Watch: Haryana doctor eats cow dung, claims it purified body and mind
- A doctor in Haryana has now come forward to support the case for cattle excreta
- In a viral video, a doctor identified as Dr Manoj Mittal is seen eating cow dung
- In his Twitter profile, he states he is an MBBS MD and practises as a pediatrician in Haryana's Karnal
Many Indians believe cow dung and cow urine have healing properties but science says otherwise. A doctor in Haryana has now come forward to support the case for cattle excreta. In a viral video, a doctor identified as Dr Manoj Mittal is seen eating cow dung. In his Twitter profile, he states he is an MBBS MD and practises as a pediatrician in Haryana's Karnal.
In a live video, Dr Mittal is seen standing in a cattle shed surrounded by a few animals and holding a cow dung cake in his hand. As he explains more about ‘panchgravya’ or the five nutrients an animal can provide, he is seen picking up a small amount of cow dung and putting it in his mouth. He says his mother used to break her fast by eating this.
He said even brushing hands against cattle has many benefits, adding that women should eat cow dung so that they can have normal deliveries. Dr Mittal also claimed cow dung had substances to cleanse the human body and prevent high blood pressure.
'Every part of panchagavya obtained from the cow is very valuable for mankind. See, if we eat cow dung, then our body and mind become pure. Our soul becomes pure. Once it enters our body, it purifies our body.”
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The video, which stretches over seven minutes, has gone viral on social media within a short span of time. While some reacted with sarcasm, others were offended by the doctor's beliefs.
Although a few agreed with what Dr Mittal was saying, the majority of people cast doubts on his medical degree. One user wrote, ”Indian Medical Council should take note of this and cancel his licence to practice medicine. As a pediatrician, he should not prescribe gobar to small innocent kids.”
Recently, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, pointed out that cattle excreta had economic potential. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has launched a project to generate electricity from cow dung.