Believers in the medicinal properties of cow urine and manure will shortly be able to order products made from them at a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-run laboratory online. Also to go online will be signature ‘Modi’ and ‘Yogi’ kurtas, said RSS leaders.
The products are manufactured at a pharmaceutical lab at Deen Dayal Dham, a facility run by the RSS, at Farah in Mathura.
“Products of our ‘Kamdhenu’ line (which include claimed medicines for cancer and diabetes, face packs and soaps), with cow urine as ingredient, and the kurtas will be available online soon,” said Manish Gupta, deputy secretary of Deen Dayal Dham, talking to TOI. So far these are available at the dham and at RSS camps.
“We are in the process of registering with online shopping websites. Products in which cow urine is being used are Kamdhenu Ark for indigestion, Kamdhenu Madhunashak Chur for diabetes, oils for sprains and arthritis, shampoo, bath soaps, eye drops, cataract medicines, toothpaste, incense, Kamdhenu Kafsudha for lung infection and face packs. Our eye care products can help improve eyesight as well,” Gupta added.
“Apart from cow urine, cow-dung is used for making soaps, face packs and incense. We do not use any chemicals here. We have 50 cows in our own shed, and their urine and manure are collected daily, stored and used in the products according to specifications worked out for each product. In 2015, we sold 7 quintals of chyawanprash. In 2016, production of chyawanprash alone was hiked to 12 quintals, which was sold off much before the end of the year,” said Ramgopal, who works at the facility.
Talking to TOI, director of Deen Dayal Dham Rajendra said products with cow urine as an ingredient are in huge demand at a local level and in RSS-organised camps, and with these being available online, people across the globe would be able to use and benefit from them.
“We expect high demand from online customers for these products, and production will probably need to be increased,” he added.