Popular Indian Bollywood actor, Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, a.k.a Akshay Kumar, drinks cow urine everyday to ”protect himself from diseases.”
Om Bhatia, 53, who personally made the re elation says he believes that the animal’s waste has medicinal properties that fight diseases, including the dreaded Coronavirus.
India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s party, has earmarked millions of dollars for research into products using bovine waste to cure diseases like diabetes and cancer. The actor is a loyal supporter of Modi.
Om Bhatia, during a live show with the British television adventurer Bear Grylls, shared tea made from elephant dung in an Indian tiger reserve as they spoke about their new show.
While talking about the show, actress Huma Qureshi asked Kumar how he convinced himself to drink elephant poop tea on the show.
“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,” he replied.
Although at the moment there is no proof scientifically that the animal’s urine and dung has medicinal benefits, several politicians in India have advocated using it to cure the COVID-19 disease and many Indians share the thought.