Urine of cow can protect heart, heal diabetic wounds says study

My Times Today.

It appears humanity can never stop milking

Cow urine

 for all its worth. After studies found gold traces and cancer-fighting properties in cow urine, it has now shown promise in protecting the heart and healing Diabetic wounds.


The latest manifestation of cow urine’s inexhaustible versatility has, so far, been tested on rats. In vitro (outside human body) experiments on laboratory albino rats to determine cow urine’s cardioprotective properties were carried out by pharmacology and pathology departments of Government Medical College and Sir Takhatsinhji General Hospital in Bhavnagar. The wound healing properties of cow urine were studied by Government Medical College of Junagadh.

To test heart protecting properties of Cow Urine Ark (CUA) – where “ark” means “concentrate”- researchers from Bhavnagar Government Medical College induced myocardial ischemia in rats by injecting certain chemicals. Myocardial ischemia is a condition in which blood supply to the heart is constricted, restricting oxygen flow.

Rats administered high doses of CUA showed lower levels of troponin-I, a protein released into bloodstream after an adverse cardiac event, than the rats that did not receive high CUA doses.

The research was carried out by Arunkumar Rana, Bhargav Purohit, Geeta Kharadi, Vishal Vadgama, Alpeshpuri Goswami, Narendra Paliwal, and Chandrabhanu Tripathi. They divided 72 rats into six groups. In one group of 12, each rat got a low (1.4 ml/kg) dose of CUA. In another group, each rat got a high (2.8 ml/kg) dose. The doses were given orally for 28 days. On the 27th and 28th days, isoprenaline solution was injected to induce myocardial ischemia.

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