A examine carried out by a crew of scientists at National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) right here has claimed that smoke emitted throughout havans reduces airborne micro organism to a big extent, minimising chance of infectious ailments.
“Burning wood and medicinal herbs, better known as ‘havan samagri'(mixture of wood and odoriferous and medicinal herbs), can effectively reduce pathogens in the air,” NBRI’s senior scientist Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal mentioned.
The examine had already been printed and accepted by Science Direct, a journal of ethnopharmacology.
“As described in Rigvedas, saints used to perform agnihotra-yagnas to purify the environment by sublimating the havan samgri in fire,” he mentioned.
In a bid to review the precise affect of havans, an indoor examine was carried out by the NBRI crew together with Prof Nautiyal, Puneet Singh Chauhan and a fellow of Asian Agri-History Foundation Yeshwant Laxman Nene.
A fancy combination of over 5 dozen odoriferous and medical herbs was obtained from Gurukul Kangri Pharmacy in Haridwar and burnt in an indoor surroundings to review its affect on the surroundings.