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  • Panchgavya therapy (Cowpathy) in safeguarding health of animals and humans - a review.

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    Author(s) : Kuldeep DhamaSandip ChakrabortyRuchi Tiwari

    Author Affiliation : Avian Diseases Section, Division of Pathology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, Bareilly (U.P.) - 243 122, India.

    Journal article : Research Opinions in Animal and Veterinary Sciences 2013 Vol.3 No.6 pp.170-178 ref.many

    Abstract : All the living creatures on the earth are made up of the five elements of nature, i.e. the Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space which are all together called as Panchabhootas and their health is affected by Tridoshas, viz., Vadha (air), Pitha (fire) and Kapha (Phlegm). The use of cow derived products has been mentioned in the Vedas and various researchers and scientists have found them to be rich source of essential elements as well as minerals and hormones. For this reason the use of Panchgavya (term used to describe five major substances obtained from cow that include: cow's urine, milk, gheegheeSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    and dung) and its products is gaining popularity. Panchgavya TherapytherapySubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    /Chikitsa (Cowpathy) has been proposed as an alternate prophylactic and therapeutic approach for sound livestock and poultry health along with safeguarding human health. Its antimicrobial propertiesantimicrobial propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    have gained the attention of the medical and veterinary professionals. CoppercopperSubject Category: Chemicals and Chemical Groups
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    is capable of destroying diseases and comprehensively act as an antidote; plays role in immune enhancement; capable of removing all the ill effects and imbalances in the body and requires special mention in the treatment of diabetesdiabetesSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    and cancer; in case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and as an antifungal agent. Cow urine concoction (CUC) is having anticonvulsant and hypoglycemic effects; and useful against liver disorders and feverfeverSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    ; inflammations and anemia. Cow milk is considered as a healthy food and is found to be effective in curing fever and painpainSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    ; tumors; diabetes; kidney disorders and weaknesses and importantly act as a medium to administer medicine. Milk has also got fungicidal properties; when used with leaves of medicinal herbs possess aphrodisiac property and milk fat has anticancer activities. Milk products viz. toned and skimmed milk; lassi, yoghurtyoghurtSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    yoghurtSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , cottage cheesecottage cheeseSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    and khoakhoaSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    possess essential medicinal properties. Curd (dahi) is a blood purifier, and found useful in blood related problems; piles and gastro-intestinal disorders. Cow ghee has immunostimulatory properties. The application of cow dung to kill the germs of malaria and tuberculosis along with its antifungal propertiesantifungal propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    require special mention. This review deals with all these versatile qualities of the components of panchgavya for safeguarding health of animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    and humans.

    ISSN : 2221-1896

    URL : http://www.roavs.com/.../170-178.pdf

    Record Number : 20133210387

    Publisher : KPK Publishers

    Location of publication : Peshawar

    Country of publication : Pakistan

    Language of text : English

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    Organism descriptor(s) : cattlecattleSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : acquired immune deficiency syndromeacquired immune deficiency syndromeSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , antifungal propertiesantifungal propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    , beliefsbeliefsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , diabetesdiabetesSubject Category: Diseases, Disorders, and Symptoms
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    , hypoglycaemic propertieshypoglycaemic propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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    Identifier(s) : AIDS, anti-cancer properties, anti-convulsant properties, anti-diabetic properties, anti-epileptic properties, anti-fungal properties, anti-hyperglycaemic properties, anti-microbial properties, antidiabetic properties, antihyperglycaemic properties, cancers, folk medicine, fungicidal properties, hypoglycemic propertieshypoglycemic propertiesSubject Category: Properties
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