India makes cola from cow urine

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    May 10, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4592608/India-makes-cola-from-cow-urine.html

    Hell no
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    May 10, 2013 5:02 PM GMT
    Let me be the first to say:

    Udderly disgusting.
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    May 10, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    "Hindus worship cows for their life-sustaining dairy products, but many also consume bovine urine and faeces in drinks and spice mixes for their "health-giving" properties.

    In some Indian states, cow dung and urine are sold in regular dairy shops alongside milk and yogurt, and "ayurvedic" Indian health food companies make porridge, toothpaste and tonic drinks which claim to cure ailments ranging from liver complaints to diabetes and cancer."

    They're taking it way too far. Just because cows are a sacred animal doesn't mean you should consume their urine and feces.
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    May 10, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    Such traditions can have long-historical, cross-cultural sources. According to the Vedas, Soma "is God" -- and nothing can put one in that thunderous realm of consciousness quicker than certain psychedelic mushrooms.

    It is said that the Saami reindeer people of Scandinavian Europe drink reindeer urine to get high. The reindeer are fed fly-agaric mushrooms and then the urine collected, boiled down and drunk. It is remotely possible the Indian tradition, both regarding bovines as sacred *and* the drinking of urine, stem from a similar ancient source.

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    May 10, 2013 6:28 PM GMT
    First of all, I think the title is a little bit misleading.

    Secondly, this it totally disgusting and I can't help but judge them for doing such crazy things. If there is science behind it then okay, I can at least accept it, if not, then I don't know what to think.
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    May 10, 2013 7:06 PM GMT
    WaytoDawn saidFirst of all, I think the title is a little bit misleading.

    Secondly, this it totally disgusting and I can't help but judge them for doing such crazy things. If there is science behind it then okay, I can at least accept it, if not, then I don't know what to think.

    I'm not trying to be patriotic, but I'm telling you just because you used the word "judge"
    If you judge people by only a single fact you learn about them, it's just not right.
    Personally I don't know the medical benifts behind it (though there are several claims) but there is no benefit one gets eating fast foods and still western world is addicted to it. How disgusting is it?
    Sadly people in my country are also day by day getting accustomed and addicted to this new food culture.
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    Dec 29, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    Though I know this is a very late reply but I feel this topic needs a reply.

    What is being discussed here is way too extrapolated image of what really happens.

    First of all, no one eats cow dung!
    Cow dung is collected and then dried to use as fuel for fire in villages. On/in this fire, food is cooked.

    Now, in India, besides Western Medicine, another branch of Medicine is practiced and it is called as Ayurveda.

    Ayurveda is an ANCIENT Indian method of healing(This methods Literally dates back to thousands of years), using only herbs and natural products. This medicine is known to have no side effects, unlike western medicine and in this medicine, Cow urine is used. And that too after processing and purification.
    No one drinks cow urine directly from source.


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    Dec 29, 2014 5:47 PM GMT
    i follow indian traditions regarding my hair. Ayurveda shampoos and oils icon_wink.gif