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Panchavgavya: Advantages, Dose, Facet Results

By Dr JV Hebbar
Panchagavya’s makes use of vary from Its makes use of vary from plant fertilizer to drugs for schizophrenia. Pancha means 5 and gavya means merchandise obtained from cows. Panchagavya is a mix of 5 elements – cow milk, curd, ghee, cow urine and cow dung (water).
Other than its well being advantages, it’s extensively used as manure to enhance plant progress. Cow dung comprises many wholesome micro organism that promote wholesome plant progress (a)

How is Panchagavya ready?

In a clear huge mouthed vessel, cow ghee, milk, curd, cow urine and cow dung water are combined and preserved.
Cow milk might be boiled and cooled.
Curd might be contemporary or one 12 months previous.
Cow urine might be freshly collected, as soon as collected, higher to make use of it afresh. Godhan Ark or distillate of cow urine, which is available available in the market can be utilized. In case you have a distillation equipment, you possibly can put together the distillate your self and use it for Panchagavya preparation.
Cow dung is combined with 10 elements of water, combined and filtered. The water half is taken and added.
As soon as after making ready it, it’s best to make use of it inside at some point or earlier than its style and odor begins worsening.


For a wholesome particular person, simply half to at least one teaspoon of it’s suggested on a regular basis, on empty abdomen.
For Kapha physique kind individuals, for folks with excessive ldl cholesterol, weight problems, bronchial asthma, repeated respiratory allergic reactions, who’re genetically and hereditarily predisposed to most cancers, and so forth. the dose might be larger, one teaspoon a few times a day on empty abdomen. It may be taken in very low doses, based mostly on physician’s recommendation, in youngsters, pregnant and lactating moms.

Well being Advantages

Deha shuddhikara – It cleanses and detoxifies the physique, retains the physique channels patent and ensures avoidance of blockage and sluggishness.
Kapha Vinashana – Balances Kapha very effectively.

helpful in Kapha imbalance problems equivalent to
Feeling of heaviness, white discoloration, chilly, cough, bronchial asthma, bronchitis,
extra sleep, depressed temper, lethargy, sedentary way of life habits
extra yearning for junk meals
Sluggish thoughts, gradual pondering, lack of choice making, extreme procrastination
Excessively oily pores and skin

Improve of oiliness – Oily pores and skin is because of Kapha.
Itching – Ache is a Vata Dosha Symptom, burning sensation is a 
Obstruction to physique channels – Obstruction to the guts arteries by ldl cholesterol resulting in coronary heart assault, is brought on attributable to Kapha Dosha enhance. Obstruction of blood vessels within the thighs attributable to clotting, results in a illness known as Deep Vein Thrombosis, which is a Kapha Dosha enhance dysfunction.
Tongue coating, incapacity to understand tastes correctly
Stiffness of physique joints, incapacity to maneuver freely, incapacity to get up early within the morning and train
Swelling, water retention, weight acquire, as in case of hypothyroidism
Weight problems, fats deposits on chest, stomach, gluteal area
Rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis
Fluid retention
Feeling candy style / salt style in mouth.
Weak digestion, the intestines take a very long time to digest meals, seeing undigested meals particles in feces
Clingy, hanging on to folks and concepts
Grasping, Possessive, Materialistic
Weight acquire, weight problems
Mucus and congestion within the chest or throat sinuses,
Pre diabetes and diabetes
Nausea – vomiting sensation, secretions from mouth and nasal cavities early within the morning
Allergic rhinitis
Pale, cool, clammy pores and skin
Excessive ldl cholesterol, heaviness of coronary heart, myocarditis, myocardiopathy
Most cancers, fibroid, cysts, tumors
Multinodular goiter
Polycystic ovarian dysfunction

Shloka, Sanskrit Verses

Ayurvedic references, Cures

Recurrent Fever
Panchagavya is run together with lengthy pepper, Triphala, curd, buttermilk, milk for the remedy of recurrent fever (Vishama Jwara). Charaka Chikitsa Sthana, 3/304

Pratishyaya – operating nostril and rhinitis attributable to Vata aggravation, related to skinny watery discharge and ache,
Panchagavya is burnt and fumes are inhaled. Basavarajeeyam, 18th Chapter

Panchagavya ghrita
It’s an natural ghee ready with the elements of Panchagavya.
1-2 teaspoons of Panchgavya ghrita ought to be consumed together with 12 ml of Brahmi Swarasa for the remedy of epilepsy. Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana 10/62
Talked about for the remedy of inflammatory problems (Shvayathu Chikitsa).
Talked about for Snehana – excessive dose administration forward of Virechana panchakarma remedy for Pandu (anemia) and Kamala (jaundice). Charaka Chikitsa 16/43

Mahapanchagavya ghrita
It comprises extra elements and is simpler than Panchagavya ghrita, used for the remedy of epilepsy, schizophrenia, irritation, ascites, fluid retention, belly tumors, anemia and jaundice.
Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, 10/18-24

अपस्मारे तथोन्मादे श्वयथावुदरेषु च|
गुल्मार्शःपाण्डुरोगेषु कामलायां हलीमके||२३||

Negative effects

Folks taking it for the primary time could really feel nausea and aversion in the direction of it attributable to barely dangerous odor and style
In folks with a excessive Pitta and Pitta Dosha physique kind, it might trigger burning sensation within the throat, dizziness, heartburn and elevated BP. Such folks could add double the amount of ghee and milk to make it extra tolerable.
Some folks with regular physique weight could begin shedding pounds.
Some could really feel an absence of power and weak spot.
It’s at all times finest to devour this as per the recommendation of your Ayurveda physician.


It’s used as a manure to rising black gram(1)
Inexperienced gram cultivation (2)
Bio-chemical evaluation (3)


In South India, many individuals spell it as Panchakavya or Panchagavyam
In North India, it’s known as Panchagavy.

Use in Alchemy Rasashastra

It’s utilized in Abhraka Satvapatana. It’s the extraction of essence from Abhraka (Mica). Reference: Rasaratna Samucchaya 2/29-33)
It’s used within the Rajavarta Satvapatana – extraction of essence from Rajavarta (Lapis lazuli).

Impact on Tridosha

Milk – Balances Pitta and Vata Doshas
Ghee – Balances Pitta and Vata
Curd – Balances Vata
Cow urine – Balances Kapha
Cow dung – Balances Kapha

General the mixture is Tridosha balancing. However the impact of cow urine is profound and over-powering. So, it tilts the components extra in the direction of balancing Kapha Dosha.

Pancagavya Vs. Panchamrit

Panchamritham is a mix of cow ghee, curd, milk, honey and sweet sugar. Read more about Panchamritham
Panchagavya is a mix of cow ghee, curd, milk, urine and dung.

Style and nourishing results:
Panchamritham is tastier and extra nourishing.
Panchagavyam is extra cleaning and detoxifying.

Use in Alchemy
Each are utilized in Rasashastra – Alchemy. Panchagavya is utilized in extraction of essence of Mica and Lapis Lazuli, Panchamrutham is used for detoxifying the calx (Bhasma) of Copper. It’s used extensively in processing mercury.

Tumors and weight problems
Panchagavya is simpler in treating tumors, fibroids and so forth. and in treating weight problems, bronchial asthma and so forth, because of the presence of cow urine.

Religious practices:
Panchamrita is often used within the Abhisheka – bathing the idols of Gods.
Panchakavya is extra typically consumed or sprinkled over our bodies and totally different corners of house as a approach of cleaning the house off dangerous spirits and detrimental vibes.

Medicinal makes use of:
Panchagavya is utilized in making ready a number of medicines equivalent to Panchagavya ghrita, Mahapanchagavya ghrita and so forth. whereby it’s added with a number of different herbs, cooked and natural ghee is ready. Panchamrita just isn’t seen in lots of Ayurvedic medicines.

Impact on thoughts:
Panchamritam is beneficial to complement and enhance the qualities of thoughts. Helpful in low temper, anxiousness, fearfulness, melancholy and so forth.
Panchagavya is beneficial to cleanse and detoxify thoughts. Used extra generally in schizophrenia, mania, bipolar dysfunction and so forth.

Impact on Dosha:
Each steadiness all of the three Doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Panchamrita balances Vata Dosha profoundly
Panchagavya balances Kapha Dosha efficaciously.

Day by day consumption:
Variety of folks whom panchamrita is suited is bigger.
Panchamrita can be utilized day by day with out worrying a lot about opposed results.
Panchagavyam has extra therapeutic dimension to it.

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