Doctors in India are warning against the practice of using cow dung and urine for protection against coronavirus
Coronavirus Pandemic has taken over India with more than 246,116 deaths. People are suffering in pain and our unable to find oxygen cylinders, medicines and hospital beds. Even no nurse or care takers our available for the patients of the contagious disease.
In Gujrat, Some people have emerged as believers of covering their bodies in cow dung and urine to protect against coronavirus.
Hindus believe that cow dung has antiseptic properties and it is a ritual to clean their homes with it.
With the emergence of this practice in India, Doctors and scientists are warning such believers that there is no scientific evidence of such techniques and this can lead to other health complications. Using cow dung and urine on human body is no way of protection against coronavirus, rather it can get people into other health problems.
“There is no concrete scientific evidence that cow dung or urine work to boost immunity against Covid-19, it is based entirely on belief,” said Dr JA Jayalal, national president at the Indian Medical Association.
“There are also health risks involved in smearing or consuming these products – other diseases can spread from the animal to humans.”