Asian Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Activities of Photo Activated Cow Urine Administration on Some Hematological Profile in Adult Male Wistar Rats

Oladele, A.A., Sanya, J.O., Raji, M.O., Ekundina, V.O., Olayanju, A.O.D. , Ajileye, A.B.

afe babalola university, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria


Urine is an ultra-filtrate of the blood that is regarded as a bye product of metabolism. The cow urine (CU) has proven to be very vital in Ayuvedic Medicine for many cures including cancer. Hence cow is regarded as a mobile dispensary. Some of the components of cow urine include elements and vitamins that are of medical importance. Photoactivation of cow urine can increase acidity and preserve urine better during storage. The main objective of this study is to assess the hematological profile of groups of wistar rats administered varying doses of photoactivated cow urine (PACU). Twenty wistar rats weighing 160±20g were randomly assigned into five (5) groups of four (4) rats each (A-E). Group A served as control and received 1ml Normal saline orally, groups B, C, D and E received 1ml, 2mls, 3mls and 4mls respectively of photoactivated cow urine. They were administered PACU orally for 21 days and bled retro-obitally into Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic acid (EDTA) to determine haematocrits, red blood cell (RBC) count, white blood cell (WBC) count as well as differential white blood cell count (WBC). The results show an increase in the cell turnover as compared with the control. There was a significant increase in the percentage of lymphocytes compared to control. The dose-dependent increases in the cellular components of blood observed in this study may be attributed to the presence of iron, minerals or vitamins in the urine. Poikilocytosis and polychromasia were notable features of the groups treated with higher volume (D and E). Therefore excessive consumption of cow urine may be detrimental to hematopoiesis.


Cow urine, Photoactivation, Haematological profile, Ayurvedic Medicine.

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