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Agnihotra - Medicinal applications of Ash

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Practicing Agnihotra regularly will purify the surrounding environment and nullifies the Nuclear / Air / Water / Soil Pollution to a great extent and provide general well being.


Skin is the largest organ of the body which forms an outer covering and protects the internal organs from surrounding environment, microbes, physical damages, radiations, chemicals, etc. To achieve this,


skin needs to face wear and tear, which leads to damage to the skin. To recover these damages body utilizes wound healing process. Wound healing is a normal biological process achieved through four highly integrated and overlapping stages: hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling or resolution. To smoothen and faster these stages one needs to apply external ointments having appropriate metals and trace elements to increase the activity of process involved enzymes. Application of Agnihotra ash as an ointment is a novel therapeutic approach for wound healing process.


Ash of Agnihotra is not radioactive although materials used during Yajnya may be radioactive. It is evident from Chernobyl nuclear accident (in 1986), that Agnihotra and Tryambakam Yajnya can control the levels of radiation. Also, the people living in houses covered with cow dung were not affected by radioactive contaminants.
Analysis of Agnihotra ash shows the presence of all 92 natural elements.

Agnihotra ash is used as an external ointment to recover skin wounds, in vivo

experiments conducted on white skin disease of Gold fish, cat ear infections and physical damage to human finger. In Gold fish (Carassius auratus) white spots on the skin (disease is known as Ich) caused by the protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.

In cat, many viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens cause ear infections (known as Otitis). All these infections cause the formation of lesions (edema and erythema) and to overcome on these infections body utilizes wound healing process. Application of

Agnihotra ash to the infected area shows up to 20% faster healing as compared to control (not treated with ash).

Agnihotra ash shows good antimicrobial and anti-fungal activity, apart from this ash provides necessary trace elements and metals required in different stages of wound healing process. The performance of Agnihotra shows a reduction in suspended particulate matter near Yajnya. The suspended particulate matter may get precipitated with fumes of Yajnya. Analysis of suspended particulate matter shows an increase in the amount of zinc content; this may come from materials used during Agnihotra in the form of zinc oxide. Emitted zinc has a curative effect on skin infections and also protects from ultraviolet radiations. The ash analysis shows the presence of high amounts of lead and manganese within threshold levels.


The presence of manganese is important for normal functioning of nervous system and bone metabolism. Agnihotra ash with cow ghee acts as anointment. When applied to infected part on the skin (scabies), it shows rapid cure as compared to other medicines. Irritation due to the application of chemicals can be reduced by replacing them with Agnihotra ash. Golechha et al. reported the use of Agnihotra as a treatment for smack addiction (1987) and alcoholism (1991). State of tranquillity of mind is enhanced in smack addict demos due to the performance of Agnihotra.


Fumes generated during Agnihotra might be responsible for enhanced tranquillity of mind. Apart from this, vibrations, i.e., electromagnetic waves and radiations, generated from pyramidal shaped copper pot during Agnihotra, by chanting of mantras at sunrise/ sunset might be accountable for beneficial effects of Agnihotra. People addicted to various types of intoxicants can be recovered in Agnihotra atmosphere may be due to conversion of cosmic rays during sunrise/sunset into other forms which are responsible for positive effects of Agnihotra.


Agnihotra can be used to control alcoholism. Reported case study suggests that continuous performance of Agnihotra can control addiction of alcohol within two weeks. Although Agnihotra does not totally cure alcoholism it may use as subsidiary treatment during de-addiction. Electromagnetic waves generated during Agnihotra may effect on rhythms of body and brain, they may stimulate neurotransmitters or neuro-modulators required to enhance the tranquillity of mind and hence may be responsible for control of alcoholism. Agnihotra renews the cells, tissues, organs and having wholesome effects on circulatory, pulmonary as well as nervous systems.

Ethnobotanical inhalation therapy (known as Yajnya therapy) can be used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium avium tubercular. Sublimation, volatilization and other chemical transformations in the slow combustion and

slow heating process of Agnihotra Yajnya, are responsible for treating tuberculosis disease by controlling pathogen number and their pathogenicity.


Curative effects of Agnihotra are not only limited to animal or human health but also effective in plant health. Use of plant-based smoke (fumigation) in combination with other practices (such as Yajnyas) has been practiced since ancient time to protect the

environment and improve the health of human, animals and plants. Vrikshayurveda mentioned about plant-based fumigation for various purposes in more than 53 verses from various treaties.


Treatment of about 32 different plant materials (i.e. inhaling their fumes) is mentioned in Vrikshayurveda for various illnesses of body parts of human and other animals. Apart from disease control, fumigation has been used for a good yield of crops along with their healthiness. This may be achieved due to improvement in plant growth, hasten fruiting or flowering and also, may be due to insect and pathogen growth control, etc.


Smoking treatment is given to control microorganisms and hence it purifies surrounding environment. Use of all these plant materials with Agnihotra can be used as a supplement in modern farming techniques to overcome its disadvantages.

Agnihotra creates positive environment due to which human behavior get modified. It provides specific direction to energize the surrounding environment and due to this brain get activated to perform miracle activities.


A tremendous amount of energy is resonated along with the production of a magnetic field which will activate positive energies due to which Agnihotra reduces stress, clarity of mind and improves the health. Cosmic energy gathered during Yajnya has a positive effect on nature or the environment.


Effect of Agnihotra ash on skin

Experiment : Effect of Agnihotra ash on skin disease of animal and humans.

Agnihotra ash was mixed with pure ghee to make an ointment which was applied to the infected ear (showing red rashes ) of pet cat as well as to the infected thumb (showing peeled off skin with wound ) of a lady ,whose hand comes in touch with detergent and water everyday because of washing and cleaning the vessels and the clothes.


After one month of treatment (3times/day) with the above mixture cat’s ear became totally normal in comparison with the control (only ghee), whereas the thumb infection did not disappear totally but appears to be recovered compared to the control.




Conclusion: Agnihotra ash can be used to make ointment to treat skin diseases.

|| Hari OM ||


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