Healthcare should not be left to religion.
Dr Prakash Chandra Saxena, principal and superintendent of Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Pilibhit, said, "Not just for medicinal purpose, we will promote cow urine as a health-giving drink. We have prepared a plan and will discuss it with Ayurveda department in Lucknow for approval. Drinking 10 ml to 20 ml cow urine daily will act as a preventive against seasonal diseases, like fever, cough and stomach-related ailments. Daily consumption of cow urine will also help increase people's immunity. Our aim is to make cow urine easily available to common public."
But don't laugh.
Narrated Anas:Some people from the tribe of 'Ukl came to the Prophet and embraced Islam. The climate of Medina did not suit them, so the Prophet ordered them to go to the (herd of milch) camels of charity and to drink, their milk and urine (as a medicine).
Sahih Bukhari 8:82:794
Stop giggling, there's more.
A woman has died after undergoing bee-sting therapy, a form of treatment backed by Gwyneth Paltrow.
The 55-year-old Spanish woman had been having live bee acupuncture for two years when she developed a severe reaction.
She died weeks later of multiple organ failure.
And that's not funny. Neither is this:
2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Faith-Healing Parents Refuse Medical Treatment
Jonathan and Grace Foster attributed the Nov. 8 death of their daughter, Ella Grace Foster, to "God's will," according to a police affidavit.
And, of course, there's homeopathy, the belief that plain water is medicine.
Well, at least it can't hurt, can it?
Right on its packaging CVS' homeopathic constipation relief says it's safe and non-habit forming. Yvette d'Entremont disagrees."I was an analytical chemist," said d'Entremont.These days d'Entremont uses her mastery of chemistry on YouTube as the 'Sci-Babe" debunking what she calls medicinal myths with science. As for the claim here of a non-habit forming laxative"There was 20% alcohol listed as an inactive ingredient," said d'Entremont. "This is 20% alcohol by volume which means it's 40 proof."That's 40 proof, by standards for purchasing liquor, yet sold over the counter with no age requirements.
Wow. That's as strong as whiskey!