Panchagavya is a combination of five products – milk, curd, ghee, cow urine and cow dung. Panch means five and Gavya means product obtained from cow. Panchagavya is the five elements obtained from cow and it is considered sacred and has medicinal properties. Panchagavya is used to break certain Hindu fasting by certain communities.
Panchagavya is also a used by Ayurveda practitioners to cure various diseases.
A small amount Panchagavya is consumed on certain fasting days. This is usually to end the fast like Chandrayana Vrat.