The Water of Life

Today, I’m going to write about something controversial. A subject that brings many different types of reactions, ranging from curiosity/amazement to outright disgust.

Today’s topic is … Urine Therapy.

That’s right. Using urine to treat certain ailments and diseases.

Before I begin, I would like to address something. I find that the taboo associated with using urine for therapy is very significant. People hear urine and they immediately think waste. The truth is, urine is a wonderful fertilizer for your garden – its full of nitrogen. It just has to be diluted 1 to 10. Its also 95% water.

The main purpose of urination is to support homeostasis within the body. We need a certain amount of water in the body to maintain balance. When there is too much water, we urinate or sweat to correct that. And, I’ve noticed, urine is often placed in the same category as feces. In reality, most of the toxins in the body go to the large intestine for excretion – resulting in feces. The kidneys main purpose is to maintain balance, not detoxify the body. Urine is a by-product of blood filtration not waste filtration.

What else is in urine? It consists of excess vitamins, minerals, hormones and enzymes. 2.5% of urine is the chemical urea.  In large amounts, urea can be toxic if ingested. The amount that is released by the body is insignificant and if ingested would be entirely dissolved within our digestive system. Despite that, urea is the main ingredient in many skin products (as well as many other products – check this out And urine, when released from the body, is entirely sterile and can even used as an antiseptic.

Note : If a person leads an unhealthy lifestyle, drinking alcohol, smoking, drugs, allopathic medicine, their urine is not fit for ingestion, because it will carry waste within it. It takes about 7 days for the urine to cleansed of these substances. External application would still be available.

The healthier your lifestyle, the more pleasant your urine becomes.

Historically, urine has been used for ages to treat a variety of illnesses, ranging from cancer to skin rashes. Its also an ingredient in many folk remedies. My grandmother used to say that baby’s urine is good for the skin.  Proponents of urine therapy believe that urine is, in fact, an individual’s perfect blend of antibodies, minerals, vitamins and hormones. In other words, our own perfect medicine.

In India, the use of urine as medicine is called amaroli or shimbavu. Its also called the Water of Shiva. Damaru Tantra is an ancient text entirely devoted to the amazing properties and uses of urine. The former Prime Minister of India, Moraji Desai, claims to have cured his cancer with urine therapy. He also went on the show 60 minutes and discussed the importance of urine therapy and its importance as a medical solution for the millions of Indians who cannot afford health care.

Here’s a list of books about urine therapy (for those that are still interested!)

Your Own Perfect Medicine –

Golden Fountain –

The Water of Life –

and for good measure, urine therapy for plants… Liquid Gold –

And to end this post, I would like to share the following picture of Shiva. He is the man. Quite literally! And urine has been named the Water of Shiva. So, here he is.

Peace to all…may all beings be happy. Or at least not suffering…


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Sierra on January 10, 2010 at 2:05 am

    We spend a whole afternoon in massage school studying about this! My teacher, who was the director of the school and his wife had been encorporating urine therapy into their self-care regimen for years! So glad you brought this up…very interesting idea. People, get over it, its not gross, you just gotta adjust your way of thinking of it as a “waste”, just like you said Healy!


    • Posted by feelandheal on January 10, 2010 at 6:45 am

      That’s amazing! I’m so happy to hear that more and more people are opening their minds to different types of healing. And thanks Sierra…you are so supportive. I really appreciate your comments. I hope you are well and that Hawaii is exactly what you dreamed it would be…take care! much love..


  2. Posted by LauraT on January 12, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Read your post on the monkeys a bit ago. Looks like those urine washing monkeys were just sterilizing their hands.

    Really enjoying reading your posts, Healey. :-]


  3. Urine is a great to rinse the nose for allergies and sinus. People think of wast … May be with all that world-wide-recycling idea the urinetheraphy will arise? 🙂


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