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EMERGENT LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH - Vol 5, Issue 2, Published on 31, December 2019

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Evaluation of biochemical, antioxidant and antibacterial properties of cow urine

Author: Ambika Sharma, Rajesh Nigam, Shilpi Dixit, Vijay laxmi, Simmi Singh

Category: Research Article


Cow urine is considered to possess immense therapeutic properties. The aim of the study was to evaluate the biochemical, antioxidant and antimicrobial potential of cow urine. We have used paper chromatography, DPPH antioxidant assay as well as disc diffusion assay to establish the presence of amino acids in the urine and also to portray its antimicrobial and antioxidant potential. We have been able to identify arginine, glutamine and serine in the cow urine. Cow urine proved to be an effective antibacterial agent as depicted by the zone of inhibition in disc diffusion assay. DPPH assay confirms cow urine as a potent antioxidant. The study concludes that cow urine can be used as an effective antimicrobial as well as antioxidant.

Keywords: antibacterial, antioxidant, cow urine, DPPH, paper chromatography