Shree encouraged us to continue working with medicinal herbs and to give workshops to share Homa Herb preparations.
So, from the very beginning, herbs have formed a large part of our lives, and we are currently editing a book on Homa herbs. We maintain a medicinal herb garden at the ecovillage and collect herbs from the wild in the surrounding fields and forests.
In, ‘Homa Therapy Our Last Chance’, Shree Vasant writes that herbs growing in a Homa atmosphere have greater medicinal properties.
This has certainly been our experience for herbs growing in the garden and also wild on the property in this environment where sunrise/sunset Agnihotra is performed regularly. Even culinary herbs are more potent, increasing their aroma and strength and they also can be used medicinally.
In Homa Herb Remedies, we make preparations that combine these potent herbs with Agnihotra Ash powder. As many readers will know, there are thousands of testimonies around the world from people who have experienced healing using Agnihotra Ash Medicines alone. Combining this miraculous Agnihotra ash with potent Homa Herbs is a natural progression, and they complement each other perfectly.
We like to focus on simple yet effective folk remedies that anyone can make in their own homes.
Many herbs can even be grown in pots on a balcony or windowsill. If, however, it is not possible to grow or obtain Homa Herbs, then second best is to use organically grown herbs for preparations.
MEDICINAL PLANT –
This month we would like to focus on garlic as a medicinal plant. Fresh garlic is a wonderful herb that has been shown to be antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic. When used fresh it is effective for lung and respiratory tract infections, and will also loosen lung congestion. Garlic regulates blood pressure by thinning the blood, while it also improves circulation, strengthens the heart, and lowers cholesterol and blood sugar.
As you can see, fresh garlic is a fantastic herb to take, especially as a preventative in these times of pandemic, as it protects the lungs and also increases the defenses of gut bacteria to fight viruses. In addition, studies have shown that there is a risk of blood clots in many Covid cases, and as garlic improves circulation, this could be a valuable herb to take. If you are already taking blood thinning medicine then best to consult your doctor before taking garlic.