Gandhinagar: Cow in India may soon be worth its weight in gold!
Scientists from Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) claimed to have found traces of gold in the urine of Gir cows. The researchers made the announcement after the concluding a four-year long research which was undertaken by the biotechnology department of the university.
Experts, after going through urine samples of 400 gir cows, found traces of the precious element in the range of three mg to 10 mg from just one litre of liquid — present in salt particles that are soluble in water.
We found 10 milligram to 30 milligram of gold per litre of cow urine, said Dr BA Golakia, head of the University's biotechnology department.
The teams used the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry technique to study the samples. “It was a long study indeed,” Golakiya added.
“We took samples in the mornings, and then in the evenings. Samples were also taken during summer and winter and what we ended up with was eye- opening. We also found gold, silver, iron, boron and calcium in the cow urine. Samples from mornings have better gold content and calves have maximum content of gold,” Dr Golakiya said.
In fact, a total of 388 compounds found in the urine can be put to use. “There are several possibilities. We are making advances in anti-ageing and even cures of certain mental disorders,” he added.