Thousands of people drink their own urine and massage their skin with their own urine. Though urine therapy is no longer as popular as it used to be in the latter years of the Soviet Union, the practice is still in vogue with many citizens of Russia. There are no statistics whatsoever on the use of one’s own urine as a medicine. Practitioners of urine therapy otherwise known as uropaths reveal no information regarding detrimental effects of urinotherapy on their well-being.
“A person will live a long life if he massages his entire body with his own urine three times in daytime and three times at night.”
Promoters of urine therapy seem to form the basis of the practice by citing extracts from ancient wisdom. On the face of it, their arguments purport to be logical.
“You can start by sprinkling some urine over your hands so that you may feel its texture. Then smell the urine and check your reaction. If you feel nauseous, continue the procedure for a period of time until reaction starts to change for the better. Once the smell stops nauseating you and your attitude toward urine becomes neutral, use a dropper a put a bit of urine on your tongue.
You might as well like the taste of urine. Continue sampling until all your negative and positive emotions disappear and you start feeling completely neutral toward the urine. The technique will give your conscious a chance to stay pristine, without any thought, convention or some other nuisance interfering with the process.”
Urinating on superficial burns and stings has been commonly believed to be a popular folk remedy. Promoters of urine therapy say that “urine’s antiseptic properties cause mild burning and stinging sensations of the skin if the urine is applied to a cut or as an aftershave. It is still unclear which of the constituents of urine works as a topical antiseptic. Scientists still have to discover that constituent.”
Researcher Rinad Minvaleyev offers a different explanation of urine’s antiseptic properties. He suggests taking a closer look at the chemical makeup of urine. Aside from the main components – urea and water – urine also contains some quantities of hormones and metabolites, including corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are used in a variety of antiseptic ointments and creams, which can destroy germs and harmful microorganisms. Urine has a similar effect on the damaged skin when it comes to treatment of superficial burns, cuts and stings.
So have no fear when peeing on your finger if you get it burned. However, please make sure that your urine is clean and healthy. In other words, do not use your own urine as an aseptic if you have a kidney infection or a similar malady.