Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Animals – Cows

     In this series of articles we have covered so far the effects of Agnihotra on our environment (atmosphere, soil, and water resources) and also the use of Agnihotra in agriculture / horticulture.
Now let us look into the effect Agnihotra has on animals and how it can be used for animal husbandry. The first animal which comes to mind are cows.
Cows supply us with cow dung and milk from which we prepare cow’s ghee. Without cows there would be no Agnihotra, no Vedic Yajnyas. Can cows also benefit from Agnihotra?
Experience of many farmers show that the health of cows improves considerably in Homa atmosphere. Also it was noticed that cows on Homa farms are more peaceful as compared to neighbouring farms. Some examples:

Germany
Monika Koch
, a German pharmacist, developed medicines based on Agnihotra Ash which are used with all kind of human diseases showing wonderful results.
When the farmer from whom they got their cow dung said that one of his cows was troubled by eczema, he tried Agnihotra Ash. Nothing else had helped, but the ash cured the eczema within a few days.
  
Another cow did not want to eat and got very weak – they added Agnihotra ash to the fodder, the cow started to eat and got strong again soon.

Peru, South America

Nene was a young bull at a cattle breeder farm in Amazon area, Peru, South America, worth thousands of dollars.
He got the viral diseasel PIROPLASMOSIS, which is transferred by ticks.
Medicines did not help and Nene could not get up any more, was close to dying.
Someone treated him with Agnihotra ash and with Agnihotra ash water.
Next day he was up again, ate and got totally healed only with Agnihotra medicine.

Saving cows in England:
Wenda Shehata,
as a small child freed some calves meant for slaughter and hid them all night in the forest.
When found, she was beaten up severely. But she vowed to create a refuge for cows when grown up.
She has now created such a refuge and often gets old and sick cows.
She performs Agnihotra regularly on this farm and all her treatments are with Agnihotra ash and with homeopathic medicines only.
(See photos above and from the next page.)

Two years ago she also came to India for exchange of experience.

 

There are many more such reports showing how cows were healed with Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash. But till now there is only one systematic scientific study in this field.

This experiment was conducted at the Zoological Department of the National Agricultural University in Tingo Maria, Peru, for a period of 18 months. It shows that in Homa atmosphere there is a considerable improvement as compared to control in the following respects:
– Reproductive Index
– Cow’s and calf’s mortality
– Muscle development
– Weight at birth
– Placenta Retention
– Cow – calf separation
Following table shows the results in detail:
PRODUCTIVE AND REPRODUCTIVE INDICATORS OF BREED CATTLE FOR MEAT IN THE HIGH HUALLAGA ZONE, COMPARISON OF FARMS WITH AND WITHOUT HOMA THERAPY

This is a very interesting first study showing the positive effect of Agnihotra on health and reproduction of cows compared with non-Homa farms.
Would be good if such a study could be replicated, also comparing milk production as well as the fat content of milk as additional parameters.

Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Biodiversity (Part II)

      How does Homa Organic Farming help to calm down this “storm on the horizon”, to bring Nature back to Harmony, to restore biodiversity?
Reports from farmers and scientific studies give some answers.
Let us start with an observation Rita and Thomas Hirt made on their Homa Farm in Rippistal, Switzerland. When they started the farm one big problem was that the meadows were widely covered with a tall growing weed, the broadleaf dock (Rumex obtusifolius). A few of these plants are o.k., they can even be used as medicine. But as these meadows are used for cows who graze there in summer and hay is made for winter, it was a problem that large areas were covered by broadleaf dock, making these areas useless.
All neighbouring farmers had the same problem – but they used herbicides to control the broadleaf dock. Not possible on a Homa Farm – and as we have seen this may solve one problem, but create more other problems as it brings Nature more away from Harmony.
Interesting what happened after some time of performing the Homa fires and spraying Agnihotra Ash water: Green dock beetles (gastroidea viridula) arrived in large number and controlled the broadleaf dock.
These beetles were not found on the meadows of neighbouring farms. This is an example how on a Homa Farm biodiversity is restored and automatically beneficial insects arrived. This also reminds on the experience which Abhay Mutalik Desai had on his farm where woolly aphid was controlled by two natural predators – Micromus igorotus and Dipha aphidivora (see Homa Health Newsletter # 136).

Greendock beetles arrive in large numbers.

Finishing broadleaf dock. Continue reading “Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Biodiversity (Part II)”

Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Biodiversity (Part I)

     Since more than a decade now a dramatic decline of bee population has been noticed worldwide. Now we learn that a similar decline can be found regarding all insects.
Recently an alarming study was published by scientists from Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. Insects were captured in nature reserves throughout Germany and counted. This long-term study found that within 25 years there was a reduction of 75%!


Flying insects caught in a malaise trap, used by entomologists to collect samples. Continue reading “Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Biodiversity (Part I)”

Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Food Quality (Part II)

      Now let us see whether Homa Farming has a positive effect on the nutritional value also. Again we find a lot of information in the four M.Sc. theses done at Dharwad Agricultural University (Karnataka, South India). Homa Farming methods were compared with organic methods (without Homa) and with conventional farming methods. The crops planted were soy beans, cabbage, tomatoes, and okra. (Okra is also known as ladies’ fingers, a vegetable quite popular in Asian and African countries.)

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Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Food Quality

      For good health, proper diet with nutritious vegetables, fruits, and grains is of great importance. But it seems that with the food produced nowadays our bodies often do not get all the micronutrients they need to maintain good health. Several recent studies show that there is a decline in nutritional value of vegetables, fruits, and grains. Continue reading “Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Food Quality”

Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Pests and Diseases

      Vedic Knowledge says that when we perform Agnihotra, a channel is created above the pyramid, going up 12 kilometres.
Prana energy – Life Energy – which lies above our atmosphere comes down through this channel. Because of pollution this flow of Prana energy might be blocked otherwise. Continue reading “Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Pests and Diseases”

Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Crop Yield

       In the previous blog we summarized four M.Sc. theses from Dharwad University, Karnataka, India, which give ample evidence that with Homa Organic Farming a healthy micro-flora and micro-fauna in soil is created, thus rejuvenating the soil. This is of utmost importance as nowadays conventional farming which uses a wide range of agrochemicals is destroying this micro-flora and micro-fauna, thus leaving behind a soil which is more and more exhausted, no longer a rich living soil. Continue reading “Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Agriculture – Crop Yield”

Effects of Homa Organic Farming on Soil Quality

       In my previous blog I quoted reports of FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) saying that farming only 60 years of farming would be left if conventional farming would continue like today.
Also we quoted Shree Vasant Paranjpe stating that the soil has to be rejuvenated first by Homa Therapy, thus creating a healthy micro-flora and micro-fauna. This is the claim based on Vedic Knowledge. To which extent could this claim be validated by modern agricultural sciences?

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Relationship of Agnihotra to Soil and Agriculture

     Previously we talked about the experiments on Homa Farming done at Palampur Agricultural University, Himachal Pradesh, Northern India. The experiments showed increased yields, better disease resistance, and better quality of the produce.
The second part of their research was about soil health, a very important factor for future production.

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Effect of Agnihotra Atmosphere and Agnihotra Ash on Plant Growth and Soil Health

     Previously we have discussed the effects of Agnihotra and Agnihotra Ash on the growth and disease resistance of plants – both under lab conditions and in a greenhouse. But what are the effects in field conditions?

     The first systematic study on Homa Organic Farming was done in the CSK Agricultural University in Palampur (photo left), Himachal Pradesh (a Northern State in India, at the edge of the Himalaya mountains). Continue reading “Effect of Agnihotra Atmosphere and Agnihotra Ash on Plant Growth and Soil Health”