The cow dung is used as a fuel and fertilizer most regularly in India. Cow dung is also used as manure. The cow dung cake is made which is used as fuel. In the earthen house cow dung is used to line the floor and wall of the building because of its insect repellent properties. In cold places cow dung is used to line the walls of the rustic houses, as it is cheap and have a thermal insulation property. Cow dung is an excellent mosquito repellent and it is used by many companies to produce repellants. It is also used extensively on Indian railways to seal smoke boxes on steam locomotives.
In Ayurveda the cowdung has many beneficial role. In Indian tradition cowdung is used in different religious ceremony as the purifying agent.