An Indian nationalist movement has created a fizzy drink made from cow urine.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Cow Protection Department has announced that development has almost finished on the beverage, which is called "gau jal", meaning "cow water".
Department head Om Prakash said that the drink is undergoing final laboratory tests and should be on the market by the end of the year.
"Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too," he told The Times.
"Its [ultimate selling point] will be that it's going to be very healthy. It won't be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins."
The movement is hoping that the drink will help promote Hindu ideology, which includes revering cows as objects of worship.
Discussing other drink manufacturers, Prakash said: "We're going to give them good competition as our drink is good for mankind. We may also think of exporting it."
What is cow urine?
Cow urine is cow's blood that is filtered by kidney. Kidneys filter blood. Whatever elements are present in blood are present in cow urine also.
Drinking cow's urine for keeping off common colds and other milder ailments isn't uncommon in villages of South India. Cow's urine is unique to Indian villages which most people outside won't understand at all. One thing is sure though. Even after drinking cow's urine for decades, the people hasn't seen any major health ill-effects that can be traced to cow's urine.
If you are serious to find out more about cow's urine, I can suggest you check with two people who are in this field.
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COW URINE STORY
Move over colas, cow urine is the new drink of choice in health-conscious Hyderabad.Recommended by some practitioners of yoga, ayurveda and homoeopathy who claim cow urine can heal a range of ailments, echoing Morarji Desai, it is growing in popularity. Many buy sachets during their morning walk in the park. 1 sachets of 100 ml is sold for Rs 15 US31cents and above Vishwajit Jain, who supplies about 25 litres of urine for Rs 2,500 (US$51) every day.
Cow’s urine is in great demand abroad because of its medicinal properties. Each litre of purified cow urine costs around Rs 120 (US$ 2.46) and the State government is keen to tap this source of revenue. A scheme towards purifying cow’s urine is being taken up as part of the government’s ambitious programme to develop and protect local breeds of cows. This was announced by Animal Husbandry Minister Revu Nayak Belamagi