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Ayurveda

Medicinal Usage of Panchagavya

Press Information Bureau, Government of India, 31st Aug, 2012:

In Ayurveda, Panchagavya including cow urine (Gomutra) are used for purification of many herbal drugs (such as ‘Kupilu and Gunja etc), metals and minerals in the process of medicine preparation. There are some Ayurvedic medicines being fortified with Gomutra too.

Number of institutes/ pharmaceutical units manufacturing Ayurvedic Medicines including Panchagavya is maintained by the State Governments. The quality standards of Panchagavya Ghrita has been published in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India, Part-II, Vol.I by Department  of AYUSH.

A study titled ‘Evaluation of the immunomodulatory activity and safety/toxicity of Panchagavya Ghrita’  has been conducted by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous body under the Department of AYUSH.  It was observed that Panchagavya Ghrita is safe, non-toxic and an effective immuno-stimulant.       CCRAS allocated an amount of Rs.7.5 Lakhs for the purpose against which an amount of Rs.3,96,626/- has been utilized during 2010-11.

Besides, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has conducted some basic research on cow urine. It has secured the IP generated through following patents:

i.      Use of Cow Urine Distillate (Go-Mutra) as Bioenhancer of Anti-Infective and Anti-Cancer Agents.

Patents on the above subject were jointly filed in the name of CSIR-CIMAP, Lucknow and Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, Nagpur.

ii.    Pharmaceutical Composition containing cow urine Distillate as an Anitoxidant

 Patents on the above subject were filed in the name of CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur. This patent is based on Redistilled Cow’s Urine distillate (RCUD).

The above information was given by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad  in a written reply in the Lok  Sabha today.

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