While drinking one’s own urine (the core practice of urine therapy) understandably has a squirm-inducing factor for some people, the practice is ages old and has very enthusiastic proponents. What is certain is that urine is antiseptic — capable of killing micro-organisms — and for that reason was in fact used to keep surgical instruments free of disease causing germs during the American Civil War and into the 20th century.
Urine therapy is said to be good for acne, general skin health, and in fighting fungal infections. Generally, the first urine one passes each morning is said to offer the greatest benefits.
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