Why Donkey Milk?

Cleopatra had her own herd of 700 donkeys for her daily donkey milk beauty bath.  Hippocrates prescribed it for various health and skin conditions.  The closest in composition to human breast milk, donkey milk is rich in probiotics, vitamins, phospholipids, and ceramides that your skin will love.  It's naturally anti-biotic lysozyme content and hypo-allergenic properties make it the ideal milk for the health of your skin.  So why isn't everyone using this liquid gold?  Perhaps because donkeys only produce a few cups of milk a day, only for a few months at a time, and only when treated well and allowed to be with their babies when not being milked.  Compare this to the cow, producing gallons of milk a day, and you get the idea.

Below is my ever updating list of articles, documents, and research on Donkey Milk and it’s benefits for skin and health for all your research buffs.

Anti Inflammatory & Immunological Properties of Donkey Milk “From an immunological point of view, donkey’s milk is able to induce release of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines from normal human peripheral blood lymphomononuclear cells, thus maintaining a condition of immune homeostasis.”

Donkey Milk Analysis & Historical Background

Donkey Milk Studies & Literature

Donkey Milk vs. Camel Milk Technical Journal

Donkey Milk for babies & children allergic to cow milk & soy

Study on the benefits of donkey milk….anti-tumor, immunological, for preventing atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries), and probiotic properties

Donkey Milk used for Whooping Cough, Osteoporosis, and Calcium absorption and other studies from Eurolactis

A study on donkey milk in Italy….the rats on cows milk fattened up, the rats on donkey milk were super energized. “And their mitochondria – the tiny batteries that power cells – were super-charged, turning food into energy at a fast pace” NIH (National Institute of Health) Research Studies on Donkey Milk:

Anti-proliferative and anti-tumour effect of active components in donkey milk on A549 human lung cancer cells:  “The anti-proliferative and anti-tumour effects of donkey milk on A549 human lung cancer cells were investigated in vitro, and its effects on cell cycle progression, apoptosis and cytokine production were examined. Donkey milk active fractions reduced the viability of A549 cells in dose-dependent and time-dependent manners. Fraction-IV, a fraction of whey protein with a molecular mass >10 kDa, was the most effective fraction (P < 0.05) in inducing an accumulation of A549 cells in the G0/G1 and G2/M phases, indicating a potent cytotoxicity and causing cell death by apoptosis. The anti-proliferative activity of conditioned medium, prepared with fraction-IV-stimulated murine splenocytes, was significantly higher than that of fraction-IV alone (P < 0.05). Moreover, it could increase the secretion of Interleukin-2 (IL-2), Interferon-γ (IFN-γ), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and Interleukin 1β (IL-1β). The active components of donkey milk not only could directly suppress tumour proliferation in vitro, but may also indirectly kill tumours through activation of lymphocytes and macrophages. A high content of lysozyme in fraction-IV may contribute to its anti-tumour activity.” Study by Xueying Mao1, Junnan Gu1, Yan Sun, Shiping Xu, Xiaoying Zhang, Haiying Yang, Fazheng Ren  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0958694609001009

Pope drank donkey milk as a baby Donkey milk and it`s benefits by Johannes Visagie:  Donkey Milk is…”A serum protein content similar to breast milk with a casein content significantly lower than cows’ milk; this promotes improved digestion and assimilation, reducing the allergenic potential A balanced relationship between the various essential fatty acids, with a predominance of those promoting anti-inflammatory and vascular protection effects; the easily digestible bio-available fat content makes donkey milk an optimum source of energy, particularly in demanding situations such as the practice of combat sports when it is essential to maintain a constant metabolic energy supply Enzymes and immuno-protective substances (lysine, lactoferrin, lactadherin) which boost the immune system and reduce the risk of intestinal infection…..”

Donkey Milk for European Babies & Elderly Chinese

Story of Donkey Milk for Whooping Cough in Africa (and other “crazy” remedies)

Sciences Blog Donkey Milk as Immuno Modulator  Research articles via Eurolactis

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