Last week, I share a link[0] that explained how mercury causes homo-sexuality, I thought to do some more research to find solutions as our environment is now full heavy metals due to industrialized civilization.

From cosmetics to processed food to vaccine, everything is loaded with some form of mercury.

What should be our strategy to combat heavy metal infusion in our life?

First thing that came to my mind was : Ayurveda.

In Ayurveda, mercury is used as medicine. So I thought to dig down and find out how exactly mercury is used?

Later, I also investigated how modern medicine treats mercury poisoning.

पारद – mercury

From रस जल निधि

Let begin by presenting pages explaining evil effects of mercury from Rasa Jala Nidhi book as is.

I cannot write entire treatise here but I will try to share highlights of importance of mercury in Ancient Rasayana Shashtra. In future, I will try to write more notes on ancient chemistry.

From Rasa Jal Nidhi
From Rasa Jal Nidhi
From Rasa Jal Nidhi
From Rasa Jal Nidhi
  • Parada when itself killed (reduced to ashes) , becomes a killer of all diseases and death!
  • It kills diseases when itself in a state of swoon (transformed by sulfur).
  • Mercury is compared to
    • Brahma in purification state
    • Vishnu in swoon state (with sulfur)
    • Rudra in dead state
    • Maheshwara in solidificaiton state
  • There are five types of mercury found in soil, based on type of the soil [2]
    • Rasa – Red, free from all harms, destroyer of dieseases – found in Swarga (Northen hemisphere?)
    • Resendra – free from defects , black and coarse and very subtle. Naga people attained lack of old age with its help
    • Suta – yellow and coarse – full of poisons – requires 18 purification steps before using it.
    • Parad – White / Silver – full of poisons – 18 purification steps requires
    • Mishraka – peocock complexion – 18 purification steps needed before use

There are several methods to purify mercury. One of them caught my eyes is where cow urine is needed!

Remember – When it (mercury) is killed, it can kill any diseases. The correct form of mercury prescribed is bhashma!

What is general procedure to prepare Bhashma?

The name bhasma is generally applied to all metallic and nonmetallic substances that are subjected to the process of incineration and reduction to ash. Here it is applied to the metals, minerals, and animal products that are, by special processes, calcinated in closed crucibles in pits with cow dung cakes.

Please note – Bhashma preparation is incomplete without cow dung cakes!

In Ayurveda, purification is called Sodhana. Shodhana is the process through which the external and internal impurities of metals and minerals are removed. Chemical purification is different from medicinal purification. In chemical purification it is only elimination of foreign matters, whereas in medicinal purification the objects are involved in the

1. Elimination of harmful matter from the drug

2. Modification of undesirable physical properties of the drug

3. Conversion of some of the characteristics of the drug to different stages

4. Enhancement of the therapeutic action

Sodhana requires Gau mutra!

After Sodhana, Marana is performed. Here, Cow-ghee is used for many metals. I still need to confirm for mercury.

For Marana, cow-dung is must! A pit is dug in an open space and half the pit is filled with dried cow dung cakes. The cru cibles are placed in the half-filled pit and are covered with cow dung cakes up to the brim of the pit. Fire is then ignited on all four sides and in the middle of the pit. When the burning is over, the contents are allowed to cool completely on their own. Marana differs with the nature of the substance to be calcinated.

Note down – Dry Cow dung cakes. Ashes. Carbon.

In short, without cow urine and dung, purification of mercury is not possible.

From Rasa Jala Nidhi by Bhudeb Mukerjee
From Rasa Jala Nidhi by Bhudeb Mukerjee

Rasa Jala Nidhi is the reference book.

Mercury chelation by modern science

Outside the body, several well-known compounds demonstrate strong affinity for mercury, including activated carbon charcoal, sulfur, and selenium.

  • carbon – cow dung ash
  • Sulfur – is must as per Ayurveda for purification of mercury

Important sulfhy-dryl compounds in various bodily processes involving antioxidant protection and DNA transcription include the sulfur-containing amino acids cystine, cysteine, methionine, and taurine. You get them naturally in food when the food is grown using cow manure and urine!

When you use cow dung ash for brushing the teeth, some portion is absorbed and digested. Unknowingly, it helps in mercury chelation!

Cow urine is full of sulfur oxides! Helps in catching mercury! See Papers section [3]

Even environmental mercury can be handled by cow dung and urine! See papers section [3][4][5][6]

In our chaotic times, only feasible and affordable detox solution we have is help from Gau prasad (urine, dung, ghee)

Gau Seva - Prabhu Seva
Gau Seva – Prabhu Seva

Scientific papers


[1] Efficacy of cow urine distillate in combating mercury induced toxicity in commercial broilers

Present study was designed to investigate the beneficial and curative effect of cow urine distillate in modulating toxic effect of mercury in chickens. Twenty four, day old, broiler chicks were procured and reared in battery brooders for a week and then divided into four groups of six chicks each. Group I birds were fed with standard feed served as control. Group II birds were administered with cow urine distillate @ 1 ml/bird/day. Group III birds received mercuric chloride @ 50 ppm mixed with feed whereas, group IV birds received mercuric chloride @ 50 ppm in feed along with cow urine distillate @ 1 ml/bird/day. The birds given mercuric chloride (group III) showed significant decrease in the level of haemoglobin, packed cell volume, total erythrocyte count and erythrocytic indices. The values of serum enzymes, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine and glucose were significantly elevated whereas the level of serum proteins declined. Group IV birds receiving cow urine distillate along with mercuric chloride did not show any toxic effects of the mercuric chloride and the haematological and biochemical parameters remained near normal range. The beneficial effect of cow urine distillate in combating toxic effects of mercuric chloride was evident as there was neither decrease in erythrocytic indices nor elevation of serum enzymes, glucose, blood urea nitrogen and creatinine in group IV birds.

[2] Remediation Studies Of Heavy Metal Ions Cd, Pb And Hg From Its Solutions By Precipitating Out With Natural Biological Fluid Cows (Bosindicus) Urine And Subsequent Analysis Of Filtrate By ICP-AES And GC-MS Analysis.

Cow urine against mercury
Cow urine against mercury

[3] Mercury chemisorption by sulfur adsorbed in porous materials

The sorption of mercury vapor by adsorbed sulfur in the zeolites CaA (= 5A) and NaX (=13X) and two types of active carbon has been measured at a temperature of 50°C. With increasing degree of micropore filling by sulfur the fraction of sulfur accessible to mercury atoms decreased for CaA and NaX. The sulfur chemisorbed on carbon (only less than 0.05 g sulfur per g) is not very active for mercury chemisorption. The mercury uptake shows a sharp maximum as a function of the amount of sorbed sulfur in the case of CaA, NaX and activated sugar charcoal. The oxidation rate of H2S with oxygen on NaX and activated sugar charcoal correlates with the capacity for mercury chemisorption, both as a function of the amount of sorbed sulfur. From the amount of sorbed mercury an estimate of the specific sulfur surface area may be given. When sulfur impregnated CaA, NaX or activated sugar charcoal are used as adsorbents for mercury traces out of gas streams, the mercury sorption capacity may be maximized by using materials with a micropore volume approximately half filled with sulfur.

[4] Bioremediation of Pharmaceuticals, Pesticides, and Petrochemicals with Gomeya/Cow Dung

Use and misuse of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and petrochemicals by man is causing havoc with nature, as they persist as such or as their toxic metabolites. These pollutants bioaccumulate in environment, and they ultimately reach man through various means. They are hazardous because of potential toxicity, mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, and genotoxicity. To rejuvenate nature, remediation methods currently available are usually expensive and might convert one toxic pollutant to another. Bioremediation methods use naturally occurring microorganisms to detoxify man-made pollutants so that they change pollutants to innocuous products that make soil fertile in the process. Taking cue from Ayurveda, Gomeya/cow dung is used as an excellent bioremediation method. Thus, utilizing freely available cow dung as slurry or after composting in rural areas, is a cheap and effective measure to bioremediate the harmful pollutants. Yet, more research in this direction is warranted to bioremediate nonbiodegradable, potentially toxic pollutants.

[5] Current status of cow dung as a bioresource for sustainable development

Cow dung, an excreta of bovine animal, is a cheap and easily available bioresource on our planet. Many traditional uses of cow dung such as burning as fuel, mosquito repellent and as cleansing agent are already known in India. Cow dung harbours a diverse group of microorganisms that may be beneficial to humans due to their ability to produce a range of metabolites. Along with the production of novel chemicals, many cow dung microorganisms have shown natural ability to increase soil fertility through phosphate solubilisation. Nowadays, there is an increasing research interest in developing the applications of cow dung microorganisms for biofuel production and management of environmental pollutants. This review focuses on recent findings being made on cow dung that could be harnessed for usage in different areas such as medicine, agriculture and industry.


[6] Sequestering heavy metals from wastewater using cow dung

The presence of heavy metals (e.g., Zn, Cu, Pb, Ni, Cd, etc.) in aqueous solutions constitutes a major environmental problem. The present work represents a review of the recently published literature discussing the use of cow dung as adsorbent for the removal of metal ions from aqueous solution using batch experiments. The potential health and environmental hazards of metal ions in addition to the kinetic and isothermal models usually assessed to fit the biosorption experimental data were also reviewed. Conclusively, it was established that the use of cow dung is a promising adsorbent in the removal of heavy metals from waste waters and environment.


  • Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies edited by Lakshmi C. Mishra
  • Rasa Jala Nidhi by Bhudeb Mukerjee



  1. “sulfur-containing amino acids cystine, cysteine, methionine, and taurine”— eggs are quite rich in cysteine, methionine and freshwater fish are rich in taurine 😉