Urine therapy is an alternative medicine that is precisely what the name implies but is often euphemised to urotherapy or uropathy. It involves using human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes. These include drinking your own urine and massaging your urine into your skin - although the latter is apparently a tried and tested method by fire jugglers to toughen their skin against heat. In the usual alt-med manner of substituting historical claims for such tawdriness as clinical evidence, advocates point to Egyptian writings back from about 1,000 BCE.
 Some "theory"
Urine therapy postulates that reintroducing the patient's own urine into their body strengthens their immune system, in a similar way that vaccines work. It also "clears up excess mucus." They claim that if one mixes potato and sulfur powder with heated old urine, it helps prevent hair loss. One can also allegedly treat throat inflammations by gargling one's own pee. Fresh urine also alleviates trembling hands. Nine days of drinking one's own urine even cures scurvy!
Urine is a waste product. But it is largely sterile, unless there is something wrong with you (urinary tract infection, usually) or it's been left out for too long. So, go ahead! Take the piss. And smell the wee. Of course along with water urine also contains chemicals which the body has decided it better remove from circulation and putting it back through the system again is not really a particularly sensible action, your kidneys have double the work. The US army says that it is rather salty, and should not be consumed as it will only dehydrate you and make you sick.  Althought that doesn't stop Bear Grylls from drinking his own pee.
 See also
- ↑ How to Become a Uropath (eHow.com)
- ↑ Meat Loaf actually did this when he lost his voice in 1980.
- ↑ Which can be an effective way to get urine all over them.
- ↑ This paragraph is all from Complete Guide Urine Therapy (universal-tao.com).
- ↑ Urotherapy (American Cancer Society)
- ↑ And we'll take their word on that.
- ↑ http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/bear-grylls-better-drink-my-own-piss