One litre of urine was found to have traces of gold in ionic form, ranging from three mg to 10 mg.
Scientists at Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) in Gujarat have discovered something unique. After four years of extensive research, they have found traces of gold in the urine of cows from Gir.
One litre of urine was found to have traces of gold in ionic form, ranging from three mg to 10 mg after analysis of urine samples of 400 Gir cows. The gold from urine can be extracted and solidified using chemical processes.
The analysis was done at the Food Testing Laboratory of JAU and the team of researchers was 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.
“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 is accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
It conducts 50,000 tests on average every year on various products, including vegetables, pulses, oil seeds and other commodities.