ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON PANCHAGAVYA: AN AMRITA FOR LIVING BEINGS
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Suman Purohit 1*, Khemchand Sharma
Abstract: Panchagavya is a concoction prepared by mixing cow urine, dung, milk, curd, ghee. It can be considered as amrita for good health of human beings. Cow milk possesses sweet taste, promotes immunity and has Rasayana, Ojo Vardhaka properties. Curd as functional food boosts natural as well as acquired immunity, offers healthy micro flora to alimentary canal as it is richest source of probiotics. The cow ghee being lipid base is used for transport of the active principles across the cell membranes even the blood brain barrier. Recently cow urine has been granted U.S. Patents for its medicinal properties, particularly for its use along with antibiotics for the control of bacterial infection and fight against cancers. It is believed that consumption of Panchagavya results in removal of physical as well as mental disorders. Wide spectrum ‘multi-purpose’ medicines prepared from Panchgavya is very effective in treating various diseases and enhancing the body's resistance to fight diseases.
Keyword: Cowpathy, Panchagavya, cow urine, milk, dung, ghee, curd