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Cow Dung Cake (Fertilizer and Fire Fuel): Cow dung – a topic most modern Indians would show disgust to, has scientific and historic importance. Cow dung’s organic nature and high nutritional value proves it’s far from being a waste

Cow dung is useful in its unmodified state too, but can be further enhanced.

Akansha Holani, 16 Oct 2019


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Cow dung – a topic most modern Indians would show disgust to, has scientific and historic importance. Cow dung’s organic nature and high nutritional value proves it’s far from being a waste.

 

Cow dung is useful in its unmodified state too, but can be further enhanced. Dried cow dung cakes are a composition of cow feces and hay. With small proportions of water added to the mix, the cakes are left to be sun dried, and eventually used for various purposes. 

 

In this article, we are just touching up on a few of the common benefits one could derive from cow dung cakes:

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Fuel for cooking:

Due to their high carbon proportion, cow dung cakes are excelled combustion fuels. In rural India, for over thousands of years, cow dung has been collected, mixed with straw, flattened  into cakes and dried in the sun. Through this process, these dried cakes become odourless and work as an excellent fuel for the cooking flame.

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Natural Fertilizer:

Dried Cow Dung Cake is known to be one of the best natural manure for plants, especially for domestic gardening. Cow Dung Cakes are a non chemical composition, plus cow dung cakes are cheap, harmless and easily available.

 

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Purifying agent:

When mixed with nutrient rich additives like Neem leaves, left over veggies, garden debris and lime, cow dung cakes are a great way to purify the air. These cakes when burnt in Havans as a ritual, make the environment positive while shielding the earth from harmful radiation. 

 

The quality of additives, the right proportion, the cow’s health – they can all deter the efficiency of a cow dung cake.

 

At Paryagat, the cow dung cakes and cow dung cones are produced with 100% pure and organically cultivated additives with precise measurements

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