Camel milk is attracting millions of people at the global level. The main attraction is its health promising characteristics. Camel milk might be super food as well as a natural pharmacy in the ongoing climate change scenario. Human health's challenges like viral outbreaks, super bugs, and allergies etc can be better addressed with the camel milk.
Author: Dr Raziq Kakar
I’m Ph.D. in Animal Agriculture, currently working as a Technical Manager at Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Camel dairying, Alain, UAE. I have performed as a Professor and Dean, at the Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences Pakistan (LUAWMS). I work on and write for the subjects of ‘turning camel from a beast of burden to a sustainable farm animal’, agricultural research policies, extensive livestock production systems, desert ecosystems, food security under climate change context, and sustainable use of traditional genetic resources for food and agriculture.
Iim advocating camel under the theme of CAMEL4LIFE and believe in camel potential. Camel4life is a camel think tank with a website and WhatsApp group, advocating camel at the policy level. I’m the founder and head of the Society of Animal, Veterinary, and Animal Scientists (SAVES), and the Founder of the Camel Association of Pakistan. I also work as a freelance scientist working on the above-mentioned thematic areas. I'm currently a member of the steering committee for Desert Net International (DNI). I'm also doing camel dairying consultancies.
I’m an ethnoecologist, ethnobotanist, Ethnovet and ethomedicie researcher and reviewer. I explore deserts and grazing lands for knowledge and understanding.
As an interesting fact and example to support my statement, I hereby share the article regarding a new camel dairy in the Indiana state of the USA. They use the camel is a farm diversification agent, a riding beast and now the milk. The link of the article is provided in ensuing line.https://www.inputfortwayne.com/features/camel-milk-farm.aspx
Luke and Amber, along with daughter Priya, 4, and son Lance, 3, own and operate River Jordan Camel Dairy outside of Milford, Ind., in Kosciusko County.
“There are a lot of different ways to have a hobby farm, and we went with the camels because they give us so much versatility,” Luke says. “Our main thought is being able to spend time with family and the kids and have them grow up on a farm. It allows us to fulfill a niche that not very many other people are filling.”
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As a matter of fact, I recommend camel milk as a natural therapy for certain health complications, especially diabetes, poor mood, joints/muscle problems, poor metabolism & constipation and poor sleep etc.
In this study (uniquely designed with the blend of traditional Knowledge and scientific principles), different kinds of health situation (3 people) were studied based on the camel milk (CM) therapy. All the complexions were relieved in a certain period of CM therapy but with different magnitudes of recovery. It is a great opportunity for the medical research to conduct studies on CM for the achievement of natural health to save the human health from the negative impacts of the drug residues.
A young Baloch camel herder with camel milk in Karan desert of Balochistan
During the last 2 months, I have conducted some studies with 3 persons for certain complaints. The duration of the camel milk (CM) therapy was 45 days
CaM is an appealing word for the diabetic patients which stands for the Camel Milk. There is a continuous discussion among the scientists, health practitioners, patients and other people, if the CaM is a healing agent in reality or just a myth. https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/category/diabetes/
Here is general article, written by a natural healer and nutritionist (PhD), a professor (associate) in Ahvaz university, which can be the question of the complicated questions asked by the different stakeholders.https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/tag/insulin/
If camel milk can be effective on diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disease that consequently caused to cardiovascular diseases, kidney and liver failure. Nowadays, the researchers following other suitable alternative treatments for insulin.
Camel milk contains insulin like proteins (about 52 U/L insulin), which does not form coagulum in the acidic media of stomach transfer insulin to circulatory system in the diabetic patients that can be an effective alternative for insulin in diabetes patients causes to reduce blood sugar and required insulin dose (about 60%).
How camel milk can control diabetes?
Obviously, camel milk effects including; effect on insulin receptor function and glucose transport in the insulin-sensitive tissues; effect on insulin secretion by the pancreatic b-cells, via the survival, growth, and activity of the pancreatic cells.
Also, camel milk influence insulin secretion by effect on the pancreatic beta cells and insulin receptor function in the insulin-sensitive tissues.
If camel milk can heal diabetic wounds?
Delay in wound healing is one of the most serious diabetes issues due to low level of neutrophils. Reduction of oxidative stability and immune response in diabetic patients is another big issue.
The anti-oxidative activity of camel milk whey proteins enhances the proliferation of immune cells and accelerates the wound healing process during diabetes.
How camel milk can improve kidney and liver failures of diabetes?
The camel milk can normalize renal and liver failures in diabetic patients.
Decrease in triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL and increase in HDL have been observed by consumption of camel milk.
Hypoglycemia effects of camel milk improved kidney and liver function in Nephropathy, proteinuria and cardiovascular challenge appear to be major complications in type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus
Using of camel milk (500 ml/day) by type 1 diabetes patients for six months, improve microalbuminuria levels in diabetic patients
Therefore, camel milk administration can have positive effects on glycemic control,by reducing fasting blood sugar, insulin resistance, and improving lipid profiles in diabetes patients. In most studies, the recommended dose of camel milk was 500 mL/day which led to improvement of diabetes markers after 3 months in diabetes patients. Also camel milk can prevent liver and kidney failures derived from diabetes mellitus and improve wound healing.
Abdulrahman A O, Ismael MA, Al-Hosaini Kh, Rame Ch, Al-Senaidy A M, Dupont A J, Ayoub M A. Differential effects of camel Milk on insulin receptor signaling – Toward Understanding the insulin-like. Properties of camel Milk. Front Endocrinol 2016; 7(4):1-13.
Ejtahed HS, Niasari Naslaji A, Mirmiran P, et al. Effect of camel milk on blood sugar and lipid profile of patients with type 2 diabetes: a pilot clinical trial. Int J Endocrinol Metab 2015;13:e21160.
Shori AB. Camel milk as a potential therapy for controlling diabetes and its complications: a review of in vivo studies. J Food Drug Anal 2015;23:609–18.
Author: Dr Tahereh Mohammadabadi
Associate Professor, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan, Iran
This year, we celebrated world camel day under the theme of the camel milk. The camel milk is making its space in the world’s top supper food and super natural medicines. It helps in revitalizing the body and can give a new life.
The camel is making it space as a sustainable food security animal under changing climate change scenario. One of the most important driving force behind this phenomenon is the precious camel milk (CaM). Lately, many scientific findings have revealed that CaM is a natural remedy for many complex ailments of the human being, ranging from cancer to diabetes and anti-inflammatory to anti-oxidants etc.
Since last 9 years, we are celebrating world camel day. Luckily, each year, the circle of the celebration widens and many more people and groups are joining. In 2012, we celebrated WCD at larger level in…
The camel milk is different from other milks. It is unique from many points but here, I shall share something about the fats of the camel milk (CaM). First of all, I would like to that CaM fats have shorter molecular size, which is homogenized in the milk and highly digestible. The following table shows the fats molecules length compared to other species milk.
I have been writing on camel milk, which we call as CaM. The CaM is important because of many reasons, like environmental foot print, composition, biological activities and the minerals and Vitamins contents. As we are celebrating world camel day 22nd June this year as the year of CaM,
This article is about the milk composition and the biological activities of the CaM. I shall just copy and paste the conclusion of the scientific article and will also provide the link of it. You can read in details in the link.
Camel milk is known for its nutritional quality, being rich in vitamins C and A and low in SFA, its smaller fat globules, and being easy to digest and rich in many minerals and bioactive compounds. The medicinal virtues of camel milk and its association with a decreased prevalence of diabetes type I and II have attracted many studies, but more research is needed to dissect the mechanism of action of the insulin-like small molecules, which may be responsible for the anti-diabetic properties present in camel milk. Further studies are also required to examine the role of camel milk in treating several diseases such as gastrointestinal ulcers, liver disorders, and dermatological autoimmune diseases. In addition to that, camel milk has been proven as a highly important source of natural bioactive compounds and antimicrobial substances that could be targeted to develop functional and health promoting products for the well-being of human population in the coming years.
Camel milk is widely used for its reported anti-diabetic and health promoting effects. Lipids derived from the milk have also been shown to exhibit potent anti-inflammatory effects. The mechanism through which these lipids and constituent fatty acids exert these effects remains elusive.
This paper demonstrates the ability of camel milk lipids to regulate gBSA-induced macrophage inflammation in vitro, by modulating the expression of key inflammatory regulators such NF-kB and NLRP3 inflammasome subunit.
“Results: Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) analysis found that TL was 96% triacylglycerol (TAG) while the TFA comprised 65% saturated and 35% unsaturated fatty acids. Both TL and TFA significantly (p<0.05) decreased gBSA-induced secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines (Tumour necrosis factor-(TNF)-α, Interleukin-(IL)-1β/18). TL also demonstrated the ability to regulate the expression of p50/p65 sub-units of Nuclear Factor-kappa B (NF-κB), while concomitantly increasing the expression of regulatory cytokines IL-10, IL-1 Receptor Antagonist (IL-1Ra) and Cluster of Differentiation 163 (CD163)-shifting cells towards an M2 macrophage phenotype. Additionally, we found that TL significantly regulated the expression of Nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-like receptor family pyrin domain containing-3 (NLRP3) inflammasome subunit and its regulator; Ten-Eleven Translocation-2 (TET-2).”
Many studies have revealed that camel milk (CaM) is a unique food, specially engineered by nature to sustain and value human health in difficult regions of the world. The CaM is rich with the anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory and anti-oxidant agents which can decrease the levels of inflammatory factors such as tumor necrosis factor α, interleukins and transforming growth factor-β1 in human and animal samples with inflammatory diseases. This Is Why People Who Consume Camel Milk Are Healthier Than You!
The camel milk is getting space in the food shelves of the world. The camel milk is cooked and make yogurt of it. I hereby share a picture of veggie foodies shared by Dr. Tahereh from Agricultural university Ahwaz Iran.