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.
I love camels as well as the desert. As contrary to the common perception, the deserts are a very rich and beautiful land. I hereby share some snapshots of the beautiful flora and fauna of the Arabian desert. I shot these pictures during my desert walk.
This fly can be seen near the bushes in the desert. I found this in the month of March 2019 in the Arabian desert near Alain.
Very social and friendly. Beautiful and very much resembles with the sand color.
Camel in the sand dunes of the Arabia, near Alain, UAE.
Here is some floral picture.
Cyperus conglomeratus (Arabic Thenda)Highly resilient grass. They have two types of roots, i.e. the spread one on the sand and the deep vertical roots.
The citrulus is one of the important plant of the desert. It helps in soil fertility and also in dune fixation. The fruits of the plants are use as a medicine in many parts of the world.
The Citrulus enrich the soil fertility. We can see a rare grass verity grown on the sand fixed by the citrulus.
Also home to many different fauna species in the desert. See the lizard burrow made in the dune fixed by the citrulus plant
Cyperus plant, see, how they are firmed in the sand?
The mouse etc eats the seeds of the citrulus fruit
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Obesity is one of the most alarming issues of the modern era. Different reseasons have been discussed to be responsible for this problem but still, many more thoughts are emerging and coming into the discussion. I have been following the discussion going on about Gut health and its connection with different aspects of human health and well being What we do and do not know about the gut health.
It is a wide and multidimensional discussion, covering different aspects of the health and the food we eat and the way we live (environment, sleep, stress etc). While following the whole talk and discussion, I have noticed that many aspects of healthy foods are not covered in the topic, here my thoughts go to the camel milk.
CaM is my area of study and the core point of my research and publications. From the last 8 years, I’m trying to write about this natural pharmacy (CaM) in a very general way for the general public to be aware and informed about the superfood. The CaM is really a unique product because of its specially engineered Fatty acids, Peptides, Lactose, nanobodies, minerals composition, casein, whey, and the overall synergic constitutions found in it.
CaM diversify the gut microbiome because of its natural probiotics, GABA and LA bacteria and other constituents (yet to be researched out) and helps in weight control, better detoxification of the body, and boosting the overall vitality of the brain and body. As a personal experience, (taking a glass of CaM daily ) the camel milk really boosts immunity and improve body resistance to the infections (I think both because of the diversification of the Gut Microbiome and the nanobodies and other specialized proteins).
CaM is less insulinogenic diet, meaning not increasing the blood calories abruptly because of its rich ingredients which control the sudden rise of one type of molecule surge in the body. The effect of the CaM really needs control and sophisticated scientific research to better define that conclusion.
CaM wash the body and detoxify the tissues, resulting in the improvement of the all body performance and vitality, resulting in better resistance to diseases and slowing the aging speed. Our bodies are sinking under the burden of the toxins we eat on daily basis without knowing the sources and the consequences of it.
The CaM is a real treasure and blessing of nature, enabling our body to function and sustain in the most difficult era of human history (with perspectives of the food quality). A comprehensive and control scientific research is the utmost need of time to uncover the hidden treasures of the superfood. Health professionals, natural and traditional healers, food scientists and chemists are hereby asked to come forward, make a good team and work on the CaM in different parts of the world.
After the university education, when I joined the practical field of animal agriculture, a wide gap of understanding was visualized between the university education and the traditional knowledge (TK) existed in the field. My bookish knowledge was limited to modern but high input livestock rearing systems while the livestock keepers were enriched with the traditional knowledge, they have absorbed through generations. Please do not misunderstand me as “negating the importance of modern science” but take it as the reality of the field. That time, I did not try mindfully to understand the reality of the traditional knowledge and always nullify it as the other fellow field workers did.
In reality, it was a flaw of critical thinking that a treasure of TK was hiding from my eyes beside of my roots in the traditional animal agriculture. Then nature came into its own way to indoctrinate me the reality of the traditional knowledge. In 2003, I was grabbed by a severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and stuck to bed for some days. My claws swelled up and I was even unable to walk. The traditional healers advised me to take fresh camel milk from the mobile herds. I acted upon the advice and joined the mobile camel herds in Musakhail My Camel Story and World Camel Day. The treatment (taking fresh camel milk) was so easy to get and so speedy to recover. I recovered soon (in a week) and started climbing the mountains with the pastoralists in the region.
During my surveys and work with the camel keepers, I noticed some camels with extraordinary production potential (up to 35 kg milk/day). The survey reports attracted the attention of policy makers both at national and global level. Soon, I found myself stuck in a complex situation and huge debate, “the references”. Some quarters even pressurized me to give up the claims but I never surrendered. Nature came with a help again, in a way that I joined a modern camel dairy in the UAE. Here a huge set of data comprising thousands of camel milk production records, supporting my claims. I hope, soon we shall be able to publish such a precious data in a peer-reviewed scientific journal to give my claims a peer reviewed umbrella.
Seeing all this help from nature, I quoted today as “success is a journey, not a single moment”.
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.
Our 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 Milk
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.
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.“
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
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.