Indian doctors warn against cow dung as COVID cure
People pray after applying cow dung on their bodies during "cow dung therapy" at the Shree Swaminarayan Gurukumore
Uddhav Bhatia, a frontline worker, touches a cow after applying cow dung on his body. The coronavirus pandemicmore
In the state of Gujarat in western India, some believers have been going to cow shelters once a week to cover more
In Hinduism, the cow is a sacred symbol of life and the earth, and for centuries Hindus have used cow dung to more
"We see ... even doctors come here. Their belief is that this therapy improves their immunity and they can go more
Ashok Oza lies on the ground after applying cow dung on his body at the Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Vishwavidyamore
Gautam Manilal Borisa applies cow dung on his body. As participants wait for the dung and urine mixture on themore
Doctors and scientists in India and across the world have repeatedly warned against practicing alternative tremore
There are also concerns the practice could contribute to the spread of the virus as it involved people gatherimore
Ashok Oza bathes in cow milk to remove cow dung from his body. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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