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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Gomutra (Cow Urine) - Medicinal Uses & Health Benefits

gomutra, cow urine

Gomutra is cow's urine which has been used since ages for the therapeutic purpose in India's ancient system of medicine, i.e. Ayurveda. Its use has a long history in Indian culture. Cow in India is also worshipped as a sacred entity. Pregnant cow's urine is said and believed to contain many beneficial hormones like growth hormone, gonadotropins, erythropoietin etc. and minerals like iron, silicon, magnesium, calcium etc. Therapy of cow urine is a cleansing and detoxifying process instead of nourishing in nature. It is used to treat many health problems (almost 108 diseases) since ages in India. Cow's urine is considered as nectar which gives strength, immunity, and long life. Cow urine contains substances that are already present in the human body. Hence consumption of cow urine is useful to maintain the balance of these substances and cures incurable diseases.


It is full of many healthy components, some of them are:

  • Urea- It is the main content present in cow's urine which acts as a powerful antibacterial agent.
  • Enzymeurokinase- This element helps in preventing and dissolving blood clots. It also improves overall blood circulation.
  • Iron- It is an important component required for synthesis of RBCs.
  • Nitrogen- Diuretic, stimulates kidney increases frequency, and the quantity of urine.
  • Salts- These have an antibacterial property that helps in the prevention of various infections.
  • Copper- Controls fat deposition.
  • Gonadotropin- Promotes a healthy menstrual cycle and sperm production.


It is Hot (Ushna), Teekshna (Piercing), Arooksha (Not completely dry), Katu (Pungent), and Lavana (Salty taste).


  • Cow's urine is used in the Ayurvedic treatment of leprosy and cancer.
  • Fever can be treated by using Gomutra. For treating fever a mixture is prepared by mixing gomutra, ghee, and black pepper in equal proportion. Have this mixture once or twice daily.
  • A sore throat can be treated by gargling with the mixture of distilled cow urine (Gomutra), turmeric powder, and honey.
  • Gomutra mixed with Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) can be used to treat epilepsy.
  • Asthma, peptic ulcer, and liver ailments can be treated with the help of Gomutra.
  • Antimicrobial, antibiotic, antibacterial, and antifungal agents are promoted by Gomutra.
  • Rasanjana, i.e. water extract of Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) is given with Gomutra to treat skin diseases originated by Kapha Dosha.
  • It helps to treat bloating and abdominal colic.
  • All the toxins are flushed out by consumption of Gomutra. Hence many health risks are reduced like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
  • Gomutra is also sprayed in agricultural field and houses in order to control pests.
  • When Gomutra given with Triphala (An Ayurvedic preparation), treats anemia effectively.
  • Not only in India but Gomutra is also used for medicinal purposes in Nigeria and Myanmar.
  • In Nigeria, it is given along with concoction made from tobacco, garlic, rock salt, lemon basil juice, to treat convulsions in children.
  • Gomutra is a wonderful germicide which contains the power of killing germs efficiently. Hence preventing the diseases caused by them.
  • According to Ayurveda, all the diseases are the result of imbalanced doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha. Gomutra is considered to have the ability to balance these doshas and treat various diseases.
  • Healthy liver functioning is supported by Gomutra which results in the formation of healthy blood composition. This increases the immunity of the body.
  • Increased immunity prevent us from various diseases.
  • Gomutra is filled with natural minerals like copper and gold salts which give strength to the body.
  • It also eliminates intestinal worms.


It is safer to take distilled Gomutra as boiling is also involved in this procedure which kills the microbes present in it.


It will be better to start with 3-4 drops of Gomutra and can be taken once or twice a day. Gradually the dose can be increased to one teaspoon, twice a day.


  • In case the cow is infected, Gomutra can be infected. So take gomutra only from the healthy cow.
  • Gomutra should not be stored in raw condition for more than one hour.
  • It should be taken only as prescribed by the Ayurvedic physician.


Planet Ayurveda offers pure Ayurvedic preparations which contain Pure Gomutra in them. These herbal remedies along with Gomutra are filled with a number of herbs which have numerous medicinal qualities. These products are purely ayurvedic and do not contain any chemical, additive or preservative. All the herbal product from Planet Ayurveda are completely vegetarian and are not tested on any animal.

1. Punarnava Mandur

It is an herbal blend of various herbs and Gomutra. This product helps in relieving many health ailments. It is composed of:

  • Gomutra (Cow urine)
  • Boerhavia diffusa (Punarnava),
  • Zingiber officinale (Shunti),
  • Piper longum (Pippali),
  • Piper nigrum (Maricha),
  • Emblica officinalis (Amalaki),
  • Terminalia chebula (Haritaki),
  • Piper chaba (Chavya),
  • Curcuma longa (Haridra),
  • Embelia ribes (Vidanga),
  • Plumbago zeylanica (Chitrakmool),
  • Ferric oxide calx (Mandoor Bhasma)

Its Health Benefits Are:

punarnava mandur
  • This Ayurvedic remedy is a natural diuretic which increases the amount of water and salt expulsion from the body in the form of urine.
  • It helps to improve the quality of blood and increases the red blood cells count. In a very natural way.
  • Punarnava Mandur aids elimination of the toxin from the body and increases the immunity which helps in fighting the infections and diseases.
  • Creatinine and cholesterol can be reduced by its regular consumption.
  • It also prevents and treats the accumulation of fluid in the body.
  • Asthma, jaundice, and anemia can be managed and treated with the help of this classical preparation.
  • These tablets help to relieve abdominal colic and other digestive disorders.

DOSAGE: Take 2 to 3 tablets two times a day after 30 mins of meals with plain water.

2. Sanjivani Vati

Sanjivani Vati is an herbal combination of many amazing herbs and Gomutra. These tablets posses all the medicinal properties of its constituents. It is prepared from:

  • Embelia ribes (Vidanga)
  • Zingiber officinale (Ginger Root)
  • Piper longum (Pippali)
  • Terminalia chebula (Haritaki)
  • Emblica officinalis (Amlaki)
  • Acorus calmus (Vacha)
  • Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi herb)
  • Semecarpus anacardium (Purified) (Shuddh Bhallataka)
  • Aconitum ferox (Purified) (Shuddh Vatsnabh)
  • Gomutra (Cow urine)

Its Health Benefits Are:

sanjivani vati
  • It helps to treat high blood cholesterol also manages and treat diabetes.
  • As implied to its antibacterial property it helps to prevent and treat infection caused by various bacteria.
  • Sanjivani Vati is antioxidative and immune modulating which helps to detoxify the body and boosts up the immunity.
  • These tablets are a carminative and digestive stimulant which improves digestion and maintains overall health.
  • The central nervous system is also stimulated by it and maintains healthy functioning of this system.
  • The anti-inflammatory property of Sanjivani Vati helps to relieve pain and swelling in the affected area of the body.

DOSAGE: Take 2-3 tablets two times a day after 30 mins of meals with plain water.

Gomutra is considered to be sanjeevni as it is loaded with benefits and has the property to balance all the three doshas. property to balance all the three doshas.

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