a challenge?
P: Yes, yes it is! There's just no way you can pull that one off!
S: You just watch, I'll write up a bunch of verses about it and I bet people will still be drinking their own piss thousands of years from now!
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
I've always assumed that the reason why the odour of faeces, urine, vomit, etc. is unpleasant, is because it's not particularly good for us to eat or drink.
I imagine that those humans who found it agreeable to consume their waste probably fell ill or died over time, whereas those who didn't, stayed around longer to populate the majority of future generations with this trait.
edit on 18-5-2012 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)