Cow Urine: New Acne Cure?
Men from the village of Udaipur, an Indian village, are reportedly drinking urine from cows. They say that the urine has actually helped in curing acne and have other healing properties.
Cows are sacred animals. The Indian culture, particularly the Hindu culture, believes that cows are sacred animals. Many Hindus believe that any by-product from these animals has the ability to heal diseases and other sicknesses.
Udaipur is a district within the state of Rajasthan in India and the men there have reportedly been drinking the urine of cows to cure their acne regularly. Some have made it a routine to have a glass of warm cow's urine before starting their day.
Apart from healing acne, one other case involved a villager getting cured of acute lung diseases that have plagued him regularly. All because of drinking the urine from cows.
The men say that also the women practice drinking cow's urine in their village. However, none are just that vocal yet into admitting it.
According to a study from the University of Alabama, more than 40% of men who are in their mid-twenties still suffer from acne. To treat post-puberty acne, a visit to a dermatologist or the pharmacy for some over-the-counter anti-acne products usually does the trick.
Post-puberty acne can usually be attributed to a bad diet. Most of the time, it is due to a dirty environment or not practicing proper facial hygiene at all.
Other times, acne can be caused by stress and not sleeping right. However, if it is in one's genes, acne, regardless of the situation will pop up and there nothing one can do but to visit a professional for help.
There hasn't been any study done yet on how cow's urine is an effective acne treatment. It could possibly be just placebo or perhaps cow's urine does have healing properties that science hasn't discovered yet.