The idea that urine is poisonous waste product is not based upon fact. It has been scientifically proven that, besides water, urine consists mainly of minerals, hormones and enzymes, which are not harmful to the body. The body can re-use many of these substances.
Urine is simply a healthy liquid, which is filtered out of the bloodstream. What at one moment was part of the blood can be found in urine a split second later. Certain substances are then filtered by the kidneys and secreted as raw materials, which can be directly absorbed by the body upon renewed intake by way of drinking or massaging.
The kidneys filter hundreds of liters of blood per day (approximately 1700 liters). The greatest part of the filtered urine, the so-called ‘pre-urine’ is directly re-absorbed into the blood. Excess substances and the end products of nitrogen and protein metabolism together with water from the one to two liters of excreted urine.
Actually kidneys are not excretory organs but they are regulatory systems. The kidneys are not intended to remove poisonous substances from the body – the liver, intestines, skin and exhalation take care of this. Obviously, the food you consume finds its way into the blood, and therefore into the urine, which is why it is important to follow a healthy diet. This in itself has nothing to do with therapy, but is important if you practice urine therapy.
Even if we assume that poisonous substances can be found in urine, this does not necessarily mean that they are harmful to the body when ingested. If these bodily waste products are natural (i.e., not chemical due to the use of medication, etc.) they can be used to manufacture antibodies which restore balance to the body. In fact, a homeopathic or isopathic effect takes place. Urine is a sort of information card, which registers the condition of the blood. When that information is carried back to the body, the body can consequently react according to this feedback and it will normally do this in an appropriate and precise way. In this respect, the body is an extremely advanced and intelligent system. We see how precisely this system works in animals: animals are not in danger of their own poison, as they lick their wounds without any problems. They do not do that just to clean their wounds but also to feed the ‘wound information’ back into body so that it can appropriately.
Furthermore, the intestines do not absorb all the substances we consume and they are able to make a selection. To a certain extent, they select what is useful to the body and excrete the rest through defecation. Certain substances are converted by the bacteria in the intestines into other substances, which the body can use or absorb better in that form. Such is the case with urea.
You might ask if urea not cause any poisoning symptoms when taken in again. Although urea is poisonous when present in very large amounts in the blood, only relatively small amounts of urea are ingested when you drink urine. This does not end up directly in the blood, but rather in the intestines, and primarily has a purifying, cleansing effect. The bulk of it does not show up as urea in the blood, but is converted into the highly useful substance glutamine.
It is indisputable that the urine from ninety percent of the population is almost entirely free of all bacteria (sterile). Doctors and pathologists confirm this. This is simply because urine does not come into contact with anything until it is excreted, and furthermore contains substances which kill bacteria. In the other ten percent, microorganisms can be found, which can be caused by a latent illness or infection of the kidneys or urinary passages.
Drinking urine, which contains a certain amount of microorganisms, can nevertheless be considered harmless. We constantly eat, drink and inhale bacteria. A large number of bacteria permanently exist in our body, and they generally do not make us sick.
Some caution is suggested with infections of the kidneys, bladder or urinary passages. The number of bacteria can be quite high in these cases and sometimes-even pus can be seen in the urine. Even then, some urine therapists, such as we recommend drinking everything excreted.
Externally applied, urine is an excellent antiseptic remedy. Fresh urine is sterile and therefore excellent for cleaning wounds. Old urine contains ammonia and other substances, which ensure that the infection and decay are combated.
We can make the comparison here to a dam in a river. If water rises above a certain level, the surplus flows away through the floodgates. However, this does not mean that the surplus water is useless. In the same way, a surplus of water and salts can leave the body at any moment through the kidneys. If you drink more water, more urine is produced and if you drink less water, less urine is produced. Everybody knows this from personal experience.
Nature works in cycles allowing matter to return to its original substance and be re-used for construction. Many substances still floating through the blood in compounded form are filtered by the kidneys and return to their original substances. In this way they can easily be re-absorbed by the body.
Here it may be pointed out that we have all experienced this urine cycle as a fetus in the womb. For almost nine months, we drank our own urine in the form of Amniotic fluid. This liquid was an important contribution to the development of our bodies. Drinking urine is certainly not strange. On the contrary, it is foundation of our existence.
If drinking our own urine is so natural and useful, why hasn’t nature equipped us with an instinct to do this automatically?
Rational thinking has completely suppressed many natural human instincts. For example, all animals avoid eating if they are sick. Many illnesses can be quickly cured in this way, since digesting food requires a great deal of energy. By not eating, we can direct much more energy towards the healing process.
Human beings, however, often continue eating when they are sick. On top of that, the patient is often advised to eat especially well, even if he or she is absolutely not hungry.
Sick or wounded animals instinctively use their own bodily fluids. By licking their wounds, for example, they not only keep the wound clean, but also send a signal to the body, which reacts, to this ‘self-injection’. Goats sometimes urinate directly into their own mouths, and many other animals (e.g. dogs, caws) lick the urine from others of their species.
We have obviously strayed quite far from our instinctual to light a cigarette or consume alcohol. It is therefore safer to assume that nature has equipped us with a number of instincts, but that we, as people, have largely lost contact with them.
Isn’t it true that urine therapy seems to be effective, but that simultaneous change of dietary habits is actually the healing factor?
Of course dietary habits greatly influence your health. Urine therapy and health dietary habits go together. As already mentioned, no substance which has not earlier been consumed will appear in the urine. A change in dietary habits as part of urine therapy undoubtedly plays an important role in a possible healing process.
Actually, urine therapy is also effective for those who already have healthy dietary habits and yet for one or another reason get sick. Furthermore, the rate at which symptoms improve when urine therapy employed is remarkably higher than when exclusively dietary habits are changed. Urine therapy also has an extraordinarily positive effect if you fast exclusively on water and urine, in which case you completely refrain, from eating. Furthermore the same results are achieved with a urine and water fast in one week as with a juice or water fast in two to three weeks.
The fact remains the substances you eat, drink or otherwise ingest are indeed important, especially regarding long-term health. Applying urine therapy while maintaining unhealthy dietary habits is like lighting a candle to the sun. As a closing remark, there are no unequivocal rules regarding a healthy diet and lifestyle. This is very personal and experiential, deep down; you know best what is best for you.
Those who seek refuge in urine therapy as a last resort’ have often already made the rounds by every other method of treatment, from allopathy to homeopathy, Ayurveda, etc. They hoped and believed these other therapies would work. Yet it seems that many who did not achieve results with other methods of treatment have been cured by urine therapy. This is remarkable when you consider that the nature and obscurity of urine therapy initially evoke a skeptical reaction.
In India, it was observed with a urine therapist who in his role as supervisor at a national park also successfully treated animals with urine therapy. Here, there is no question of the treating animal under the influence of suggestion or belief. However, it is generally important to believe in the method of treatment you choose. This is also true if you choose another treatment.
Our aversion to urine is the result of preconceptions and conditioning. We have been taught that urine is dirty. In reality, urine usually does not taste dirty. Many who have been drinking it for some time even think it taste and smells pleasant.
The taste of urine partly depends on what you have eaten and drunk the previous day. If you eat a great deal of animal proteins, use a lot of spice or drink strong herbal tea, your urine will probably have a strong taste. Also, when your body is out of balance, i.e. you are sick, urine often tastes stronger than normal. While applying urine therapy it is wise to reduce the intake of especially animal proteins and strong herbs and spices.
If you wish to gradually become accustomed to the taste, mix urine with water or mix a spoonful of honey into the urine.
In general, taste is subjective. What is delicious to one person is disgusting to another. Furthermore, your taste can change with time. Most people who drink beer or wine for the first time in their life think it tastes disgusting, but after some time they get used to the taste and actually enjoy it. The same is true for olives, blue cheese, etc.
Regarding medicine, it is interesting to note that people are willing to ingest the most disgusting tasting drink and pills as long as a doctor prescribes it. Likewise, if you are sick, you might also try to overcome your resistance to the taste of urine. But do it with love.
If urine therapy was so popular in the past, as is maintained, why are people no longer interested in it, and why don’t they know it can be useful?
With the development of culture and technological progress, we have strayed further and further from nature. Our interest in natural medicines, including urine therapy, has therefore decreased. Furthermore in many respects we have turned away from our own bodies. This has made urine therapy psychologically inaccessible to us; in other words, we think our own bodily products are disgusting.
Our economic system is based upon scarcity and scarcity is related to dependence. Urine therapy provides patients with so much independence that the remedy, urine is not lucrative. Urine is free and always available for those who need it. In a world in which money talks, urine therapy can appear to be threatening to those who earn their living by manufacturing or prescribing medicine. In short, urine therapy does not fit in the current economic picture of scarcity.
Many people believe we are healthier nowadays thanks to advances in medical science. This is partly true. The flip side of the coin is that we have had to give up a great deal of freedom and independence. The enormous efforts of medical science are partly based upon the failure to really cure illnesses. Fighting symptoms is considered to be crucial, but this does not take care of the cause. Urine therapy, being a real nature cure, not only reduces the symptoms, but also deals with the cause of the illness.
Keep in mind that urine therapy is not a ‘wonder drug’ that relieves all symptoms. Illness always has several causes and is usually not only physical. Feelings, thoughts and the environment also play a role. If you apply urine therapy in order to get rid of a symptom, but after improvement continue to treat yourself and your body carelessly, the symptoms might reappear. It is therefore important to also pay attention to other factors playing a role in the healing process.
How do acquaintances and friends react when you tell them that you drink your urine? Is it not better to keep quiet about it?
Nowadays, the taboos surrounding bodily excretions are great. We consider many things to be dirty as soon as they leave our body, and forget that those same substances just a few minutes before were an integral part of our body. Everybody knows that the best way to get a laugh is by telling jokes about peeing and shitting. We get the whole range of reactions whenever we talk about our experiences. This is how we have been brought up, and although we take urine therapy seriously, we generally prefer an approach with a healthy dose of humor.
However, if you feel uncomfortable about telling it to those around you, but still want to experiment with urine therapy, feel free to do this without mentioning it to others. When you are convinced it works for you, the reluctance to talk about it will gradually subside, and may be even disappear. Perhaps you will start to enjoy talking about it, as I do. You can be sure that you will be surrounded by plenty of laughter, which in fact can be rather pleasant of laughter, which in fact can be rather pleasant. An old saying maintains that it is good to combine what is useful with what is pleasurable; you can be sure of that with urine therapy!
It is a different matter if you have difficulties explaining urine therapy to your immediate family or partner. Support from those closest to you is essential. Thorough explanation can work wonders. Let them visit this site. Before you know it, their interest in urine therapy will outweigh their aversion.
As for smell, it is not as strong as one would expect. With a little bit of care, those closest to you will not notice a thing. The odor of urine is much less repulsive than most people think since most associate urine with public toilets. Actually, it often smells rather pleasant when applied fresh on the skin. Many people regularly use pure urine as after-shave and hair lotion. There will always be people who think it is bizarre or dirty. It is up to you to decide what is more important to you: your own good health or other people’s opinions.
For which illnesses is urine therapy effective and for which is it ineffective? Are there any contra-indications?
In theory, urine therapy is effective for every illness. Actually, a diagnosis is unnecessary prior to applying urine therapy. This therapy is total treatment aimed at strengthening or recovering the balance in the body. Because there are countless ways in which the balance can be upset, there are also countless illnesses. Medical science has conveniently categorized and named these illnesses. Urine therapy is a very personal treatment and can be applied in many ways. Likewise, an imbalance in the body can occur in countless ways and on different levels. Because the application of urine therapy does not require medication, which goes with a certain symptom, a diagnosis is also unnecessary.
Nevertheless, because we are so accustomed to receiving a diagnosis it is for most of us reassuring to know which label is attached to our illness. Furthermore this can also help us in choosing other natural remedies, and these can certainly be used simultaneously with urine therapy. The treatments often support each other. In the Damar Tantra, of which the entire document can be found on this site, combinations of herbal mixtures and urine are often prescribed.
Urine therapy can be applied at all times and for every illness, although in a number of cases extra attention. Furthermore pay attention to the degree of acidity of the blood and urine. If the blood is too acidic, the urine might also be rather acidic, which may cause irritations during application. Reduce the degree of acidity by fasting, talking natural medicines and following an appropriate diet (low in protein and vegetarian). So, there are no contra-indications but there are certainly conditions under which urine therapy can best applied. Once again one very important condition is the quality and combination of your diet.
The majority of useful, vital substances are found in the morning urine. This is because at night, while you sleep, your body is totally relaxed. This deep relaxation gives the body the chance to carry out its ‘recovery activities’. The decomposition products partly end up in the urine and can be re-absorbed and used for new build-up processes. This process of filtering by the kidneys returns the so-called raw decomposition products to their original substances, which can subsequently be re-absorbed and re-used by the body.
Certain hormones are also released during sleep, a number of, which are intended to bring about the above-mentioned deep relaxation. Re-absorbing these hormones ensures that we are more rested during the waking hours. Moreover, it saves the body energy because it does not have to manufacture these hormones again.
Furthermore, ingestion of the morning urine, which is full of hormones, regulates the entire hormonal process. Some of these hormones have the particular function of maintaining hormonal balance.
In theory, it is best to use exclusively your own urine, especially if internally applied. However, if you are in a state of shock and cannot urinate, the urine from somebody else can safely be administered. If possible, use the urine from somebody of the same sex. Different hormones can be in the urine from a male than in that of a female.
For certain illnesses, it seems to be beneficial to ingest the urine from children. The urine from a child is often very pure, especially if the child follows a healthy diet. In some cases, the urine from a child can also be used in the external massage application for the seriously ill who cannot produce enough of their own urine.
It is certainly possible to use the urine from other person for massage. The urine from pregnant women is also recommended by some urine therapists in the treatment of certain diseases like infertility, but further research is necessary before we can more about this.
According to the latest reports it is almost certain that, HIV cannot be transmitted through urine. Urine from different people usually does not differ much in its ingredients, which is why the urine from one person will also to some extent work for somebody else. However, your own urine contains personal, characteristic substances and provides the particular information the body needs order to carry out the healing process as effectively as possible.
In general it is no problem to combine urine therapy with any other form of natural treatment. This also applies to the use of nutritional supplements as long as they are natural. On should refrain from any chemically manufactured supplements.
Experience has shown that the use of vitamin supplements in combination with the practice of urine therapy can considerably cut down the amount of supplements you need to take, because of the recycling effect. Many substances, such as vitamins and enzymes, act as carriers for other substances and after having fulfilled their task they leave the body unaltered. Thus they can be used and taken in again to carry out the same job.
Some vitamin supplements contain very high doses of specific vitamins. This can make the urine look very dark and taste and smell very strong. However this is not a problem, although it might be somewhat unpleasant to drink.
When it is not possible for you to get used to the taste there are several other ways in which you can take urine into your body. Massaging with urine allows urine to be absorbed into the body through the skin. As far as taking urine in through the mouth, one could dilute it with a lot of water. Initially one could take just a few drops of urine mixed in fruit juice or other fluids. Also one could make use of a homeopathic tincture or an injection.
To help make the taste of your urine more acceptable it is wise to experiment with your diet. It is recommended to eat lost of fruits and fresh vegetables and avoid meat, spices, dairy products and carbohydrates. Fruits and vegetables from a healthy diet anyway, and they normally make the urine taste milder and more watery It is then usually easier to drink your urine.
For people who feel either occasionally or permanently a strong disgust blocking them from drinking their own urine, we would suggest that it may be worth first trying to discover their personal, psychological relation to urine. Clearing up some deeper issues surrounding body secretions might help to overcome the aversion.