Camel Milk: A Treatment For Leukaemia
Compared with cow milk, camel milk has numerous health benefits such as cancer, as it possess some anticancer agents that fights against cytotoxins or also has chemo protective genes.
Lets discuss how camel milk can cure leukaemia.
How camel milk can cure leukemia?
In 2011, Arab researchers have developed a milk-based remedy by developing a new medical formula from camels’ milk and urine for treating leukaemia(White blood cancer)that could also be developed to cure other types of cancers like lung, liver and breast.
The experiments started at U.A.E based Sharjah University and completed at the Iraq-based Cancer Institute in Baghdad. This new medicine formula has been registered with the UK Patents Office. The research was aimed to evaluate the inhibitory effects of commercially available camel milk on cancer cells and its underlying mechanisms.
Arab Researchers tested the new drug in laboratory on mice by injecting it for 6 months. They found the injected mice were still alive and their behaviour was the as same as the healthier ones. This happened due to the new drug carries ‘smart cells’ invade on cytotoxins in the cancerous cells without producing any side-effects.
Also, the camel’s immune system was rejuvenating itself every time they took samples of milk and urine, making it one of the strongest immune systems. Camelid antibodies have several benefits, including their ability to induce tissues and cells not normally accessible and they are easier to manufacture.
As a result of the Arabian camel genome project, Saudi and Chinese scientists have managed for the first time to interpret the whole genetic make-up of the single-humped camel, Camelus dromedarius, the omnipresent native of the Arabian peninsula.
In addition, Saudi scientists have identified novel or fast-evolving genes, in camels that have not been matched to a homologous sequence in other organisms, while Belgian researchers have created ‘camelid’ human antibodies through camel antibodies that could be ideal for vaccination.
Hassan, a PHD researcher in the Biotechnology Research Center works in Natural Resources and Environment Research Institute at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said: “The genetic components of camel genome should help advances in camel production, which is an important source for meat, milk and other traditional needs (1).
Morad Ahmed views about this test:
The unique immune system of the camel possesses special heavy chain-only antibodies. Morad Ahmed Morad, a professor of medicine at Tanta University, has developed another camel milk-based remedy and its genomic analysis. “The initial scientific evidence prove that camel is now not more than a ship of the desert but also a world medical ship for curing human diseases,” Morad said:
“Unlocking the genetics of the camel’s immune system,it could promote and facilitate medical discoveries such as new vaccination approaches, novel therapeutic antibodies and small peptide-based therapy,”
But Morad said the new medicine had only been tested on experimental mice and it remained to be seen what the effect would be of testing it with humans.