Friday, 21 September 2012

Panchagavya: Cow urine distillate peps up medicines

By Syed Akbar

It is now official. Cow’s urine increases the efficacy of medicines
used for treatment of infections and cancers. It also strengthens the
body functioning and prevents formation of different types of cancers.

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India’s
premier scientific research body, has finally gathered scientific and
medical evidence to show that cow urine distillate contains
antioxidants that prevent formation of cancers and anti-infective
properties that fight infectious diseases. It also contains
anti-cancer agents, which kill cancer cells in the body.

The CSIR has sponsored studies on the medicinal and chemical
properties of panchagavya, a collective term that describes five
useful products obtained from the bovine population. They are milk,
ghee, curd, urine and gobar (dung). The research was on all these
items both collectively and severally. In terms of cow urine
distillate (medically processed urine), CSIR-constituent laboratory,
Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, has found
that cow urine or Gomutra is a bioenhancer of medicines prescribed for
infections and cancers. Gomutra increases the efficacy and medicinal
properties of these medicines and makes them potentially effective to
fight the health troubles.

A couple of days ago, Union Minister of Health Ghulam Nabi Azad told
Parliament through a written reply that research by Central Council
for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences revealed that panchagavya is “safe,
non-toxic and effective immuno-stimulant”. It stimulates the immune
system and protects the body from invading germs, both external and

Though Ayurveda practitioners claim medicinal properties of
panchagavya, a strong research study or scientific backing did not
support it. Now that the CSIR-sponsored research as also studies by
Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences have given the
much-needed scientific and medicinal support to the age-old claims.
Earlier, it was found that panchagavya is useful in the treatment of
health issues like white patches, excess fat, joint pains, kidney,
stomach and eating disorders, and asthma.

Researchers from Thanjavur-based Muthaiyah Research Foundation and
Marudupandiyar College too conducted similar studies on the medicinal
efficacy of panchagavya. They found cow urine distillate fights
disease-causing microorganisms including Bacillus subtilis,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Salmonella typhi.

Two years ago, the National Environmental Engineer Research Institute
noted that cow urine distillate protects DNA from damage in healthy
people and repairs damaged DNA in patients.

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