Archive for August, 2011

The Gir Cow And Its Importance

The Gir Cow And Its Importance The Gir or Gyr is one of the principal Zebu breeds originating in India. It has been used locally in the improvement of other breeds including the Red Sindhi and the Sahiwal. Gir cow being a Bos indicus breed is resistant to hot temperatures and tropical diseases. It is very known for its milk producing qualities and is often bred with Friesian cows to make the Girolando breed. Characteristic Features The Gir is distinctive in appearance, typically having a rounded and domed forehead (being the only ultra convex breed in the world), long pendulous ears and horns which spiral out and back. Gir are generally mottled with the color ranging from red through yellow to white, black being the only unacceptable color. They originated in southwest India in the state of Gujarat and have since spread to neighboring Maharashtra and Rajasthan.The breed is known […]

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Prevent Cardio vascular disease (CVD) with use of Desi Cow’s Ghee

Taking into account the wide spreading of Obesity across the world, Ayurveda’s views can appear contradictory but ghee has been used for millennia in Indian diets without any reported adverse effects of health. One must scrutinize ghee through the modern scientific lens. Refutition Of Lipid Hypothesis In Modern Research All fats, especially saturated fats, have been widely vilified by modern health authorities. This can be traced back to the Lipid Hypothesis of the 1950’s, which stated heart disease was due to high intakes of saturated fats. It suggested favouring polyunsaturated fats would improve health though growing evidence suggests the Lipid Hypothesis was wrong. Most of the earlier studies focused on cholesterol levels as an indicator of CVD risk but recent studies indicate that the more specific culprit is oxidised low density lipoprotein cholesterol that leads to atherosclerosis. The presence of 65% saturated fat in Ghee made it an easy target. […]

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Ban Cow Slaughter To Save Economy

The first slaughterhouse in India was started in 1760, with a capacity to kill 30,000 animals per day. At least one crore cows were killed in a year. Once the cows were slaughtered, then there was no manure and there is no insecticide like cow urine. In 1740 in the Arcot District of Tamil Nadu, 54 Quintals of rice was harvested from one acre of land using simple manure and pesticides like cow urine and cow dung. As a result of the 350 slaughterhouses which worked day and night by 1910 India was practically bereft of gau. India had to approach Britain’s doorstep for industrial manure. Thus industrial manure like urea and phosphate made way to India. The tragedy of the situation is since 1947 the number of slaughterhouses has increased from 350 to 36,000. The slaughter of cows has disrupted agranian based Indian economy and forced the people to […]

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Save Cows And Save Ecosystem

Save Cows And Save Ecosystem The idea of using animal waste to generate energy has been around for centuries, with manure being used every day in remote villages to generate heat for cooking. Now the researchers have found a way to combine dairy farm waste and the heat generated from data centers to create a sustainable ecosystem. If an average dairy cow produces about 55 kg of solid waste each day, which adds to 20 metric tonnes annually – the weight of four adult elephants. For a medium-sized dairy farm of 10,000 cows, 200,000 metric tones of manure (equating to the weight of 40,000 elephants) is generated each year. Unmanaged livestock waste can create negative environmental impact (air pollution and ground water contamination); and the methane created through anaerobic digestion of manure has proven to be 21 times more damaging than carbon dioxide, aggravating climate change. Around 3.0 kilowatt-hours of […]

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Mass Scale Slaughter Of Cows And The Problem Of Rising Unemployment In India.

As a result of large scale slaughter of animals resulting in non-availability of dung, millions of Hindus and Muslims and people of other castes have lost their age-old profession. What we need to is the change in thought process that generates apathy towards the mother cows in so called modern society. Lets ponder upon some bare facts point wise- We know that the dung cake and the meat of the bullock both are commercial commodities. If one bullock is slaughtered, its meat i.e. slaughtering activity can sustain the butcher’s trade for only a day. For the next day’s trade another bullock has to be slaughtered. But if the bullock is not slaughtered, about 5 to 6 thousand dung cakes can be made out of its dung per year, and by the sale of such dung cake, one person can be sustained for a whole year. If a bullock survives even […]

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Importance of cow dung in maintaining herbs, forest and Ayruvedic medicines.

Importance of cow dung in maintaining herbs, forest and Ayruvedic medicines. In earlier times cows were taken to the forest or GOCHARS (reserved areas for feeding of cows). There they roamed freely eating the grass and natural herbs which made their milk nutritious and added medical qualities to their milk, in turn they made the soil fertile with their dung which supported and maintained the forests. But in modern time with non availability of dung, forests get destroyed and with the destruction of forests, many ayurvedic herbal medicines have also became either extinct or scarce. Unfortunately the poor Indian population is unable to afford to get treated with the costly Bhasma (oxides of various minerals like Gold, Copper, pearls etc.) and with the medicines under Allopathic system. Consequently people in poor Indian villages, carry on with illness for life, without any treatment. Herbal medicines are the basis of Ayurvedic system […]

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Mother And Child Care Benefits Of Cow Dung

For centuries, experienced midwives have been using oil massage and fomentation on fire lit with cow dung cakes to supervise and provide necessary care as per the principles of Ayurveda to women in village’s time of childbirth. The midwives used to massage the woman and new born child for 40 days after delivery, with the help of oil and slow fomentation, with the help of heated dung cakes. However, now the dung cakes have become almost unavailable and thus health of 12 crore women has come into peril.The female population of our villages need utmost care at the time of giving birth to a child and immediately thereafter. Oil also is very costly and hence, poor women are unable to buy it. And thus, lakhs of Hindu and Muslim midwives have lost their centuries old, ancestral and at the same time, very useful profession. Thus, on one hand, conventional and […]

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Cow Dung – A Gold Mine

One of the few nectars of this world is water, another is milk and the third one is cattle dung. With onset of what we call “modern civilization”, we have been despising a few things and one of these is cattle dung. This is so because we have forgotten that the basis of our progress as a race depends on the optimal use of our resources, an important resource base being bovine dung. If a choice before mankind were put in crystal clear terms as to whether it chooses cattle dung or desertification of the earth. If we accept the concept that dung is the nucleus of our prosperity and has no substitute, the following will follow: – Fertilizer will be cheaply available to us. – Food grains can be produced and made available at reasonable rates. – Our soil will retain its fertility. – Cheap fuel will be available […]

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Milk Of Desi Cow Breeds Vs Foreign(Jersey and HF Cow)Breeds

Comperision Milk Of Desi Cow Breeds Vs Foreign(Jersey Cow)Breeds Today most of the dairies across India produce milk processed from Jersey and H.F cows. But these animals cannot be considered as cows, as these are originally a breed of a wild animal named URUS. In Germany it was called AUROCHS. People of Europe hunted this wild animal for good quality and quantity of meat. But hunting of this animal was difficult, so this wild animal was cross bred with various animals along with Indigenous Cows Of India. Thus were born modern day Jersey, Holstein and F.S cows. Therefore main aim behind the development of these foreign breeds of cows by western countries is for Meat production. The most shocking fact is that even today the milk of these animals are not used directly for consumption in Europe because the milk of these animals contain a poisonous chemical called CASOMORPHINE. The […]

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Importance of ghee made from Cow Milk

Importance Of Pure Ghee Made From Cow’s Milk- Some Facts According To Ayurveda And Modern Scientific Research One of the most important constituent of vegetarian and satvik diet is ghee. Subtle effects of pure ghee made from cow’s milk can be depicted as given in the illustration below: As the ghee; made from cow’s milk is sattvik, the flow of Divine Principle is attracted to it. A ring of Divine Principle (mula tatva) is also created and activated in the ghee. Flow of Divine consciousness (Chaitanya) is attracted to the ghee. Through this flow, a ring of Consciousness created and activated in the ghee. Even particles of mild Chaitanya are also created in the ghee. Particles of Chaitanya are spread in the environment. Proportion of vibrations in the ghee made from cow’s milk: The table below highlights the spiritual importance of ghee made from cow’s milk. As it is most […]

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