It is one of the few animals specifically mentioned in the Quran:
"Have they not looked at the camel - how it was created?" (Surat al-Ghashiyah: 17)
A patient of mine recently gave me some freshly milked camel milk to taste and mentioned all the health benefits that it has. It was so good that it inspired me to find out a little bit more about this amazing creature!
The camel actually increases its own body temperature during the scorching heat of the day. That way it minimizes water loss from evaporation. In the night it cools its body temperature down 7 degrees Celscius, saving almost 5 liters of water this way.
To protect the brain from overheating, the camel has an 'airconditioning" system installed.
The extreme survivor
The camel can survive up to eight days in 50-degree temperatures without eating or drinking-circumstances that would kill a human in 36 hours. It usually drinks 4 times in the summer and only one in the winter! Most of the time the camel is in a state of dehydration, but when it gets hydrated its physiological system quickly adapts to the massive change in body volume.
Camel in arabic actually comes from the word beauty. Arabs have known the curing affects of camel milk and urine (yes URINE) since the times of Prophet Muhammed who advised people to use it to treat certain illnesses like liver diseases and rashes. Recently scientists have proven this to be a fact. Camel milk on the other hand is especially beneficial for type1 diabetics, helps the digestive system, is cholesterol free, rich in vitami C and it even tastes good!
Read more on the health benefits of camel milk and urine here:http://blueabaya.blogspot.com/2010/06/camels-milk-urine-potential-cure-for.html