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Other Uses for Cow Dung?

1. Fuel - cow dung patties (gootte) for cooking
2. Fertilizer - composting makes it even more powerful
3. Heat source - cow dung is naturally hot.
3. Purifier - natural antiseptic qualities
4. Floor coating - used mixed with mud and water on floors in mud houses.
Improves water absorption of mud.
Prevents muddy puddles resulting from spilt water.
5. Mud brick additive - improves resistance to disintegration. mud and lime (cow dung ashes)
becomes like cement. Mud additive - dries up slippery mud puddles
6. Smoke producer - smoldering cow patties keep away mosquitoes.
7. Pot cleaner - used dry absorbs oil and fat wet as a general cleaner
8. Brass polisher - tamarind removes oxidation - wet ashes polishes
9. Fan for fire - large cow patties can be used as make shift fans.
Sun-dried organic recreational-aerodynamic-device -cow patty Frisbees.
10. Seed protector- covering seeds in dung before planting helps to protect against pests.
11. Art - Painter Chris Ofili won England's 20,000-pound Turner Prize in 1998 for some paintings spruced up with elephant dung from the London Zoo.
 Ofili's use of dung began in Africa when, dissatisfied with the paintings he was making there,
he picked up some dried cow dung and stuck it onto one of his canvases.
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13 Fabric Dye - The art of dyeing has for its object the fixing permanently of a color of a definite shade upon stuffs.
The stuffs are animal, as silk wool, and feathers, or vegetable, as cotton and linen.
In 1881, A bath of cow's dung was used after mordanting vegetable fibres, to remove the excess of mordant.
A solution of silicate of soda has been lately used as a substitute.
14. Bleaching fabrics - Bleaching fabrics before 1760 (when a bleach powder of chlorine in lime was developed by the Irish)
was a 13-step process that took about a month to complete.
 It involved lye, cow manure and/or sheep urine, buttermilk, and stretching the cloth over the green grass.
The process was repeated week after week until the fabric was white enough.
15. Paper - Hand made paper treated with cow dung.
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    16. Cow dung for firing -Southwestern Indians made their world famous pottery with only their hands, the native clay and liberal supplies of cow dung for firing.
     
    Disclaimer: We make no claims as to the legitimacy of the above statements for other uses of cow
     dung.

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