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"More than three million Chinese drink their own urine in the belief it is good for their health, according to the official Xinhua news agency.""In Roman times, there was a tradition among the Gauls to use urine to whiten teeth.""In Hinduism a religious Sanskrit text called the Damar Tantra contains 107 stanzas on the benefits of one's own urine.""In China, the urine of young boys has been regarded as a curative. In southern China, babies' faces are washed with the urine of other young boys as a skin protectant.The French customarily soaked stockings in urine and wrapped them around their necks in order to cure strep throat.Aristocratic French women in the 17th century reportedly bathed in urine to beautify their skin.In Sierra Madre, Mexico, farmers prepare poultices for broken bones by having a child urinate into a bowl of powdered charred corn. The mixture is made into a paste and applied to the skin. "