Since ages humans and cows have been the best of friends mutually dependent, caring, and respectful of each other. The cow digests the essence of the earth’s energy in the form of grass, a very concentrated and hard food to digest and assimilate, with the help of her four-chambered stomach where digestion happens in four stages, thereby converting the earth’s essence into milk which they share with their babies and us humans. The cow (go:ma:tha) and ox (nandi) have been our partners all through our rural growth where the cows act as our mothers by providing us with milk, curd, buttermilk, butter, cheese, ghee and even dung as cooking fire and the oxen help us in agriculture and transportation. And we humans worshipped the cow like our mother (and of course the nandi like a father figure) since ages and called her go:ma:tha since she gives us milk even after we grow up when our biological mother stops giving us milk.
Such is the importance of go:ma:tha that she is extolled in the holy scriptures with the sayings “Ga:vo: Viswasya Ma:tharaha” which means “Cow is the mother of the Universe” in The Rig Veda, The Yajur Veda, and The Atharva Veda; and “Ma:tharaha Sarva Bhuta:na:m Ga:vaha Sarva Sukhaprada” which means “Cow is the mother of all living beings and the provider/giver of all pleasures and happiness”.
Phosphorous content from the cows will be more. The vibrations that their body emit are very powerful to keep the atmosphere around pure. So to maintain a cow, is always healthy to the keeper.
It is said that taking milk from hybrid or jersey cows is as good as taking the milk from a pig or a donkey. A common opinion about milk, yoghurt, ghee is they increase wrong cholesterol. Lower Density Cholesterol – LDC. It may be true with other types of milk, but if milk from the indigenous cow is taken High density cholesterol increases. Also the yoghurt formed by cultured milk of this kind also gives good health. Common practice of making butter is from raw milk. This is wrong. It is like extracting juice from unripe mango which causes health hazards. The milk drawn from these types of cows, boiled properly then cooled and cultured. The butter churned from this should be boiled to form ghee. This ghee not only increases the age by protecting the health but also removes the LDC if any. So the source of milk should be proper and that milk should be treated according to the recommended norm. So if a cow is there with a family the products of the cow themselves will be able to support tat family for self sustenance.Panchagavya is a mixture of the milk, curd, ghee, urine, and dung in certain specific proportion and it plays an important role in Ayurveda system of medicine and is mentioned in ancient Indian literature that it enhances the body resistance to infections. Panchagavya is useful for the treatment of several disorders and diseases like allergies, colds, cough, renal disorders, gastrointestinal track disorders, wound healing, skin infections, aging, intoxications, tuberculosis, chicken pox, hepatitis, leprosy etc. It is also being explored to treat deadly diseases like AIDS, diabetes, asthma, heart diseases, arthritis and others. Panchagavya has been found to be useful against flu viruses.