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urine therapy

Pseudomedicine
The oral, parenteral, rectal or topical consumption of one’s own urine as a therapeutic “agent”. Urine therapy was enthusiastically adopted in the early 20th century by the Briton JW Armstrong, who believed its consumption was effective for asthma, bladder problems, burns, cancer, diabetes, fever, gangrene, heart disease, malaria, renal failure, tuberculosis, wounds and other conditions. Because Armstrong viewed urine as a panacea, a specific medical diagnosis was unnecessary; urine has been more recently extolled as a therapy for AIDS, arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, herpes and leprosy.

There are no peer-reviewed studies to suggest that urine has a any kind of therapeutic role.
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'My dad told me about urine therapy when I was 19-years-old.
Another lady spoke of her digestion improving after urine therapy. But regardless of the testimonials (and there are many online), there is no medical evidence to back up any of these claims.
Urine therapy comes from ancient Indian medicine, which promoted drinking urine and massaging it into the skin to treat stings, minor ailments and even some cancers.
Having become the oldest PM, Desai tried to reassure people of his physical fitness by talking about 'urine therapy'.
Even though I must confess that I don't have any experience with 'Urine Therapy' I am aware that for thousands of years, several cultures have used the therapy, also known as uropathy or urotherapy, for all manners of disease and injury.
It was also used as an alternative medicine and many famous people have practised urine therapy which means drinking the stuff for health reasons.
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Urotherapy was also used by ancient Egyptians and indigenous Americans.3 Urine therapy may have been referenced in the Bible: "Drink waters from thy own cistern flowing water from thy own well" (Proverbs 5:15 Old Testament).
According to (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/food/bda-releases-top-5-worst-celebrity-diets-to-avoid-in-2015/story-fneuz8zj-1227153552000) news.com.au , urine therapy was a practice of drinking one's own urine for the purposes of cosmetic or medical wellbeing.
In the olden times, urine therapy was a practice, believing it was efficacious and safe.
Seu livro The Water of Life: A Treatise on Urine Therapy, publicado em 1944, impactou profundamente Raojibhai Manibhai Patel, um reformador social gandhiano.