After years of extensive research, scientists at Gujarat’s Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) have discovered traces of gold in the urine of cows from Gir.
According to a report in Times Of India, traces of gold in ionic form was found in one litre of urine. The gold ranges from three mg to 10 mg after analysis of urine samples of 400 Gir cows. The gold can be extracted using chemical processes.
This analysis was completed at the JAU’s Food Testing Laboratory under the supervision of the team of researchers led by Dr B A Golakia, head of JAU’s biotechnology department.
“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 Gir cow urine and found traces of gold,” Golakia said to the daily.
“Of the 5,100 compounds found in Gir cow urine, 388 have immense medicinal value that can cure several ailments,” he added.
The Food Testing Laboratory of JAU conducts 50,000 tests on average every year on various products.