Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol.13, Issue 1, 2011; Page No.(209-212)

COW URINE IS AN ELIXIR OF LIFE

PARIKSHIT A. BHAMBURKAR AND MANGALA B. KARLEKAR

Abstract

Using chemicals and pesticides have become a necessity in order to increase the yield of a crop. Excessive use of chemical fertilizers have not only led to deterioration of soil condition but also aggrevate the problem of farmers suicide, so there need to use eco-friendly ways of cultivation. Spraying crop with Vermiwash diluted with cows urine in 1:1 ratio is an eco-friendly way of increasing crop production. Cow urine works as an purifier while fresh cow dung is a insect repellent and acts as a germicidal. Cow urine has therapeutic aspects, medicinal value as mentioned in panch gavya (ancient Indian Medical monograph). Traditionally it is believed that cow dung has anti-microbial effect.

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