SHARE

6 Weird But Ingenious Uses Of Urine

Must Read

Egypt Detains Photographer after Private Shoot With Dancer at Pyramid

Egyptian police have detained a photographer for breaking the rules set by the antiquities ministry for photo shoots after...

Nigeria Ranked Among Top 20 Unsafest Countries in the World – as Citizens Live in Fear

Nigeria's ranking in the 2020 Global Law and Order index reflects a common feeling of unsafety among many Nigerians.Global...

Hadza: The Tanzanian Tribe That Survive Purely From Hunting and Gathering — In Pictures

The Hadza are an an indigenous ethnic group located near Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley. They are descendants...
SHARE



Before now i bet you thought Urine was useless. Well, I used to think so too. But it turns out that the yellow liquid we’ve been flushing down the toilet actually does serve some purposes.

Here are 6 Weird But Ingenious Uses Of Urine.

1. Source of medications

Uses of urune

Urine contains proteins and other substances that serves as useful ingredients in many drugs (e.g., Ureacin, Urecholine, Urowave).

Oral intake of freshly voided morning urine has been recommended for many diseases such as viral or bacterial infections.

Also, Urine from postmenopausal women is rich in gonadotropins that can yield follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone for fertility therapy. One such commercial product is Pergonal.

Urine from pregnant women contains enough protein hormones for commercial extraction and purification to produce medication. Pregnant mare urine is the source of estrogens, namely
Premarin. Urine also contains antibodies, which can be used in diagnostic antibody tests for a range of pathogens, including HIV-1.

2. Fertilizer

Urine

When diluted with water (Undiluted urine can chemically burn the leaves or roots of some plants), urine can be applied directly to soil as a fertilizer. This is due to the large quantities of nitrogen (mostly as urea), as well as reasonable quantities of dissolved potassium that is present in Urine.
**The fertilization effect of urine has been found to be comparable to that of commercial nitrogen fertilizers.

3. Cleaning

Uses of urine

Because urea in urine breaks down into ammonia, urine has been used for the cleaning properties of the ammonia therein. In pre-industrial times aged urine was used as a cleaning fluid.
It was also used for whitening teeth in Ancient Rome.

Related:   Botswana: Rape Victim Refuses To Testify Against Culprit. Says He Satisfied Her

4. Survival uses

Uses of urine

The US Army Field Manual advises
against drinking urine for survival but adviced that in hot weather survival situations where other sources of water are not available, soaking a cloth in urine and putting it on the head can help cool the body.

Also during World War I the Germans experimented with numerous poisonous gases for use during war. After the first German chlorine gas attacks, Allied troops were supplied with masks of cotton pads that had been soaked in urine. It was believed that the ammonia in the pad neutralized the chlorine. These pads were held over the face until the soldiers could escape from the poisonous fumes.

5. Tie and dye

Uses of urine

Nowadays Tye-dye kits use special made chemicals.. But in the past, Urine was (its still used) used as a mordant to help prepare textiles, especially wool, for dyeing. In the Scottish Highlands and Hebrides, the process of ” waulking” woven wool is preceded by soaking in urine, preferably that of children.

Related:   Botswana: Rape Victim Refuses To Testify Against Culprit. Says He Satisfied Her

6. Treatment of Arthritis

Uses of urineImage source: Studytub.com

According to Chinese tradition, Eggs boiled in urine have health benefits ranging from treating arthritis to preventing heat stroke. The trick, though, is that you have to use the urine of young virgin boys, preferably under the age of ten.

Source: Wikipedia



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

Subscribe to receive email updates

With a subscription profile, you automatically receive updates without having to return to the website and check for changes

Just In

Egypt Detains Photographer after Private Shoot With Dancer at Pyramid

Egyptian police have detained a photographer for breaking the rules set by the antiquities ministry for photo shoots after...

Nigeria Ranked Among Top 20 Unsafest Countries in the World – as Citizens Live in Fear

Nigeria's ranking in the 2020 Global Law and Order index reflects a common feeling of unsafety among many Nigerians.Global polling group, Gallup, has published...

Hadza: The Tanzanian Tribe That Survive Purely From Hunting and Gathering — In Pictures

The Hadza are an an indigenous ethnic group located near Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley. They are descendants of Tanzania’s aboriginal hunter-gatherers and...

Sudan Vows to End Child Marriage and Enforce Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

Sudanese authorities have announced they will end child marriage and enforce the country’s ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), in a major step forward...

Netherlands Returns Smuggled 600-year-old Ife Terracotta to Nigeria

The Kingdom of Netherlands on Thursday officially presented a smuggled Ife Terracotta antiquity dated to be at least 600 years old to Nigeria.

More Articles Like This