Updated: Mar 15, 2022
Panchagavya, also known as panchakavyam, is a five-ingredient combination used in traditional Hindu rituals. Cow dung, urine, and milk are the three direct constituents, while curd and ghee are the two derivative products. These are combined in the correct proportions and allowed to ferment. Panchagavya is a Sanskrit word that means "five cow-derivatives." It is also known as cowpathy in Ayurvedic medicine.
Cow urine therapy proponents believe that it can cure a variety of maladies, including cancer, despite the lack of scientific evidence to back up their claims. In reality, tests on drinking individual components of panchagavya, such as cow urine, have found little benefit and serious negative effects, including convulsions, slowed breathing, and death.