Donkey's Milk believed to have medicinal value is sold at a rate of Rs.2000/- per liter where as buffalo's milk is available for Rs.40 to 50 per liter.
20 families with milking donkeys hailing from Mancherial in Adilabad district have gone to Visakhapatnam district to sell donkey’s milk.
A donkey milk vendor at Shivajipalem in Visakhapatnam is selling at Rs.200 per cup (25 ml) and people who believe that it works as a therapy for the respiratory problems are buying it. Some believe that donkey’s milk is good for the new born babies as their respiratory system needs to be strengthened.
Infants usually get respiratory, liver related health problems. Many believe that donkey’s milk cures and also prevents those health disorders. Doctors also confirm that the donkey’s milk is relatively poor in protein but rich in lactose.
It is also believed that the donkey’s milk makes skin smooth and glowing. That way, it will not be a surprise if the milk finds its way to the people of beauty conscious genre too.