Post four years of extensive research, scientists at Junagadh Agriculture University (JAU) claims to have found gold in the urine of Gir cows.
The team of researchers led by Prof Balu Golakia has concurred that traces of gold are present in the urine of Gir cows. As per the research, the urine samples of 400 Gir cows were analyzed at the Food Testing Laboratory of JAU, and showed traces of gold raging from 3-10 mg from 1 litre of urine. The gold was found in ionic form that is solid salts soluble in water. The research team used a gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method to analyze the samples. He also told that gold from the Gir cow's urine can be extracted and solidified through chemical processes.
The laboratory where they carried out their analysis is a setup accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). JAU Laboratory is a joint venture (JV) with the Indian Council for Agriculture Research, and Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation.
The leader Dr B A Golakia said, “Till now they have heard about the presence of gold in cow urine from ancient scriptures and its medicinal properties, so they decided to research cow urine, and analyzed 400 samples and found traces of gold”.
Dr Golakia also said cow urine has immense medicinal value that can cure several ailments. They now intend to analyze urine samples of all 39 cow breeds of India.
The research team will further investigate on the use of Gir cow urine on human and plant pathogens. These experiments are being conducted for use in treatment of human diseases and plant protections.
So, if the claims of these intrepid scientists of Junagadh University come true, there is certain moo-lah for financially strapped Indian Gaushalas to strike gold.