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.
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:
Use of Cow Urine Distillate (Go-Mutra)
as Bioenhancer of Anti-Infective and Anti-Cancer
Patents on the above subject were jointly
filed in the name of CSIR-CIMAP,
Lucknow and Go Vigyan Anusandhan Kendra, Nagpur.
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).
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.