Do cows urine helps in weight loss ? – Live veda

 

 

Cow is considered a sacred or holy in India, particularly, among the Hindus. In Ayurveda, cow urine (also called Gomutra) is claimed to be quite beneficial and is a natural source of many minerals required by the body.

This may be due to the fact that when cows graze in the field, they eat many medicinal leaves which may reflect in their urine.

"गव्यं पवित्रम च रसायनं च पाठयम च हृदयँ बालम बुद्धि स्याता
आयुः प्रदम रक्त विकार हरी त्रिदोष हृद्रोग विशापहम स्यात "

Meaning: Cow urine panchgavya is great elixir, proper diet, pleasing to heart, giver of mental and physical strength, enhances longevity. It balances bile, mucous and airs. Remover of heart diseases and effect of poison.

The use of cow urine for therapeutic purpose has a long history in Indian culture. Urine of a pregnant cow is considered special and it is claimed that it contains special hormones and minerals.

Here are some amazing health benefits of cow urine you should know:


Cow urine is claimed to be helpful in the treatment of leprosy, abdominal colic pain, bloating, and even cancer.

·         It is used in the treatment of fever by mixing it with black pepper, yoghurt, and ghee.

·         Anaemia can also be treated by a mixture of cow urine, Triphala (a herbal concoction), and cow milk.

·         Cow urine is also said to be helpful in treatment of peptic ulcer, asthma and certain liver ailments.

·         A mixture of gomutra and dharuharidra is used for treating epilepsy.

·         Cow urine also purifies the human body from inside out by flushing out all toxins, thereby reducing large number of health risks, including diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, etc.

·         Cow urine is also used as sprays for pest control both in houses as well as for agriculture.

In addition to that, there are cosmetic products like soaps and shampoos that are made from cow urine

Now comes the question does actually cows urine helps in weight loss ?

Before actually knowing whether does it really helps in weight loss (obesity), Lets have some brief knowledge of Cow's urine (Gomutra Ark)

The distillate of cow urine is called Gomutra Ark. It has a longer shelf life than cow urine. Some constituents are lost while preparing cow urine distillate. Gomutra Ark benefits include its use in weight loss, skin diseases, and abdominal disorders. It is mainly beneficial in edema and ascites. It becomes famous because it has no bad smell as cow urine. Some people who cannot drink cow urine, they can easily consume Gomutra Ark. Gomutra Ark is also known as cow urine distillate. Because it reduces Kapha dosha, it also lowers the cholesterol level in the blood and helps to lose weight. All other benefits are similar to Gomutra.

Gomutra Ark has antipruritic action. Therefore, it can help to alleviate itching in Kapha related skin diseases. It is also useful in worm infestation.

How to make Gomutra Ark ?

While making Gomutra Ark, no other ingredients are used. Only Gomutra is a requirement. The distillation method remains same as discussed here: How to Make Herbal Distillate. However, water is not added. No other herbs are added. Instead of water, cow urine is used alone.

Ayurvedic Properties of Gomutra Ark

RASA (Taste)

KATU (Pungent), TIKTA (Bitter) & KASAYA (Astringent)

GUNA (Main Quality)

TIKSHNA (Sharp)

VIRYA (Potency)

USHNA (Hot)

VIPAKA (Resultant)

KATU (Pungent)

Organs Effect

Stomach and Skin

Dosha Karma

Reduces

Kapha Dosha.

Pacifies

Vata Dosha if mixed with Kapha Dosha

Increases

Pitta Dosha.

Suitable

Kapha Body Type and Kapha Disorders.

Unsuitable

Pitta Body Type and Pitta Disorders.

Gomutra Ark reduces Kapha Dosha. According to Sushruta Samhita, it also alleviates Vata dosha because of its alkaline characteristics. In Vata disorders, it is more useful when Vata is associated with or mixed with excess Kapha in the body. It can increase Pitta dosha, but at a lesser extent than pure cow’s urine.

 

Gomutra Ark Indications

Gomutra Ark has the same indications as pure Gomutra. For your convenience, here is a list.

·         Pruritus (itching) – without redness, burning or heat sensation.

·         Skin diseases (kapha origin).

·         Intestinal worms.

·         Abdominal pain (kapha vata origin).

·         Abdominal diseases (with kapha dominance).

·         Heaviness in the abdomen.

·         Feeling lump in the abdomen.

·         Constipation (kapha origin).

·         Anorexia.

·         Loss of appetite.

·         Edema.

·         Ascites.

There are also some other indications, according to some people. These indications are not listed by Charak Samhita and Sushruta Samhita. However, some symptoms of these diseases are similar to symptoms of diseases indicated for Gomutra in ancient classical texts. Here is a list.


·         Cancer.

·         Kidney disease.

·         Leucorrhea.

·         Productive cough.

·         Nonbleeding piles.

·         Jaundice.

·         Asthma.

·         Urinary disorders.

·         Ear problems.

·         Indigestion (Kapha origin).

·         Diarrhea with mucus content in the stool.

·         Hernia.

·         Tumor.

·         Prostate enlargement.

·         Diabetes.

·         Flatulence.

·         Rheumatic arthritis.

·         Carbuncle.

·         Diabetic ulcer.

·         Eczema (with oozing liquid).

·         Splenomegaly.

·         Obesity.

·         Liver diseases.

·         Ringworm.

Gomutra Ark Dosage

The classical ayurvedic dosage of Gomutra Ark is as follows:

Children (above the age of 8 years)

0.15 ml per Kg of body weight

Adults

10 ml

Pregnancy & Lactation

Not Recommended

Geriatric Dosage

0.15 ml per Kg of body weight

Maximum Possible Dosage

20 ml per day

How to Take Gomutra Ark

Anupan (Adjuvant)

4 parts of water.

Dosage Frequency 

Twice daily

Medication Time

An empty stomach, after a meal

Gomutra Ark Side Effects

Gomutra Ark can also cause side effects as follows:

·         Hyperacidity.

·         Burning or heat sensation in the body.

·         Burning pain in the abdomen.

·         Heartburn.

·         Mouth ulcers.

·         Restlessness.

People with  Pitta Body Type or pitta disease can experience these side effects. However, if you use it wisely in Kapha disorders, there should be no side effects.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Gomutra Ark is likely unsafe during pregnancy. Because it has reducing action. It reduces Kapha in the body. Pregnant women require strengthening foods that increase kapha and tissue formation. If we consider this concept, Gomutra Ark consumption during pregnancy might lead to delivering a child with low body weight and some pitta diseases.

In similar ways, lactating mothers also require nourishing foods, which improves breastmilk production. Gomutra Ark has opposite effects. Therefore, it is also not recommended during breastfeeding

The answer for above question is explained below ;

Yes , it does helps in weight loss- 

 Helps reduce body weight & size :

·         Help reduces fat depostion.

·         Improves Quality of Life.

·         Prevents Hyperlipidemia, Hypercholestrol

·         Helps prevent complications

References -

1.        Sushruta Samhita, Sutra Sthana, Chapter 45, गोमूत्रं कटु तीक्षण उष्णम् सक्षारत्वं वातलम् ॥ लघ्वग्नि दीपनं मेध्यम् पित्तलम् कफ वातनुत् ॥२२०॥ शूल गुल्म उदर अनाह विरेकास्थापनादिषु ॥ मूत्र प्रयोग साध्येषु गव्यं मूत्रं प्रोजयेत् ॥२२१॥ (S. S. Ch. 45)

2.        Charak Samhita, Sutra Sthana, Chapter 1, गव्यं समधुरं किंचिद् दोष घ्नं क्रिमि कुष्ठनुत्॥ कण्डू च शमयेत् पीतं सम्यग्दोषोदरे हितम् ॥१०१॥ (C. S. Ch. 1)


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