Scientists in Gujarat claim they’ve made a sensational breakthrough by discovering gold in cow urine.
Dr B Golakia,Teacher,Junagadh Agriculture University, said, “We found 10 milligram to 30 milligram of gold per litre of cow urine.”
He added, “There is a reference in Atharva Veda that cow urine contains gold. We wanted to validate this claim, and therefore, took up this minor project of trying to find traces of gold in urine, along with our larger project of analysing cow urine holistically and find out its properties useful for human and plant health.”
JAU vice-chancellor Prof Aarvind Pathak told The Indian Express, “The Agricultural Research Council sub-committee on basic science has reviewed the findings of the team led by Prof Balu Golakia, and has concurred that traces of gold are present in the urine of Gir cows. The research team worked very patiently and meticulously for about five years before coming to their conclusion. The laboratory where they carried out their analysis is a setup accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). But now we shall submit the findings of the team to other researchers for replication and further validation.”
The team of researchers led by Dr Golakia reportedly used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method to analyse the urine samples. Golakia said the gold from urine can be extracted and solidified using chemical processes. His team also said that they also screened urine sample of camel, buffaloes, sheep and goat but they did not find any anti-biotic elements.