Sunday, February 12, 2017

Camel! A One in All Creatures – Natural Health with theCamel Milk

Camel! A One in All Creatures – Natural Health with theCamel Milk:

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Natural Health with theCamel Milk – 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.

Natural Health with theCamel Milk – 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.:

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Biodiversity, climate change and food security: Camel Strategy to Achieve Food Security Challenge ...

Biodiversity, climate change and food security: Camel Strategy to Achieve Food Security Challenge ...: Survival of dromedary camel in harsh and hostile environment (hot weather conditions) is the salient feature of this unique animal. It ...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hidden Treasure! The Camel Milk

Camel milk is a unique and incredible creature of God. Not only a food but a gift of nature for natural health and beauty. This hidden treasure (camel milk) is now attracting the attention of million of people around the world because of many reasons. I am hereby introducing a new blog posts series entirely on camel milk. In this blog, I’ll try to compile and review the scientific and indigenous knowledge/literature regarding camel milk. The camel milk is finding its ways in a world where the camel is not found naturally. In last June, on the eve of the world camel day (22 June 2014) Japan’s TV channel NHK interviewed me on this important treasure. They showed interest in camel milk as; Japanese are very health sensitive.

Camel Milk can Conserve Shark Fish
In Japan health conscious people use Shark fins for natural and good health as (they think) Nanobodies (NB) found in Shark fins are health promising. This is the reason that Shark prices are very high in Japan. Recent studies revealed that such NB is found in camel milk far richer than the Shark fins. A famous chef name Chinn (protecting Shark) even claimed “Shark’s fin soup has no taste! You take fins off a shark and you don’t really get anything. There’s no value except what you’re paying for.” Camel milk can be a good source of NB and reasonable replacement to the Shark fins.

Eye Sight and the Camel Milk
Camel milk is a nervine tonic and helps in good eyesight. The pastoral people depending on camel milk never get weak eyesight. Their eyesight is promising. The author has personally noticed this unique character of camel milk. The camel pastoralists are very healthy, having good eyesight, healthy skin and smart thin bodies.

Camel milk is used as an aphrodisiac, especially in the stressful conditions of the dry hot weather. Sexual stimulants are still often called "aphrodisiacs" (after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love). Aphrodisiac characteristics of camel milk are linked with the Nanobodies found in this gift of nature (CM). 

Colostrum (First Milk)
Colostrums (white and slightly diluted as compared with the colostrum of cow) contains antibodies such as IgA, IgG, and IgM. In mammals
Other immune components of colostrum include the major components of the innate immune system, such as lactoferrin, lysozyme, lactoperoxidase, complement, and proline-rich polypeptides. Camel’s colostrum is rich with total solids (TS) and at 3 hours post-partum total solids (T.S.) averaged 30.4 percent. Colostrums are rich with probiotics which act as antibodies which can also be a good tool to fight viral infection. What if scientists suggest camel milk/colostrums for the prevention of AIDS, MARS and Ebola virus.

Infant Formula
Its composition is closer to human milk than cow's milk is, so it is better for infant formula powder milk. Also, its higher calcium intake is important for growing children and helps to prevent Osteoporosis. Research proved that camel milk is a safer alternative than goat milk for kids in cow milk allergy (CMA) situation. Furthermore, like human milk, camel milk does not contain β lactoglobulin, the protein present in cow’s, goat’s and horse’s milk that is the main cause of cow’s milk allergy. Cow’s milk allergy can also be caused by hypersensitivity to beta-casein. Camel milk also contains beta-casein, but the structure of this protein in camel milk is very different to the structure of this protein in cow’s milk.

Possible Super Market for Camel Milk
It could be the 'super food' of the future in the Western and other developed countries, and generate much-needed income for developing countries. The United Nations is calling for the milk to be sold to the West. Japan and other Far East countries can be great markets for camel milk and a replacement for shark fins; I think.

Continue reading, more information is coming.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Email from Vivek about a Camel Story and Dream

Dear Raziq and colleagues,
On the occasion of BSA 2012 award ceremony one women livestock keeper from Tamil Nadu was curious with camel story and interacted with Dayali Devi Raika and Rajasthan group  .Khieta ram Raika ( if we are correct -young man ) told that they are not sending camels for slaughter purpose even after attaining old age  against a question asked by Tamil Nadu woman. The woman wondered about the story of creation of camels by Lord Shiva after Goddess Parvathy made camel like structure  using clay material as explained by us  . That is why she raised the question that such a sacred creation is sent to slaughter purpose after attaining old age  . (According to her Lord's  creation shall be allowed for full life till death ) . 
The next day Tamil Nadu woman offered Rs 50 to Dayali Bhai . We asked the reason for offering Rs 50 . 

Tamil Nadu woman told that  she had dashan of Lord Siva and Parvathy together in her dream last night and they (Siva and Parvathy ) were telling that they are on the way to Rameswaram and remove her (TN woman ) sin's too. Those are blessed who ask  such question with full faith upon camel story ? . 
Lastly TN women told that Rs 50 is given for her to do Pooja for Lord Shiva after Dhyalibhai return to her native place . She also told that camel keepers are together coming  along with Lord Siva and Parvathy as she believes.
Those who work for camels including Raziq are also blessed by Lord Siva and Parvathy . OK Raziq !
Those who  respect LIFE of all creatures to the extent possible are  blessed by the creator ? 

The Story of Kharai Camel

The Kharai camel breed is rare species which thrives only in mangrove forests. In Kutch region usually, the camels spend 3 days feeding in the mangroves and then one day back on the mainland for drinking fresh water and then the cycle repeats.

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In Kutch region of Gujarat about 16 generations ago (400 years back) camels have been maintained by Rabaries (Hindus) in Pipar village, Lakhpat taluka . During that time there was a dispute in one of the Rabari family when they want to divide their property between 2 brothers. There was only one camel left in the family and 2 brothers wanted to own the single camel and they were unable to settle the matter. They went to one Muslim saint named Savlapir who lives in nearby Mangroves Island adjacent to the village. By seeing the complicated issue Savlapir made a small camel with clay and he asked choice of 2 brothers to take each one takes one camel.
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The elder brother immediately opted for living camel and it had been given to him. Then the younger brother with the blessings of Muslim saint had to take the clay camel with him. Savlapir told that the single clay camel which will be multiplying into many camels on the way to his home.  The Muslim saint advised the younger brother that he should not turn back while returning home. The saint told the younger brother he can hand over surplus camels to the Muslim community in case Rabari families unable to maintain them. Then many camels appeared and followed the younger brother. The younger brother had a doubt in his mind to see back whether camels are really following him. Then he turned back.This has stopped the further appearance of new camels and he returned home with many numbers of camels already appeared along with him.
Now a day there are no Rebaries has been rearing the camels but the Jat community (Muslim) alone keeping the kharai camels. One of the Jat (Muslim) family Mr.Aga Khan Savlani who is living now in Pipar village can be traced back to 16 the generation of the Muslim saint Savlapir who lived in the island of mangroves.

 Source: This story has been revealed by Mr. Ramesh Bhatti,  Sahjeevan, Bhuj, Gujarat
 Recorded by:  P.Vivekanandan, SEVA Jan 2013. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Friday, June 22, 2012

World Camel Day 22 June 2012

camel day in Sakrand Sindh
I feel very much pleasure that world camel day was celebrated almost all over the world. Here in Pakistan we had programs in many parts of the country.
One program was arranged in Quetta Press Club. Dr Raziq presented on the important issues of camel and the importance of a world camel day. There was a program at Sakrand Sindh in Benazir Bhuto Shaheed international veterinary University.  The main program was in the university of Agriculture Faisalabad. There was a big gathering and camel events.  I received letters from many camel keepers and stake holders.
My friend Ramesh Bhatti from Kachh India also shared photos of a program in this regard. More than 250 camel keepers participated in his program.
                                                Kachh India

                                                     HAPPY CAMEL DAY TO ALL

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Global overview of camel ~ Some quick facts


Camel is a unique animal with a very strong and stable power of productivity. 

Camel milk: Three is no visible improvement in camel dairy productivity. Also, data collection method is poor for a camel. According to the international data, there is only 2.5 percent increase in camel milk worldwide. About the aspect of consumption, Saudi Arabian people are the top consumer of camel milk, top at world level.

Camel meat: Camel meat makes 0.13 percent of total meat production of the world. Unfortunately, there is higher meat consumption than camel overall growth in population. But still data on camel meat is lacking, i.e. there is no data on camel meat in Pakistan.

There is no correlation in consumption of camel product and GDP of the nations.
Some more fact
·         The research work and publications are mostly originated from camel countries.
·     There is no correlation between economic importance and camel number of publications. It means there is no link between the number of research work and the economic importance of camel in that country.
There is growing interest of western researchers for camel as a biological model, resulted in slight increasing in number of publications
There is still limited work on camel genetic, breeding and selection etc.
 Also, there is lack of reliable data on camel meat quality and marketing
Adaptation of camel to intensification is there but the results are no yet well known
The camel is not endangered species at the global level but its development is quite unequal,  It mean, it is introducing in new habitats, especially in Africa
Some camel pastoralist’s communities are replacing cattle nomadism with camel nomadism.
 Still there is lack of knowledge on camel
International Society of Camelids Research and Development (ISOCARD) resulted in significant development on camel research and publications.