Camel Milk is Trending in New Horizon

As I told in many articles before, that camel is making its space beyond their original habitats of the drylands. New camel milk/farm facilities are emerging in different parts of the world. The people in the US, Australia, South Africa, Europe and now China are taking interest in camels, especially the milk. https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/camel-journey-from-its-original-habitat-to-modern-world/

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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Please read the article and respond with the feedback.

The Camel Milk in the Gulf Food Festival

Turning camel from an old age animal to a sustainable food animal was my dream. Camel is Turning from a Beast of Burden to a Modern Farm Animal. This dream is coming true as the camel is making its space as a food security animal. Even, camel is performing better outside of its original habitat. Camel Journey ~ From its Original Habitat to Modern World.

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Camel Milking in Ethiopia, photo credit Karsten

 

Yesterday, I visited the Gulf Food Festival 2018, Gulf Food 2018 and spent enough time with the camel milk outlets “camelait”. Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products.Many people visited the stall and showed a keen interest in camel milk.  I also visited the other camel milk business outlet (Camelicious) and discuss the overall camel milk (CM) demand and interest of the masses.

 

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Author with the camel milk powder stall

 

Some people were selling/marketing camel milk from other countries like Australia and India. Shrey Kumar from India (the Co-founder of the  Aadvik foods) also met me there. He is already my facebook contact and recognized me by face as we could never meet personally before. I also met Hani from Australi (Auslink Investment), who was also looking for the camel milk powder export.

 

Author with Shrey Kumar at the Gulf food

 

 

Primary Report About Camel Milk Magic Effect on Nonverbal Kid in Malaysia

Yesterday evening, I received the following report from Mike (Shah Alam, Malaysia). It is very interesting and even heart touching. He message is in the ensuing lines.Mike Facebook Pagemaalem

Very interesting, Just want to update you on some new progress on camel milk. Last week (first week of August, 2017), I gave 3 sachet (25g X3) Camelait powder (camel milk powder of Alain dairy) to a mum (Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products).

She has a nonverbal kid (3 years and 8 month of age) with speaking complications. The camel milk gave a magic result. The mum of the kid called me and told that just in a week the boy started to talk basic 2~3 words like Goodbye or Goodnight to the family members. I want milk and sleep in Chinese. Both parents really surprised. Even his special attention school teacher also notice the changes. So far best feedback I have heard.$_35

Me (Dr Raziq, the author) have received the same positive reports before as well from Malalsyia The Myth of Camel Milk in Malasia: A Preliminary Report of a Diabetic Patient and India Camels’ Milk Miracle for Autistic Patients~A letter from Ram Prasad (India).

I hereby request the sophisticated research facilities all around the world to come forward and conduct scientific trials with accurate results and huge data to give the true and scientific portrait regarding the camel milk. Camel milk is a unique gift of the nature (natural therapy) to avoid chemicals and antibiotics consumption which are threatening our health in many ways. Camel milk has the real worth to be used as natural pharmacy. Detailed Nutritional Composition of Bactrian Camel’s Milk

Camel’s Milk Gives Hopes in the Drought Stricken Africa

When it’s too dry for dairy cows, what do you do? Switch to camel milk

The African nomads find new ways to adapt with the challenge of the climate change. As increasingly fierce, frequent and lengthy dry spells hit northern Kenya, raising dairy cattle has gotten ever harder. But after seeing her initial five camels thrive while eating just tree branches and leaves, Yousef sold 100 cows to buy more expensive camels, whose milk now never dries up.ken_camelmilk5_Safia_kulow

To read the complete report and other details, please click on the links below.

  1. https://news.trust.org/item/20160510140654-f50hy/
  2. Camel Milk Materializing Education for the Drought Stricken Kenyan Pastoralists

Camel is really a very crucial and precious creature playing a pivotal role to materialize livelihood in the hardiest terrains of the world in the harshest environmental conditions. Camel has the unique power of adaptability and is considered as the best answer to the climate change calamities. Camel! A One in All Creatures.

Camel Milk Materializing Education for the Drought Stricken Kenyan Pastoralists

Isiolo, a provincial town about five hours’ drive north of the capital, Nairobi, has become a real camel hub already. Maalim and around thirty other women now bring about five thousand liters of camel milk daily to a distribution point in the center of the provincial town. The women receive support from the Dutch development organization SNV, which helped them finance a cooling tank. “Thanks to the profits of the camel milk I can send my eight children to school, and one even goes to university,” Maalim says, as she hands in her plastic yellow jerry cans full of camel milk.Kenyans turn to camels to cope with climate changecamel milk Africa

Currently, the milk is transported in passenger buses. But as the milk frequently gets stolen or goes bad when buses break down, the women are trying to get a loan to buy a cooling truck to transport the milk to Nairobi. “We also have plans to produce yogurt, pack our products and to export to Somalia,” she says and adds that an international airport has recently been opened near Isiolo. “We are facing a bright future – thanks to camel milk.”Kenyan pastoralist

For further reading, please go to the link below;

http://www.dw.com/en/kenyans-turn-to-camels-to-cope-with-climate-change/a-38300987

 

Happy Camels Provide Healthier Milk: A comprehensive Response from Julia.

An important environmental point is that “soft hooved” animals (camels) are far more environmentally sustainable than “hard hooved” animals.

This comment was written by Julia Marie Bell Julia Marie Bell from Australia in response to the comments of Simpson on my blog Happy Camel vs the Sad Cow.

She writes as “My argument leading on from my earlier statements, regarding why Simpson’s conclusion which explicitly implies “do not drink camel’s milk” is unsound is twofold. Firstly from a philosophical perspective and secondly from a scientific perspective.
It is well documented the symbiotic relationship between humans and the non-human world. The necessity, joy, physical and psychological health benefits. This is not new; it is ancient wisdom which is still traveling the world. It is not the “keeping” of non-human animals, be it for food or pleasure but MORE significant how the creatures are kept and how they are killed! My argument for free range and so forth. Furthermore, if one cannot kill an animal, one should therefore not eat the animal. This is ethical and puts one in a special relationship to such animal.
I ask you, Simpson, do you eat meat or any products from an animal? Do you wear leather or wool? By virtue of being “human “, we have all crossed this boundary.
I agree that the killing for killing’s sake, and using the non-human world for human greed, sexual exploitation and money is evil.
My position comes from “Deep Ecology” and an environmental ethic. So it is not wrong to drink any form of milk! It is the way the milk is collected. There is this western MYTH that infiltrated our psyche claiming that milk is unhealthy and causing cruelty in the production. Firstly, it is the pasteurization and homogenization that is killing us and creating allergies and gut problems. You can Google evidence for my claims. Secondly, I agree that many animals are kept in cruel conditions for milking and have their calves taken. This is too general a statement. That inductive reasoning is fallacious.
Camels milk is produced quite differently. I have visited many camel farms that produce milk and they are free range, stress-free, and the calves are only taken for short periods, if at all.
An important environmental point is that “soft hooved” animals (camels) are far more environmentally sustainable than “hard hooved” animals.
It is well documented the medicinal properties of camel’s milk! Please research. It is this symbiotic, beautiful relationship that I am talking about. There does not have to be cruelty. Understand through Science what the non-human world, the sentient and non-sentient world has to offer is magnificent and awe-inspiring. Many of our medical discoveries and medicines have been achieved this way. That is why we need to embrace and nurture, not have “dominion over”.
I am, for the most part, a vegetarian. I only eat what I can kill. Chicken and fish. I drink camel’s milk straight from the camel. I try and reduce and be aware of my carbon footprint. I do this as I am responsible for my health and well being and try not to consume too much of the health dollar. I am extremely healthy and strong in comparison to many of similar age. Food is medicine and we ought to understand this.
Finally, Simpson your opinion (and that is all it is) is fraught with paradoxes and smacks of “yuppie” ideology, giving very little understanding not only of poor countries that are kept alive on camels milk but furthermore the wonderful life-enhancing gifts that the beloved camel has to offer.”

 

About Camel Milk~With Bactrian Perspectives

Camels’ milk is the king of the milk kingdom, said by the Bactrian camel keepers in Central Asia. It is the first choice for health maintenance. They think that their milk is more nourishing than their sister camel (dromedary) and all other animals.

Jiali_camelmilk_DSC06785-1.jpgOur milk is high grade but tastes a little bit salty because of my taste as I like salty bushes; the only ice cream for me in the ecosystems where I live. I live in very cold regions and hence producing milk thicker than my sibling dromedary. My milk keeps a desirable PH of the human body as it is a bit alkaline. I have the physical effect on the stomach of my keepers to make them happy and in a good mood. Detailed Nutritional Composition of Bactrian Camel’s Milkmy bactrian

My milk is rich in protein (4.5%), making me special food item for the poor and undernourished group of the human being. Bactrian milk protein contains many health promising elements as various Amino Acids and Vitamins, Lysozymes & Lactoferrin,  and Immunoglobulin; all are protective and bio-active.

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Might be of interest to read about the Bactrian camel dairy in the Chinese Turkistan. CHINA’S CAMEL-MILK MOGUL

I know my population is lesser and I’m still hiding from the eyes of the policymakers and scientists but I’m sure, one day they will realize my importance.

 

 

Value of Camel Milk in Central Asian Traditional Medica

As recorded in Compendium of Materia Medica; “Camel milk,  cold, non-toxic, can invigorate spleen-stomach and replenish vitality, and strengthen tendons and bones, so that people won’t feel hungry after drinking it.camel milk china.jpg

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camel herder of Bactrian camels in Chinse Turkistan, courtesy http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2017/chinas-camel-milk-mogul/

As recorded in drugs commonly used by Uighur Medicine: “Camel Milk is sweet taste with cream flavor, free of sense of adhesion, a little bitter, and can significantly strengthen spleen and invigorate stomach, nourish the five internal organs and repair the impairments of those organs, strengthen tendons and bones, and recover the vital essence and marrow, so that people won’t feel hungry or thirsty after drinking it.”About Camel Milk~With Bactrian Perspectives

Camel-Milk Uyghur

The Kazakh Traditional Medica tells that: Camel milk is nourishing, sedative, detoxification, can restore everything after a weak body.”Detailed Nutritional Composition of Bactrian Camel’s Milk

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In the blogs published before; almost all the information reported is about the dromedary camel. I was looking if the traditional healers think the same about the Bactrian camels’ milk or not. So, I found a lot of information. A short book I received from the Xinjiang Wangyuan Camel Milk Industry is really full of information. They are really doing a great job.

With thanks to ‘Xinjiang Wangyuan Camel Milk Industry.

For further details, please go to the link  Camel milk a business tonic for Xinjiang firm

 

Camel Journey~ Some More Updates from Australia

In previous article I told you about the camel work in Australia shared by Hannah Purs. Here are some more updates by her again. She wrote as;

Camel Introduction to Australia

Camels were introduced and adapted by Afghan cameleers in Australia. That time almost 20000 camels along with 2000 cameleers were brought to Australia for different purposes of work. The details can be seen in the link below.

http://www.cameleers.net/

Australia is blessed to be home to the world’s largest population of free roaming dromedary camels, animals that have been effectively quarantined against typical camel ailments found in the rest of the world since the early 1900s. In 2008 Desert Knowledge, an Alice Springs based organization, put together an estimate of wild camel numbers in Australia, they spread far and wide that there was around 1 million camels in Australia. Later on camel shooting suggestion came on the ground.20150225_111411

For details please go to the link;

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/some-bad-advice-on-wild-camel-numbers-may-have-cost-the-federal-government-millions-in-cash-exports-and-jobs-2013-11

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Camel Milk for Australia

Camel milk is in such high demand in Australia that it was being resold at $200 a litre on Gumtree (on online trading site) in November 2014. There is anecdotal and scientific evidence suggesting that camel milk can be invaluable in treating a number of diseases; from autoimmune issues to diabetes and renal problems to autism to therapy for those with cancer. Hannah Training Camel from DairyA camel milk project was then desigend and implemented to harvest this untapped resource of camel milk in Australia. This project has constantly reassessed its targets.

For details, please go to the link below.

http://www.camelmilkaus.com

In an email, she wrote further as concluding remarks as ‘

Some of the challenges that we’ve faced so far are:
Local people not wanting camels in the area
Government legislation changes
The cost of starting a dairy
Achievements:
Developing a training method which allows us to train camels very fast with no ropes or halters
Creating conversation within the Australian media about camels and their value

Unique Benefits of Camel Milk

Not only is camel milk a “super food” nutritionally, it is antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-autism 1  and has anti-carcinogenic effects; thus millions are turning to this unparalleled dairy product. Additionally, these desert animals are not threatened by climate change and a growing dependence on them can remain sustainable. Human health challenges such as Ebola can be better assisted with camel milk, especially with less nourished populations.

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Hannah Purs preparing camel for milking. Credit to Hannah Purs

 

Camel milk is special and unique as camel itself; it contains a higher quantity of noble elements (lactoferrin, Vitamin C, Zn, Insulin-like protein, and calcium etc.) and deficient in damaging substances (cholesterol, calories, and lactose etc.). Lactoferrin2 is iron-containing protein (recently found by scientists in such a high level in camel milk) has been shown to have antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-carcinogenic effects. As camel milk, lactoferrin is unique itself. The world of lactoferrin is continuously exploring by the scientists and diverse health benefits are being investigated. DSC00315

Vitamin C is well known for its anti-infectious qualities and usually found in citrus fruits. As citrus are rarely available in deserted ecosystems, nature gifted these precious ingredients in the form of camel milk. Zinc is a vital part of many enzymes (300) of the human body. This vital mineral is necessary for almost all the important activities of the human body. The high concentration of insulin-like protein (encapsulated in fats) enables it to pass safely from the acidic environment of the stomach. The safe absorption of such protein is instrumental in a high level of insulin in the blood which helps in subsidizing sugar level. Camel! A One in All Creatures. The anti-diabetic attributes of camel milk can be linked with its browsing habits as camel eats from the herbaceous, salt tolerant, drought resistant and nutrients rich plants of its ecosystem. Camel milk is a touchy health promising natural formula for the pregnant woman (low fats and high Ca) and infants/children (as low lactose and high Ca).

IMG_20160423_100505Being rich with unique proteins (lactoferrin and insulin-like protein), camel milk is a blessing for the patients without any side effects. Camel milk has one-way action; that is health promising. The drug one take from the pharmacy can only treat some specific disease with the high danger of side effects while camel milk is rich with natural medicine and full of needed nutrient for nourishment and good will of the body. The holy Quran has well defined the camel as; do they not look at the camel, how strange it is made.

For more reading, please go to the links;

1. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/602834/abs/

2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2915836/