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Cow Urine
Apparently cow urine is the hot new drink in India. I'm not sure what people believe to be the health benefits of it, but there's a brisk market in sales of the stuff. The only problem is the nasty smell:

A few suppliers even have suggestions for battling the odour. "You can kill the smell if you add some essence while consuming it. But if you store it in a bottle again, the odour returns," says Lakshmanananda of another ashram in Gandipet, on the outskirts of the city.

Demand is so strong that it's even spawning a market for fake cow urine:

As cow urine does booming business, can the fakes be far behind? The city has a supply of about 500 litres a day, but now buffalo urine and that of other animals are being passed off as the real thing. "Spurious products have sprung up from nowhere," says Prashant Kumar Vyas, a supplier from Siddiambar bazaar.
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Posted by The Curator on Thu May 05, 2005


the next red bull
Posted by sbnature  in  sb ca  on  Fri May 06, 2005  at  02:32 AM
.....They are just trying to sell it now to tourists. They have been drinking the stuff for centuries....Nasty Nasty.
Posted by X  in  McKinney, TX  on  Fri May 06, 2005  at  09:50 AM
Fake cow urine?
This is going to lead to some interesting lawsuits.
Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri May 06, 2005  at  12:24 PM
..."That salesman swore to me that this was a bottle of genuine cow pee..."
Posted by Big Gary C in Dallas  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri May 06, 2005  at  12:26 PM
So if I buy some cow urine and it doesn't taste right... it could be fake?
Posted by Peter  in  London  on  Fri May 06, 2005  at  03:31 PM
Alex, where do you find these articles?! Drinking cow urine, ewwww nasty!
Posted by Myst  on  Sat May 07, 2005  at  04:43 PM
Well, aside from the obvious 'ew ick' connotations from drinking it, urine *is* pretty much sterile when it leaves the body... Still yuck, though.

"Your honor, the Defendant fraudulently supplied his own urine instead of the health-giving cow piss the Plaintiff paid for.."
Posted by Bobcat  on  Sun May 08, 2005  at  01:59 AM
Does anyone know if they ship cow urine in 2 liter bottles? Iced with a bit of twist of lime would be excellent. I could also dip some of the Runaway bride toast I just bought off Ebay. It also boosts brane power! Yum!!
Posted by John  on  Sun May 08, 2005  at  07:39 PM
this doesn't not suprise me when they have temples that honnor rats.
Posted by some guy  in  under the sun,,,,now  on  Fri Oct 14, 2005  at  11:58 AM
Cows are very sacred in India so drinking cow urine is kind of a religious thing. I have read this from various sources and it is indeed true. I also happened to see a site that had photos to accompany the article unfortuately i dont remember what the site was.
Posted by merve  in  athens  on  Mon Oct 31, 2005  at  08:22 AM
Perhaps you should read this!!
http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~issues/fall02/urine.html
Posted by dkslc  in  salt lake city  on  Wed Nov 30, 2005  at  10:41 AM
thanks DKSLC that was very educational. Aside from all the "obvious" benefits i shan't attempt to try it unless im dehydrated and near to death in the Sahara or Gobi etc
Posted by MERVE  on  Thu Dec 01, 2005  at  01:18 AM
Hey,
I wouldn't do it either, way too disgusting. But if you are dehydrated or in the middle of Sahara with no water, you can be sure it is safe to drink it.
As disgusting as it may be, it cansave your life.
dkslc
Posted by dkslc  in  salt lake city  on  Fri Dec 09, 2005  at  01:34 AM
How bout u read dis u ignorant "white" people!

>http://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~issues/fall02/urine.html

...yea it dosnt feel so good to be called white, piss you off does it?, den dont go around writin crap about us. Hindu medicine was five times more sophisticated den da european medical world. SO please go do some research instead of reading random crap and taking it for da truth.
Posted by A Hindu that knows his religion  in  Santa Clara, US  on  Tue Sep 05, 2006  at  06:25 PM
well said, dude! they won't think twice before eating the scavanger pigs and any kind of flesh, loaded with dead cells and blood but they can show down other people with their half-baked knowledge. You drink a lot of chemicals as meds, stupid...urine is just a chemical...it's just stored in a bladder inside ur body!
Posted by sun  in  raleigh  on  Tue Nov 27, 2007  at  11:54 AM
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