Gomutra – Ayurveda

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Cow urine its medical importance in ayurveda and other uses

Gomutra refers to the usage of cow urine for therapautic purposes in traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda. It also used in Vaastu Shastra for purification purposes. Gomutra is also an important component of the mixture called Panchagavya also used in Ayurveda. Urine of a pregnant cow is considered special and it is claimed that it contains special hormones and minerals.

All ancient text books of Ayurveda explain the importance of cow’s urine in treatment of various disorders. Ayurveda alone can explain 8 types urine with their properties and uses, among which cow’s urine is considered as the best.

among 8 urine, namely urine of cow, goat, sheep, buffalo, elephant, horse, camel and man’s urine, the urine of cow is said to be best.

Description of Gomutra:
1)Gomutra is hot in potency, rough/dry in nature with strong penetrative power. Such a quality is highly necessary to penetrate and spread the medicine deep into the body through all deep and minute channels and pores of body. Such a quality is also beneficial reaching brain and even minutest to psychic level.
2)The taste is pungent followed by salty.
3)Gomutra is light and so easily digestible. This induces appetite, even splits complex substances to lightest or simpler form.

The above said qualities Gomutra is used in different indications through different modes of preparation of medicaments as in case of purgatives, in kashaya vasti, as topical applications, in sudation therapy etc are used in case of intestinal worms, edema, anasarca, ascitis/ organomeaglies, abdominal distensions, various painful conditions, in anemia and other disorders related to kapha and vata origin. It is also directly indicated in texts the usage in abdominal lumps, anorexia, intoxication, poisons, leprosy and other skin related disorders, hemorrhoids, fistula etc.

In India, drinking of cow’s urine has been practiced for thousands of years. One form of cow’s urine with popular use now a day is cow’s urine distillate (Gomutra – arka – in Ayurveda). A transparent liquid obtained when cow’s urine is subjected to the process of distillation. This distillate shows more acceptability than crude cow’s urine and also shows all properties equal to crude cow’s urine. Recent researchers prove that cow’s urine distillate acts as a bio-enhancer of antibiotic activity. Thus it is the best example to prove the efficacy of Gomutra holds its fame in Ayurveda since thousands of years where modern world of research is being just proving it in new dimension.

The healing properties of cow’s urine are mentioned in many ancient Hindu texts too. And are studied by several authors, there are several reports about the importance of Gomutra in prevention of various diseases caused by microbes and other psychological factors. Microbes are one of the culprits causing disease in humans, animals and plants. Several bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoa, helminthes are responsible for causing millions of infections and deaths every year.

Now a days the modern research world make interest in Ayurveda and its hidden facts along with other traditional medicines using plants, cow’s urine and other animal products to observe and make use of anti – microbial properties associated with anti-biotics.

KThe knowledge on Gomutra is detailed well in sastras. Being highly recommended by sastras it is considered as holy and safe to use. The known Ayurveda sastra throws light in Gomutra as natural form of antibiotic and anti microbial and being named as sanjeevani. Gomutra is highly potent medicine in curing top ranked infectious diseases. It also acts on kidney and liver in detoxifying them, which are considered as the major organs of purification. What more is best in purifying the organs of purifications itself Gomutra helps in cleaning the system from toxins and acts as antidote that protect the body from various types of poisons.

This same magical liquid is used as eco-friendly home disinfectant and natural insecticide. Taking bath with few amount of Gomutra mixed in warm water not only purifies physical body but also purifies supreme soul and protects body from being attacked by biological germs and invisible evils. Hence, Gomutra is compared as pure and sacred as Ganga jala for its pavitram (purity). Therefore Gomutra is sprinkled over body and head or bathed along with water to destroy the sins and also diseases caused by sins in previous birth and present birth too as said in classics.

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