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This People bath with Cow Urine, See Why

In South Sudan you will meet the Mundari tribe, a cattle herding tribe living remotely along the White Nile river.

They live north of South Sudan’s capital of Juba. They have a vast herd of sacred cattle which graze on fertile river land, with the Mundari people living strictly on the milk they produce, not the meat.

To keep themselves mostly clean, Mundari men from South Sudan will squat under streams of cow urine, which they believe to be a natural antiseptic to fight infection. Also, the action will turn their hair orange.

In addition to acting as an antibacterial, they believe it shields them from the intense heat.

The people have a curious relationship with their cattle.

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