THERAPEUTIC POTENTIALS OF COW DERIVED PRODUCTS- A REVIEWAbstract
Kamdhenu or Indian cow (Bos indicus) is worshipped as sacred animal by Hindus. The reason for worshipping is the tremendous therapeutic values of cow derived products like cow milk, cow milk curd, cow butter (ghee), cow urine, cow dung and a combination formulation Panchgavya. The use of these products has been well defined in ancient Ayurvedic texts like Charak samhita, Shushruta samhita, Brahad-Wagbhatt etc. Cow ghee showed anticancer and hepatoprotective potential by altering the enzymatic activities whereas cow urine acts by an unknown mechanism. Analgesic activity is attributed to presence of steroidal moieties and volatile fatty components in it. Antioxidants isolated from cow urine are responsible for antidiabetic, immunomodulatory, antiepileptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial activities. Cow ghee contains a number of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids that plays active roles in production of inflammatory mediators and wound healing processes. This study is to gather the scientific research findings to support the traditional uses of cow derived products and to create research interest in cow
R. Kaushik *, J. Jain and P. Rai
Department of Pharmacy, Ram-Eesh Institute of Vocational and Technical Education, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.
28 October, 2015
23 December, 2015
12 January, 2016
01 April, 2016