Doctors Warn Against the use of Cow Dung as a Cure for Covid Citing “Health Risks”
Ahmedabad-Doctors in India warning against using cow waste with hopes of warding off COVID-19, asserting that there is no logical proof for its efficiency and that it could spread different illnesses. India has been crashed by the Covid pandemic, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 passing so far.
Correct figures might be five times higher, as indicated by specialists, and people can’t find emergency hospital beds, oxygen, or drugs, making many being the cause of deaths in the country.
Some believers in Gujarat have been going to cow shelters once a week to coat their bodies in cow dung and urine in the hopes of boosting their immunity to fight and recover from the COVID-19 . The cow is a sacred symbol of life and the earth in Hinduism, and Hindus have used cow dung for cleaning and prayers for centuries, claiming it to have medicinal and antiseptic properties.
Gautam Manilal Borisa, a drugs associate manager, said the act helped him recuperating from COVID-19 a year ago. “We see … even doctors come here. Their belief is that this therapy improves their immunity and they can go and tend to patients with no fear,” said Gautam.
Members embrace or honor the cows at the shelter house while sitting tight for the dung and pee blend on their bodies to dry, and they then practice yoga to build their energy levels. From that point onwards, the packs are washed in milk or buttermilk.
There are also fears that the procedure, which involved people meeting in groups, may contribute to the virus’s spread. Madhucharan Das, in charge of a cow shelter in Ahmedabad, said they were restricting the number of participants.