Gomutra (Cow-Urine) Information and Medicinal Uses

Gau (cow) is a scared animal and considered mother in Hinduism. The five products obtained from cow are called Panchgavya. These five substance are urine, milk, ghee, curd and dung. Panchgavya therapy or cowpathy is used in the treatment of many diseases. It shows beneficial effect even in cancer and AIDS.

The urine of Indian cow is called Gau-mutra or Gomutra. It is extensively used in Ayurveda to treat curable and incurable diseases. In India, drinking of Gomutra has been practiced for thousands of years.

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The use of Gomutra for therapeutic use is mentioned in several ancient holy Hindu texts such as Ved, Manu Smriti, Charka Samhita, Sushrut Samhita, Vridhabhagabhatt, and many more. Sushrut Samhita describes Gomutra as the most effective substance of animal origin with innumerable therapeutic values. It is one which enhances digestive power, improves intellect, increases pitta and controls kapha and vata doshas. It is indicated in shool, gulma roga, anah, for purgation, in asthapana vasti and in all those diseases which are curable with urine therapy. In Charak Samhita, the use of gomutra is mentioned for treating kushtha (obstinate skin diseases including leprosy), itching and abdominal diseases.

Gau-mutra is used to treat blood pressure, blockage in arteries, arthritis, diabetes, heart attack, cancer, thyroid, asthma, psoriasis, eczema, prostrate, fits, AIDS, piles, migraine, ulcers, acidity, constipation, gynecological problems, ear and nose problems and several other diseases.

It is used both internally and externally. Externally it is used as bath and lotion. It is combined with other ingredients and used to treat obstinate skin diseases such as leucoderma. Many scientific researches proves the medicinal importance of gau-mutra.

The ark of Gomutra is known as Gaumutra Arka/Gomuta Ark (Distilled Cow urine). It is prepared from cow urine. Although medicinal properties of ark are not= same as fresh cow urine or asava as some of the components are lost during processing but still it is the most popular way to take go mutra due to its easy availability. In Ayurveda, Gau-mutra is also used for detoxification of bhalataka (Semecarpus anacardium), lauh (iron), silver, aconite (Aconitum napellus) etc.

Constituents in Gau-mutra/Cow’s urine

Studies show gau-mutra consists of 95% water, 2.5% urea and the remaining 2.5%, a mixture of minerals, salts, hormones and enzymes.

Quantitative Chemical Constitution of Cow Urine:-

Specific gravity 1.025-1.045
pH 7.4- 8.4
Urea nitrigen 23-28 ml/kg/day
Ammonia nitrogen 1.0-1.7 ml/kg/day
Total nitrogen 40- 45 ml/kg/day
Allantoin 20-60 ml/kg/day
Calcium 0.1-1.4 mmol/kg/day
Chloride 0.1-1.1 mmol/kg/day
Corproporphyrin 5-14microgram/dl
Magnesium 3-7 mg/kg/day
Creatine 15-20 mg/kg/day
Potassium 0.08-0.15mmol/kg/day
Na+ 0.2-1.1 mmol/kg/day
Sulphate 3-5 mg/kg/day
Uric acid 1-4 mg/kg/day.
Glucose Nil
Protein- Nil
Hb Nil


Lactate-Dehydrogenase 21.780 unit|lt
Alkaline Phosphotase 110.110 KA Unit
Acid Phosphotase 456.620 XA unit
Amylase 90.236 unit

Other chemicals:-

Protein 0.1037gm|lt
Uric Acid 135.028mg|lt
Creatinine 0.9970 g|lt
Lactate 3.7830 milimole|lt
Phenol 4.7580mg|100ml
Free volatile phenol 0.7130mg|100ml
Compound volatile phenol 1.3420mg|100ml
Aromatic hydroxy acid 2.7030mg|100ml
Calcium 5.735 milimol|lt
Phosphorous 0.4805milimol|lt

All these elements are important for proper functieoning of human body and lack of any of them causes diseases. Oral intake of Gau-mutra nourishes body and restores the balance of these substances and thus helps in curing diseases.

Medicinal properties of Gau mutra

Go mootra contains about twenty-four types of salts. Ayurvedic medicines made from it are used to cure several diseases. It is useful in all kind of skin diseases like itching, sunburns, eczema, psoriasis, acne, etc. It has beneficial effect in abdominal diseases, heart diseases, kidney ailments, vata rog, abdominal dropsy and tuberculosis. It contains urea, creatinine, swarn kshar (aurum hydroxide), carbolic acid, phenols, calcium and manganese. It has strong antimicrobial and germicidal properties. Presence of uric acid and allantoin, gives it anticancer properties. Swarn kshar makes it immunity booster and allantoin fastens wound healing process. High concentration of nitrogen gives it renal stimulant property. Uric acid, phosphates and hippuric acid gives it diuretic property. Presence of copper and calcium promote its anti-obesity and skeletal/ bone health effect. Aurum hydroxide and copper act as antidotes for various poisons in the body. Gau-mutra oral administration lowers cholesterol, improves memory, and slows ageing. It improves the functioning of liver and gives strength to brain, heart. It helps body to get rid of poisonous residues.

Properties of Cow Urine due to its constituents

Urea Strong antimicrobial Agent
Uric acid Antimicrobial activity helps to control infections
Nitrogen Diuretic stimulates Kidney
Creatinine Antibacterial
Copper Controls fat deposition
Carbolic Acid Antibacterial, prevents Gas, purifies blood
Iron Production of RBC in blood
Sulphur Purifies blood;increases intestinal peristalsis
Sodium Controls hyperacidity
Sugar-Lactose Prevents thirst and Giddiness
Potassium Appetizer;eliminates muscles Fatigue
Aurum hydroxide Antibacterial;improves immunity;acts as antidote (Swarna Kshar)
Anticancer substances Prevents multiplication of carcinogenic cells
Ammonia Helps to maintain Integrity of body tissue and blood
Enzyme-urokinase Dissolves blood clot;improves heart disease;blood circulation
Erythropoietin stimulating factor Production of RBCs
Gonadotropins Promotes menstrual cycle;sperm production.
Phenols Bactericidal;antifungal
Vitamin A, B, C, D, and E Prevent excessive thirst;infuse vigor and vitality

Benefits of taking Gau-mutra

Gomutra is effective as medicine as it has following effects on body

  • Ayurveda says the cause of all diseases is the imbalance in tri-doshas. Cow urine balances the tridosas, thus diseases are cured.
  • It is antimicrobial, germicide, antibiotic, antiseptic and disinfectant.
  • It is active against both gram-positive as well as gram-negative bacteria.
  • It increases the phagocytic activity of macrophages and thus helpful against bacterial infections.
  • It also facilitates the synthesis of interleukin-1 and interleukin-2, augments Band T-lymphocyte blastogenesis, and IgA, IgM and IgG antibody titers.
  • It purifies body and removes toxins. Gomutra is boon for liver it corrects functioning of liver.
  • It deworms the body. Worms inside body are responsible for variety of diseases.
  • It is an antioxidant and bioavailability enhancer.
  • Since gau-mutra destroys all the pathogenic organisms inside body, this gives body ability to restore normal health.

Medicinal uses of Gau-mutra or Cow’s Urine

Gomutra is a time-tested medicine and it is proven to be effective in treatment of cough, dysmenorrhoea, migraine/headache, constipation, thyroid and skin diseases like eczema, ringworm, and itching, acne, cancer, heart diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, male sexual disorders, AIDS, diabetes mellitus, blood disorders, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, endocrine disorders, gynaecological disorders, opthalmic disorders, psychiatric disorders, urological disorders, asthma, kidney shrinkage, hepatic disorders etc.

Kidney stone, gall bladder stone:Intake of fresh cow urine, empty stomach in the morning for three weeks helps in stones. Uric acid in cow urine dissolves these stones to a manageable size.

Liver diseases, cirrhosis, enlargement of liver and spleen: Daily intake of 30-60ml of cow urine is useful to treat diseases of liver.

Arthritis pain: Externally, foment the affected area with Gomutra. Internally, drink Gomutra. In winter, take with dry ginger powder (1 g).

Obesity, weight loss: Add 2-4 spoon Gomutra in one cup water. Mix lemon juice and honey and take empty stomach.

Tooth-ache, pyorrhea: Rinse mouth with go mutra.

Heart diseases: Take 2-4 spoon gomutra two-three times a day.

Diabetes, asthma: Take 10-20 ml gomutra daily.

Constipation: Take 30 ml fresh gomutra, add salt and drink.

Gas: Add salt, lemon juice in half cup gomutra and dink.

Skin diseases: Take gomutra along with Neem and Giloy decoction.

Externally, make a paste of krishna jeera and gomutra and apply.

Intestinal parasites: Take 1/2 teaspoon ajwain churna with 4 spoon Gomutra for one week.

Leucoderma: Make a paste of Bavchi beej in go mutra and apply on affected area.

Filaria, Haathipaav: Drink gomutra empty stomach in the morning.

Itching: Make a paste of neem leaves and gomutra and apply.

US Patents regarding Cow-Urine

Recently two US patents have been granted to Indian scientists (No. 6410059 and 6896907) for its medicinal properties, particularly for its use along with antibiotics for the control of bacterial infection and fight against cancers.

Patent No. 6410059

The invention relates to a novel use of cow-urine as activity enhancer and availability facilitator for bioactive molecules, including anti-infective agents. The invention has direct implication in drastically reducing the dosage of antibiotics, drugs and anti-infective agent while increasing the efficiency of absorption of bio-active molecules, thereby reducing the cost of treatment and also the side-effects due to toxicity.

Patent No. 6896907, 7235262

The invention relates to a novel pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of bioactive fraction from cow-urine distillate as a bioavailability facilitator and pharmaceutically acceptable additive selected from anti-cancer compounds, drugs, therapeutic and nutraceutic agents, ions and similar molecules which are targeted to the living systems.

Dose and Method of Use of Cow Urine

Go mutra should only be taken from healthy cow. Do not consume urine of unhealthy or pregnant cow.

Fresh urine should be filtered through clean cloth for 4-10 times before use.

It is best to take go mutra empty stomach early morning, for adults recommended dosage is 10 to 20 ml and for kids 5ml. Start from low dose and gradulally increase the dose.

Do not eat anything for one hour after taking Gomutra.

Go mutra can be taken by any healthy individual. This improves the health and protects body from diseases.

Essentially, cow urine is used as disinfectant and for purification.

In few case side effects may occur (diarrhea, itch, pain, fatigue, soreness of the shoulder, fever, etc.) which appears more frequently in patients suffering long term or more serious illnesses. These few side-effects abates after few days. When these symptoms occur the patient should reduce the dose of the cow urine and after 3-4 days when these symptoms remains cure the patient can start the cow urine in full dose. The continuation of therapy eventually makes one healthy.

Scientific research proves only urine of Indian cows is effective in treatment of diseases. The urine of crossbred, exotic cows, buffaloes etc. have almost nil or few medicinal properties.


  • Charak Samhita English Translation By Bhagwan Das
  • Sushruta Samhita By Ambikadutta Shastri
  • Astanga Hridaya By Atrideva Gupta
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  • Go- Vigyan Anusandhan Kenda.Academic Journal Of Cancer Research
  • Rss-Sponsored Cow Urine
  • International Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences: Diversified Uses Of Cow Urine Ipsita Mohanty, Manas Ranjan Senapati, Deepika Jena And Santwana Palai
  • International Journal Of Cow Science, Panchgavya (Cowpathy): An Overview K Dhama, Rajesh Rathore, Rs Chauhan And Simmi Tomar
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  • International Journal Of Immunopathology And Pharmacology Antimicrobial Property Of A Herbal Preparation Containing Dalbergia Sissoo And Datura Stramonium With Cow Urine Against Pathogenic Bacteria H. Yadav, M. Yadav, S. Jain, A. Bhardwaj, V. Singh, O. Parkash And F. Marotta
  • Immunomodulatory And Antioxidant Effect Of Gomutra Ark In Rats. D D Gosavi, D Sachdev, K Salwe

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  1. Sir i'm sufferring from gallstone. Can I use gau mutra arka in place of gaumutra.

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