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Krishna: It is actually the other way round. Untreated deafness may lead to loneliness. Hearing problems and communication problems related to hearing loss are usually associated with loneliness in both old and young. Loneliness and isolation very often leads to depression and cognitive decline too.

Hearing aids and treatments can help many people with hearing loss feel more able to cope in society.

Q: Does drinking cow urine cure cancer?

Some people use it thinking that it can ‘cure’ certain diseases like cancer! If we could eradicate cancer with “Urine therapy” that would be a miracle! And miracles don’t occur 99.99% of the time!

While it is true that urine can contain tumor antigens, there is no evidence to show that drinking, massaging with, bathing in, or any other application of urine will stimulate antibody production or in any way fight off a cancer. The quantities of substances, including tumor antigens, present in urine are typically minuscule compared with those already present in the blood and elsewhere in the body. The bottom line is that drinking urine has no known medical benefit.

Contrary to the claims of alternative therapies that say urine has curative powers, urologists and nephrologists say that the increasing concentration of toxins will quickly do more harm than good. The American Cancer Society states that no well-controlled studies published in available scientific literature confirms the benefits of gaumutra therapy.

However, some research has been done in this regard...

Patent US6410059 - Pharmaceutical composition containing cow urine ...

Patent US6896907 - Use of bioactive fraction from cow urine distill...

And this is my explanation...

The patent says…the applicants thought of utilizing cow urine, which is not MICROBICIDAL but when present with a drug or active molecule, enhance its activity and availability (bioenhancers). The present invention was the result of planned experiments to provide a novel method for improving activity and bioavailability of antibiotics, drugs and other molecules using ‘cow urine distillate’ in different formulations.

It is similar to saying methi seeds ‘enhance’ the diabetic drug performance but they don’t actually act as drugs themselves.



Gomutra might contain bioenhancers but they also contain several toxins too that the cow’s body is trying to excrete. A distillate is a liquid which is condensed from a vapor during distillation and removes microbes and other substances that are harmful.

The best possible way to use bio-enhancers is to extract them, purify and use them.

Raw ‘gaumutra’ as it is excreted by a cow is harmful. }.

Cow's urine poisoning in Nigeria. Experimental observations in mice.

Gaumutra has no benefits in cancer therapy. It is harmful in its raw form.

Please don’t take it while undergoing chemotherapy as your immune system will be already under severe stress and taking raw gaumutra can cause more severe infections.

There are over 200 types of cancer. Which cancer exactly does cow urine cure? So far, there is no definite "cure for cancer" because cancer isn't one disease to begin with. 
 There's a "patent" for cow urine's efficacy in treating cancer floating around on the web. But a patent does not mean pharmaceutical efficacy. The patent was was based on testing on mice, not humans. Unless there is pharmaceutical testing with human trials approved by a competent regulator such as the US FDA or the Indian Drug Controller General would be valid.

What is disturbing is a study that reveals how cow urine, being administered to mice can cause "significant side effects, including convulsion, depressed respiration, and death." Cow's urine can also be a source of harmful bacteria and infectious diseases.

Q: A lady professor has questioned this answer of mine. This is the conversation we had:

The lady: there is ample scientific evidence.

Krishna: Oh, then show us the evidence. And show us now. Simple words won’t do here. We tried our best but never found any. If you really have evidence, provide us the links to the papers, not any papers, the genuine ones published in high quality journals, not dubious ones.

If you can provide genuine evidence, I will withdraw my words. That is science all about. Before using the word ’wrong’, prove me wrong first.

The lady: Check now: 

Chemotherapeutic potential of cow urine: A review

Cowabunga! Can Cow Therapy Cure Cancer?

besides, a line from wikipedia says-. Cow urine is also used in folk medicine in Myanmar and Nigeria. ... the treatment of leprosy, fever, peptic ulcer, liver ailments, anaemia and cancer.

I seriously believe there is no harm in trying and option suppose it works.

Krishna: Believe?! A scientist should not use the word in the first place. 

He said, this is not true and all the urine contains harmful substances. He added that the results of urine tests can be affected by diet, dehydration, medicines, exercise, and other factors like internal metabolism. In someone who has ingested large amounts of water, making larger amounts of urine, small quantities of chemicals may be undetectable.

Mid-stream urine sample: A mid-stream urine sample means you don't collect the first or last part of urine that comes out. This reduces the risk of the sample being contaminated with bacteria from:

  • your hands
  • the skin around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body

That’s all.

2. After all, most modern drugs do not come without side-effects, whereas alternate medicine are mostly safe.

Yes, modern medicines do come with side effects, but because they are released after conducting extensive tests, we know what they are and can manage them efficiently. This is not true with alternative medicines. They are not tested properly and come with side effects too. Read this article: This is what a liver transplant surgeon told me recently...

3. Yes, some people take gaumutra thinking that it is good. Ancient understanding with limitations of knowledge need not be correct. What we are saying is let us test the knowledge using modern methods and if they are beneficial let us authenticate this ancient wisdom too. Until then, let us be cautious and don’t jump to conclusions. And don’t mislead people into accepting them.

A Few Thoughts on Ayurvedic Mumbo-Jumbo

Ayurvedic Doctor (BS): Thanks for this information!

Q: Another person (PK): Just curious - Are the anti-tumor gens or bio-enhancing properties unique to cow urine or also present in urines of other animals/human ?Thanks!


Urine contains compounds eliminated by the body as undesirable, and can be irritating to skin and eyes. Urine is not sterile, it contains microbes, which can cause diseases.

Urine contains proteins and other substances that are useful for medical therapy and are ingredients in many prescription drugs (e.g., Ureacin, Urecholine, Urowave). Urine from postmenopausal women is rich in gonadotropins that can yield follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone for fertility therapy. One such commercial product is Pergonal.

Urine from pregnant women contains enough human chorionic gonadotropins for commercial extraction and purification to produce hCG medication. Pregnant mare urine is the source of estrogens, namely Premarin. Urine also contains antibodies, which can be used in diagnostic antibody tests for a range of pathogens, including HIV-1.

Urine can also be used to produce urokinase which is used clinically as a thrombolytic agent.

But all these have to be obtained using the right methods. Raw urine consumption is not advised as it contains several chemicals and pathogens that can be harmful for human beings.

Q: Another person (SCB): 

I concur with your opinions, largely, Dr. Krishna.

Miracles - 100% non-scientific!

Krishna: Thank you so much. The song is good, liked it but …. but wife is not a commodity to give! :)


Of course!

It is just a satirical way of expressing and no offence meant.

Krishna: Thanks.

Q: What is the Science Historian trying to say over in this debate "Rationality is not important"?

Krishna: I watched only a part of the video because of lack of time. But I understood your Q.

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