Ayurveda adds to protection from H1N1 – Cow Colostrum !

PUNE: Calling Gau piyush’ or cow colostrum a powerful nutritional immunity solution that could help arrest the spread of the H1N1 flu.

Noted computer scientist Vijay Bhatkar on Wednesday said that the solution should not be considered a cure but a supplement to other medication. Cow colostrum is a thick lemon yellow coloured secretion produced by cows for about 72 hours after the birth of a calf.

Addressing a news conference here along with a few medical practitioners in the city, Bhatkar pointed out that this solution, that has its origins in Ayurveda, was now available in capsule form.

Bhatkar’s recently founded Institute of Integrative Healthcare (IIHc) started research on this solution almost three years ago. “But we started focusing on the H1N1 flu only a few months ago. Our focus was on nutritional immunology inspired by Ayurveda rather than vaccine-based immunology.

Different countries have different conditions, so it is vital for each and every country to look for a solution to the illness themselves,” said Bhatkar. Stressing the fact that the solution was only meant to be a supplement to the medication for H1N1 and not a replacement, Bhatkar said that it could be taken by both those suffering from H1N1 and those who want to take some kind of preventive measures.

The task force formed by the institute to conduct research on the solution include a mix of medical practitioners and Ayurveda practitioners and G T Phanse, the former deputy director of the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL). “The colostrum contains about 20 specific antibodies and it also has antibacterial properties,” said Ramesh Patil, a member of the task force.

The solution has already been tried on 7,000 patients successfully during the course of the research, 20 per cent of them displayed influenza-like symptoms. “We have not been able to obtain the necessary permission to test it on those suffering from the H1N1 flu but we are in talks with various authorities including the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) who have promised to get back to us,” said Bhatkar.

On being asked about the effectiveness of the solution, another task force member, Vinod Marathe, said that it starts taking effect within an hour after it is consumed. “It quickly builds up your immunity system and the effect only gets stronger. The antibodies start functioning immediately,” he added. He also clarified that the solution was not advisable for those who were lactose intolerant.

Source: The Times of India

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15 Comments

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15 responses to “Ayurveda adds to protection from H1N1 – Cow Colostrum !

  1. Hello Dr. Prasanna,

    Thank you for publishing this article. Can you also suggest where colostrum can be obtained in Pune (as well as other cities).


    Thanks
    Parag

  2. Dear Mr. Shah,

    If you are living in Pune please contact the doctor and the institute mentioned in this link http://punekar.in/site/2009/08/06/ayurveda-can-be-a-powerful-supplementary-cure-for-swine-flu/
    I have published just a news excerpt for all my readers information.
    It says it is in research stage. But in website you can find many suppliers for colostrum.
    Please google for it and you will lots of pages on it.

    Personally I dont have experience of using colostrum as extract / capsule.

    Hope this is useful

    Regards
    Prasanna

  3. Vinod Marathe

    What is the gurantee of Contents of such products. This product by IIHC is pure cow colostrum with veg capsulation. Contents of this are certified for each batch of raw material used with details. Contents are very important with its percentages

  4. Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂

  5. Excellent site, keep up the good work

  6. brucejohnson

    Hi everyone, I’m Ziang I don’t speak that well of english so I am learning and signing in to help forum and maybe learn some good enlish too,,lol

  7. Hi, just wanted to say that for the past few days I’ve been reading your blog and it’s very informative. Definite bookmark material.

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  9. Hello Doctor
    Thank you for posting this blog,even I was also searching some Ayurvedic capsules as it will not have any body side effect,good to use,want to try this for my mother also,she totally believe in Colostrum tablets.

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