Gomutra refers to cow urine in Sanskrit. In India, gomutra is considered as holy and used as a divine cleansing agent of the body and soul of the individuals performing and participating in the rituals. The ancient literature of Hindu tradition like the Vedas, Upanishads, etc. and the ancient medical science Ayurveda, all laid the foundation for the scientific use of gomutra for nutritional and curative purposes. Gomutra medicine is widely used as a therapy for various ailments.
Ayurveda, means ‘Science of Life’, combining the two words, ‘Ayu’ meaning life and ‘Veda’ meaning knowledge. This science treats four domains of life such as the soul, the mind, the body, and the senses through a holistic approach. The Ayurveda makes extensive use of cow products in different formulations used for preventive and curative medicine.In-depth illustrations of gomutra medicine are available in ancient Ayurcedic texts like the Sushrutha Samhitha, Charaka Samhitha, Ashtanga Sangraha, etc. They have projected this as the most effective product of animal origin with curative activity on many disorders. Gomutra enjoys a unique status in Ayurveda as a tonic for boosting general health. According to Ayurveda gomutra purifies the blood and brings a balance among the Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the thridoshas of the body. Keeping these three key elements of the body in harmony establishes the homeostasis of the body as per the treatment strategy of Ayurveda.
Cowpathy is a new domain of natural healing process, emerged recently as an offshoot of Ayurveda. This healing concept follows most of the treatment regimen described in the Ayurveda involving cow products and is gaining momentum with a Pan-India network of healers and users. Cowpathy uses raw cow urine, distilled cow urine (Gou Arka) and panchagavya as different active ingredients or formulations. They are either used as such or in combination with other natural products like herbal extracts. Many healers and patients authenticate the curative effect of gomutra medicine for a wide range of diseases affecting different organs and systems of the human body such as respiratory disorders (asthma), digestive disorders (gastric ulcers, infections, etc.), various cancers, diabetes, infectious diseases and many other ailments. The list of disorders with a history of successful cure through gomutra medicine extends beyond thirty ailments, comprising almost every system of human body. This really supports the belief of ‘gomutra as the elixir of life’.
The gomutra medicine has been proved as a wonder drug for many incurable diseases like cancer, AIDS, diabetes, psoriasis, etc. Several case reports of the success of gomutra medicine are available including those of patients declared terminally ill by the specialized hospitals offering precision treatment to cancer, AIDS, etc. Nowadays several cancer patients opt for gomutra medicine for minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy. The efficacy of gomutra as a curing agent against infectious diseases and cancer has been proved through evidence-based modern research methods and got endorsed by US patents.
The overall uptrends recorded in the number of patients reaching cowpathy practitioners and the sales of gomutra medicine and its derivative formulations on a pan-India hub are obvious during the recent years. This can be considered as the time-tested evidence for the competency and healing potential of this range of products on diabetes and many other disorders. It looks time is ripe for the promotion of gomutra medicine and its practiotioners from the marginal to the mainstream status. Interestingly, gomutra of Indian cow breeds have been identified as distinct and superior in terms of healing properties with that the exotic cow breeds. Today the gomutra based medicinal formulations have reached global market fetching fortunes for the farmers, SMEs as well as megabrands like the Patanjali. Gomutra is also being used as a medicine for plants. It is a popular biopesticide used by hundreds of new age “urban farmers”. The growing popularity of cow urine in critical domains of human needs like the healthcare and agriculture would certainly bring deserving importance and status to the cows, farmers, manufacturers, and sellers of gomutra products. Let us hope for the positive change that can be brought in the lives of thousands of patients and prosperity for the cattle farmers as well as the rural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) producing cow urine products and the revolutionary cowpathy practitioners.