Donkey Milk - Asses' Milk Uses

Greeks considered it an excellent remedy, the Romans regarded it as a luxury drink. Hippocrates recommended it for all sorts of illnesses and complaints... Donkey milk was highly prized by the Ancients! Asses' milk is very nourishing, needs no pasteurising and is considered to be the closest milk to human's breast milk, containing more lactose and less fat than cow’s milk. Asses' milk is characterised by a decidedly sweet taste, and also by the fact that it is more easily digested than any other kind of milk. A rich array of vitamins make it an attractive natural source for both consumption and skincare. See below some of the uses of donkeys' milk:


Alimentary uses of asses' milk include:
Substitution for human breast milk
practiced until the early 1900s as part of everyday life
An alternative to cow's milk in children with allergies Recent studies have shown that donkey's milk could serve as an alternative to cow's milk for children with allergic reactions to cow's milk proteins. The study concluded that children with allergies, after a period of time consuming donkey's milk were sympton free and had a normal growth rate for their ages. For more details on this research please refer to
For children more generally to fortify their growth
Older people with osteoporosis
As a healthy natural alternative in your diet


Asses’ milk was also widely used in medicine. Its healing properties have been known since Antiquity, when doctors recommended it to cure all manner of ailments and disease. Poisons were neutralised with donkeys' milk, the treatment of snake bites, strengthening of teeth, joint pain, constipation, asthma, stomach ulcers, easing menstrual symptoms, sore throats and perhaps most importantly for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB - consumption) and more generally coughs of any kind.

The world's oldest woman, Maria Esther de Capovilla from Ecuador, who died in 2006 at the age of 116, was backed up by her family when she said her longevity was due to a daily dose of donkey milk!

In India even today donkeys' milk is given to newborn babies to boost their immune systems and "give them a good, strong voice" and don't forget that donkey milk was used as recently as the 1970s in Greece as a cure for Whooping Cough!

Soaps and Skincare

History tells us that Queen Cleopatra, Nero's wife and Napoleon's sister all relied on asses' milk for their cosmetic regime

There are some skincare products on the market with asses' milk as a base including soaps, bath creams, mosturisers and face creams. The rich composition of the milk with its high levels of protein, phospholipides and ceramides make it regenerative for the skin, an excellent mousturiser and anti wrinkle treatment whilst the soothing and restructuring properties complete the benefits. It is an excellent treatment for dry skin, eczema, acne and psoriasis and is easily abosrbed into the skin to firm and nourish it being perfect for sensitive skins.

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