Ayurveda and Panchagavya
Ayurveda, or ayurvedic medicine is an ancient Indian system with a great history. The medicines available today are derived from ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda is being practiced all over the world and has widely spread. Even the western people have started using ayurvedic treatments. Its wellness applications has been given great results globally. During ancient times Ayurveda was used for surgical techniques, including rhinoplasty, perineal lithotomy, the suturing of wounds, and the extraction of foreign objects. These therapies are based on herbal compounds and metal substances, anciently known as rasaśāstra. Ayurvedic therapies and the treatment involved have been evolved over the years.
Some of the experiments conducted in laboratory have suggested that few of the treatments and medicines used in Ayurveda can be developed into effective ones but there are no specific proof against it. Some scholars say that Ayurveda was born during ancient India and the concepts were discovered in the times of Indus valley civilization and earlier. But a few say it was practiced during the vedic period and few of its systems are also of non-vedic system. The old ayurvedic formulas were also practiced by Buddhism and Jainism people. During the medieval period several new medicinal preparations and surgical procedures were developed.
Ayurveda is mainly composed of three substances namely vata, pitha and kapha, known as doshas. These three substances balance our health and imbalances result in the diseases. The seven basic tissues, Ayurveda names them as rasa, raktha, mamasa, meda, asthi, majja and shukra. If these basic tissues has to be maintained then the doshas should be balanced to maintain their natural state.
This is where Panchagavya comes into picture. The Sanskrit word Panchagavya means “mixture of five cow products. Panchagavya is an organic product which plays a vital role in improving the health. Panchagavya is a mixture of cow urine, cow dung and cow milk along with other ingredients. The other substances are milk, curd, jaggery, ghee, banana, Tender coconut and water. When suitably mixed and used, these have miraculous effects. This mixture has been used in traditional rituals in ancient history.
It is also called treatment based on products obtained from cows used in Ayurvedic. Panchgavya is also used as fertilizers and pesticides in agricultural purposes. The quality and standards of panchagavya has been maintained in ayurvedic medicine. It is sometimes diluted before use.
Successful tests have been performed shows the efficiency of using panchagavya in daily life. The medicinal usage of panchagavya, especially cow urine, is practiced in Ayurveda. The cow urine therapy is being used widely all over the world. It is capable of curing several diseases, including certain types of cancer, and also boosts immunity. For the fact that there is no scientific proof in this regard. Cow urine can also have harmful bacteria and can cause infectious diseases hence it is boiled before using. Panchagavya revealed that they possess almost all the major nutrients, micro nutrients for the growth and development. Panchagaya is also used to treat AIDS/HIV, Psoriasis, Neurological disorders, Diabetes mellitus, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Arthritis etc., Panchavya is available in almost all the ayurvedic medicine centres.