September 14, 2018


Jiwamrita / Jeevamrutha is a fermented microbial culture. Jiwamrita basically nurtures thousands of bacteria essential for healthy crop growth. It provides nutrients, but most importantly, acts as a catalytic agent that promotes the activity of microorganisms in the soil, as well as increases earthworm activity; During the 48 hour fermentation process, the aerobic and anaerobic bacteria present in the cow dung and urine multiply as they eat up organic ingredients (like pulse flour).

A handful of undisturbed soil is also added to the preparation, as inoculate of native species of microbes and organisms. Jeevamrutha also helps to prevent fungal and bacterial plant diseases. Palekar ji suggests that Jeevamrutha is only needed for the first 3 years of the transition, after which the system becomes self-sustaining.

Required Ingredients

S.No. Ingredient Name Qty in Litres/Kgs
1 Water 200 Liters
2 Cow Dung 10 Kgs
3 Cow Urine 5 -10 Liters
4 Jaggery 2 Kgs
5 Pulses flour 2 kgs
6 Soil from bund Handful


  • Cow’s Urine should be from Local Desi Cows and not from cross-bred or foreign breeds.


How to Prepare Jiwamrita

Take 200 liter Water in barrel.

Take 10 Kg Local Cow Dung and 5 to 10 liter cow urine and add it in the water.

Then add 2 Kg Jaggery, 2 Kg Pulses flour & handful soil from the bund of the farm in it.

Then stir the solution well & keep it to ferment for 48 hours in the shadow.Now Jiwamrita is ready for application.

Jiwamrita Application

Apply the Jiwamrita to the crops with each Irrigation water OR directly to the crops.

Jiwamrita Spray

Spray 10% filtered Jiwamrita on the crops.



100 Kg Local Cow Dung,

2 Kg Jaggery,

2 Kg Pulses flour,

Handful soil from the bund.

Then mix it well by adding small amount of Cow Urine.

Then spread it & keep it in the shadow for drying.

Afterwards make its powder by hand & apply to the crops in the proportion of 100 Kg FYM & 10 Kg Ghan-Jiwamrita

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