Urine has many industrial and agricultural uses because of its main constituent urea. Although there is no scientific evidence of the therapeutic properties of urine it is still consumed in many parts of the world.
Urine and urea have been claimed by some practitioners to have an anti-cancer effect. It has been hypothesized that because some cancer cell antigens are transferred through urine, through "oral autourotherapy" these antigens could be introduced to the immune system that might then create antibodies.
According to the American Cancer Society, "available scientific evidence does not support claims that urine or urea given in any form is helpful for cancer patients
The discredited cancer treatment offered by the Burzynski Clinic was initially synthesized from urine collected in a Texas park.
Urine has anti-cancer medicinal properties, however there is no supportive scientific evidence that it is useful in curing cancer.
Famous figures like Indian prime minister Morarji Desai and British actress sarah miles are known for drinking their own urine for many ailments.