Indigenous cow farm at KVASU, Pookkode, Wayanad (file picture)
next time you smell cow’s urine, realise that it has medicinal
properties. The Arya Vaidya Sala, the prominent ayurveda treatment and
research centre at Kottakkal, Malappuram, has been successfully using it
in its medicines to treat cancer. And the urine is provided by the desi
(indigenous) cow population of the Kerala Veterinary and Animal
Sciences University’s cattle farm at Pookkode, Wayanad.
first urine of the day collected straightaway from the cows without
touching the floor is the major ingredient in countless traditional
medicines for various ailments produced at AVS.
chief physician Dr K. Muraleedharan told Deccan Chronicle that many
medicines with cow urine as ingredient had been used to correct various
health conditions of cancer patients.