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Urotherapy has long been used by people who are into chemical-free healthcare

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When Nidda Hongwiwat's husband injured himself at a historic site in India years ago, locals immediately wanted to take him to hospital. They were astonished when Nidda asked them, "Where is the toilet?" 

Nidda, 63, editor-in-chief of Sangdad Publishing House, well-known for its cookbooks and health-and-lifestyle magazine Krua, told her husband to pee and use the urine to cleanse and rub the wounds. And to everybody's surprise, especially her husband's, the wounds healed fast.

Nidda, who has been involved in and been studying and researching nature therapy, or the chemical-free healthcare approach, for decades, said that the use of human urine as a cure for diseases or urine therapy is not a new concept. In fact, the history of this therapeutic method dates back to the period before the Buddhist era.

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