The Benefits of Urine Therapy
Thousands of medicines are available in the market for various diseases. Every medicine has an individual effect on body organs & its various systems.
Stomach medications cannot be put in eyes. Eye medicine is not used for the ear & ear medicine is not suitable for the mouth. But Urine is the only medicine prepared in the human body which provides a universal remedy as well as prevention and answer for almost every kind of disease, whatever may be its name, its cause or its stage. Also it needs no doctor for diagnosis of disease.
God has given such a golden precious gift right from our birth which is capable of addressing diseases whether it is Acute or Chronic as per modern health science.
This fact has been described in Scriptures of various Religions and Ayurveda. Urine is one of the unpolluted things in this polluted world.
Just like nature has provided milk in the mother’s breast for nourishment of the infant child, similarly nature has also provided urine in the human body for preservation of its health and for the elimination of various diseases.
Uropathy or uro-therapy is the method of healing disease by the application and use of one’s own golden elixir known as Urine Therapy.
Uropathy was originally a spiritual practice rather than a method of treatment. They termed it as a holy liquid i.e. Shivambu. According to ancient texts, Urine is more nutritious than even mothers Milk!
We are not only physically benefitted by its practice, but we can be spiritually advanced, because it is an elixir for body, mind and spirit!
There are stories of olden times and even recent ones of travelers and explorers who were often put into hardships and seclusion while in desert and sea and when water got exhausted, they survived for days by drinking their own urine and successfully completed their journey.
After nearly 100 years of modern study, medical researchers, in reference to this fluid and its components, report these findings:
> In clinical studies using an extract of this fluid on cancer patients, most patients in the study showed remarkable improvement after only one week of treatment and continued treatment produced a reduction in tumor size and normalization of biochemical tests with-out toxic or dangerous side effects. — Dr. S. Burzynski Physiology, Chemistry & Physics, 1977
> It surprisingly and easily kills viruses. In strong concentration, it not only weakens viruses such as polio and rabies, but actually destroys them. — Proceedings of the Society of Experimental Biology, 1936
> Natural antibodies to the HIV virus appear in this fluid in patients diagnosed with AIDS. — New York University Medical Center, 1988
> Sufficiently concentrated, it will kill gonorrhea bacteria. — Dr. Robert C. Noble Division of Infectious Disease University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 1987
> It is capable of controlling a wide range of food, environmental and chemical allergies. — Dr. C.M.W. Wilson Department of Geriatric Medicine Law Hospital, Scotland, 1983
> It is capable of killing or stopping the growth of the bacteria that causes Tuberculosis. — The American Review of Tuberculosis, 1954
> This agent is one of the safest and most useful diuretics known. Its use is indicated in the treatment of excess pressure on the brain and eyes, inoperable brain tumors, skull fractures, and cerebral contusions. Further trials of this substance are warranted in the treatment of chronic glaucoma, hydrocephalus, delirium tremens, premenstrual edema, meningitis and epilepsy. — Symposium on Surgery of the Head and Neck
> Urea - New Use Of An Old Agent, 1957: This substance acts as an excellent and safe natural vaccine and has been shown to cure a wide variety of disorders including chronic and acute hepatitis, whooping-cough, asthma, hay fever, hives, migraine and intestinal dysfunctions. The method is so simple it can be used without any difficulties. — Plesch Medical Press, London, 1947
> It was found that many physical illnesses were relieved, such as multiple sclerosis, colitis, hypertension, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis, hyperactivity, pancreatic insufficiency, psoriasis and eczema, diabetes, herpes zoster, and Mononucleosis. — Dr. N. Dunne - Medical Advisor to the Irish Allergy Treatment and Research Association, Oxford Medical Symposium, 1981
> Certain fractions of this substance have an inhibitory action on the growth of malignant tumors in mice...while smaller doses inhibit growth, bigger ones make the tumors regress. — Science Magazine, 1963
> More scientific papers have probably been published on this substance than on any other organic compound. — Journal of the American Medical Association July 3, 1954
> "Urine is the main component of the amniotic fluid that bathes the human fetus. Normally, the baby 'breathes' this urine-filled amniotic fluid into its lungs. If the urinary tract is blocked, the fetus does not produce the fluid, and without it, the lungs do not develop." — New York Times Medical Section, August 16, 1988
> "Urine can be regarded as one of the most complex of all body fluids. It contains practically all of the constituents found in the blood." — Urinalysis in Clinical and Laboratory Practice
> In August of 1993, Forbes magazine printed an article about Fabio Bertarelli who owns the world's largest fertility-drug producing company called the Ares-Serono Group based in Geneva, whose most important product is the drug Pergonal which increases the chances of conception. Guess what Pergonal is made from. "To make Pergonal, Ares-Serono collects urine samples from 110,000 postmenopausal women volunteers in Italy, Spain, Brazil and Argentina. From 26 collection centers the urine is sent to Rome, where Ares-Serono technicians then isolate the ovulation-enhancing hormone." — Forbes
> An article in the New York State Journal of Medicine in 1980 by Dr. John R. Herman, Clinical Professor of Urology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, points out the general misconceptions regarding urine and its medical use: "Auto Uropathy (urine therapy) did flourish in many parts of the world and it 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 Urine is only a derivative of the blood...If the blood should not be considered ‘unclean’, then the urine also should not be so considered. Normally excreted, urine is a fluid of tremendous variations of composition 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, of course, but urinary constituents are valuable to human metabolism... "
> Medical researchers at the University of California at Berkeley reported in 1982 that they have discovered that: Uric acid could be a defense against cancer and aging. It also destroys body-damaging chemicals called free radicals that are present in food, water and air and are considered to be a cause of cáncer and breakdowns in immune function. Uric acid could be one of the things that enable human beings to live so much longer than other mammals. — Omni Magazine, Oct. 1982
> A MYSTERIOUS biochemical substance that safely and naturally induces deep sleep has been found in human urine. Dubbed "Factor S" by the scientists at Harvard University and the University of Chicago, the substance has proved to be especially effective as a promoter of healthy sleep…
> 1900: A German researcher by the name of Spiro reported his discovery that urea solutions have a remarkable ability to "dissolve" foreign proteins. This is medically important because viruses, for example, are molecular proteins as are allergens. Later research confirmed that urea has an amazing ability to rapidly and easily destroy viruses such as polio and rabies viruses.
> In 1902, W. Ramsden, another researcher, published a report in the American Journal of Physiology further detailing the protein dissolving properties of urea. Ramsden also discovered that urea prevented putrefaction in wounds. His work is often referred to by later researchers looking into the anti-bacterial applications of urea.
> In the 1918 book called “Autotherapy”, Dr. Charles H. Duncan observed: "There is scarcely a pathogenic (disease) condition which does not affect the urine contents...It may be said that urine is like a weather vane, sensitively registering any change in the patient's condition, be it great or small. Many pathogenic conditions...are quickly cured by the therapeutic employment of urine alone...it is significant, indeed, when Clark's Materia Medica gives many conditions in which uric acid and urea have been proved to be therapeutically effective.
> In the New York Medical Journal of December 14 and 21, 1912 and in the Therapeutic Record of January 1914, I reported that I was employing urine successfully in the treatment of many conditions...since then it has been employed successfully both by myself and many other physicians in treating patients suffering with a great variety of pathogenic conditions." AUTOTHERAPY, (book), 1918, by Dr. Charles H. Duncan. Dr. Duncan was the Attending Surgeon, Genito-Urinary Specialist and co-founder of the Volunteer Hospital, New York City.
> AUTO-URINE THERAPY, 1934, by Dr. Martin Krebs, (pediatrician), from a lecture delivered at the Society of Pediatricians, Leipzig. Dr. Krebs, a practicing pediatrician in Dresden, like many other physicians, was intrigued by reports of the medical uses of patients' own urine to treat and cure a wide variety of disorders. Like Dr. Duncan and other practitioners referred to this practice as autourine therapy. Dr. Krebs began injecting urine in the course of his own medical practice and was surprised at the rapid and often extraordinary response: "Through intramuscular injections of the patient's own urine, allergies and certain spastic conditions in children are remarkably improved.
> URINE THERAPY, 1935, by Dr. M. Garotescu, published in the medical journal, Romania Medicala. In this report, the author, Dr. Garotescu, describes his experiences in treating cystitis, a painful inflammation, or infection of the bladder which commonly affects women and can lead to more serious conditions, such as kidney infections. Dr. Garotescu treated numerous cases of cystitis with injections of the patients' own urine, and discovered that these treatments produced excellent results, which were corroborated by laboratory tests showing that the cystitis bacteria had completely disappeared after the urine injection treatments.
> THE EFFECT OF URINE EXTRACTS ON PEPTIC ULCER, 1941, by David J. Sandweiss, M.D., M.H. Sugarman, M.D., M.H.F. Friedman, Ph.D., H.C. Saltzstein, M.D., (Research aided by grants from the Mendelson Fund and Parke-Davis & Co.). The researchers reported, among other things, that: 1) urine contains a type of gastric secretory suppressant (or antacid) called urogastrone, that can protect against irritation of the stomach lining that may lead to ulcers. 2) certain urine extracts also encouraged healing of ulcers by stimulating the growth of new cells, tissues and blood vessels in the damaged area.
> URINE THERAPY, 1947, by Professor J. Plesch, M.D., From an article in the English medical journal, The Medical Press (London). USE OF URINE THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ASTHMA, ALLERGIES, MIGRAINES, VIRAL INFECTIONS, HAY FEVER, DIABETES, GOUT, DYSFUNCTION OF THE ADRENAL AND THYROID GLANDS, HEART CONDITIONS. Dr. Plesch, an English physician, used natural urine injections in his medical practice extensively and with excellent success on a large variety of disease conditions:"...In fact, my recommendation to use the urine of the infected person for auto-vaccination is only an extension of the methods of Jenner and Pasteur and therefore it is strange that auto-urine vaccination has not been used before. The main difference between the Pasteur-Fenner methods and auto-urine therapy lies in the fact that by inoculating the fresh urine of the patient the active infectious material has been weakened by passage through the recipient's own body. I am convinced from my experience that it is worthwhile investigating this method systematically with respect to all infectious diseases, including poliomyelitis, etc. Moreover, during the application of this therapy, I observed some remarkable effects. Among my first patients whom I treated by urine therapy was a typical case of asthma. Immediately after the first injection and before the vaccination effect had time to develop, this patient lost his daily attacks of asthma.
> THE EFFECT OF HUMAN URINE ON TUBERCULE BACILLI, 1951 by Dr. K.B. Bjornesjo, From the Department of Medical Chemistry, Uppsala, Sweden. Although some medical researchers for many years had been aware that different body fluids such as serum and saliva had an inhibitory effect on tuberculosis bacteria, Bjornesjo, a Scandinavian researcher, discovered that urine was much more effective that any other body fluids in arresting the growth of tuberculosis bacilli: "In a preliminary experiment performed in this laboratory employing (solutions of) saliva, serum and urine from different subjects...it became apparent that under the experimental conditions the inhibitory effect of saliva and serum was very weak...On the other hand urine seemed to have a considerably stronger inhibitory effect and a concentration of 50 per cent urine in (a) medium completely inhibited the growth of the tubercule bacilli in most cases..."
> ISOLATION FROM HUMAN URINE OF A POLYPEPTIDE HAVING MARKED TUBERCULOSTATIC ACTIVITY, 1965, by Shusuke Tsuji, et. al, From the Fifth Division of the Tuberculosis Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. In one of the opening statements of this report, the researchers comment that: "The vast majority of Japanese adults are tuberculin positive..." which is apparently why the laboratory evidence of urine's anti-TB property was of interest to Japanese researchers and why they conducted their own search for the anti-TB element in urine: "In short, although it has been a well known fact that human urine has definite capacity to inhibit the growth of tubercule bacilli...the chemical nature of the active substance has been obscure. In our investigations it has become clear that at least one of the active agents is a polypeptide." Although these researchers did identify one of the active elements in urine's tuberculostatic activity as a polypeptide (which is a chain of amino acids), they also admitted that there are other "as yet undetermined agents" responsible for urine's anti-TB property. The results of the present study and those of Roberts and Beard and Asscher et al. suggest that antibacterial activity of human urine may be an important factor in preventing urinary tract infection and may also help to select (affect the reproduction of) bacterial strains when infection does occur."
> NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY TO POLIOVIRUSES IN NORMAL HUMAN URINE, 1962, by Martin Lerner, Jack Remington and Maxwell Finland, Journal of Clinical Investigation. (From the Throndike Memorial Laboratory, Harvard Medical Services, Boston City Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston Massachusetts, Journal of Clinical Investigation. SUBJECT: NATURAL ANTIBODIES FOUND IN URINE: The research in this study was based in large part on several previous studies on the presence of important natural antibodies that have been found in urine. Actually, there are so many research studies that have been done on the presence of antibodies in urine that it would be impossible to discuss them all, so we'll look at this study and one other, both of which give a good general overview of the subject. We all know the importance of anti-bodies in fighting disease. When we are exposed to foreign organisms which our bodies sense as threatening, our immune system produces a wide variety of antibodies which attack, weaken and destroy the intruders. Most of us think that these antibodies are found only in our blood. But numerous research studies have proven that a wide variety of antibodies are also present in our urine when we are fighting disease - and these important antibodies can be reused by the body in urine therapy. As this study in 1962 revealed, urine antibodies are extremely effective disease-fighters and are capable of actively neutralizing or destroying even the aggressive polio virus.
> In another research report published in 1967 by immunologists from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on the presence of polio antibody in urine, the researchers confirmed that: "It is clear that IGA polio antibody is present in...urine...It seems likely that antibodies of this type may play a part in the defense against invasion of microorganisms." (Demonstration of IgA Polio Antibody in Saliva, Duodenal Fluid and Urine, 1967)."
> USE OF EXOGENOUS AND ENDOGENOUS UREA FOR PROTEIN SYNTHESIS IN NORMAL AND UREMIC SUBJECTS, 1963, by Dr. Carmelo Giordano, from the Renal Laboratory, Naples University School of Medicine. This study has to do with one of the most difficult problems in renal, or kidney disorders, which is the patient's impaired ability to synthesize, or in other words, break down and use protein. Protein is normally broken down into nitrogen and other constituents by both the liver and the kidneys, but when the kidneys malfunction because of infection, damage, etc. and can't break down protein efficiently, protein depletion occurs, nitrogen levels are altered in the body and the person's health is severely threatened. The study demonstrated that: "If urea was added to the diet, enough synthesis of nonessential amino acids occurred to achieve equilibrium or even positive nitrogen balance." As Giordano points out: "With the use of a synthetic diet containing essential amino acids in low quantity, it is shown that urea, either if given exogenously or if taken endogenously from waste nitrogen retained in uremia, is utilized for the synthesis of non-essential amino acids."
> CHARACTERIZATION OF ANTIBODIES IN HUMAN URINE, 1965, by Dr. Lars A. Hanson and Eng M. Tan, (From the Rockefeller Institute, N.Y., N.Y.). published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. This study is another research project done on antibodies in human urine. The report stated that: Human urine contains proteins that have been shown to be identical with serum (blood) immunoglobulin or (antibodies). Antibody activity in urine has been demonstrated against several microorganisms including cholera, salmonella, diphtheria, tetanus and polio. Many of the doctors who used urine therapy on patients early in the twentieth century such as Duncan, and Plesch noted that the ingestion or injection of an individual's own urine had an often amazing curative effect on a surprisingly wide variety of bacterial and viral-related illnesses such as hepatitis, whooping cough, mumps, chicken pox and influenza.
> URINE THERAPY AND CANCER - H-11 FOR CANCER, by Dr. J.H. Thompson, 1943, published in the British Medical Journal, (7/31/43). In the late 1930's and early 40's, many medical researchers such as Dr. Thompson, were experimenting with an anti-cancer urine extract referred to as H-11. Many of the hundreds of researchers who had conducted the studies on H-11 in cancer treatments over approximately a 12-year period experienced excellent results which unfortunately were ignored by the medical community. The researchers reportedly demanded that a medical research council be set up to review their complaints, stating that their research findings on successful H-11 cancer treatments were being unjustly ignored by the medical establishment. The clinical and laboratory findings on the use of this extract on cancer patients were reported in the British Medical Journal by Dr. J.H. Thompson, and revealed that over 300 independent doctors and researchers had found that H-11 was clinically effective in inhibiting the growth of malignant cells in humans.
> URINE EXTRACT ON MALIGNANT TUMORS, 1961, by Dr. Novak, published in the German Journal of Internal Medicine. This is an extremely interesting report from a German doctor who utilized injections of a natural urine extract prepared from each patients' own urine to treat several different types of cancer including stomach, colon, rectal, breast, lung, uterine, lymph node and gall bladder malignancies. The results were remarkable in the majority of the 21 cases treated.
> PREPARATION OF REFINE FROM HUMAN URINE, by Albert Szent-Gyorgi, et.al. 1963, published in Science Magazine. Study supported by grants from the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation and conducted at the Institute for Muscle Research, in Massachusetts. This study was done on an anti-cancer element that has been extracted from urine called "retire`: "Certain fractions of the urine of children have been shown to stop the growth of transplanted malignant cancer tumors in mice. The substance responsible for this action was called "refine". We have since found a similar activity in the urine of adults of about 20-25 years." After studying the effect of refine on several different types of cancerous tumors, the researchers observed that: "Smaller doses of refine inhibit growth of the tumors, while bigger ones actually make the tumors regress." In the study, a group of mice were injected under the skin with 30 million live cancer cells, and developed subsequent tumors. The mice were then treated with refine for a week and the researchers noted That: "The tumors of the mice treated with 6 units of refine for a week, upon examination, were found to contain very little live cancer tissue and consisted chiefly of dead cancer cells." Unfortunately, reline has not been publicized as an anti-cancer agent, but this study, as do others, demonstrates that there are important anticancer factors in urine that have been shown to be amazingly effective in destroying and stopping the growth of malignant cancerous tumors and cells.
> Actually, urine therapy has been used as a folk remedy for cancer and other ailments for over 2,000 years. Even within the past 30 years, at least 45,000 injections of urine or urine extract were given in the United States and throughout Europe without any toxic side effects."
> DHEA: "MIRACLE" DRUG? 1982, by Saul Kent, published In Geriatrics, September, 1982. SUBJECT: AIDS, OBESITY, CANCER, AGING, This report deals with a substance which is found in large quantities in the urine called dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA to us. DHEA is a hormone that is already present in the body, and is actually related to testosterone, a male hormone. Within the last decade, scientists have been analyzing and experimenting with this hormone because it apparently has significant anti-cancer, anti-obesity and anti-aging properties and has even been used in AIDS treatment."This suggests that DHEA may have an anti-aging effect as well as anti-cancer and anti-obesity effects." Users of urine therapy have reported for years that they weighed less and looked remarkably younger after consistent use of urine therapy.
> Urine extracts have in fact turned out to be a retardant of tumors as numerous investigations have shown, including those by RHODENBURG and NAGY, TURNER, STEELE, KOCH and STEINER, MAGNELA, KAPLAN and HYSON, THOMPSON, MURLIN and others, NORRIS and MAGNARICH, WOLLHEIM, HERBUT, TSALTAS and KRAEMER, COMPTON and PANNETT, PANNETT and Nobel prize winner SZENT-GYORGI, HGYELI and McLAUGHLIN which all point in the direction of the growth and tumor inhibiting property of urine extracts.
> An article done on AIDS treatments in 1988 in the magazine, SPIN, discusses the use of urine therapy in AIDS: "One of the latest and most interesting treatments for which the alternative community is holding a lot of hope is probably the oldest natural remedy known to man. It's called urine therapy and consists of drinking one's own urine and rubbing one's entire body with it...'Urine therapy has been around for a long time...' said one NYC private practitioner who supports the therapy...When you have something that works, that's been around for a long time, even though it doesn't fit into any of the 'scientific' approaches, and there are many things that don't, I would say try it...if I had AIDS I would definitely try it.'" Ironically, urine therapy is one of the most scientifically corroborated of all natural therapies, and has been a scientific healing approach used for almost a century by mainstream medical researchers.
> Bay Area Reporter, August 9, 1990: "Thanks to the research of Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kien and his staff at the New York University Medical Center it was discovered in 1988 that the antibodies to HIV-1 appear in the urine of patients diagnosed with AIDS: According to the involved researchers 'urine is not considered infectious because it has not been shown to contain the virus, only the antibodies'.
> Townsend Letter For Doctors, June, 1993: During allergy research studies, in using natural urine therapy for allergy patients, it was also noted that Urine: "...greatly increased immune response, noticeably affecting and increasing the T-cell population and the body's resistance to viral infections."
> Physician's Handbook on Immune-Tolerance: This research report revealed that: "There seems to be an enhanced response or stimulation of the immune system, mostly of the T-cell population (with the use of urine therapy). While under treatment, patients reported an absence of viral diseases (flu, colds, etc.), or greatly decreased symptoms. In a few patients who exhibited low T-cell counts, the T-cell population was restored to normal after finishing their treatment..."
> TITLE SPECIFIC IMMUNOLOGIC UNRESPONSIVENESS, 1982, by Dr. William D. Linscott, PhD, (published in Basic and Clinical Immunology). Dr. Linscott's studies showed that when these antigen receptors (or renegade white blood cells), were reintroduced into the body, the body actually developed antibodies to these antigen receptors, and the antibodies then stopped the allergic response: "These antigen receptors are found in low concentrations in urine. By injecting the receptors, it has been possible to induce antibodies against the antigen receptors which can then limit or even abort an ongoing allergic response. These antibodies may in fact be an important regulator of the immune response."
> This was an award-winning report delivered at the Oxford Medical Symposium in March, 1981, dealing with the treatment of allergies with urine therapy. THE USE OF INJECTED AND SUBLINGUAL URINE IN THE TREATMENT OF ALLERGIES, 1981, by Dr. Nancy Dunne. Dr. Nancy Dunne was medical advisor to the Irish Allergy Treatment and Research Association, founder of the Irish Orthomolecular Medical Association and a member of several allergy research societies: "A simple technique for treating allergies — Auto-Immune Urine Therapy (A.I.U.) is rapidly gaining recognition in the United States and may well prove to be the method of the future. A.I.U. therapy provided clinical relief lasting many years without further treatment.
> Serious adverse reactions to urine injection therapy are unknown—in over 100,000 treatments, Dr. Fife has not had one. Minor reactions are limited to occasional resurgence of familiar allergic symptoms or slight temporary malaise...
> IMMUNO-TOLERANCE, Physician's Handbook, 1982, from the International Immunology Institute, Canoga Park, California. This report is an extremely comprehensive and thoroughly detailed investigation into historical and current uses of urine therapy in treating allergies: "The application, ingestion and injection of urine has been in existence for at least 4,000 years. It seemingly dies, only to reappear again, time after time. While other 'fad' or 'quack' treatments have disappeared, urine treatment has remained..."Researchers noted that urine injections not only provided a large measure of relief from allergic symptoms, but also seemed to boost the immune system: "There seems to be an enhanced response or stimulation of the immune system, mostly of the T-cell population [with the use of urine therapy]. While under treatment, patients reported an absence of viral diseases (flu, colds, etc.). or greatly decreased symptoms.
> TITLE: BACTERICIDAL PROPERTIES OF URINE FOR NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE 1987 by Robert C. Noble, M.D. and M. Parekh, MS (From the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine). Published in the journal, Sexually Transmitted Diseases) This study was a follow-up to another research program (McCutcheon,et. al, 1977) that had investigated the gonorrhea bacteria-killing properties of urine and had reported that sufficiently concentrated urine can destroy the causative organism of gonorrhea and provide a natural immunity to the disease. In 1987, Noble and Parekh confirmed McCutcheon's findings that concentrated urine could indeed kill gonorrhea bacteria: 'These results show that sufficiently concentrated, acidic urines kill gonorrhea bacteria by an unknown mechanism."
> IDENTIFICATION OF A SPECIFIC INTERLEUKIN-1 INHIBITOR IN THE URINE OF FEBRILE PATIENTS, 1984, by Zenghua Liao, et.al, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, Jan. 1984. (Dr. Liao was an exchange scholar from the Fujian Medical Center in China, and this study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and others). Interleukin-1 (IL-1), among other things, is one of the body's immune defense substances which stimulate fever. Fever, as many of us know, helps the body destroy harmful microorganisms. But researchers have discovered that not only does the body produce IL-1 during infection or attack, but that it also produces a substance that slows down, or suppresses the production of IL-1, presumably so that the body does not become too feverish or dangerously inflamed during the illness. This substance that keeps fever under control is called an IL-1 inhibitor. Researchers discovered that this important IL-1 inhibitor substance was found not only in the blood, but in the urine also. In this study, the researchers found that the IL-1 inhibitor substance was present in both normal urine and the urine of febrile patients: "These findings indicate that the IL-1 inhibitor is a normal constituent of human urine, but that the urine levels of this material are significantly increased in febrile states... We have found that the urine of febrile patients contains a potent IL-1 inhibitor. The urine of febrile patients has been found to contain high concentrations of IL-I," Practitioners of urine therapy, including Duncan, Plesch, Armstrong, Wilson, Dunne and others have reported that internal urine therapy brings down fever during illness or inflammation during allergy attacks. This IL-1 inhibitor substance in urine may well play a part in urine's anti-inflammatory properties.
Source: Your Own Perfect Medicine, by Martha Christie
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