Bactrian Camel and Bactria

Bactrian camel is found in the cold desert of the northern hemisphere and the region where the two-humped Bactrian camel was domesticated known as Bactria. Bactria is the historic land on the bank of river Oxus, nowadays Afghanistan.

Dr. Abdul Raziq Kakar with healthy and back trim camels in the Gobi desert

Do the camel drink brackish or saltish water?

Many times many people from different regions of the world asked me if the camel can drink the brackish water. My answer is always yes. I have seen many places the camels drink brackish water. I’m in the Gobi desert (Khanbogd soum), Mongolia which is the paradise of Bactrian camels. I reached a nomadic settlement …

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Camel Milk (CaM) Can Give You Better Weight Control

Obesity is one of the most alarming issues of the modern era. Different reseasons have been discussed to be responsible for this problem but still, many more thoughts are emerging and coming into the discussion. I have been following the discussion going on about Gut health and its connection with different aspects of human health and …

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About Camel Milk~With Bactrian Perspectives

Camels’ milk is the king of the milk kingdom, said by the Bactrian camel keepers in Central Asia. It is the first choice for health maintenance. They think that their milk is more nourishing than their sister camel (dromedary) and all other animals. Our milk is high grade but tastes a little bit salty because …

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Value of Camel Milk in Central Asian Traditional Medica

As recorded in Compendium of Materia Medica; “Camel milk,  cold, non-toxic, can invigorate spleen-stomach and replenish vitality, and strengthen tendons and bones, so that people won’t feel hungry after drinking it.“ As recorded in drugs commonly used by Uighur Medicine: “Camel Milk is sweet taste with cream flavor, free of sense of adhesion, a little bitter, and can …

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Donkey is the Backbone of Pastoralism in Arya Warsha

Arya Warsha – The Cradle of Livestock Domestication

Warsha is ancient word, still in use among Pashtun Pastoralists for the grazing lands or pastures. The pastures of Arya are called as Warsha. The Warsha dominantly used for sheep grazing it is called MURGHA. We have many MURGHA in northern Balochistan (Pashtun dominant region known as Janobi Pashtunkhawa.

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