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

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 Amazon.com and other e-commerce websites.

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

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A combination photo shows Ph.D. James P. Allison of MD Anderson Cancer Center at The University of Texas in this picture obtained from MD Anderson Cancer Center (R) and Kyoto University Professor Tasuku Honjo in Kyoto, in this photo taken by Kyodo.. VOA

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James P. Allison was born 1948 in Alice, Texas, USA. He received his PhD in 1973 at the University of Texas, Austin. From 1974-1977 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, California. From 1977-1984 he was a faculty member at University of Texas System Cancer Center, Smithville, Texas; from 1985-2004 at University of California, Berkeley and from 2004-2012 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. From 1997-2012 he was an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Since 2012 he has been professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas and is affiliated with the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

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Tasuku Honjo was born in 1942 in Kyoto, Japan. In 1966 he became an MD, and from 1971-1974 he was a research fellow in the USA at Carnegie Institution of Washington, Baltimore and at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He received his PhD in 1975 at Kyoto University. From 1974-1979 he was a faculty member at Tokyo University and from 1979-1984 at Osaka University. Since 1984 he has been professor at Kyoto University. He was a faculty dean from 1996-2000 and from 2002-2004 at Kyoto University. (VOA)