Panchagavya is one of the oldest documentations available for sustainable agriculture and wellbeing for human beings.
Panchagvaya is also called as panchakavyam in the southern part of India in different languages like Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malyalam.
Panchagavya for Agriculture
Panchagavya means the blend of 5 ingredients viz. cow’s milk, ghee, curd, cow urine and dung.
These ingredients are used in traditional agriculture to enhance the soil quality to grow rich organic vegetables and fruits.
Panchagavya organic farming booster consists of nine products viz. cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd, ghee, organic jaggery, banana, tender coconut and water. When appropriately mixed and used, these have miraculous effects in promoting plant growth.
Benefits of Panchagavya based farming in agriculture?
- Strengthens the seedlings.
- Enhances the organic content in the soil
- Promotes the growth of good microorganisms in the soil.
- Strengthens the plant
- Enriches the nutrient content in fruits and vegetables.
Many other Panchagavya products like Neem Astra, Agnihastra are also used in agriculture to keep the plants safe from pests and diseases.
Panchagavya as a Medicine
Panchagavya ingredients are also used to treat many illnesses in human beings. The Charika Samitha documented before 400 BCE explains how cow urine, cow dung, ghee, milk and curd can be used to treat almost all illnesses linked to skin, brain, liver, bones, liver and Kidney.
Few panchagavya medicines are also prepared for ENT and proved to have great effects.
The charika samitha also documents the use of Ayurveda herbs along with cow urine for curing diseases. Cow Urine is known for its therapeutic properties and has been a part of traditional Hindu folk medicine since ancient times. The cow products have been tried and tested for centuries.
Here are some of the medicinal Cow products
Arjun Ghrita for Heart
Arjun Ghrita is a comprehensive heart tonic made with A2 ghee and Arjun bark. Arjun Ghrita is intended to enhance the cardiovascular system. Arjun plant is well known to have properties that increase cardiac health.
Gomay Danth Manjan for Dental Care
Cowdung Powder is rich in carbon, Cow dung can make wonders as it is filled with prana force in curing any sort of mouth and dental problems.
The burnt cow dung powder is mixed with other organic ingredients like neem, rock salt, ghee, Amrutdhara & Lavang for better results for dental use.
Ghee for wellbeing
Ghee is a by-product of milk and extensively used in India. A2 ghee made from Indian indigenous cow is believed to have enormous health benefits listed below:
- The high melting point helps to retain the nutrients in ghee.
- Balances Doshas linked to Vatta, Pitta and Kafa
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Extremely rich in nutrients such as calcium, iron, sodium and fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and omega fatty acids.
- Develops digestion and increases resistance in the body against the virus.
Cow Urine as a Medicine.
Ghee Nasal Drops:
Nasal drops are used mainly for ENT issues to cure nose related ailments. It helps to prevent nasal blockage and cold caused due to infections.
The ghee nasal drops is suggested to use if you are diagnosed with long term diseases like nasal congestion, Migraine & Sinusitis for good long term results.
Gomutra for Breathing Problems
Cow urine is mixed with other herbs using the ancient methods to cure sneezing, asthma, cough, tuberculosis. The Anti-Asthmatic, bronchodilator, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties aids in the smooth functioning of the overall respiratory system.
The properties of cow urine help to smoothen the digestion process, tones the lungs, eliminates the presence of bacteria in the chest, relieves congestion and opens up the lung walls, thus increases the capacity of lungs to hold oxygen.
Gomutra for Skin Diseases:
Cow urine is used as a holistic ayurvedic medicine for many skin related irritations and infections. It has antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties, which makes it the best folk medicine to cure skin diseases like Eczema, dryness, redness, irritation, rashes and other allergic reaction.
Gomutra Haritaki for Stomach Related Problems
The gomutra haritaki is mainly mixed with Triphala, which is proved to have healing properties related to stomach illnesses. The natural elements of this medicine help to keep the bowels in a good state of operation.
Many people today prefer natural remedies to clear any types of stomach-related problems, the haritaki is preferred by many people even today in considering its results with no side effects.
Cow Dung for Spiritual Needs
Cow dung agarbatti is picking up the new trend as many people are now getting aware of the harmful effects of chemical-based agarbatti.
Cow Dung Dhoop – Which is a similar product like agarbatti is also used by many people who do not wish to burn bamboo.
Cow Dung Sambrani Cups – The cow dung cups or the sambrani cups are the real authentic aromatic product that is less known to the people. The cow dung cups are made from ingenious cow dung along with hawan samagri like guggal and Kapoor.
This is one of the purest forms of aromatic products that is yet to pick up the trend.
Panchagavya Diya: The outer layer of the panchagavya Diya is made up of cow dung and cow urine. These diyas a well dried under the sun. The concoction of ghee, milk and curd is mixed in appropriate proportions to make it a solid-state and filled inside the diyas.
These diyas are also called panchagavya vilakku which are used even today on Diwali and on the regular days to light in front of holy Tulsi plant.
Cow dung Cakes: These are the most consumed products in any Hindu spiritual practice. The cow dung cakes are used in every ritual by Indians. The dried cow dung is used for pooja, yagnas and agnihotra. The cow dung cakes are considered holy and used regularly at every household along with cow urine.
Cow Dung has been used by Hindus and Jains in India for many centuries now. With the organic trend going up, many people prefer to use cow-based products that were commonly used a few decades ago.
Shata Dhauta Ghrita as a cosmetic
Shata Dhauta Ghrita or the 100 times washed ghee has marvelous transformation properties. A super-light heavenly cream has a natural anti-aging formula that is being sold as a premium skincare cream today. Shata Dhauta Ghrita claims to be the only documented skin cream known to have the capability to penetrate and nourish the skin at the deepest levels.
The use of cows in ancient times was diverse in all aspects of human life from agriculture, health and spirituality.
Since cow was a part of humankind in all aspects of human life from milk to everyday needs, it was considered a holy mother.
Today’s aspect of looking at a cow is limited only to milk which is, unfortunately, leading to the extinction of Indian indigenous cows
This article clearly explained about the uses of panchagavya cow products.
Danth manjan is too good for dental problems. I used this. Best buy for all dental problems.