10 Amazing Benefits of Cow Urine for Health

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When we talk of cow urine or Gomutra, a liquid excreted by the cow, most people will feel disgusted and repelled by the very thought of it. But in Indian tradition, Cow Urine is considered holy as it is a product of the ‘Gomata’; i.e., the cow who enjoys the status of Mother Goddess in India. Cow urine is used in religious rituals and for house purification. In Panchagavya, Cow Urine/Gomutra is among the five constituents, while the others are dung, curd, ghee, and milk. [1]

Cow urine benefits Scientific research supports the proven cow urine benefits validated by various Ayurvedic seers. Cowpathy or Cow-based treatment was referred to as Panchagavya Chikitsa in ancient times. [1]

Ayurvedic treaties like “Ashtanga Sangraha,” and “Sushruta Samhita,” have elaborately described Cow urine benefits. [2]

In Ayurveda Cow Urine has been described as being hot (Ushna), sharp, salty, bitter, and pungent. It is capable of alleviating Vataja and Kaphaja health issues. [1] It is also a yogvahi or bio-enhancing component with adequate Rasayana tatva [1] In other words, cow urine can enhance the bioavailability of medications, lower their dosages, and remove their unwanted side effects. [1]

To get an answer to ‘Is cow urine good for health,’ you have to read this article. In this article, we will discuss the various Gomutra or Cow Urine ke fayde (Cow urine benefits). Read on:

Cow Urine Contents

Cow urine has been used since time immemorial to cure several life-threatening diseases, like cancer, AIDs, and Diabetes or Prameha. [1] To understand the therapeutic value of Cow urine or Gomutra, you need to know why cow urine is so beneficial from the Ayurvedic point of view. The cow urine contents make it a fantastic medicinal ingredient.

Here are the contents:

Salts & MineralsVitaminsOther Useful CompoundsWaterUrea
Phosphate, Iron, Sodium, Sulphur, Magnesium, Manganese, Silicon, Chlorine, Nitrogen, Calcium salts, Citric, Maleic and tartaric acid salts [1]Vitamins A, B, C, D, E [1]Creatinine, Gold Acids, Enzymes, other vital compounds, etc. [1]95% [2]2.5% [2]

Cow Urine Benefits for health

  1. Cow Urine for Cancer

Cow urine is a ray of hope for cancer patients. When nothing works, turn to cow urine as it has the capacity to bio-enhance cancer drugs used in Western medicine. [1]

  1. Cow Urine for bacterial & fungal infections

Cow urine can fight infections caused by bacteria and fungi. Its antimicrobial action is due to the components like Aurum Hydroxide and Creatinine, which destroy the microbes. [1]

  1. Cow Urine for stones/calculi
cow urine benefits

Cow urine has Uric acid in it. The Uric acid is capable of dissolving stones and reducing the size of stones. [7]

  1. Cow urine for worms infestation

The anthelmintic properties of cow urine make it an effective destroyer of Krimi or worms. [6]

  1. Cow Urine for wounds

Cow Urine if used as a wound washing agent can expedite healing due to its antiseptic attributes. [1]

  1. Cow Urine as immune-system booster

Cow urine can be an effective natural tonic for your immune system. It has the properties to strengthen your resistance power against a wide range of diseases. [1]

  1. Cow Urine for skin
cow urine benefits scientific research

Cow urine benefits for skin include the capacity of Gomutra to heal various skin issues like sunburns, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and itching. [7]

  1. Cow Urine as an anticonvulsant 

In the Nigerian communities, it is a common practice to prepare a cow urine decoction by combining cow urine with certain herbs. This decoction may be administered for treating childhood convulsive health issues. [6]

  1. Cow Urine for healthy heart & brain

In the Ayurvedic texts Cow urine has been termed as hridya and medhya. This implies that cow urine can protect your brain and heart from the damaging effects of mental stress and tension. [6]

  1. Cow Urine as an anti-poison remedy

Cow Urine can save your body from the harmful effects of poison or Visha. It has the power to neutralize the effect of poisons and detoxify one’s body. [6]

Cow Urine Uses

In Therapeutics

Cow urine uses in the domain of health is extensive. Ayurveda refers to cow urine as ‘Amrita’, meaning beverage of immortality. [1] It is used in cow urine therapy or cowpathy for curing various human ailments.[1]

In Spiritual Cleansing, healing & rituals

The urine of an Indian cow is a magical potion which can effectively cleanse and purify your puja before a havan or any other religious ritual. When you learn about the spiritual healing properties of cow urine or gomutra you can decide for yourself whether cow urine is good or bad. According to SSRF (Spiritual Science Research Foundation) Cow Urine can beckon the Divine consciousness or Chaitanya. This amplifies the Sattva constituent and results in spiritual healing. Also, cow urine can draw the frequency of all Indian deities and make your puja room an absolutely holy place. [5]

In metal or dhatu and gemstone purification

Indians do look elsewhere when it comes to purifying metals and gemstones. Gomutra is believed to have incredible purifying or shodhana power. It is often used to purify metals like Swarna (Gold), Rupa (Silver), Loha (Iron), Naga (Lead), Tamra (Copper), Abhraka (Mica) and gemstones like Rajavarta (Lapis lazuli), etc. [6]

As a manure in agriculture

Cow urine or Gomutra is an excellent natural manure, pesticide, and fertilizer that can be used in organic and agriculture to get healthy, bountiful crops. [1]

Cow Urine side-effects

Gomutra or Cow urine is non-toxic excreta with a plethora of health benefits. [2] But for some people, especially those with a Pitta-dominant body type, some cow urine side effects may be experienced. Hyperacidity, heartburn, burning sensation in the body and abdomen, mouth ulcers, restlessness are some of the side effects or disadvantages of cow urine. [7]


• How does Ayurveda describe Gomutra/Cow Urine?

Gomutra or Cow Urine has been talked about in the Vedas (Ancient holy religious scriptures) too. It is said that cow urine can abolish all diseases by virtue of its prabhav (nature). In one of the oldest Vedic books ‘Dammar Tantra’, there is a mention of Urine therapy which Lord Shiva is believed to have narrated to His consort, Goddess Parvati. In various other ancient religious books, the urine used for urine therapy is called ‘Shivambu’, meaning the ‘holy water of Lord Shiva.’ [3]

• What are the various cow urine properties in Ayurveda?

According to Charaka, Cow Urine is sweet and decreases Vata, Kapha and Pitta. According to Ashtang Samgraha, Cow Urine is pungent and hot, and decreases Vata and Kapha, and increases Pitta. According to Sushrutra Sutra, Gomutra or Cow urine is alkaline, hot, sharp, pungent, and light, and helps in decreasing Kapha and Vata. [3]

• Which type of Gomutra or Cow Urine is suitable for drinking?

Holy scriptures say: “Agramagram charantinamoshdhinam vane vane”. The cow that’s healthy, grazes grass freely on its own, roams in the wilderness, exercises on its own, and drinks clean, uncontaminated water is the best. Gomutra from that type of cow is suitable for drinking. [4]


Cow urine is a potent Ayurvedic medicine much praised for the many cow urine benefits in the various classical Ayurvedic texts. It is a multi-faceted natural product with immense curative power. Panchgavya, a kind of medicinal formula used in ancient India has Cow Urine as one of its key components. In this comprehensive article we have discussed the benefits of drinking cow urine. Incorporate this panacea of all ailments in your life and feel the difference!


This article is written from a health and wellness perspective and is not medical advice. Kindly seek the help of a certified medical practitioner before initiating any treatment.


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Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma

Dr. Pawan Kumar Sharma is an adept medical professional with an M.D in Ayurveda from Gujrat Ayurveda University where he was the university topper of his batch. In his B.A.M.S years in the renowned Devi Ahilya University, Indore, Dr Sharma was awarded two gold medals for his academics.


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