Yemen: Camel urine trade flourishing

by Kal El on July 11, 2008 · View Comments

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Slow economy has you down? Well Yemen has the cure for that! Camel urine!

Sanaa, 11 July (AKI) – Camel urine, considered an ancient Islamic ‘remedy’ from the time of the Prophet Mohammed, has become big business for men and women in Yemen.

The urine has become fashionable recently among Yemen’s young people, who claim that it strengthens the scalp, slows hair loss and promotes healthy hair.

According to the Arab TV network al-Arabiya, hair salons throughout the country are requesting this precious ‘tonic’ and selling it at four dollars a litre – a high price considering the income level of most of the buyers.

“I have been using camel urine since I have been going to elementary school,” said Amal, a university student in Sanaa.

“The first time a neighbour told me that she had been using it (urine) for many years, because it made her hair more beautiful and shiny. Now everyone in my home uses it.”

The use of the urine is not just limited to women. Men have reportedly also been using it to prevent or stop hair loss.

“Many young men use the camel’s urine. I am forced to buy large quantities for my business,” said Hasan, a barber.

A boom in the sale of camel urine has prompted people to begin breeding more camels, and they are constantly being given liquids in order to collect more urine.

Nomadic camel breeders have benefited the most from the sale of urine. The breeders are usually in the most remote areas of the country such as Hudeida and Mukallah provinces.

Some people also claim that camel urine is good for the liver, a claim discredited by the University of Sanaa that said it was harmful for the digestive system.

The use of camel urine could have its roots in Islamic religion. In the Prophet Mohammed’s “sunna” (or tradition), it talks about the benefits of camel milk and urine.

In a “hadith” (or narrative), foreigners are said to have gone to the holy city of Medina with high fever and the Prophet Mohammed ordered them to leave the city and drink urine and milk from a camel to help them recover.

What a genius “prophet” Muhammad was! Camel piss! The universal cure-all! Just ignore that line in the article about the University of Sanaa saying it is harmful. What does a University know? Obviously an Israeli plot to discredit Muhammad…

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  • Saul

    Cousin marriages, honour killings, jihad, and drinking camel piss. I wonder if Mohammed and his chums used to sit around laughing and saying “What else do you think we can get them to do?” Or is Islam just a big eugenics program to have the stupid weed themselves out?

  • http://infidelsarecool.com Philip Saenz

    I would put more trust in a quack doctor of the darkest jungles of Africa before trusting pedophile, camel piss drinker Muhammad.

  • Greg Halvorson

    Some countries and some peoples will never leave the 7th century. They are cursed forever. Satan and his minions must be so satisfied with their work. Camel piss be upon muhammad.

  • txnick77

    Brings to mind the old joke, “Why are camels called ships of the desert?”

  • http://www.mosquewatch.blogspot.com Jeff achmed abdul peealot

    This article is true, by the beard of the Prophet, only yesterday I put a camel pee on my beard, it  grew 5 inches.  I put some on my nether regions, nothing happened, i still have the machismo of a 2 year old. Allah dammit !

  • Tonto (USA)

    That’s funny.  I don’t care what anybody says.  That’s funny.  The arabs are such “progressive” people.

  • julius

    Camel piss the next new phase,I better sell my stock in starbucks and invest in it.Do the math 1 billion muslims x 1$ for a cup of camel piss,My Allah I hit the fucking jackpot,Now I can afford thier expensive gasoline for my gas guzzelling,s.u.v. I heard you add a little ice and sugar,taste just like lemonaid.And if you believe that than your as dumb as a bridge over the desert.Whats dumber than that? I”ll tell you, a couple of Muslims fishing off it.

  • julius

    Jesus turned water into wine ,What mohammed turned water into Camel piss,See my point! .

  • hellosnackbar

    There is scientific sense in this phenomenon.
    Urine contains urea which alters the structure(softens) scleroprotein like hair ,nails and skin.
    Pig piss is equally effective;but one would have to start a mischievous rumour to sell them that.
    The one problem is that piss smells horrid after a little bacterial metabolism.
    But then again these ladies we are assured never put their heads near anybodies' nose;
    plus the stink of sewage is ever present in their proximity.;that nobody notices.

  • Tonto

    There are some tribes in Africa that use the urine of their cows to bleach their hair and make themselves more “beautiful?”. That puts Yeminis on about a par….that and all the qat they chew, gives an idea of the mindset of those dingbats.

  • JEWHAWK

    Maybe the next product will be male camel's “milk”…
    It will be used as a salad dressing!!LOL!!

  • Kal_El

    JEWHAWK,

    That was disgusting. Funny, but disgusting :P

  • funkybarfly

    And ofcourse you know why camels are called “ships of the desert”.

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    I put some on my nether regions, nothing happened, i still have the machismo of a 2 year old.

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    I put some on my nether regions, nothing happened, i still have the machismo of a 2 year old.

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  • Wallyfl

    In the Holy Bible at Jeremiah 2:13 is this:
    “My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”
    “Living waters” is a euphemism for urine therapy as is “Water of Life.”

    From Proverbs 5:15 in the Old Testament comes the biblical term most often heard in urinist circles:
    “Drink the water of thy own cistern and running waters from your own well.”

  • Istanbul_chick

    Typical mohammadan dumbass. Can’t even think for yourself, “wahid.” You’re name aint wally, it’s wahid. You copy and pasted that tripe from a mohammadan site.

    Waters of life and living water have nothing to do with urine. Just because your piece of shit allah was obsessed more with toilet habits than actual salvation none of you worthless mohammadans can think of anything more profound than if your arses are clean or not.

    Living water and waters of life have two meanings: 1) The holy spirit or God and 2)actual living water, for example, rivers, seas, oceans as opposed to stagnant waters in ponds, cisterns, barrels.

    In Jerimiah the living waters is God. Men rejected God and they became broken cisterns. People who reject God cannot receive the Holy Spirt. Simple as that, not a damn thing to do with urine as the true God is not a psychopathic moron concerned only with bodily functions and getting dirty arab males rocks’s off.

    Proverbs means believe in only God and don’t adopt beliefs, traditions, habits of false religions, like islam.

    God I hate you worthless, mindless, disgusting brain dead mohammadan zombies who are as childish and superficial as your make believe allah.

  • Daniellevett

    Dude You Should Get Shot For Saying That….
    islam is number 1 mate Strongest and always will be Ahahaha
    America the Most strongest Country My foot cant take out a Poor country like Afghanistan LMAO
    DICKHEAD WASTEMAN MOFO…..
    Snake Oil Baron eeesshhh Get a Real Name Biitch lool there you Go Bitch will suit Yu Niice 

  • hellosnackbar

    Because they’re full of Arab seamen!

  • hellosnackbar

    Why should SOB be shot for laughing at your silly beliefs .
    That’s what we do here ;we laugh at the long running black comedy known as Islam.

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