Mother And Child Care Benefits Of Cow Dung

For centuries, experienced midwives have been using oil massage and fomentation on fire lit with cow dung cakes to supervise and provide necessary care as per the principles of Ayurveda to women in village’s time of childbirth. The midwives used to massage the woman and new born child for 40 days after delivery, with the help of oil and slow fomentation, with the help of heated dung cakes.

However, now the dung cakes have become almost unavailable and thus health of 12 crore women has come into peril.The female population of our villages need utmost care at the time of giving birth to a child and immediately thereafter. Oil also is very costly and hence, poor women are unable to buy it.

And thus, lakhs of Hindu and Muslim midwives have lost their centuries old, ancestral and at the same time, very useful profession. Thus, on one hand, conventional and cheap medical care, available to crores of poor women at the time of their childbirth is snatched away, and on the other, modern and costly medical care is either not available or beyond the reach of the needy

It is surprising that various organizations and social workers who claim to be working for the welfare of women, or scholars in the field of 13 Ayurved, or any women’s organization have not uttered a single word against this criminal carelessness towards child and mother health or have never drawn attention to these problems! Western thinking and philosophy have limited the meaning of liberation of women, only to procuring liberties for women to indulge in shameless behavior, permissiveness and abortion.

What could be achieved within economic reach of poor people, now has become out of reach of common people due to cow slaughter and disappearance of cow dung of desi breeds. The need of the hour is to protect our cows and re-establishment of ancient system of health care for the larger benifit of masses.

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