BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF COW URINE: AN AYURVEDIC ELIXIR
Sonia Singla* and Satwinder Kaur
Cow urine therapy and all traditional system‟s from Indian system of medicine have a strong scientific base. Cow urine has been described in „Sushrita Samhita‟ and „Ashtanga Sangraha‟ to be the most effective substance/secretion of animal origin with innumerable therapeutic values. Ancient books on ayurveda states that consumption of cow urine increase resistance to diseases by up to 104%. In India, drinking of cow urine has been practiced for thousands of years. Panchagavya is a term used in Ayurveda to describe five important substances obtained from cow namely Urine, Dung, Milk, Ghee and Curd. Many people use Panchgavya in some rituals (puja) and for medicinal purposes. It is also used in Yajur Veda for ark as a medicine. A work carried out on modern approaches has showed that cow urine has different activities like antioxidant, anti-diabetic, wound healing property, immunomodulator, also act as bioenhancer to increase the efficacy of antibiotics, nutrients and anticancer drugs like taxol.
Keywords: cow urine, ayurvedic uses, modern activities displayed.
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