Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has revealed that he drinks cow urine every day.
“I wasn’t worried. I was too excited to be worried. I have cow urine because of ayurvedic reasons every day, so that was okay.” Akshay said on a show with British television adventurer Bear Grylls.
Cows are believed by Hindus to be sacred and their urine are taken for medicinal benefits.
Akshay is considered a staunch supporter of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which has earmarked millions of dollars for research into products using bovine waste to cure diseases like diabetes and cancer.
There is no comprehensive scientific evidence of any medicinal benefits, but several politicians from Modi’s right-wing ruling party have advocated using the dung and urine to cure coronavirus.