Respiratory disease cause by H1N1 influenza
Started from pigs but has adapted now to affect
and spread amongst humans
Very new to human world, no vaccines and
immune response still building to it
Symptoms of regular human flu: fever, cough,
sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and
* India has threatened to get 33% of its population to be infected with flu
according to a report of WHO.
What is Swine Flu?What is Swine Flu?
What are the risks
H1N1 is a relatively weak virus, you are protected if you
don’t inhale droplets from sneeze of an infected person
If infected, human immune response is usually sufficient
to shed off the flu. Tamiflu tablets can assist in quicker
Swine flu becomes fatal only when the virus manages to
reach deep inside the lungs (this is rare)
Spreads faster than common influenza, even though less
Preventing Swine Flu
Watch your lifestyle
Reduce Exposure to Pathogens
Take Preventive measures
Boost your immune system!!
Drink plenty of water
Get enough sleep
Get adequate dose of vitamins/minerals – eat plenty
of fruits/fresh vegetables
Avoid eating outside food
Wash hands thoroughly (preferably an antibacterial soap
like dettol) many times a day, especially
◦ After coming back home from outside
◦ Coming back to your cube/cabin after a meeting
◦ Before having food
Wear a N95 mask in public places – markets, bus, train,
Do not go near someone who looks sick or is coughing, if
you have to be near a sick friend/relative, use adequate
precaution not to inhale the germs from breath/cough
Clean your home and workplace daily with Phenyl and
Take Preventive Measures and
As supported by experience1
, Yagya is an
excellent tool to
Help air purification
Preventive health care
Naturally boost the immune system
Provide inhalation therapeutic application
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What does Yagya Do
Yagya sublimates, vaporizes and slowly fumigates
selected herbal offerings and nourishing elements
Can Release manifold amounts of anti-bacterial and anti-
viral phytochemicals in the surroundings – through use of
herbal medicines in fire of medicinal woods.
Removes Pollutants, Bacterias, Viruses etc
Increases Immunity and vigor
Can be used as inhalation therapy when combined with Pranayama
Yagya as disinfectant
“Burning sugar and its smoke has a significant effect in
purifying the atmosphere. It kills the germs of T.B.,
measles, smallpox and cow-pox” – remarks Prof.
A Russian Scientist named Dr. Shirowich mentions –
“If cow’s ghee is put into the fire, its smoke will lessen
the effect of atomic radiation to a great extent”.
Yagya as disinfectant
The medicinal firewood (samidha) used in yagya
are cellulose-rich and have less calorific value
Sublimation/Vaporization of sacrificed substances
through arrangement of firewood to control the
air-supply and temperature variation
Yagya fire breaks up molecule-to-molecule bonds
of the sacrificed substances rather than triggering
their independent combustion process
Yagya as disinfectant
Experimental studies have shown that Yagna or agnihotra
creates a pure, hygienic, nutritional and healing
Researchers from the field of microbiology have observed
that the medicinal fumes emanating from the process of
agnihotra are bacteriostatic in nature
They eradicate bacteria and micro-organisms, which are
the root causes of illness and diseases.
Yagya as Immunity Boost
A person with low immunity power is more
susceptible to flu viruses
Regular yagya helps in increasing of one’s immunity.
Ayurvedic Medicines inhaled as vapors (much better
than oral/intravenous delivery)
Positive soothing vedic mantras
Examples: Bhopal Gas Tragedy
The tragic incident occurred on the night of
December 3, 1984 when the poisonous MIC gas
leaked from Union Carbide factory at Bhopal.
Hundreds of people died and thousands were
hospitalized, but there were two families – those of
Shri Sohan Lal S. Khushwaha and Shri M. L. Rathore,
living about one mile away from the plant, who came
out unscathed. These families were regularly
performing agnihotra (havan). In these families
nobody died, nobody was even hospitalized despite
being present in the area worst affected by the
leakage of the toxic gas. (English Daily – “The Hindu”
of 4th May 1985; news item under the heading ‘Vedic
Way to Beat Pollution’.)
Uttar Pradesh pollution control board conducted experiments during the Ashwamedha
Yagna at Gorakhpur, U.P. Set up at about 20 meters east from the Yagnashala. The
samples of 100 ml each of water and air collected from the surroundings were
analyzed using high volume envirotech APM-45 and other sensitive instruments.
A summary of their results is presented below:
Examples : Ashwamedha Yagna, Gorakhpur
Source: Reports on Experiments of U.P. Pollution Control Board --
Environmental Tech. Consultant. (Akhand Jyoti Sept. 1997), p.22
“I have been able to bring down the rate of infection at
my Hospital to zero in last 15 years by regularly
conducting Gayatri Yagya, I am quite sure that Yagya
can be a good preventive measure to prevent spread
of Swine Flu.”
– Dr. Anil Jha, Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Maha Gujarat
Joint Research work of DS University, Haridward
and Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi
Aggregate Bacterial Counts Aggregate Pathogen Counts
Before yagya (Background), During yagya, and 1, 2, 3 Days after yagya
Reference Journal Papers
Recent Research Published in Scientific Journals:
On Herbal Purification of Air through Yagya:
(Part of a Research Study conducted in joint collaboration of DS Univ. Hardwar and Central Pollution
Control Board, Delhi)
1.Saxena M., Sengupta B., Pandya (2007): The Air-Pollution Index. Ind. J. Air Pollut. Control., VI (2),
2.Saxena M., Sengupta B., Pandya P.(2007): A Study of the Impact of Yagya on Indoor Microbial
Environments. Ind. J. Air Pollut. Control., VII (1), pp. 6-15
3.Saxena M., Sengupta B., Pandya (2007): Comparative Studies of Yagya vs Non-Yagya in Microbial
Environments. Ind. J. Air Pollut. Control., VII (1), pp. 16-24
4.Saxena M., Sengupta B., Pandya (2007): Forecastign of NO2 Concentration Based on Time Series
Models. Ind. J. Air Pollut. Control., VII (1), pp. 57-66
(The following was reported by some Scientists at National Botanical Research Institute,
5. Nautiyal CS, Chauhan PS, Nene YL (2007) Medicinal Smoke Reduces Airborne Bacteria. J.
Ethnopharmacology. 114 (3) pp. 446-451
On Herbal Therapy through Yagya:
(Part of a Scientific Research conducted in joint collaboration of DS Univ. Hardwar and a Professor at
1. Raghuvanshi M., Pandya P. and Joshi R. R. (2004) Yagyopathic Herbal Treatment of Pulmonary
Tuberculosis Symptoms – A Clinical Trial. Alt. Compl. Therap. Vol. 10(2), pp. 101-105.
2. Joshi R. R., Raghuvanshi M. and Pandya P. (2006): Yagyopathy Vs Oral and I.V. Drug
Administration: Evaluation for Pulmonary Tuberculosis using Compartment Modeling. J. Biological
Systems Vol. 14(3), pp.463-489.
3. Raghuvanshi M., Pandya P. and Joshi R. R. (2009): In-vitro Testing Of An Ethnobotanical Inhalation
Therapy Against Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Phytothérapie (In Press).
 Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya: “Yagya; Ek Smagra upchar Prakriya”.
Samagra Vangmaya Vol. 26 Akhand Jyoti Sansthan Mathura (1998).
 Dr. Satya Prakash, “Agnihotra” The Sarva Deshik Arya Pratinidhi
Sabha, Delhi (1937).
 Dr. Fundanlal Agnihotri “Yagya Chikitsa – Kshaya Roga Ki Prakratic
Achook Chikitsa” (1949).
 Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya “In Yagya Ka Gyan Vigyan” Samagra
Vangmaya, Vol 25. Akhand Jyoti Santhan Mathura (1998).
 Swami Brahm Muni Parivrajak: “Atharv Vediya Chikitsa Shastra Ek
Anupam Shodh Grandh” Jan Ghyana Prakashan New Delhi (1974).
 Atharvaveda, Translated & compiled by Pt. Shriram Sharma
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