Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Susu Unta


Salah satu pengalaman menarik yg saya alami semasa di tanah suci Mekah ialah tentang susu unta. Sebenarnya semasa di Malaysia saya tidak pernah mendegar tentang kelebihan susu unta yg saya pernah dengar ialah tentang hati unta di mana ianya dikatakan boleh menjadi penawar kepada yg berpenyakit lelah. Apapun susu unta memang agak asing di Malaysia tapi di Arab Saudi ia menjadi minuman harian. Mengapakah susu unta begitu diminati oelh orang orang Arab?

a) Camel milk magic - myth or marvel?

Anti-infection, anti-cancer, anti-diabetes: these are bold claims to make about any substance, but scientific and commercial interest is growing in such claims that have long been made about the milk of camels. Camels are kept in over a hundred countries, and from Mongolia to Morocco there are traditional sayings or practices in which the alleged healing properties of camel milk and milk products are shared and passed from generation to generation. But are the healing properties of camel milk all myth, or can they be proved and provide a bright future for camel dairying?

"I have studied camels in many countries," says Bernard Faye of the France-based research organisation CIRAD (Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement).Camel milk traded at market "From the Rift Valley of Africa to Central Asia you often hear it said that camel milk can cure; diabetes, tuberculosis, stomach ulcers, gastro-enteritis, cancer are all claimed to be cured." Not surprisingly, scientists have attempted to verify or disprove the claims. What they have found is that there appears to be some scientific basis for some of the claimed cures, but that the experimental design has not always been sound. Essentially, there are two ways to test the curative capacity of camel milk. First is to have a rigorous experimental procedure and, with humans, double blind trials. The second is to have more information on the constituents of camel milk, specifically the components which could be responsible for the claimed medical properties.

di petik dari - http://www.new-agri.co.uk/05-1/focuson/focuson5.html

B) Camels' milk could hit UK shelves
Camel train

Camels' milk could become the latest super food to hit the shelves of health food shops and upmarket retailers.

The United Nations is calling for the milk, which is rich in vitamins B and C and has 10 times more iron than cow's milk, to be sold to the West.

Camels' milk, which is slightly saltier than traditional milk, is drunk widely across the Arab world and is well suited to cheese production.

As well as its high mineral and vitamin content, research has suggested that antibodies in camels' milk can help fight diseases like cancer, HIV/Aids Alzheimer's and hepatitis C.
A spokeswoman for the British Nutrition Foundation said: "Camels' milk could be a useful addition to the diet as it contains calcium and B vitamins and is lower in saturated fat than cow's milk.

dipetik dari - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4930094.stm

C) Dalil hadith# 66, dari Anas ra:

Terjemahnya (versi al-Bukhari-Muslim): “Bahawa serombongan lelaki dari bani Ukal atau `Urainah (kaum Baduwi) datang ke Madinah dan mereka tidak serasi dengan cuaca kota Madinah. Maka Nabi saw menyuruh mereka mengikut seorang pengembala unta (Madinah), supaya diberi minum susu unta dan kencingnya dan tinggal dipinggir (kota) Madinah. Mereka mengikuti apa yg diperintahkan, setelah minum susu unta dan kencingnya, mereka menjadi sihat.”

dipetik dari : http://www.al-ahkam.net/home//print.php?sid=15553

D) Tahukah anda, susu unta dapat mempercantik wajah?

saliran dari: www.eramuslim.com

Jika melihat sosoknya, unta sepertinya bukan hewan yang bisa dijadikan sebagai model ideal untuk sebuah produk kecantikan. Punggungnya bergelombang, wajahnya berbulu dan baunya tubuhnya kurang sedap. Tapi siapa nyana, hewan ini ternyata bisa mempercantik kulit kaum hawa, karena susunya bisa digunakan sebagai bahan pembuat kosmetik.

Itulah yang mendorong Nancy Abdurahman, warga Mauritania, membuka usaha peternakan unta. Menurutnya, susu unta mengandung banyak vitamin yang bisa membersihkan tubuh dari luar dan dalam.

"Susu unta memberikan anda kulit yang indah, " kata Nancy, wanita kelahiran Inggris yang mulai membuka usaha komersil susu unta pertama di Afrika pada 1989. Saat ini ia sedang merintis kemungkinan untuk mengolah susu unta sebagai bahan komestika.......


Kesimpulan:
Maka inilah beberapa sebab yg menjadikan mengapa susu unta semakin popular di dunia barat dan arab....di malaysia takde ke pengusaha susu unta?


-- Sedang minum susu unta segar

2 comments:

nurazzah8 said...

Apa kesan selepas minum susu unta tu???

silversarina said...

salam,

bagus kisah susu unta ni, tak banyak yang diketahui tentang khasiatnya... rasanya macamana ye ???