Scientific Aspects of Agnihotra: Animals–Cows (Part 14)

Dr. Ulrich Berk

In this series of articles, so far  we have covered 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 is the cow.

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

The experience of many farmers shows 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 for all kinds 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, she 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.

Chile, South America
Nene was a young bull worth thousands of dollars, at a cattle breeder’s farm in Amazone area, Chile, South America. He got 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
As a small child, Wenda Shetala 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 she grew up.

She has created this 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.

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
* Reproductive Index
* Cows’ and calves’ mortality
* Muscle development
* Weight at birth
* Placenta retention
* Cow – calf separation

The following table shows the results in detail:


Parameters Indicators
with Homa Therapy
Indicators without Homa Therapy Indicators
normal for the zone
Reproductive Index (%) 88.6 60.0 65.0
Cows‘ Mortality (%) 1.8 3.5 4.0
Calves‘ Mortality (%) 3.5 11.5 10.0
Muscle Development (%) 16.0 8.7 12.0
Weight at Birth (kg) 35 – 40 30 28
Difficult Birth (%) 0 1.5 2.0
Placenta Retention (%) 0 1.0 1.5
Cow – Calf Separation (months) 5 6 – 7 6

This is a very interesting first study showing the positive effect of Agnihotra on health and
reproduction of cows compared with non-Homa farms.

It 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.