Cup of urine a day keeps ailments at bay


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Jul 29, 2004
Thu Sep 2,11:11 AM ET

BANGKOK (AFP) - Drinking urine can eliminate sinus trouble, turn grey hair black and even cure cancer, a Thai academic said, citing a study of local Buddhists who engage in the unorthodox practice.

Ratree Cheepudomwit, of the Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine Development Department, said hundreds of urine drinkers attested that consuming a daily cup worked wonders for their overall health and helped slow the ageing process.

She said that in June she queried 250 members of Santi Asoke, a strict indigenous Buddhist movement believed to have thousands of followers, and 204 respondents said they had learned from ancient Buddhist manucripts that drinking one's urine improved health.

"Of the respondents, 87 percent confirmed that it had head-to-toe benefits for them, including for example reduction of dandruff, grey hair, sinus problems and cancer," Ratree told AFP.

The medical elixir was not easy on everyone's system, as about one in 10 urine drinkers suffered diarrhea afterwards, but the practice should not be viewed with disgust, she said.

"Other groups of people who drank urine were Buddhist monks who practised in accordance to scriptures which are more than 2,500 years old," she said.

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I'll take the grey hair and aging, thank you. :) ;)
Jul 12, 2001
Heard this on my way to work this morning - think I'll pass but thanks anyway. :)
Feb 9, 2003
hahahhaha......... maybe it turns your hair black, but it probably leads to cronick bad breath rotten teeth, and a sudden downturn in your social life :p


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Apr 17, 2002
And it gives a more definite meaning to the term potty mouth! ;) :D


Mar 6, 2003
when i was an apprentice baker,i worked with a bloke when we were ready to start work would drink a glass of urine,followed by a glass of vegie oil,he did this 6 days a week for the 3.5 yrs i worked with him.
i always thought he was a nut case
Feb 27, 2003
Ok thats just gross...........and im waiting for 700 to show up and say "Piss Off" :D
Nov 16, 2002
yes, I'll add my "ewww" to this thread too!

I'd rather die than drink urine. Wait scratch that...if I was stranded in a boat and dying from dehydration, then I might think about it. But I'd have to be delirious and out of my mind first.
I still hope I wouldnt under any circumstances, certainly not voluntary ones!

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