The practice of drinking your own urine has become so widespread in the African country of Cameroon that it has prompted the country's health minister to issue a warning that the habit may not be good for your health. Although some claim it has always been part of Cameroon medicine, drinking your own urine or "urinotherapy" has grown on the back of health claims that it can help cure ailments such as haemorrhoids, ulcers, infertility and even snake bites. However those that advocate it now face prosecution.