Cow Urine content
Since ancient times holistic healing, being practiced by Ayurveda Vaidyas was very close to nature because naturally available herbs, minerals, metals and animal products are used in the preparation of medicines. Milk, urine, horns, shells of many animals, feather of peacock, are the common animal products which are in regular use. Among them the major contributor is the cow. The milk and products made out of milk, urine, and cow-dung are regularly used in preparation of medicines. Even though the indications and efficacy of these products are time tested and explained in Ayurvedic classics, the modern medical world needs research based proof to use them in therapeutics. Here is an effort to bring some of such research based documentation to the perusal of medical fraternity.
Cow urine in Ayurved
In Ayurveda, there are many medicines made from cow urine, milk, dung, ghee, curds. This purifies, and clears all blocks in bodily channels (shroto-shodhaka). It enhances the therapeutic actions of medicines taken along with it. It has been found to be very effective in worm infestations, skin diseases, urticaria and allergic rashes, pain abdomen due to indigestion, constipation, and ascitis, etc.
Cow’s urine is widely used in the Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals for enhancing the properties of many drugs, by giving bhavana (repeated trituration). In shodhana (purification) of metals used in therapeutics, cow urine was extensively used. Charaka, Sushruta and all other ancient physicians have given prime importance to cow’s urine. In Ayurveda, the colour of cow is also very important. Milk or urine of cow of particular has been mentioned for a specific therapeutic use. Even though urine of many animals is used in preparing medicines, cow’s urine has been found to be the best among all.