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.
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).”
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.
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”.
Scientists are agreed that the products, especially milk coming from a happy and comfortable animal are far better than the animal in distressed conditions with a sad feeling. Now it is yours’ choice, either you take milk from a happy animal or a sad animal as both types are available in the market. The camel farming is extensive, natural, eco-friendly and stress-free.
The Happy Animal: Camel farming is very eco-friendly, natural, clean, dry & airy, shiny and completely free of any foul smell. This clean environment ensures the quality of livelihood of the camel and the absence of pathogenic microorganisms. Camel is really a lucky and happy animal living in such a great place of living.
Consuming less water, adapted to high ambient temperatures make this animal even more special and adapted happy animal. In the same climatic zone, the dairy cow needs a lot of water for drinking, cooling and cleaning purposes, may be more than 5 times compared to the camel. The milk produced from a happy animal (here happy animal means camel) is very rich in nutrients than sad animals. The overall environment where animals are raised has an additional effect on milk quality.
Additionally, the camel’s milk quality is entirely different, especially in the context of micro but essential nutrients. For details, please go to the link below; Camel! A One in All Creatures.
“Camel milk protein is coated with fats, which enhance protein absorption. It passes the acidic stomach undisturbed (does not coagulate easily because of fat coating) and reaches the intestines for absorption”.
Even if she lives in very natural condition her milk is not equal to the milk of camels. Camel is the special gift of nature and the milk is the treasure of health. Let’s live natural health and promote the natural way of life.
Lets’ join our efforts to promote camel’s products especially milk. The Camels4Life is struggling for the advocacy of camel and camel’s keepers. Alain Doctor Sees Potential in Camel, Camel is the future of humankind to secure food availability in the climate change scenario.
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.
The centuries-old tradition (healing with camel milk) is now supported by scientific findings gained in different quarters of the world. The camels’ pastoralists of Asia and Africa use camel milk as a natural pharmacy for different and complex ailments and such practice still, prevails among them. They use camels’ milk (CM) for the different complex ailments like hepatitis, joint problems, obesity, ascites, weaker eyesight, body aches and much more.
CM is successfully used for the treatment of hepatitis among different communities, even it is now used in urban areas of the world. Not only Traditional Knowledge (TK) but the religious sayings also supported such use of CM. According to a Hadeeth, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) advised camel milk for the treatment of water belly (ascites) in Madina. There is very famous Hadeeth regarding the use of camel milk for the treatment of hepatitis.
Modern science and medical research also proved the importance of camel milk in human health. Famous US physician Dr. Hinkle has been very pleased with the results she is seeing with hepatitis on the camel milk. She has witnessed case after case of hepatitis patients whose liver enzymes have been normal for the first time in years while on the camel milk.
Alla et al (2011)1 conducted research on camel milk in connection with the liver enzymes of hepatitis patient. They concluded that camel milk can be used as an herbal remedy for the treatment of alcoholism and other liver diseases which affect the hepatic enzymes as well as the liver tissues. Yagil (2004)2 stated that camel milk is very effective in fighting viruses. Viruses can also be neutralized by blocking out their enzyme activity, and studies have shown that camel antibody is an effective inhibitor of hepatitis enzymes system. Other studies conducted by Middle Eastern Scientists on the role of camel milk, revealed that camel lactoferrin was demonstrated a remarked in-vitro ability to completely inhibit the Hepatitis C Virus (HCP) entry into PBMC, hepG2, and replication inside those cells system (Esmail,2008). Such changes help in safeguarding the body from this killer virus.
The CM is a silver lining in the clouds for those who face liver dis-functioning. The scientific support for CMs’ potential is an additional asset which helps in convincing people with urban and academic backgrounds and asks for scientific proves. It is now pretty sure that CM turns the complexity into simplicity and makes the life easy and joyful. I hereby suggest those who have liver ailments and other complications to using camel milk for better health and a happy life.
Alla et al; 2011. Sudanese Journal of Public Health, Vol 6 (4) Esmail; 2008. Hepatitis Monthly; 8(2) 101-109
Yagil; 2004. Camel Milk and Autoimmune Disease. Historical Medicine