The second wave of COVID-19 is ravaging India, pushing the daily cases to well above 3 lakhs with over 3,000 casualties every day. While vaccines and some medication has been prescribed by the World Health Organization.
A Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) MLA from Uttar Pradesh however has a different cure - Cow urine. Surendra Singh, the MLA from Bairia in Ballia district, has called on people to drink ‘gau mutra’ (cow urine) to defeat the virus.
He also put up a video of himself drinking cow urine. In the video which has since gone viral, Singh demonstrated how exactly the cow urine should be taken in a ‘demonstration.’
Singh claimed that the spread of COVID can be controlled using ‘gau mutra’. He also claimed that the secret to his good health, despite working for 18 hours a day for the people, was cow urine. He explained that cow urine should be consumed on an empty stomach in the morning.
He prescribed to take two to three capfuls of it in a glass of water and gulp it, adding that one precaution should be taken after drinking the cow urine. “Don’t consume anything for half an hour," he said.
Singh is not the first BJP minister to recommend this. In July last year, Bengal BJP state president, Dilip Ghosh also advocated drinking cow urine to cure coronavirus.