Following a Moroccan TV report on the drinking of camel urine as a cure for cancer, Moroccan oncologists have slammed the claim, saying that camel urine is not fit for human consumption. Apparently, that hasn’t stopped millions of Arab Muslims from drinking the potion for its supposed health benefits.
Reuters Initial scientific studies have linked MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) to camels, but disease experts say it is not at all clear how the infection passes from the animals. Many people infected in the community and in hospitals report no contact with camels, they note. MERS causes coughing, fever and breathing problems, and can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure, and even death.
While many of these people may not have access to camels, there is an abundance of Camel-based products on the market, not the least of which is camel urine for human consumption.
There are even conferences on the “wonders and secrets of healing from camel urine,” that “camel urine is the miracle of our time and is a gift from Muhammad to mankind.”
Fatin Khorshid, of the King Fahd Medical Research Center sees it as the ultimate solution to “all sorts of ailments” like “cancer,” “digestive tract,” “diarrhea,” “sexual dysfunction,” “liver disease,” “skin ulcers,” “cosmetics,” etc.