New Delhi: Diseases like psoriasis, skin disorders, eczema, arthritis, inflammation and leprosy, among others, can be treated by consuming Panchgavya products — cow milk and its derivatives as well as cow urine and dung, according to the Cow Commission of India.
The commission, known as Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA), comes under the Ministry of Animal Husbandry and Fisheries. Formed in 2019, it is aimed at ensuring the conservation, preservation, protection and development of cows and their progeny, and is tasked with giving direction to cattle development programmes.
The RKA’s latest suggestions on treatment of diseases have been made as part of the ‘reference material’ for the first cow science promotion exam, which will be held online on 25 February among nationwide school and college students as well as the general public.
According to the 54-page document, ‘gaumutra’ or cow urine acts as an antidote for phlegm, abdominal diseases, eye diseases, bladder diseases, lumbar, respiratory diseases, inflammation, and liver diseases, among others. It details how Panchgavya can be consumed to keep good health.
“Panchgavya taken daily by an individual can keep a person healthy and hearty. Dreaded diseases like psoriasis, any skin disorders, eczema, split wound heal very fast upon consumption of PanchGavya,” reads the reference material for the exam, which has been accessed by ThePrint.
“Any person can start taking Panchgavya orally in the following manner. 50 ml to 60 ml of Panchgavya mixed in a glass of water or fruit juice or tender coconut water will keep everyone away from all types of diseases,” it reads.
While the exam will be voluntary, the RKA has sent written requests to the chief ministers and education ministers of all states to hold the test, according to RKA chairman Vallabhbhai Kathiria.
The panel said it has compiled a number of reference material that can be used for the exam. It has been compiled by using information from a number of experts and more information will be added in the coming few days.
The document highlights the medicinal value of Indian cows’ milk, stressing that it increases “brain power” and “enhances immunity”.
“Cerebrosides present in their milk increases brain power, strontium enhances body immunity and protects the human body from harmful radiations. Not only milk, Indian Cow’s urine, dung, ghee, curd also have invaluable medicinal properties. Cow products are used in Panchgavya Chikitsa to cure many harmful diseases,” it says.
The commission points out how various medical formulations of Panchgavya, like Adi Panchgavya Ghrut, Amritasara, Ghanavati, Ksharavati and Netrasara are invaluable medicines in the Ayurvedic system.
Terming cow urine as a rare gift to mankind, the document says, “If there is any ‘Sanjivani’ in Ayurved, then it is Gaumata Urine. Cow urine is great elixir, proper diet, pleasing to heart, the giver of mental and physical strength, enhances longevity. It removes all blood disorders.”
It adds, “Gaumutra acts as an antidote for phlegm, abdominal diseases, eye diseases, and bladder diseases, lumbar, Kas, respiratory diseases, inflammation, inflammation, liver diseases.”
Moreover, it claims that gaumutra is “extremely useful in many chronic and incurable diseases”.
“Urea diuretics are germicides. Potassium is an appetizer, blood pressure regulator. Sodium regulates fluid volume and nervous power. Magnesium and calcium regulate heart rate. Gaumata urine stops gas disorders; cures all ailments born from mucus, bile, and gas; help with acidity, stomach disease, and more; removes leprosy and other skin diseases,” it adds.
The reference material even argues that cow urine is as pious as Ganga Jal, sacred water for Hindus that is used in all the festivities throughout the year. “The ingredients found in Ganga Jal and gaumutra are much similar. No other animal or human beings mutra has so many ingredients as our Gaumata,” it says.
“Upon boiling the Gaumutra, we get khoa that is full of minerals, vitamins and used for various ailments. Regular intake of these khoa tablets keeps an individual healthy. Distilled cow urine, popularly known as an ark, is effective in treating flu, arthritis, bacterial diseases, food poisoning, indigestion, inflammation, and leprosy,” it adds.
Native and exotic cows
The commission’s document also highlights the differences between “native” (desi) and “exotic” cows.
For instance, it points out that the milk of “Gaumata’ is known as A2 milk and that of Jersey cows is called A1 Milk.
“Gaumata produces A2 beta-casein a genetic variant of amino acid-like proline bonded with another amino acid Isoleucine, which is potent in fighting against many diseases like obesity, Joint pain, asthma, mental problems etc. Jersey cow milk is called A1 Milk,” it reads.
“The jersey, HF etc. cows produce A1 milk where this genetic variant of beta-casein is not found. On the other hand, their milk contains a poisonous chemical named Casomorphine and due to this, it is said to be responsible for diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Asthma,” it adds.
It also says that “Gaumata Milk” has certain “medical qualities and doctors advise pregnant women, kids, diabetics and heart patients to consume it”, but adds that milk from exotic cows “should not be consumed and certainly does not reach anywhere near A2 Milk”.
“Cow Urine and Cow Dung is consumed in the form of PanchGavya. Exotic: Neither the Dung nor the Urine is consumable,” it states.
The document states that cow dung from indigenous cows produces quick and good results when used in farming, which is not the case with “exotic” cows. “Milk colour is light yellow as it has traces of Gold in it. Exotic: Not found here,” it says.
Emotions and hygiene
According to the reference material, Indian cow breeds (Zebu) have Suryaketu Naadi (Hump) on their shoulders. It has been known to absorb Vitamin-D from the sun rays and release it in the cow milk.
“This is the only reason as to why only Indian Cow’s milk contains vitamin-D. Jersey and HF cows do not have Suryaketu Naadi,” it says.
Desi cows also display emotions, unlike exotic cows. “Whenever any unknown person comes near desi cow, she will immediately stand. No emotions displayed by her (exotic cows),” it adds.
Moreover, Indian cows maintain hygiene too and are “clever enough not to sit at dirty places”, says the document.
“It also adapts itself as per the climate and can withstand extreme weather. Jersey/HF cows are known to be very lazy and highly prone to diseases. It has also been seen that they attract infection by not being hygienic enough,” it adds.