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:

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 contracted the viral disease, 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 below)


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:

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.

3 Replies to “Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Animals – Cows”

  1. I am surprised to see the scientific research on Agnihotra and the ash.I am requesting and curious about knowing how homa farming should be done, actual practice,how much Agnihotra ash for one Acre of land,the procedure,how frequently it can be repeated.

    1. Please explain the importance of cow dung in Agnihotra any reference from Vedas, with respect to it’s medicinal effects.

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