In India cow enjoys a divine status and worshiped as living God. The ancient Hindu literature like the Vedas, Upanishads, etc. and the ancient medical science Ayurveda, all have endorsed the powers of cow products in medicine, nutrition, religion, and tradition. Cow urine or Gomutra, as it is called in the ancient scripts is recommended as a holy cleansing agent for the body and soul of the individuals performing and participating in the rituals. Ayurveda provides well-documented evidence and methods of gomutra treatment.
Ayurveda treats four domains of life such as the soul, the mind, the body, and the senses through a holistic approach. In Ayurveda, extensive use of gomutra and its products are used for the preparation of different formulations. Gomutra treatment is used for preventive and curative purposes. Ayurveda describes gomutra as the most effective product of animal origin possessing multiple numbers of therapeutic properties. According to Ayurveda gomutra purifies the blood and brings a balance among the Vata, Pitta and Kapha, the thridoshas of the body. Maintaining a harmony among the thridoshas is considered as the key for good health as per the principles of Ayurveda. Accordingly, gomutra is used as one of the common prescriptions for boosting general health in Ayurvedic medicine.
Cowpathy, one of the modern versions of Ayurveda and natural healing process, follows most of the treatment regimen described in the Ayurveda involving cow products and is gaining popularity with an extensive network of healers and users across India. Cowpathy recommends gomutra treatment through raw gomutra, distilled gomutra (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. The healing effect of gomutra has been confirmed by many healers and patients on a wide range of diseases affecting different bodily systems 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 treatment 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 treatment has been proved as a miraculous choice for many incurable diseases like cancer, AIDS, diabetes, psoriasis, etc. Several case reports of the success of gomutra as medicine are available including those declared terminally ill by the specialized hospitals offering precision treatment to cancer. Currently, several cancer patients across the world opt for gomutra for minimizing the side effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment. The efficacy of gomutra as a curing agent against infectious diseases and cancer has been proved with modern scientific research carried out by the Indian Scientists. These outcomes have been approved for practical utility through the US patents.
The success of cowpathy practitioners with an increasing number of patients and gomutra product manufacturers on a pan-India hub probably can be considered as the testimony for the competency and positive impact of gomutra treatment against diabetes and many other disorders. Hence it is time to nurture and promote this treatment practice from the marginal to the mainstream status. Interestingly, urine and other products of Indian cow breeds have been proven as superior with respect to their medicinal and nutritional qualities when compared to the cow breeds from other parts of the world. Today the gomutra treatment enjoys worldwide acceptance with quite a number of overseas users of these products. According to some reports, the cow urine distillate sells for $1.20 to $1.50 (80 to 100 rupees) a liter, by the Patanjali brand and the organization faces a shortage of supply of this product to meet the market demand.
The gomutra treatment has its extension to plant care as well. The raw gomutra and panchagaya, the formulation derived from cow products are being extensively used in agriculture as organic manure and for the treatment of plant diseases. The growing popularity of gomutra in critical domains of human needs like the healthcare, cosmetics, and agriculture would certainly elevate the status of this humble product to a deserving height in the coming days. This would help in bringing prosperity to the lives of cattle farmers as well as the rural small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) making gomutra products