Importance of Go: Products in Daily Life
Milk is one of the products we get from cow. Most of the people think it is the only product but milk is only one part of the whole. The cow urine and cow dung if added to soil, the fertility of soil increases and the richness of the soil will be maintained. Phosphorous content from the cows is more enriching the soil.
The vibrations that their body emit are very powerful to keep the atmosphere around pure. So to maintain a cow, is always healthy to the keeper.
It is said that taking milk from hybrid or jersey cows is as good as taking the milk from a pig or a donkey.
A common opinion about milk, yoghurt, ghee is they increase wrong cholesterol. Lower Density Cholesterol – LDC. It may be true with other types of milk, but if milk from the indigenous cow is taken High density cholesterol increases. Also the yoghurt formed by cultured milk of this kind also gives good health. Common practice of making butter is from raw milk. This is wrong. It is like extracting juice from unripe mango which causes health hazards. The milk drawn from these types of cows, boiled properly then cooled and cultured. The butter churned from this should be boiled to form ghee.This ghee not only increases the age by protecting the health but also removes the LDC if any. So the source of milk should be proper and that milk should be treated according to the recommended norm.If a family maintains a cow, the products from that cow will fulfill their needs.
Panchagavya is a mixture of the milk, curd, ghee, urine, and dung in certain specific proportion and it plays an important role in Ayurveda system of medicine and is mentioned in ancient Indian literature that it enhances the body resistance to infections.
There are numerous products and by-products derived from panchagavyas. Many daily use consumer products such as soaps, toothpaste, toothpowders (red dant manjan and black dant manjan have anti-biotic and anti-septic properties of cow dung), shampoo, detergent soaps, dishwash soaps (utensil cleaner), incense sticks, beauty products, floor-cleaning phenyl, hair oil, face-pack, mosquito repellent coils & dhoopbatti, after-shave, etc are being manufactured from panchagavyas and these products are eco-friendly, chemical free, and are of better quality available at low cost. Today there are organizations researching on the usage of panchagavyas in neutraceuticals such as health-drinks, health powders, and chocolates.
We all know that biogas can be generated from cow dung called gobar gas and used for cooking and lighting purposes. Better technologies are being developed to build economically viable and sustainable Gobar Gas Plants.
Production of Bio-CNG from Biogas for Use in Automobiles is a reality today mini-trucks and auto-rikshaws are already running on them in some cities in Bhaarat. Latest research shows that electricity can be produced from cow urine and successful small-scale laboratory experiments have been conducted to prove this.
The idea of Gosa:la:s as centres for cottage industry and rural development has been proposed and is currently being researched, developed and experimented by Center for Rural Development and Technology, IIT, New Delhi. If this idea becomes successful making the cow the center of our industry, then surely Cow will play a big role in pollution reduction and environment protection and the carbon credits (Kyoto Protocol of UNO) that we save and accrue for our country can be traded with other countries to earn foreign exchange. We all know a lot about the impact of pollution on environment and our health.