COW URINE- A PANACEAAbstract
Cow urine is considered a Sanjeevani–a medicine capable of curing any disease according to ancient manuscripts from Vedic times. The present study was conducted to validate the medicinal properties of cow urine in a scientific manner. The cow urine sample was procured from Indian indigenous cow Bos indicus from Bombay Panjrapole, Bhuleshwar, Mumbai, and commercial gaumutra from the local market. Various treatments were given to the freshly collected cow urine viz. Photoactivated urine (PA), Cow urine distillate (DIS) and Crude cow urine sample (CRU) was used after filtration and centrifugation. In-vitro assays for antimicrobial (agar cup method), antioxidant (DPPH assay), anti-hyperglycemic (α-amylase inhibition) and anti-inflammatory (protein denaturation inhibition bioassay) properties of cow urine were carried out. Results confirmed antimicrobial (19 mm zone of clearance), antioxidant (157 µg /ml), anti-hyperglycemic (2.08 µg /ml) and anti inflammatory (23.72µg /ml) and comparable to Chloramphenicol, Ascorbic acid, Acarbose, and Ibuprofen used as standard respectively. The study demonstrates various medicinal properties of cow urine using in-vitro assays.
Priyanka Lakhani, Kunj Joshi, Aditi Kulkarni and Suruchi Jamkhedkar *
Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagari campus, Santacruz (East), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
27 August 2020
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