- Scientists at JAU spent four years analyzing the urine of Gyr cows and have actually found gold in it
- The urine samples of 400 Gyr cows were analyzed and showed traces of gold ranging from 3-10 mg from one liter of urine
- The researchers also checked the cow’s urine for any antibiotic properties as it was commonly believed in India
GUJARAT, India – After four years of extensive research, scientists in India discovered gold in the urine of a certain breed of cows called Gyr.
Vijaysinh Parmar mentioned in his article for The Times of India published on June 28 that scientists at Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) spent four years analyzing urine of Gyr cows and have actually found gold in it.
The urine samples of 400 Gyr cows were analyzed at the Food Testing Laboratory of JAU and showed traces of gold ranging from 3-10 mg from one liter of urine.
The gold in urine was found in ionic form, which is actual gold salts soluble in water.
Dr. A Golakia, the head of JAU’s biotechnology department and the leader of the team of researchers, used a technology called gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method to analyze the urine samples.
“Till now, we have heard about presence of gold in cow urine from our ancient scriptures and its medicinal properties. Since there was no detailed scientific analysis to prove this, we decided to undertake a research on cow urine. We analyzed 400 samples of Gyr cow urine and found traces of gold,” Golakia said.
An article by News18 said the gold found from urine can be extracted and solidified using chemical processes, which might be a promising option for the gold industry.
The researchers also checked the cow’s urine for any antibiotic properties as it was commonly believed in India.
“Of the 5,100 compounds found in Gir cow urine 388 have immense medicinal value that can cure several ailments,” said Golakia.
Aside from cows, researchers also test urine sample of camels, buffaloes, sheeps and goats but they did not find any antibiotic elements.
Golakia was assisted by researchers Jaimin, Rajesh Vijay and Shraddha, and have now analyzed urine samples of all 39 indigenous cow breeds of India for the same purpose.
“Now, we are working on the use of Gyr cow urine on human and plant pathogen. The experiments are being conducted to use it in treatment of human diseases and plant protections,” Golakia added.