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The Camel in Chemistry 1947-2015

References in the author’s "75 Years Chemistry - Re-Reading",  Part I  to V-B (2011-2015), ISBN 978-1-828292. E-mail


by Inst.Gov. Dr. Dr. Randolph Riemschneider

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

and Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam John Pellam The BWW Society The Bibliotheque World Wide Society The Institute for Positive Global Solutions Pellam Journal of Science

As a result of the warming of the earth caused by the change in climate, the world's desert regions are spreading; accordingly, the undemanding camel will become increasingly important as livestock. Every year our planet is losing fertile farmland in dimensions of Germany by erosion: Over-fertilizing and concrete sealing on top of it. Modern agricultural technique is in great demand.


The author's attention was first drawn to the camel as livestock in 1947 by a student who participated in the basic lab course in Biochemistry: This Arab student had brought camel's milk and wanted to compare it with cow's milk (and mother's milk), i.e. conduct the experiments offered in the lab course also with camel's milk. The author granted this request and allowed the student to carry out such experiments under his supervision outside the regular course; cf. Part V-A, p 130/1. The vitamin C content of camel's milk was unexpectedly high (3 times higher than that of cow's milk).


From that time onwards the author had invariably included the camel and the dromedary[i] in his investigations on organ extracts of mammals (pig, cow, horse) concerning quantitative Vitamin C-determinations, also other vitamins, trace elements, enzyme analysis: i.e. phosphatase-content and more. The main focus was on the organs: blood, placenta, thymus, liver. In a WARBURG experiment, placenta extracts of all four mammals mentioned above showed a considerable effect regarding activation of the metabolism: Tab.1


Tab 1: Respiration increasing factors of camel organ material compared with known data (row 4 to 8)


        Material,                                                                     factor               cited in Part

         added to rat liver homogate (WARBUG method1)              


         camel placenta extract (1292a, 13903, 1398)                      1,9                         V-B, p 15, 23, 29

         camel liver extract  (1296): IV                                                1,8                     V-B, p 20

         camel-NGF2                                                                l,8                   V-B, p 838


         cow placenta extract                                                   1,7                   V-B, p 60, p 63ff  

         swine placenta extract                                                1.8                   V-B, p 62

         cow-NGF                                                                    1,8                   V-B, p 838

         CELLRYL                                                                >1,8                   II, p 311, Tab 1

         Y 20                                                                          >3,0                   V-A, p 423


            1  Method described in Part II, p 305-310 and in PROJ.XXV: Part V-B

           2    Nerve Growth Promoting Factor


During the time of the BSE-crisis, we examined to what extent camel placenta extract can replace placenta extract of other mammals (pig, cow). See Tab.2, published in the "International Electronic Journal on Dermopharmacologica, Technology and Related Cormeric Subjects":


Table 2:  Activity tests and quality standard  of PORCINE- and CAMEL-Placenta Extracts


Activity tests                                              Standardized proteinfree1  Placenta-Extracts

                                                                                    PORCINE            CAMEL              


Metabolic activity (WARBURG-factors)2                    1,7 - 2,2            1,8 – 2,5

Growth test: metamorphosis shortening of

   tadpoles Xenopus laevis  in days3                                   4 - 6                   5 – 8

Wound healing: skin tension after 20 days,

    diff.between exper.and control group4                         240                     230

Padberg test5                                                                65  (75)6               75 (90)6

Corneometer test (Humidity maintaining                    positive               positive

   capacity) 7 


Analytical data after standardization              Standardized proteinfree2  Placenta-Extracts

                                                                              PORCINE      CAMEL


pH                                                                                             6,7 - 7,0      

dry substance                                                                          0,5 - 0, 8%

N                                                                                             0,05 -  0,08%

amino acids                                                                              positive

peptides (biuret)                                                                       positive

nucleo acid components                                                          positive

hormones                                                                                  negative

heavy metals                                                                           < 20 ppm

sterility                                                                                     germfree


[1]      Since 1965 the author realized the successful application of several protein free (and enzyme free) cosmetic additives like OMNITHYMUS, k-PFE + CELLRYL in EVANGYL (POLA).   See Part V-B, also in Part II, p 305 - 320.

2      test method in  Part II, p 306-310

3      Part V-A p 375: (1226)

4      Part V-B, p 68 ff

5       Part V-B, p 347/9; p 688/9

6      Control experiments data in brackets

7      Part V-B, p 318-20


The specification of 1961 published in Part V-B, p 940, for bovine placenta applies for the two extracts addressed in Tab. 2 which were recovered from CAMEL placenta and SWINE placenta: The supplier of the 50 kg of deep-frozen camel placenta glands and 100kg camel skin was a Brazilian university; also included was a certificate that the product was free of epidemics and diseases (BSE) - Camel salivary glands collected at the instigation of Wolfgand Seidel in Oman and delivered deep frozen to Berlin (in expense of Seidel)


For the preparation of Camel collagen (freeze dried or in solution) see the prescriptions, given for cow collagens in Part V-B, p 825ff.

Preparation: After the removal of blood, flesh and fat, the camel skin was comminuted in a grinder and then used for the preparation of camel collagen which is soluble in neutral salts / acid. We have stored collagens in the freeze-dried state since 1947 and also as a solution since 1975. The next step was the addition of a preserving agent: described in greater detail and new at the time: V-B, p. 900-907; lecture of 29 January 1977 in Basle: Dtsch. Apotheker-Ztg.117, 1557-1562 (1977).


In case of camel collagen, sorbic acid was used as a preservative; also cf. V-A, p. 863.  Upon request, sufficient quantities of freeze-dried camel collagen were provided to the following partners: Wolfgang Seidel for his industrial enterprises - POLA, Japan - and Dr. Olivar, SCHERING AG, Berlin.


Identification of  Camel collagen preparations:

a)  N = 18% ± 0,3;  b)  Hydroxyprolin = 14-15%, determined according to Stegemann, modified by us: Part V-B, p 979/8;  c)  Aminosäureanalyse (Analysator): Daten in PROJ.XXVII; d)  IR-Spektrum:  Tab.3


Table 3: Banden des IR-Spektrums eines Kamel-Kollagen-Präparates: 4mg in 1g KBr als Tablette


The author's friends Wolfgang Seidel, multimillionaire, and Prof. Mariano da Rocha Filho, Reitor da UFSM, were enabled to do the following camel breeding experiments via their close friend, sheikh and owner of numerous camels and dromedaries: This sheikh received via Prof Mariano our Y 2000 pure (containing Y 2000 crude spray dried; see Part II p 545/6, 541) for feeding experiments, adding Y 2000 pure in a concentration of  0,2% to the food, daily. Three confidential reports with positive results, collected in nine months each, in the hands of the author:

a) One of very interesting observations regards a young camel with nutritional difficulties (bad eater); this animal began to eat  after two weeks Y 2000 application (0,2%) and had to be stopped after two months because increasing weight (becoming a kind of over eater). The same result was also observed with a foal in Germany: Part II, p 575.

b) Appearance of all camels having received Y 2000: being good and well looking, like the chickens of Yamakawa:  Part II, p 550, last paragraph and like the chickens of Max, see Part V-A, p 894. The sheikh was enthusiastic. - The author authorized Mariano to supply his Arabic friend in future with the help of our industrial friends Wolfgang Seidel, Faria and Dr. Pesserl, instructed by the author, the only inventor of Y 20-/Y2000-preparations, cf. Part II, p 545, 541.

c) Camels bred for racing are something very special. In countries of which camels are native they are generally regarded as being more than just livestock.  (As far as camels as fatstock and their feeding are concerned, we will report in PROJ. XXVII as soon as we have gained sufficient experience of our own; that also includes the "topic of camel meat in the kitchen"). Camels are treated with great care: This is shown from the attitude of a camel driver vis-à-vis his animals who, for example, equip their she-camels with a kind of brassiere during milking. Load-bearing animals in desert regions are essential, but, as the author learnt when speaking with camel drivers, care is taken to avoid overloading. - This makes you pensive when recalling how livestock such as cattle, pigs, chickens and geese are treated in our country, not to mention factory farming. However, the demand must obviously be satisfied (?).

d) Meat alternatives are in demand: protein-rich, cholesterine-free (-poor) products like 1) Tofu, soja-based, 2) Quorn, mould-based, 3) Mixtures of vegetable protein material, prepared in the Fraunhofer-Institut, 4) Culture-meat: cultivating muscle meat cells resulting in flesh with fibers - an expensive procedure, being still in its infancy.

Taste: 2) and 3) better than 1), 4) probably best, but not yet tested.  The author is collecting more information to 3) and 4) for PROJ. XXVII.



Preparation of Camel-NGF of  Glandula submandibularis  resp. Gl.parotis

Basis: Sceme[ii]



The detailed description in English belonging to this scheme is found in  Part V-B,  p 1107.


Performing biological identification of camel-NGF:

So as to be able to conduct the biological characterisation of the active protein from the extraction solution up to the purified and dried form methodically, we have modified the biological test developed by Levi-Montalcini to suit our experimental conditions.


Mixture of reagents: 1 part of bovine serum, 1/4 part of Eagle's culture medium, 1/4 part of LE medium, 1/4 part glucose, 1 3/4 parts of NGF solution (NGF concentration: 1 mg/ml) for the experimental cultures and, respectively, 1 3/4 parts of 0.9 % NaCl solution for the control cultures.


For the culture feedstock, one piece each of spinal marrow or brain was placed on a glass cover and 25 μl of the reagent mix of the culture medium with the NGF for the experimental cultures and without NGF for the control cultures were added. After stirring, the glass cover was glued to a microscopic slide with hollow grinding with the aid of vaseline. Then the glass cover was surrounded with a mixture of wax and paraffin so that the cultures were in an enclosed space. The cultures were placed into a breeding cabinet and analysed after the specified incubation time (indicated accordingly): Examples: 2 photographs.


Fundamental criticism regarding the growth method:

The NGF growth method according to R. Montalcini, R. Meyer, V. Hamburger described above which we modified is inadequate and requires improvement (by a competent biologist): there were errors in the separation and isolation of the nerve tissues from other tissue types, the analysis by the halo effect strength is superficial, many photographs must be taken and then selected, i.e. this method does not permit objective analysis of the nerve growth induction. The fact alone that the tissue culture grows in the three-dimensional space and photographs must be taken two-dimensionally makes documentation difficult: The following photographs were the "best of approx. 38" --  Quote by Montalcini in: Cancer Research 14, 49 ff  (1954). -- However, better this method than none at all!

Versuchskultur  m i t  Kamel-NGF  (Gl.subm.)

in einer Endkonzentration von 0,85ug/ml.

Testobjekt: Rückenmark von 8 Tage alten Hühnerembryonen. Inkubationszeit: 12 Stdn.

Kontrollkultur  o h n e  NGF,

Textobjekt: Rückenmark von

8 Tage alten Hühnerembryonen.

Inkubationszeit: 12 Stdn.


Two illustrations (Fig 1 and 2) show a camel with a blanket and calabash. This is a heavy and large metal object: 4 men were needed to carry it. From 1982 to 2013, it was in one of the author's apartments. A few details on the history of the object will follow.


How did it come to be in his possession?

An Arab student attending the 1947 "Basic Bio-chemical Course" (Part V-A, p. 131) brought camel's milk to the so-called "milk session" to compare it with the cow's milk to be examined in this course. The author offered to examine the camel's milk in greater detail on one of the following days together with the student. Additional joint experiments with camel's milk followed: We determined the content of vitamin C and other vitamins, trace elements and phosphatase ecc. and conducted enzyme detection. All this took place in a very amicable atmosphere. -- After this student had obtained his medical degree in 1953 [he lived in Berlin(EAST)], we spoke about his thesis, intending to use the joint examinations a few years earlier as a basis. For personal reasons and at the explicit request of his father, this student (who had become a true friend in the meantime) wished to remain anonymous. This finished thesis - accompanied by a recommendation of the author - was to be filed in the candidate's homeland. On the same day, the future doctor asked to put the camel on the grounds of the Institute of Biochemistry in Berlin-Lichterfelde. He intended to rent a house in Berlin(WEST) as the German Democratic Republic had just been proclaimed. The object he had described - a camel with a beautiful blanket and calabash - arrived and was duly installed. Unfortunately, the doctoral candidate never returned. When the author was unable to contact him, he sent a friend to the young man's address in Berlin(EAST). This friend learnt from the landlady that her tenant had left with two men and never returned. [For a long time, the author did not dare set foot in the Eastern sector as he had moved from the Humboldt University in the East to the Free University in the West.]


In 1982, this "weighty" object ended up for 31 years in an apartment of the author's abroad from where it was moved to the house of a friend. If the true owner or any of his heirs should read this chapter, they are welcome to get in touch to arrange for pick-up. At the time, it had been his Arab friend's wish that no one should learn his home address. The present "custodian" of this beautiful object is aware of the ownership: "Camel, on loan".

Once again, politics thwarted good intentions!

(Wieder einmal machte die Politik einen Strich durch die Rechnung)





























  Fig 2.









Final remark

The above-mentioned STASI (state police of the GDR) operation against the Arab medical student brings back very mixed memories of the author's life in Berlin(WEST) (until 1989). [For 44 years, there were "three Germanies": the Federal Republic of Germany, the German Democratic Republic and Berlin(WEST/EAST), all separated by the wall (since 1961)]: One objective of the GDR was to destabilise the system of the West German universities by infiltrating agents/troublemakers, thus affecting the quality of teaching with the aim that there would not be raised enough high-ranking scientists and businessmen in West Germany and Berlin(WEST). This scheme of the GDR ran for many years, until 1989 (and was unfortunately successful).

Examples: a) After the Berlin University Act (BerlHG) of 1969 came into force, the President of the Free University for 9 years was a man by the name of Greibich[iii] (I) who had infiltrated the FRG together with the student of chemistry Wunderlich (II). The latter - II - who favoured the Western system worked on his dissertation at the author's institute and was able to provide the author with many details of the leftist tendencies of the student of physics I and his intentions. I thought that II was his "friend". b) Professor Büchi (Part V-A, p 339/40, 346 (12): Documentation Riemschneider/Büchi a-h).

http://www.bwwsociety/org/journal/additive/Politicalization.htm  2012


The author has not forgotten the harassment people from Berlin(WEST) suffered from the GDR authorities when they had to cross the GDR in transit to West Germany. Everything had to be unpacked and repacked, magazines and books were confiscated, every penny of cash had to be accounted for, mandatory exchange for GDR currency, and extremely fussy time-keeping - not to mention the order to shoot. Only a few of these people were held accountable after the reunification.


One should think that the operations of the former GDR ended in 1989, but unfortunately this did not apply to all GDR citizens - as proven by a flyer which the author found in his letterbox.

There are speculations in this flyer

"Why the present German government - headed by two former GDR citizens - manages the enormous flood of refugees in such a way that taxpayers have to contribute billions of Euros, while seemingly ignoring the consequences - despite many objections (and more than 300 cases of arson). Enormous sums of money had already been burned for Greece, and no end is in sight. The 86 billion Euros now on the table will vanish in the same channels and will be lost as well." Just read P. Helmers: By Zeus, you Greeks get out, regarding the earlier payments of  billions (2012): Part V-A, p 345.

The "ANSWER" on the flyer: "Scepticism of many GDR citizens regarding the "incorporation of the GDR by the FRG, i.e. a totally different system, at the time". The world had collapsed for many GDR citizens! The former FRG citizens are to be taught a lesson through foreign infiltration in such numbers that the old FRG will no longer be recognisable. The result - both systems will have disappeared. Revenge taken. Germany will be swamped by huge numbers of people of different religions and races, and it is impossible that all of them will find work to earn their keep - just think of the language barrier ".


In JUNGE FREIHEIT from Sept. 25, 2015  Thomas Hinz comments on the predicament into which Germany and Europe got by the huge crowd of the Third World people: "Die Kontrolle über die Grenze und den Zugang ins Land bildet die Basis der Souveränität und Staatlichkeit. Wer sie aufgibt, macht sich nach außen hin wehrlos und hebt im Innern Recht und Gesetz auf. In diesem Sinne hat die derzeitige deutsche Kanzlerin einen Putsch gegen die staatliche Ordnung verübt. Der betrifft auch andere Länder, die ungefragt als Transit- oder Zielland herhalten müssen, sowie die EU als Ganzes". 


A public opinion poll would demonstrate what the German people really want.




The references like (Part V-B, p...) are taken from Riemschneider's "75 Years Chemistry – Re-Reading", ISBN 978-1-828292; E-mail: Fax: +1 (949) 743-0174





[i]    To the family of camels belong: Camel with two humps (Asien), Dromedary has one hump:(Afrika), and Llama, Alpaca, Guanaco, Vikunja. The humps are fat reservoirs. Our investigations concerned only camel and dromedary of  weights: camel:  300-950kg, dromedary: 300-500kg.-


[ii]   cf. also: R. Riemschneider, lectures of 7 August 1972 and 22 August 1973  at UFSM in S.Maria, RS, Brazil, and at FU Berlin: "NGF Proteins - Isolation and identification from the salivary glands of large animals", manuscript, 93 pages (engl.);  also cf. the experimental report FU 21, 1975, p. 133/4.


[iii]    Bear in mind:  that a left student of physics of Berlin(EAST) or GDR, "immigrated into Berlin(WEST) with GDR-help" , directed over 9 years the fate of a German university (as FU-President), completely under the line of STEIN and LÖFFLER, Berlin(WEST), the two responsible persons for the BerlHG of 1969: so-called democratisation of the Free University – forming a mass university: Part V-A, p 337ff. And all this happened under the eyes of Berlin (WEST)-Government: the Viermächte-Kontrollrat which didn't have meetings. And Greibich was only a forerunner of  later coming ones: see flyer mentioned above.- In 2015 the idea arose to bring >10000 and more of the fugitives and refugees to the German Universities.-


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