‘Havan’ for bacteria-free properties: Examine

LUCKNOW: Need to lead a wholesome life and free your own home from micro organism? Carry out ‘havan’ at common intervals.
A examine carried out by a staff of scientists at Nationwide Botanical Analysis Institute (NBRI) right here has claimed that smoke emitted throughout havans reduces airborne micro organism to a big extent, minimising risk of infectious ailments.
“Burning wooden and medicinal herbs, higher generally known as ‘havan samagri'(combination of wooden and odoriferous and medicinal herbs), can successfully scale back pathogens within the air,” NBRI’s senior scientist Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal mentioned.
The examine had already been revealed and accepted by Science Direct, a journal of ethnopharmacology.
“As described in Rigvedas, saints used to carry out agnihotra-yagnas to purify the atmosphere by sublimating the havan samgri in hearth,” he mentioned.
In a bid to check the precise influence of havans, an indoor examine was carried out by the NBRI staff together with Prof Nautiyal, Puneet Singh Chauhan and a fellow of Asian Agri-Historical past Basis Yeshwant Laxman Nene.
A posh combination of over 5 dozen odoriferous and medical herbs was obtained from Gurukul Kangri Pharmacy in Haridwar and burnt in an indoor atmosphere to check its influence on the atmosphere.

Updated: August 7, 2021 — 12:02 PM

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