Did you know that Cow-dung as medicine is mentioned in British folk medicine from earlier times? India has used cow-dung as medicine for centuries in Ayurveda.


This article gives the medical uses of Cow-dung.


During a recent visit to Kutch, the editor saw cow dung being used as manure instead of fertilisers.


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Read a very interesting article Cow Dung Capitalism – Milking the Holy Cow. Excerpts from article, “What’s recent is the array of therapeutic and beauty products flooding the market that use these as ingredients. There are face packs, bath scrubbers, mosquito coils and incense sticks that contain cow dung. Almost everyone whom she has spoken with has turned a believer, she says, except her son-in-law. Her daughter’s husband, a business manager at a Singapore-based multinational corporation, has been sceptical of Rao’s belief in cow-based products. But he has now begun to call asking for the pain relief oil. “He now uses it after his gym sessions. Can you believe that? He now calls it ‘the miracle oil’,” Rao says. “From my 90-year-old mother to my 30-year-old son-in-law, and me in between, we all love these products.”

This article was first published in the April 2016 issue of Tattvaloka, the Splendour of Truth. Tattvaloka is published under the aegis of the 9th century Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham and the Jagadguru Sri Shankaracharya of SringeriThis article is courtesy and copyright Tattvaloka (  

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