पंचगव्य क्षीर - दधि -घृत -गोमूत्र -गोमये ।
भिषजां सम्मत न्यून मधि भेष ज साधनम ।। (भै. र. ४/३७)
The combination of Godugdha (cow milk), Godadhi (curd), Goghrita (cow ghee), Gomutra (cow urine), Gomaya (cow dung) in equal quantities is called Panchagavya. The description of cow being the abode of all Gods and the medium of achieving Dharma, Artha, Kama & Moksha is found in many ancient Indian texts. The Panchgavya which are obtained from the cow are used for the production of various medicines, manure, pesticides, dhoop, tooth powder, bath soap etc.
सर्वे देवा: स्थिता देहे सर्व देवमयी हि गौ: ।
Ayurveda is one of the most ancient sciences of the world and in real sense it means 'Ayu' - The Life and 'veda' - The science; which means Ayurveda is the science of life and not only just a medical science. This science has been mentioned by our ancient seers to get the ultimate goal of life that is 'Moksha'. Ayurved has elaborately explained the secrets of healthy lifestyle in the contexts of Dincharya, Rutucharya. The qualities and use of milk, curd, butter milk, ghee, butter and other Panchgavya products are also included under daily needs. In field of medicine, cow urine, ghee & gomaya swarasa has been extensively mentioned for the treatment of various health problems. It is not at all possible to prepare the medicines without the use of anyone or more from cow's urine, ghee or milk and thus it is impossible to think about Ayurved without Panchagavya.
The five entitles classified under panchgavya are Gomutra (urine), Goghrita (ghee), Godadhi (curd), Gomaya (dung), and Godugdha (milk). When Yaksha questioned Yudhishthir, What is Amrita? To this answered, Gomutram i.e. cow urine is Amrita.
1. Goghrita has divine power like that in the holy water of Ganga.
2. Curd helps in controlling cholesterol;
3. Gomutra is Anti toxic, Antiseptic and Antibiotic. it is helpful in treatment of cancer.
4. Cow Dung: According to a scientist named Biped, fresh cowdung is best used against microbes of malaria.
5. Cow Milk: India breed cow milk is A-2 category milk and as good as mother milk.
The specialized doctors have collected references from ancient times texts and after immense research named it Panchgavya Chikitsa in Deolapar sevadham. There is a pharmacy for medicine preparation and primary laboratory. The Maharashtra Govt. has permitted the institute to prepare 40 types of medicines. In this kind of treatment, other Ayurvedic medicines are used along with Panchgavya.