Agnihotra Ash and Water Soluble Phosphates

Dr. Tung Ming Lai, Denver, Colorado

I did some lab testing on Agnihotra ash. The results are interesting. 0.10 g. of ash
was shaken with 25 mi. of water for forty-eight hours and then the water soluble
phosphate content was measured. The same amount of ash was shaken with two
different soils (5 g.) from Colorado (also 25 mi. of water) and phosphate content
was measured after forty-eight hours of being shaken. The results are as follows.
(The values are the average values of duplicates.)



Non-Agnihotra ash
0.68 mg. P/.02 g. ash
Agnihotra ash
1.78 mg. P/.02 g. ash
Weld loam
Non-Agnihotra ash    (0.02 g. ash/g. soil)
4.2 mg. P/ g. soil
Weld loam
Agnihotra ash           (0.02 g. ash/g. soil)
17.2 mg. P/ g. soil
Red Feather loamy sand
Non-Agnihotra ash (0.02 g. ash/g. soil)
2.3 mg. P/ g. soil
Red Feather loamy sand
Agnihotra ash      (0.02 g. ash/g. soil)
11.5 mg. P/ g. soil

The non-Agnihotra ash was produced with the same ingredients in the same copper vessal as Agnihotra ash. The only difference was the non-Agnihotra ash was not produced at sunrise or sunset, and no mantras were chanted.
(All growing plants need phosphorus; however, regardless of how much
phosphorus is added to the soil, only the water soluble portion can be utilized by
the plant. On an average, only about five percent of the phosphorus in conventional chemical fertilizers is water soluble.–Ed.)