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“ Oh wounded! Heavy bleeding! Son go to toilet and put your urine immediately on your wounds” mothers in India used to say to their children. Pouring urine on bleeding wounds give immediate relief.

Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well.

Tom Brokaw, NBC Nightly News, October 16, 1992:

“In Egypt, rescue workers found a 37-year-old man alive in earthquake rubble. He survived almost 82 hours by drinking his own urine. His wife, daughter and mother would not and they died.”

For years, people have said to me, “Well, I have heard of people surviving by ingesting their own urine, but I thought it was just a myth.” Myth it isn’t. Medical fact it is. As Dr. John R. Herman remarked in his article which appeared in the New York State Journal of Medicine in June, 1980: “Auto-uropathy (urine therapy) did flourish in many parts of the world and continues to flourish today…. there is unknown to most of us, a wide usage of uropathy and a great volume of knowledge available showing the multitudinous advantages of this modality. Actually, the listed constituents of human urine can be carefully checked and no items not found in human diet are found in it. Percentages differ, but urinary constituents are valuable to human metabolism.”

Urine therapy is a very effective healing modality. Sometimes when all else fails, urine therapy will turn a person around. Urine therapy refers to one of the several uses of urine to prevent or treat sickness, to enhance beauty or to cleanse one’s bowels.

The nature of urine and its contents:

The first time I was exposed to the concept that the body makes its own medicine, it was through a friend who was introduced to it through an Indian “guru” type of fellow (who himself recovered from chronic diseases). I often read in newspaper that our Prime Minister Morarji Desai use his own urine to keep him fit. I thought it was interesting but a wacky kind of idea and I never thought about it again – until I met my friend, to whom doctor said, “You are going to die soon”. “The desperate man does all things” and by Indian Saint advice he start drinking his own urine and recovered in few months. He is still alive.

What is urine? Urine is usually yellow or clear, depending upon a person’s health and diet. It usually has an ammonia-like odor due to the nitrogenous wastes that make up about 5% of the fluid (the remaining 95% is water). Certain foods can affect the odor, however. For example, asparagus breaks down into several sulfur-containing compounds and imparts a putrid odor upon excretion.

Urine is a slightly acidic fluid, which carries waste from the kidneys to the outside world. The kidneys have millions of nephrons, which filter toxins, waste, ingested water, and mineral salts out of the bloodstream. The kidneys regulate blood acidity by excreting excessive alkaline salts when necessary. The chief constituent of the nitrogenous wastes in urine is urea, a product of protein decomposition. Urea is, among other things, a diuretic. Average adult urine production is from one to two quarts a day. The bladder, where urine is stored for discharge, holds on average about 16-20 ounces of fluid, though the average discharge is about half that amount. In addition to uric acid, ammonia and creatine, urine consists of many other waste products in minute quantities.

Being a waste product does not mean that a substance is toxic or harmful. It means that the body cannot absorb the substance at the present time. Just as we throw away the excess food, kidney throw away the excess minerals, vitamins and other beneficial constituents.     

In 1975, one of the founders of Miles Laboratories, Dr. A.H. Free, published his book Urinalysis in Clinical Laboratory Practice, in which he remarked that not only is urine a sterile body compound (purer than distilled water), but that “it is now recognized that urine contains thousands of compounds, and as new, more sensitive analytical tools evolve, it is quite certain that new constituents of urine will be recognized.” Among the urine constituents mentioned in Dr. Free’s revealing treatise is a list of nutrients that will knock your socks off. As Dr. Free comments, the ingredients listed below are only a few critical nutrients found in urine:

  • Alanine, total… 38 mg/day
  • Arginine, total… 32 mg/day
  • Ascorbic acid… 30 mg/day
  • Allantoin… 12 mg/day
  • Amino acids, total… 2.1 g/day
  • Bicarbonate… 140 mg/day
  • Biotin… 35 mg/day
  • Calcium… 23 mg/day
  • Creatinine… 1.4 mg/day
  • Cystine… 120 mg/day
  • Glucose… 100 mg/day
  • Glutamic acid… 308 mg/day
  • Glycine… 455 mg/day
  • Vitamin B6… 100 mg/day
  • Inositol… 14 mg/day
  • Iodine… 0.25 mg/day
  • Iron… 0.5 mg/day
  • Magnesium… 100 mg/day
  • Phenylalanine… 21 mg/day
  • Lysine, total… 56 mg/day 
  • Nitrogen, total… 15 g/day
  • Ornithine… 10 mg/day
  • Pantothenic acid… 3 mg/day
  • Riboflavin… 0.9 mg/day
  • Phosphorus, organic… 9 mg/day
  • Potassium… 2.5 mg/day
  • Proteins, total… 5 mg/day
  • Dopamine… 0.40 mg/day
  • Epinephrine… 0.01 mg/day
  • Folic acid… 4 mg/day
  • Manganese… 0.5 mg/day
  • Methionine, total… 10 mg/day
  • Tryptophan, total… 28 mg/day
  • Tyrosine, total… 50 mg/day
  • Urea… 24.5 mg/day
  • Vitamin B12… 0.03 mg/day
  • Zinc… 1.4 mg/day

As you read over this extraordinary list of nutritional elements, you can begin to understand why the stories you may have heard of people surviving on their own urine are true. There are many other elements in urine that may differ from person to person.


Very briefly, here are two ways to do urine therapy. This is in no way a complete discussion of how to use the therapy, but simply an introduction.

1) Begin with oral drops then increases dosage as needed.

Better to collect the first urine of the day; let the initial urine go away collect middle urine.
Use fresh urine drops direct. For some cases, sub-lingual drops work well.
(Should always use fresh urine immediately upon collection. You should not boil or dilute the urine in any way. You must use it in its natural form)

Start by taking 1-5 drops of morning urine on the first day. On the second day, take 5-10 drops in the morning. On the third day, take 5-10 drops in the morning, and the same amount in the evening before you go to bed.

Once you feel accustomed to the therapy, gradually increase the amount as needed for obtaining results for your condition. As you use the therapy, you will learn to adjust the amount you need by observing your reactions to the therapy. It may be that you’ll work up to actually drinking an ounce or two at a time.

2) Use your own urine in a homeopathic fashion.

First, collect the midstream urine in a clean cup or container. This should be a clean catch, meaning the genital area (important for women in particular) has been cleaned beforehand. To 1/6 ounce of distilled water in a sterile bottle, add one drop of fresh urine. Cap and shake 50 times. Take one drop of this mix and add to another 1/6 ounce of distilled water and shake 50 times. Take one drop of this mix and add to 1/6 oz. of 80 to 100% proof whiskies, vodka or other wine, which acts as a preservative.

Place three drops under the tongue hourly until there is obvious improvement or temporary exacerbation of symptoms. As improvement progresses, lengthen the interval between treatments. After 3 days, suspend treatment to avoid pushing the immune system. Treatment is resumed if progress remains static or relapse occurs.

Most devotees drink the midstream of their morning urine. Some prefer it straight and steaming hot; others mix it with juice or serve it over fruit. Some prefer a couple of urine drops mixed with a tablespoon of water applied sublingually several times a day. Some wash themselves in their own golden fluid to improve their skin quality. Many modern Japanese women are said to engage in urine bathing. Some even use their own urine as an enema.


The Chinese Association of urine therapy warns that: “Some time common symptoms include diarrhea, itch, pain, fatigue, soreness of the shoulder, fever, etc. These symptoms appear more frequently in patients suffering from long term or more serious illnesses, and symptoms may repeat several times. Each episode may last 3-7 days, but sometimes it may last one month, or even worse over 6 months. It is a pity that many give up urine therapy because of such bad episodes [sic]. Recovery reaction is just like the darkness before sunrise. If one persists and overcomes the difficulty, one can enjoy the eventual happiness of a healthy life”.

These same people advise that “All kinds of throat inflammation can be helped by gargling with urine to which a bit of saffron has been added” and “drinking one ounce of urine . . . is more beneficial to the average person than a fully staffed multi-billion dollar medical center.”

It may not likely to be healthful or useful when one is buried beneath a building or lost at sea for a week or two. In such situations drinking one’s own urine might be the difference between life and death. As a daily tonic, there are much tastier ways to introduce healthful products into one’s blood stream

Religion and urine

Indians saints are using urine for thousands years. The origin of this unusual practice seems to be certain religious rites among Hindus, where it is calledAmaroli in  Tantra religious traditions.  It is the elixir of choice of a number of holy men in India where drinking urine has been practiced for thousands of years. Some people see urine therapy as a divine manifestation of cosmic intelligence. They use urine to unleash their Kundalini, sending it straight into the third eye, bringing instant enlightenment.


There is practically nothing it won’t treat. Urine is said to be effective against the flu, the common cold, broken bones, toothache, dry skin, psoriasis and all other skin problems. It is said to deter aging and is helpful with AIDS, allergies, animal and snake bites, asthma, heart disease, hypertension, burns, cancer, chemical intoxication, hemorrhage, menstrual problems, chicken pox, enteritis, constipation, and pneumonia. Urine is said to be effective against dysentery, edema, eczema, eye irritation, fatigue, fever, gonorrhea, gout, bloody urine, small pox, immunological disorders, infections, infertility, baldness, insomnia, jaundice, hepatitis, leprosy, lymphatic disorder, urticaria, morning sickness, hangover, obesity, parasites, gastric ulcer, rheumatism, birth marks, stroke, congestion, lumbago, typhus, gastritis, depression, cold sore, tuberculosis, tetanus, Parkinson’s disease, foot fungus, diabetes and other endocrine related diseases. Many advocates claim that urine is a panacea.

This is a common argument from defenders of alternative therapies: the greed of medical doctors leads them to conspire against chiropractors, chelating therapists, etc. The evidence for this conspiracy wouldn’t fill a specimen beaker. They forget how dangerous and ineffective are their medicine. Though give relief for short time but in longer term they turned to be ineffective. Part of the alleged conspiracy to keep us ignorant of the wonders of our own wee is the fact that many people think urine is poisonous. Urine is generally not toxic and you will not die of uremic poisoning, if you start your day off with a cup of your own golden fluid. However, it hardly seems fair to blame the medical establishment for the general public’s ignorance on this matter. In any case, just because something is not toxic does not mean it is good for you. Hair is not toxic, either, and even though it might be a good source of roughage, it is generally not desirable to put hair in food.