For most people, using urine for anything, let alone drinking it, sounds absolutely appalling. However, the alternative medicine is well aware of many beneficial uses of urine therapy, which is also called urinotherapy or uropathy. Some of the oldest cultures in the world have extensively used urine as a medicine. In this therapy, urine is used both orally and topically to solve several medical or cosmetic issues. It can be drank or massaged into the skin.
This therapy is based on the scientific fact that urine contains certain components that are used in cosmetics, medicine and for commercial purposes, such as urea and urokinase. Urea, for example, is known for excellent antibacterial properties.
In urine therapy, a person uses his or her own urine, not someone else. Urine serves to eliminate waste materials from the body but regardless of that, it is clean and sterile. It even contains a number of useful elements, such as vitamins and minerals.
In certain cultures urine is consumed orally to improve the health and to solve a number of issues and ailments. There are even claims it can help with Parkinson’s disease, hair loss, conjunctivitis, even with cancer and HIV. One of the many uses of urine therapy is the treatment of candida infections.
Urine and candida
Candida or yeast infection is a very common infection. It particularly affects people whose immune system is impaired for whichever reason, for example, due to the use of antibiotics, after illnesses, due to malnutrition and similar.
A healthy person may not be aware, but he or she has a certain number of candida in the body. In a small number, candida does not cause any health problems. However, if the immune system is not strong enough to keep it at bay, the candida multiplies and causes a yeast infection. If left untreated, candida can cause a wide range of problems.
Many holistic healers claim that drinking urine and using it topically can be very beneficial against candida. If taken orally, it improves the immune response so the body can fight the infection, and it can be applied topically to relieve the symptoms of candida.
Topical application of urine helps with itching, irritation and skin rashes. It can be used as a mouthwash to treat oral candida.
Urine has an effect similar to antibiotics. However, it is best to consult a doctor or a holistic practitioner before using it orally. In addition, it is very important to remember that it is not recommended to drink anyone else’s urine.