Panchakavya

What is Panchakaya:

This is a solution that has five products from cow’s milk, curds, ghee, dung and urine.  This solution helps increase the population of beneficial microorganisms and acts as a good catalyst for plant growth.

Ingredients: 
  • 5 kg cow dung
  • 3 liters urine
  • 2 liters fermented curds
  • 2 liters milk
  • 500ml ghee
  • 1 kg jaggery
  • 1kg arasu fruit (or other fruit)
  • 3 liters tender coconut, 10-12 Panchakavya or other varieties of banana (or similar quantity of other fruit)
  • 3 to 5 liters of water.
Preparation:
  • Mix dung, Jaggery, and ghee that has been melted and cooled.
  • It is best to tie the fruit in a nylon mesh and leave it immersed in the solution.
  • This obviates the need for filtering later.
  • Also, the contents of the nylon bag could be reused a few times in subsequent solutions.
  • And there is no need to mash the fruit when we use this technique.
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  • Knead it well.
  • Cover this mixture with moist cloth for four days.
  • Knead it once daily.
  • On the fifth day add the remaining ingredients to this and let it ferment for fifteen days.
  • (Add sufficient quantity of cattle urine and water).
  • In twenty days you will find nice-smelling Panchakavya.
Usage: 
  • Mix one liter of this with 35-50 liters water (2-3% solution) and spray.
  • Or, mix 5-10 liters per acre with irrigation water.
  • It provides all kinds of micronutrients, enhances plant growth repels insects and helps increase disease resistance in plants.
  • Panchakavya given in temples is not fermented.
  • Also, it only has the five ingredients from the cow.