Ahmedabad: For those, especially women, who want to look eternally beautiful like Cleopatra, the Queen of Egypt, Gujarat Gauseva and Gauchar Vikas Board recommends them to massage their face with cow urine.
According to a Times Of India report, the board has issued an advisory to women which states that cow milk, ghee, urine and dung are the best ingredients for a facial treatment that can leave the skin glowing.
Interestingly, the board has cited the example of 'Cleopatra' who was known for her timeless beauty.
"The queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, considered the most beautiful woman in the world, also used milk for bathing," the board's advisory said.
The 'Aarogya Geeta', an advisory on the board's website, which enumerates home remedies based on cow urine, dung and milk for treating various diseases, also cites interesting case studies by researchers from Italy, Russia and America to prove how these by-products are useful in treating several facial disorders.
The facial treatment in the chapter titled 'Gaumutra, Essential treatment for women's eternal beauty' in the 'Aarogya Geeta' recommends that women first massage their face with cow milk for 15 minutes.
This has to be followed by 15 minutes massage with cow ghee and turmeric. The third step is to massage it with cow urine for 15 minutes. The last step is an application of a face pack of cow dung, to be washed off with neem water after 15 minutes.
Interestingly, when the board's chairman, Vallabh Kathiria, was asked to confirm if Cleopatra really bathed in cow milk, he said, "Yes. She may have bathed in cow milk."
Here, it is interesting to note that historical records claim Cleopatra would bathe in donkey milk.