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Health Benefits Of Camel Milk

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Healing Properties of Camel Milk


Camel milk's numerous medicinal values have benefited these camel herding
tribes and the Bedouins for centuries. They believed to enhance the curative
powers of camel milk; the camel's diet must consist of certain plants. Researches
have shown that even without these special plants[1] the milk is still good for
most ailments among which are:

General Well-being: The numerous nutrients in camel milk help promote our body
natural defenses[1]
Anti-aging: Alpha-hydroxyl acid that is present in camel milk help smooths fine
lines[7]
Cancer: Camel milk has anti-tumor properties[6]
Diabetic: The presence of high-level of insulin-like protein in camel milk (about 52
micro unit/ml) help reduce the effect of diabetes[3][4]
Liver disease: Camel milk has antiviral properties that help reduce liver
inflammation. The milk also have many nutrients that are required for healthy
liver function[1]
Autism: It is rich in immunoglobulin that will strengthen the body's autoimmune
system. This will help treat and heal autism[5]
Thalassemia: The curative properties of camel milk will protect our body from
oxidative injury[9]
Acne and Eczema: The anti-microbial properties will act as natural cleanser[6]
Arthritic: The lactoferrin in camel milk will remove the free iron from joints of
arthritic patients[1][6]
Tuberculosis: The antibacterial and antiviral is known to destroy the
mycobacterium tuberculosis[8]
AIDS: AIDS patients in Africa were fed with camel milk to help them recover[7]
Many people can benefit from camel's milk healing properties. However, as with
any alternative and traditional remedies, please seek your doctor's advice before
starting on this camel milk program.

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Related Research Works on Healing Properties of Camel Milk

United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognized camel milk as
an important commodity[7] to raise the economic standard for people that lived
in the arid and semi-arid desert area. It will be marketed and sold, based on its
nutritional and health benefits, to bring in additional income to these people.
Several research works were conducted to confirm and document these benefits
and some of these works are as follow:
Camel milk safe for children: Gulf News reported that studies done by Pediatric
Allergy-Immunology Clinics of the Hamad Medical Corporation showed that
children with allergy to cow's milk can safely take camel's milk
Camel milk's effect on cancer growth cell: Studies done by King Saud University,
Saudi Arabia, and University of Alberta, Canada showed successful applications of
camel milk for cancer and treatment of other medical conditions
Effect of camel milk on treatment of autism: Prof. ReuvenYagil of Ben-Gurion
University, Israel concluded the benefits of camel milk on autistic child
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV): Studies on the effect of camel milk on Hepatitis C Virus,
showed positive results in impeding growth of HCV. This study was funded by
Egyptian-Spanish joint fund and published in Virology Journal (September 2012
issue)
Dr. Millie Hinkle of 'Camel Milk USA': The Bedouins believed that only fresh camel
milk is effective in healing ailments. However, studies by Dr. Millie Hinkle, showed
positive results for similar ailments using pasteurized camel milk

Camel Milk vs. Cow Milk

Why can't people continue to drink cow's milk? It is easily available and cheaper.
Are there any major differences in its quality?

To start with, camel's milk is known to be the closest to human mother's milk and
it is easier even for baby to consume[2]. Research studies from around the world
also confirmed camel's milk as highly nutritious[1][7] and has many unique and
amazing properties as compared to cow's milk.

The composition of whey proteins and caseins in camel's milk differs from cow’s
milk, which could be the reasons for its healing properties.
Other differences are:

Lactose: Lower in camel milk, hence easier for someone who cannot drink cow's
milk
Potassium, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and sodium: Higher in camel milk
Cholesterol: Lower in camel milk
Vitamin C: Three times higher in camel milk
Iron: Ten times higher in camel milk
Unsaturated fatty acids and B vitamins: Higher in camel milk
Vitamin A and B2: Higher in cow milk
Protein: Higher in camel milk
Antibacterial and antiviral properties: Ten times higher in camel's milk
Easily Absorb: Camel's milk doesn't coagulate easily even in an acid environment
such as in our stomach. Hence, it is easily absorbed by our digestive system
Dissolves Better: Camel milk in powder form will dissolves better
Yield: Camel produces lower yield at 13 pints (6.2 liter) as compared to cow at 50
pints (23.7 liter)
With these several benefits, drinking camel milk does have its advantages.
However, its scarcity makes it more expensive.

References:
For more published reports and research works on the healing properties of
camel milk, see 'Reference and Further Reading' section, below.

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