Urine Therapy and Fermented Urine (Putimutta) : Similarities and Differences

Phramaha Adidej Sativaro

Abstract


The current concept of urine therapy has been influenced to some extent by fermented urine in Buddhist scriptures. Urine therapy and fermented urine share some similarities and differences. Their similar aspects include: 1) Disgust. Urine is viewed as disgusting across time. Most believe that urine is body waste; it is smelly and disgusting. 2) Trust in the Buddha. The use of urine has been referred to the Lord Buddha to increasingly stand firm in the faith. 3) Natural therapy. The use of urine is a natural way to revive and strengthen health. As for differences, urine therapy and fermented urine differ in terms of their meaning, proper use, and the original purpose of use. The fermented urine is the cow urine or human urine being fermented with herbs and is used to cure a wasting disease (Pandurogī). On the contrary, the urine therapy is one’s own fresh urine with no fermentation with herb and is used to cure many kinds of illness.
Keywords: Urin


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