Report: Medicinal values of bioactive constituents of camel milk

"The past decade or two have seen a dramatic increase and growing interest in the use of camel milk for its medicinal values and now bioactive ingredients of camel milk have gained significant attention of scientists from all over the world to study their potential health benefits."

Paper by Zafar Rasheed, Department of Medical Biochemistry, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia

Camel Milk Highlights

  • More nutritious than milk produced by cows, buffalos, or sheep as it contains low levels of fat or lactose contents, and high levels of volatile acids, especially linoleic acids, and polyunsaturated acids
  • Contains high proportions of anti-bacterial and anti-viral substances
  • Ingredients (lactoferrin, immunoglobulins, lysozyme, B Vitamins, Vitamin C, minerals, and iron) studied for their medicinal properties in patients with various diseases
  • Mainly made of two active ingredients: lactoferrin and immunoglobulins
  • Immunoglobulins are very important therapeutically


  1. Rasheed, Z. (2017, November/December). Medicinal values of bioactive constituents of camel milk: A concise report. Retrieved from

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