Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cure – Reuters India

Doctors in India are alerting against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, stating there is no clinical evidence for its effectiveness and that it runs the risk of spreading other diseases.The coronavirus pandemic has wrought destruction on India, with 22.66 million cases and 246,116 deaths reported so far. In the state of Gujarat in western India, some followers have actually been going to cow shelters when a week to cover their bodies in cow dung and urine in the hope it will improve their resistance against, or help them recuperate from, the coronavirus.In Hinduism, the cow is a spiritual sign of life and the earth, and for centuries Hindus have utilized cow dung to clean their houses and for prayer routines, believing it has antiseptic and healing homes. Their belief is that this therapy enhances their immunity and they can tend and go to clients with no fear,” said Gautam Manilal Borisa, an associate manager at a pharmaceuticals business, who stated the practice assisted him recuperate from COVID-19 last year.He has actually considering that been a regular at the Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidya Pratishthanam, a school run by Hindu monks that lies just across the road from the Indian headquarters of Zydus Cadila (CADI.NS), which is establishing its own COVID-19 vaccine.As participants wait for the dung and urine mix on their bodies to dry, they hug or honour the cows at the shelter, and practice yoga to enhance energy levels.