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Running a Cow urine industry is more difficult than one might think!

The consumption of cow urine, or gau mutra, has been shown to cure diseases including cancer, diabetes, and tuberculosis

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Worshipping cow in India. image source:

August 17, 2016: Cow urine has been noted as a natural ailment for various diseases by the Hindu community for the past 5000 years. But, in recent years, it has become more popular and the benefits that it brings with it is recognised by the experts as well as common people. Even though it is easily available in stores as well as online, running the industry is equally difficult. This is beyond question that the cow urine

The consumption of cow urine, or Gau Mutra, has been known to cure diseases including cancer, diabetes, and tuberculosis. “Cow urine offers a cure for around 70 to 80 incurable diseases like diabetes,” said Om Prakash, a Cow Protection Department worker, to Reuters. “All are curable by cow urine.”

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It is not just any cow urine, but that of a female virgin cow that works best. Collecting it before dawn also adds to its potency, mentions a member. Is is a fact that cow urine is as popular in India as cow milk, due to the benefits, it brings with it. Distilled urine derived from female cattle has high demand.

It is due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives that over the past two years, there is a program to protect milk-producing animals as well as support industries derived from their waste. The central government under his rule has spent 5.8 billion rupees ($87 million) on cow shelters.

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“Around 30 remedies can be prepared at home with cow urine,” said Sunil Mansinghka, chief coordinator at Go-Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, a cow-focused research organisation in Nagpur. “It’s our foremost ambition to reach the elixir to countrymen,” mentioned Bloomberg.

A cow is kept as a pet in rural India. Image source:
A cow is kept as a pet especially by villagers  in rural India. Image source:

A study published in 2012 in Ancient Science of Life says that cow urine has a “high therapeutic index and is safe for chronic use” after it found prominently lower levels of glucose in the blood in rats with diabetes.

The shade of doubts have not discouraged the masses from buying cow urine products, and the products are now even available on and other e-commerce websites.

– prepared by Varsha Gupta of NewsGram. Twitter: @VarshaGupta94


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