Urine Therapy practitioners drink limited amounts of their midstream pee, usually in the morning. They believe this will cure diseases, and maintain optimal health. They also use their urine on the skin as a topical moisturizer. People in various cultures have been practicing Urine Therapy for literally thousands of years. Lately, with the help of the Internet, its been gaining some popularity.
My personal opinions on Urine Therapy are posted under Why I Drink My Pee. Urine Therapy is not for me, but a growing number of people do it everyday.
One of the best articles I seen about Urine Therapy is from Natalia Perera on the SaffronRose blog titled Shivambu Shastra: Mother of Ayurvedic Medicine. She makes several good points, not just about the practice of Urine Therapy, but providing factual information about urine. Most of the world incorrectly believes that urine is a waste product. Natalie points out that:
Urine is not a dirty and toxic substance rejected by the body. Urine is a by-product of blood filtration, not waste filtration. Medically it is referred to as “plasma ultrafiltrate”. It is a purified derivative of the blood itself made by the kidneys whose principal function is not excretion but regulation of all the body’s elements and their concentrations in the blood. Urine can be compared to leftovers from a meal, and this metaphor helps explain why the body excretes elements that are valuable to its own health and wellbeing.
She then continues to explain the practice, provide pointers, answers to questions, and all with references to various books that are available on the subject. Her blog includes a link to download the article as a pdf file.
She also narrates the YouTube still photo video file embedded below.
There is also an online community forum devoted to Urine Therapy here. The site seems to be active, but not fully functional.