Camel milk is the closest you can get to a human mother’s milk, with 10 times more iron and three times more vitamin C than cow’s milk. It is antibacterial and low in lactose. Used medicinally by nomadic communities for centuries, fermented camel’s milk is still popular in Kazakhstan as a treatment for Tuberculosis and for HIV/AIDS in Kenya and Somalia. Research has been conducted into treating Crohn’s disease, breast cancer and autism, however the most promising studies have been in the field of diabetes. (copy and past from the Philippa article)
The Diabetes Healing Tonic
While almost impossible to make camel milk into cheese, this is good news for diabetes sufferers. Dr. Agrawal of the Bikaner Diabetes Care and Research Centre explains, “We have demonstrated that the consumption of camel milk in type I diabetes results in a significant reduction in the dose of insulin required to maintain long-term glycemic control.” Whilst the 2005 study maintained that insulin therapy is still the best option, in cases of needle phobia or in countries where the cost of treatment demands an alternative, just 500ml of raw fresh camel’s milk daily improves quality of life. This is due to a protein found in camel milk with characteristics similar to insulin that does not coagulate as is the case with cow and goat milk. The camel milk protein passes rapidly through the stomach into the intestines for absorption. https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/category/diabetes/
Camel is Making Space as Non-cow Dairy Animal in the US
“Camel milk is the new oil,” says Director Alicia Sully of The What Took You So Long Foundation (WTYSL), a film crew currently traveling Africa and the Middle East documenting the camel milk industry and campaigning for more research to be undertaken, “Camels don’t produce as much milk as cows, so it’s relatively rare. Camel populations are in decline so sharing knowledge about how valuable its milk is may help save an animal that has supported humans in the desert for thousands of years.”
A wide and diverse appreciation is ever increasing about the role of camel milk as a natural healthy therapy. I suggest you to please read point to point about the camel milk and support my cause with your suggestions and comments.
Camel has been part and parcel of my life. Seeing camel caravans, moving Afghan nomads and salts traders made a strong picture of a camel on my mind. A decade earlier severe arthritis (Rheumatoid Arthritis) almost killed me and I was unable to move from the bed. An old wise man advised me to move to camel breeding area and take fresh camel milk regularly. I started my new life while obeying the advice and reached the Suleiman Mountainous Region of Balochistan (the camel heartland). I lived with the camel people, enjoyed their company, learned a lot about camels and took camel milk regularly. I established a viewpoint that camel milk is natural pharmacy not just white fluid milk. I recovered soon and in a short time and started climbing mountains.Rejuvenating into Peer Reviewed Science, The Traditional Knowledge is Worth to be Advocated
I forgot the pain of my joints and started feeling very energetic and happy person in a short period. I returned to normal life and decided to further explore camel and its unique products, especially the milk. I joined university and completed my Ph.D. (2009) work on camel milk production ability and pattern of lactation of the mobile camel herds.
Documenting the lactation curve of the mobile camel herd was the first of its kind study in camel world. I knew the results of my research that camel is really an amazing animal and produce precious milk in the hottest and harshest period of time where other animals can hardly survive. A dent in the lactation curve can hardly be noticed even in the hottest and feed shortage period of the year. Along with the beauty of camel milk and other products, I found the camel pastoralists very loving, caring and hospitable people. I felt at home while roaming with them in the countryside away from my family. I felt myself so close the nature and natural people. I am once again thankful for my camel pastoralists, those who always offered me warm hospitality and support in the situation where I was almost broken.
I started great feelings about the camel and thinking about its worth as natural healer in all aspects. Even living close to camel gives me a sense of care and protection. As a sadness, on the other hand, I felt in the society that the policymakers and people in the cities are unaware of the true worth of camel. I felt that information and awareness about camel are very scarce. I approached my friends and colleagues and suggested the concept of world camel day. Ultimately we agreed on a world camel day on the eve of the hottest period of time of the year. A camel day on 22 June was declared as world camel day. We are celebrating this day in last 3 years. This year I decided to write my story and ask other colleagues to share their stories with the camel. Again world camel day is approaching but this time it is in the month of Ramadan. I am also away from my country and my beloved camel people. I appeal you all to spread awareness on the camel that day and tell the world about the importance of the camel. Such awareness will be a great way to celebration camel day.I am looking forward to having the stories of the other colleagues soon before the world camel day. I shall publish it on my blog page.