Throughout the ages, urine therapy(also known as amaroli) has been used to heal diseases such as asthma, throat ailments, even cancer. This strange remedy has been shown to relieve skin conditions such as eczema, burns and bites as well as easing toothaches, balancing blood sugar and even promoting higher mental and spiritual states – as found in meditation. Is this for real? Isn’t urine toxic and why it is excreted?
Actually, urine therapy, according to many sources, may be the most accessible, inexpensive health care around. The major problem in using this method of healing is getting past the ‘taboo’ idea and the mental hurdles surrounding using ones own urine.
What is Urine?
Contrary to popular belief, urine is not a toxic waste product of the body, but the result of kidney filtration of the blood and has been compared more to ‘left-overs’ – nutrients which couldn’t be used at the time of ingestion – more than waste. Medically, urine is referred to as ‘plasma ultrafiltrate’ – a filtrated form of blood “where excess water, salts, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antibodies, urea, uric acid and other elements not usable at that time by the body are collected in the form of a purified, sterile, watery solution that is urine.”
Urine is 95% water and the other 5% consists of only 2.5% urea(the toxic byproduct) and 2.5% minerals, salts, hormones and enzymes -a non toxic brew of unused nutrients.
Any toxins that do exist in the urine, when reintroduced into the body, act as a sort of vaccination to protect the body from any future illness. Apparently the theory behind amaroli therapy is not that it straight up cures diseases, but rather builds body immunity to prevent or correct dis-ease in the body much like a vaccine would do.
How do you use the urine?
Topic application is the first step in getting used to the idea of using ones urine and noticing the benefits that can be had from the simple and surprisingly effective treatment of amaroli. It is recommended that one uses the midstream of early morning urine for best results. A pregnant woman can use the second or third flow in the day, but avoids the first morning stream due to the hormones contained in the first urine. Next, rub some of the urine into the skin or place just one drop in the mouth to test reaction to it.
Smell, color and taste of urine will vary according to ones diet and it is recommended to practice healthier eating in order to make the urine as beneficial and palatable as possible. Eating less meat, dairy, sugar and processed foods and more fresh fruits and vegetables as well as more water will greatly improve the quality of the urine.
Some people get used to drinking the midstream morning urine on a regular basis, others put a few drops into other beverages or take homeopathically under the tongue throughout the day. Urine can be used on the face and skin to improve the quality of skin and complexion, heal rashes and skin ailments such as athletes foot, sores and even skin cancers. Some say using urine in the hair improves the shine and luster of the hair.
Urine therapy has been used beneficially to heal numerous conditions such as: gall stones, PMS, ulcers, low sperm count, vision and hearing problems, cerebral palsy, retardation, motor neuron disease, food allergies, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, digestive disorders, colds, flu, arthritis, hyperactivity, adrenal fatigue, herpes, lupus, colitis, hair loss, obesity, cancer, insomnia, heart disease, lymphatic disorder, morning sickness, depression, cold sores and more! The point is, do not underestimate the potential power of urine.
Persons suffering from chronic disease who adopt Urine Therapy in a cheerful manner and with the positive attitude will realize and observe the benefits in their mental and physical health within a short period of 10 to 15 days.
Research shows that the products in the urine act like a reading, when re-ingested, which tell the body what is happening with every organ, gland and system so it can assess and know what to do in order to heal itself. It is best to consume ones urine on an empty stomach and to wait at least one hour before eating.
Did you know more than three million Chinese drink their own urine in the belief it is good for their health, according to the official Xinhua news agency? Apparently the medical industry has known of this beneficial treatment for sometime and either thinks it is too controversial or sees no profit in telling patients about it.
Urine has been used to keep people alive when stuck or stranded without food or water, such as in the case reported by Tom Brokaw of NBC in 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”
Urine for a centered mind
Urine therapy has been used as an advanced yogic technique for centuries in order to improve meditation and as a spiritual practice. Apparently drinking ones urine has the potential to promote spiritual transformation. Whether its just in the regard that one has to evolve past the ‘gross out’ factor to be able to ingest their own urine or whether drinking urine really can increase ones spiritual awareness will have to be tested personally. To find the courage to try it yields the rewards.
Those who have practiced amaroli for spiritual benefits report after several weeks a feeling of ‘inner robust’ and awareness becoming more stable. “The quality of our inner silence in meditation deepens and expands. The ecstatic energies we cultivate in spinal breathing pranayama and related practices, become more lively and luminous. The whole thing goes up a few notches with amaroli added into the daily schedule. And it keeps getting better over time, you know. As with the rest of our yoga, the effects of amaroli are cumulative, going ever deeper experientially over the months and years of our daily practice.”
With the practice of amaroli it is said that the quality of the inner systems as well as chemical composition of the body becomes stronger. Through this, a psychological foundation is created on which to develop deeper spiritual practice. It is known, by practitioners, that in order to obtain ‘higher states’ of awareness, first the body must function at a higher level of health. Body balancing and inner strenthing is thought to be part of the reasoning behind why amaroli works – for both physical and spiritual results.
Getting over the stigmas surrounding urine is probably the most challenging obstacle in realizing the healing benefits of amaroli. It is not arguable that diseases and ailments of every sort, including some of the most medically challenging cases, have been healed through the use of urine therapy. It may be worth taking a look, or is it a sip?
(The information in this article is not meant to cure, heal or diagnosis from any disease or illness. All recommendations ought to be discussed with a health practitioner and contemplated with inner wisdom)
Written by: Stasia Bliss