PANCHGAVYA AND ITS CONSTITUENTS

The description of cow being the abode of all Gods and the medium of achieving Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha is found in many ancient Indian texts. In Vedic Literature, Prithvi is the synonym of Gau (Cow). In ancient times, a man’s abundance was judged by the number of cows he possessed.
History gives evidence that the Indians were in the peak of health when the cow was respected. There was o commercialization of cow products in ancient times. Milk and grains were given free of cost. Milk was offered instead of water. Rightly said, streams of milk and curds traversed this country. This was the reality some years back.
Ayurveda has given utmost importance to cow’s milk, curd, ghee, urine and dung at various places. These substances are called Gavya in Ayurveda. When the five are considered together, they are called Panchgavya.
The 5 entities calssified under Panchgavya are Gomutra (cow urine), Goghrita (ghee), Godadhi (curd), Gomaya (cow dung), Godugdha (cow milk). The above 5 have their individual properties and uses:
TRADITIONAL CLAIMS OF PANCHGAVYA (INDIVIDUAL)
Milk
Urine
Ghee
Curd
Dung
Psychosomatic disorders
Skin diseases
Fever
Fever
Skin diseases
Constipation
Leucoderma
Constipation
Oedema
Cough
Anaemia
GI diseases
Anorexia
Blood disorders
Asthma
Piles
Piles
Skin disorders
Piles
Arthritis
Diarrohea
Asthma
Epilepsy
Rhinitis
Ulcers
Anaemia
Dementia
Anorexia
GI diseases
Jaundice
Opthalmic diseases
Jaundice
UT infections
Tuberculosis
Panchgavya obtained from cow are used in production of various medicines, manure, pesticides, dhoop, toothpowder, bath soaps etc. The combination of above mentioned 5 entities, obtained from cow, is known asPanchgavya. It is highly beneficial in the following diseases:
  1. Epilepsy
  2. Swelling
  3. Fever
  4. Jaundice
  5. Cough

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