Gomutra (Cow-Urine) Information and Medicinal Uses

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.

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 a 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.

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 gravity1.025-1.045
pH7.4- 8.4
Urea nitrigen23-28 ml/kg/day
Ammonia nitrogen1.0-1.7 ml/kg/day
Total nitrogen40- 45 ml/kg/day
Allantoin20-60 ml/kg/day
Calcium0.1-1.4 mmol/kg/day
Chloride0.1-1.1 mmol/kg/day
Magnesium3-7 mg/kg/day
Creatine15-20 mg/kg/day
Na+0.2-1.1 mmol/kg/day
Sulphate3-5 mg/kg/day
Uric acid1-4 mg/kg/day.


Lactate-Dehydrogenase21.780 unit|lt
Alkaline Phosphotase110.110 KA Unit
Acid Phosphotase456.620 XA unit
Amylase90.236 unit

Other chemicals:-

Uric Acid135.028mg|lt
Creatinine0.9970 g|lt
Lactate3.7830 milimole|lt
Free volatile phenol0.7130mg|100ml
Compound volatile phenol1.3420mg|100ml
Aromatic hydroxy acid2.7030mg|100ml
Calcium5.735 milimol|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 the 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 the 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 aging. It improves the functioning of the liver and gives strength to brain, heart. It helps body to get rid of poisonous residues.

Properties of Cow Urine due to its constituents

UreaStrong antimicrobial Agent
Uric acidAntimicrobial activity helps to control infections
NitrogenDiuretic stimulates Kidney
CopperControls fat deposition
Carbolic AcidAntibacterial, prevents Gas, purifies blood
IronProduction of RBC in blood
SulphurPurifies blood;increases intestinal peristalsis
SodiumControls hyperacidity
Sugar-LactosePrevents thirst and Giddiness
PotassiumAppetizer;eliminates muscles Fatigue
Aurum hydroxideAntibacterial;improves immunity;acts as antidote (Swarna Kshar)
Anticancer substancesPrevents multiplication of carcinogenic cells
AmmoniaHelps to maintain Integrity of the body tissue and blood
Enzyme-urokinaseDissolves blood clot;improves heart disease;blood circulation
Erythropoietin stimulating factorProduction of RBCs
GonadotropinsPromotes menstrual cycle;sperm production.
Vitamin A, B, C, D, and EPrevent excessive thirst;infuse vigor and vitality

Benefits of taking Gau-mutra

Gomutra is effective as medicine as it has the 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 the liver it corrects functioning of the liver.
  • It deworms the body. Worms inside the body are responsible for variety of diseases.
  • It is an antioxidant and bioavailability enhancer.
  • Since gau-mutra destroys all the pathogenic organisms inside the 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 the 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 the liver and spleen: Daily intake of 30-60ml of cow urine is useful to treat diseases of the 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 the 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 a 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 the 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 the treatment of diseases. The urine of crossbred, exotic cows, buffaloes, etc. have almost nil or few medicinal properties.


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  1. Thanks for detailed article and explanation.

  2. You mentioned that gaumutra is used to cure diseases like heart attack, AIDS, ulcers, migrane etc. Please tell me the article or name of the doctor who has approved this. Do you have any scientific reason to prove it?

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

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