This could be the breakthrough our great nation has been waiting for. The solution to the countless problems ailing this country could lie in the pasturelands of Gir in Gujarat, where cows are found to have gold in their urine.
Yes, you heard it right the first time: Scientists have found gold in the urine of cows in Gir, Gujarat.
Scientists at the Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU), who analysed of urine samples of 400 Gir cows, found traces of gold ranging from three mg to 10 mg from one litre urine, The Times of India reported today.
The precious metal was reportedly found in ionic form, which is gold salts soluble in water.
"Till now, we have heard about presence of gold in cow urine from our ancient scriptures and its medicinal properties. Since there was no detailed scientific analysis to prove this, we decided to undertake a research on cow urine. We analyzed 400 samples of Gir cow urine and found traces of gold," B.A. Golakia, head of the biotechnology department at JAU, told The Times of India.
Golakia told the newspaper that out of 5,100 compounds found in urine of cows in Gir, 388 have immense medicinal value that can cure several ailments.
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