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Curejoy Expert Dr.Janardhana Hebbar Explains:
Few may cringe at the very thought of the practice of drinking cow’s urine as it is considered a waste product full of toxins. But the therapeutic use of cow urine has a long history in India, particularly in Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical science dating back at least 5,000 years. Various studies have proved the immense potential of cow’s urine in treatment of bacterial infections, diabetes, tuberculosis and cancer, and enhancing the efficacy and potency of other drugs.
Cow urine (called gomutra in Sanskrit language) finds detailed mention in ancient Ayurvedic texts like “Sushruta Samhita” and “Ashtanga Sangraha” as an effective medicinal secretion of animal origin with innumerable therapeutic properties. That’s why Gomutra is rightly revered as “Sanjivani” (panacea or one that infuses life) and “Amrita” (elixir) in Ayurveda.
Gomutra is not a toxic waste material but a combination of water (95%), urea (2.5%), and a mixture of minerals, salts, hormones and enzymes (collectively 2.5%). Gomutra exhibits the property of Rasayana tattwa (path of essence of all life elements) responsible for modulating various bodily functions, including immunity.
Antimicrobial and germicidal properties of gomutra are due to the presence of urea (strong effect), creatinine, swarn kshar (aurum hydroxide), carbolic acid, other phenols, calcium and manganese; its anti-cancer effect is due to uric acid’s antioxidant property and allantoin; and its anti-obesity effect is due to the presence of copper ions.
Drinking pure cow urine is sometimes not possible (within an hour) and not recommended (due to pathogens and infections) instead boiling it (distillation) to kill any microbes present makes it fit for consumption. Cow urine distillate is more effective as a bio-enhancer than cow urine, and increases the effectiveness of antimicrobial, antifungal and anticancer drugs by 2X to 7X times. Cow urine has been granted US Patents for its medicinal properties, particularly as a bio-enhancer and as an antibiotic, anti fungal and anticancer agent, providing strong credence to this miracle water.
Remember: Cow urine therapy is not nourishing in nature but used to detoxify and cleanse so cow urine should not be taken as a tonic and only consumed in the quantity and for the duration as required by the ailment and advised by a trained Ayurvedic practitioner.