uppress the immune system, but camel milk takes a contrary approach and rejuvenates the immune system, explains the South-African-born Israeli.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that demand for camel milk is booming, from Mauritania to Afghanistan, and it has called on Western donors and investors to help develop the business.
"The potential is massive," says the FAO's dairy and meat expert Anthony Bennett. "Milk is money."
Camel milk has a potential global market of $10 billion a year, with 200 million potential customers in the Arab world and millions more in Africa, Europe and America, according to the FAO.
Yagil hopes to find partners and funding for large-scale clinical trials on patients with allergies and auto-immune diseases, which he hopes, will confirm the results of earlier trials.
Camel milk also contains insulin and the Negev-based scientist says its consumption can help treat diabetes. Without knowing the science behind it, Bedouins have believed for centuries that camel milk has curative powers.
Yagil plans to build a complex in the southern Israeli Negev desert, south of Beersheba aimed at promoting his ideas on camel milk.
The $10 million project includes a farm with 200 camels, a milk factory, a research-and-development centre and a training facility, where he wants to teach his method of maximizing milk production to African herders.Page: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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