Breast cancer cells (Photo credit: TheJCB)
Does Drinking Cow’s Urine Cure Cancer?
Do you drink:
A) Cow’s Urine? Producers claim it cures cancer:
B) Cow’s Blood for good health:
Photo credit Breast Cancer Cells:
C) Milk? Some claim it cures AIDS & cancer:
D) Some people learn the truth about milk:
These three bovine body fluids have much in common.
They come from diseased animals, and the consumption
of each body fluid results in revulsion among those
living in more enlightened cultures; particulary
those aliens living on the planet Vega.
But…back to the question posed as the subject to
today’s column. Everybody knows that drinking cow’s
urine does not cure cancer. Camel urine does, but
the pee must come from a virgin camel.
Where’s the research? I checked Medline and
found this publication from the January, 2011
issue of the Journal of Ethnopharmacology:
TITLE: Camel urine inhibits the cytochrome P450
1a1 gene expression through an AhR-dependent
mechanism in Hepa 1c1c7 cell line.
SOURCE: Department of Pharmacology, College of
Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
AIM OF THE STUDY: “We examined the ability of three
different camel urines (virgin, lactating, and pregnant
source) to modulate a well-known cancer-activating
enzyme, the cytochrome P450 1a1 (Cyp1a1) in murine
hepatoma Hepa 1c1c7 cell line.”
RESULTS: “All types of camel, but not bovine urines
differentially inhibited the induction of Cyp1a1 gene
expression by TCDD, the most potent Cyp1a1 inducer
and known carcinogenic chemical. Importantly, virgin
camel urine showed the highest degree of inhibition…”
CONCLUSION: “The present work provides the first
evidence that camel urine but not that of bovine
inhibits the TCDD-mediated toxic effect by inhibiting
the expression of Cyp1a1, at both transcriptional and
post-transcriptional levels through an AhR-dependent
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My final thoughts on this matter.
How do researchers at King Saud University in Saudi
Arabia identify a virgin cow from all other camels?
Easy! She’s the one without any humps.