Alejandra Mendez’ Story

Merida
Venezuela
South America

“Behind our house in Merida, is a small plot of land (4m x 5m), which we use as an orchard and we do composting there with natural waste. I want to share with you some experiences I have observed in this little area:”

  • “In that garden there are many papaya trees, which we never sowed, but grew from seeds thrown out of the window. We had about 17 trees, which was too much for the little space and a gardener told us to take out all the male trees. By accident one male tree was left, which can be distinguished through its fruits being born out of some strands and not from the shaft, as is the case with the female trees. The male tree doesn’t usually give fruits and if it produces some, they fall off when they are still green and small. This was also the case with this Papaya tree. It produced small fruits and they were still green when they fell from the tree. We did not want to cut the tree, because a little hummingbird came to visit the tree every day. After a short time we realized that the fruits of the papaya tree were growing and now we have a male tree full with plenty of papayas.
  • “3 months ago we transplanted a fruit tree, called Chinese Nispero. The fact that this tree was 70 cm high, made it somehow difficult. The same day we did Agnihotra beside the tree and already after a very short time new leaves came up and so we saw, that the tree had made it. What really astonished us extremely was the speed, with which the tree grows. Now after 3 months it has a height of 1.5 meters.
  • “Another transplant was done with my mother’s favorite bush, which had been taken out accidentally, thinking that it was just a mount. The following days we saw the leaves drying up and we thought, that the bush is dead. Then, some days later we could observe how new little leaves were born and just recently this bush gave us the most wonderful flowers.
  • “My sister María Cecilia, who was working with Homa Therapy on a Plantain Plantation, brought us an offshoot of a plant. We live at 1.700 m above sea level and plantains usually grow in hot climate. We did harvested some plantains, not a full cluster, but they were fat. The mother plant also had some offspring. My friend commented that her father had tried to plant a plantain, but it never gained on height and we had plantains in our house!!!
  • “In the residential group where I live there are many banana plants and we are always full with bananas. Our gardener said, that since we live here he had not seen so much banana crop and the best is that they are sweet and very rich. The green bananas are also soft and full of flavor when we boil them.
  • “We get more and more visits of birds and more exotic and more beautiful species come. The squirrels are also coming closer to the house and in occasions the birds enter the house.
  • We sowed Passionfruit seeds two months ago. I made a very deep hole and put Agnihotra ash with the seeds. I was told that the seeds will not sprout, since the hole was too deep. Nevertheless, after a little time the first buds came out and now the bush has grown so much, that we put some wires for it to coil up. The colors of the leaves are so brilliant that you know immediately how healthy this plant is.
  • “In front of the entrance of the house a guava tree has been born without anybody sowing it, the same happened with 2 mango trees amid stones.

“The interesting part of all these experiences is, that there was no method or control, however in all the things that were sown, the results have been wonderful. How much more will it be if the whole orchard is a little more organized. Also, like our Teacher Vasant says, it is important that a technician makes observations. We live in the Era of Science and observations and reports on what is happening in this small orchard thanks to Therapy Homa is indispensable for agronomists and for everybody. It shows that we can cultivate perfectly without the use of any synthetic chemicals.”

Hernan Ernesto Bottger Rengifo’s Story

Oxapampa
Region Pasco
Peru
South America

beans
potato
pumpkin
cattle

We have been applying Homa Therapy on our farm since 3 months. We have observed the following:

  • Our farm is now much greener and there is a decrease of pests and diseases.

  • The flowers of the bitter “Pacay” bean are more in number, bigger and with abundant flowering, early in time.
  • We do not have any fungal disease in our potatoes.
  • The pumpkins are greener than usual, have a good size and don’t have frost damage. These pumpkins usually do not grow without fumigation. The product is superior to that of other farms, which have better soils.
  • The moisture stays better in the soil and the soil is more friable. Now the soil does not harden any more with the rains.
  • Two cows that had “blood in the urine” have been healed with Agnihotra ash.
  • The cows no longer have ticks.

Marco Ramirez’ Story

Sector Santa Rosa
Huapalas, Chulucanas
Piura, Peru
South America

lemon
beans
banana
papaya

“We are standing in front of a lemon tree that is treated with Agnihotra ash. This plant has been practically dead, but is now in recovery, it started sprouting again.”

“On my 3.5ha farm I had the Quick Decline virus and other diseases. But, thanks God, with the application of the Agnihotra ash and the practice of Homa Therapy, which is done every day at sunrise and sunset, the crop is changing, we see this specially with the bananas, but also in the beans and lemons.”

“We have been doing for 3 months the Agnihotra practice and we see many changes in the crops. With the beans I am experiencing a 20 to 30 % greater yield than in the previous years.”

“Here is a banana bunch, which is very well developed. Previously the banana plants were yellowish and right now they are very strong. In the banana plants you can see bunches that measure nearly two meters, something I have not had before.”

“With respect to the lemon crop we observed that inside the 40 hectares which are treated by one Homa resonance point, only a few lemon remain with spots form the Red Citrus Mite plague. Outside the 40 hectares they have a bigger quantity infected with Red Mite. Also a good fruit development has been noticed.”

“Previously I observed in the papaya cultivation that the plants developed very little, but now I see that they have recovered and are giving production.”

Luis Jorge Calle Ortega’s Story

San Lorenzo
Piura, Peru
South America

mango
lemon

“We are doing the Homa Therapy on our 13 ha farm since one and a half months and we can already notice an unusual growth of the mango and lemon trees. The plants are developing with more vigor, the leaves are brilliant, the growth is definitely improving.”

“With respect to the insect attacks on a twenty year-old lemon tree, this tree now is rejuvenating. It had die back, had maggot infestation, was also attacked by “filonistis” and the branches were partially dead. Now we can see the beginning of changes.”

“The lemon trees are becoming green again in areas where we had the idea of cutting them in order to make way for a new plantation. We see that with the Homa Therapy technique everything is definitively changing for the best.”

Maria Panta’s Story

Homa Farm: Superior Technological Institute of Sullana
Ceneguillo, Sullana
Piura, Peru
South America

citrus
papaya
cotton
beans

“I am director of the Superior Technological Institute of Sullana. In spite of not practicing at all the Om Tryambakam Homa, only Agnihotra, we have been able to observe in a short time control of pests and diseases in our plantations and cultivations.”

“There is a reduction in the attack of the “Acarus del Tostado” in citrus fruits.”

“The papaya cultivation that we have planted, when we started Homa Therapy is completely healthy. There are no pests or diseases in this plantation.”

“I have visited our adjacent cotton field and it is totally healthy. There is a lot of biological control. An absolute (100%) control is observed over plagues and diseases.”

“The bean cultivation is totally healthy, it has developed a natural, biological control. We previously have had always problems with this cultivation. The last cultivation was attacked at the end with powdery mildew, even though we sowed it with manure, used fertilizers and pesticides.”

“Also for the first time we have observed our sheep jumping the fence the same day they are born, because they are bigger and have more vitality, even though through the economic crisis we are not able to give them any supplementary food concentrate or anything of that style. And we have had only females.”

Benito Palermo García Mendoza’s Story

Hualtaco II, Tambogrande
San Lorenzo, Piura, Peru
South America

avocado
lemon
mango
flowers

“I have a four ha farm with mangoes, lemon, avocado and floriculture. With the ‘El Nino’ rains of ’98 the avocado trees became very sick and half dead. They lost their leaves, and then only the trunk was left. When we implemented the Homa Therapy on our farm the trees came back to life. Now they are sprouting and in their second flowering, which already shows it’s beginning.”

“In the lemon cultivation an improvement has been noticed in all senses. There is more production, bigger size and no pests at all. Not even the “Red Mite”, which already disappeared after the first fumigation with the Agnihotra-ash-water solution.”

“Before we started with Homa Therapy, the flowers of our garden lost their life in little time. We had to apply fertilizer almost every month or month and a half so that they would reproduce. But still plants died. Three months back, just before we started with the Homa Therapy, we could not afford any more to buy the fertilizers. The flowers withered away, others were dying. On 27 January, 1999 we began to practise Homa Therapy. And we are observing a lot of difference. The flowers are beautiful. I fumigate the garden with the ash-solution and the plants stopped dying, they are improving. The ones that were sick are sprouting again. We have a continuous flower production. Every day we can cut flowers and sell them.”

“A mango tree, variety Eduard, caught our attention. He already had several mangoes of a half-kilo in this time, when there are normally no mangoes. Right now this plant has mangoes.All mango trees are beautiful with an intense green color. The new plantation of the mangoes is growing quickly, beautiful and the new leaves that are sprouting are perfectly clean. They have no pests or diseases.”

“Also the new plantation of the mangoes, which is almost two years old, is growing healthy and faster with Homa Therapy.”

Franklin Vences’ Story

Ceneguillo, Sullana
Piura, Peru
South America

lemon
mango

“I have a farm of 13 ha mostly lemon plantation. We have had many problems. But all the diseases and infestations that we had previously in the lemon cultivations have been eliminated without the use of agrochemicals.

They included:

  • Gummosis of the citrus fruits (fungi)
  • Scale and Aphids, White Lice and Sooty Mould
  • Citrus Quick Decline virus
  • Leaf Miner of citrus fruits

“There are still a few lemon trees affected by the red citrus mite.”

“My neighbor, Segundo Perez Llacsahuanga divided his lemon cultivation – 50% treated with agrochemicals and the other 50% without chemicals, only with Homa Therapy application. We have observed that at this time the area with only Homa Therapy has more fruits. In the beginning the flowering seemed to be better in the area with the use of agrochemicals, but then it got attacked by a plague (Botrytis fungus) and now there are less fruits. The area with the Homa Therapy needed in the beginning more time to flower, but then it speeded up and has now totally healthy, vigorous fruits. There is an insignificant percentage of Botrytis in this area.

It is necessary to note that we have not been doing the 4 hours daily of Om Tryambakam Homa, neither the 24 hours of full moon and new moon. We only have been doing the Agnihotra at sunrise and at sunset and more or less two to three hours daily of Tryambakam fire.”

“With respect to the mangoes, they were sweeter and had a better flavor this season. The native Mango tree from the area (not planted) even had a second flowering out of season and so we had an extra load of fruits. I have never seen this before. It came in a moment when there were no mangoes available and so the price in the market was better.”

“With respect to the mandarine fruits we observed that they were sweeter than in other years.”

“With respect to the papaya plants that we had planted before we implemented the Homa Therapy, and that have suffered from “virosis” in a general form, ended up producing fruits and keeping themselves going with Homa Therapy. Of course they have not been healed completely form the disease. But they ended up producing a crop, which are in maturation process at this time. Usually a plantation with virosis dies immediately. There is no chemical that can counteract this effect. These same papaya seeds have been sown also in the Superior Technological Institute, at the time the Homa project was initiated there. And in this plantation there are no visible signs of the presence of virosis or any other diseases.”

“My neighbor Segundo Pérez does the Homa Therapy together with me and he is convinced about it for three reasons:
1) the flowering of the native Mango tree on my farm, outside its season.
2) some lemon trees close to the Agnihotra hut got healed in a very short time.
3) part of his plantation was attacked by “gummosis” and has been revitalized. He also achieved an improvement of his lemon plantation.”

Francisco Roman’s Story

Sector ‘Santa Rosa’
Huápalas, Chulucanas
Piura, Peru
South America

lemon
papaya

“I have three and half hectares, almost all lemon. We have begun with the Homa Therapy on February of this year, 1999. My farm was in a bad shape. I was discouraged working, because everything was so bad. I needed to buy lots of insecticides, but our economic situation was so bad, that we could not do the necessary fumigations. Just at that time the Homa Therapy arrived and we took advantage of this Therapy.”

“Mites, quick decline virus, sooty bark, leaf miners and several other pests and diseases attacked the lemon trees. Right now they are recovering with the Homa Therapy. The lemon fruits have developed a lot. Before they were small, but now they are beautiful and much bigger. The quality and the quantity of the fruits have increased. The fruits that are inside the 40 hectares area, which is treated with Homa Therapy are developing well, in contrary the other ones outside the area are small.”

“The new papaya plants are totally healthy, the virosis and gummosis (phytophthora), which we had before in the papayas and was transferred from generation to generation is no longer. The yucca and the corn have also developed better.”

“We use a tablespoon of Agnihotra ash in 4 liters of water and we let it sit for 3 days and then we apply it to the trees as a spray or fumigation. This application heals the sick plants.”

Augusto Asencio Bedoya’s Story

Homa Farm: San Leoncio
Sector “El Milagro”
Aucayacu, Huanuco Region, Peru
South America

cocoa

“Five months ago, through the Special Project of Alto Huallaga of Tingo María, I had the opportunity to come to know and to begin to work with a type of Organic Agriculture called, Homa Therapy. I have over 10 ha of Cocoa plantation, which I had to abandon, because the plants refused to produce.”

“The plants flowered very well, but the fruits didn’t form well and they fell from the tree. From the few fruits we could harvest, 80% were attacked with the fungus Moniliasis also known as frosty pod rot (Moniliophthora roreri) and Witches’ Broom, were small in size and the production was very low. We received guidance regarding pruning and cleaning of the plantation from Engineer Carlos Ruiz, a specialist in cocoa cultivation, but the harvest was smaller each time.”

“I also had many old cocoa plants without production, so I decided to plant beside them a new cocoa plant to replace them. These plants already were one year old and were still of the same size like I had planted them and they had yellowish leaves, as if they were affected by a fungi. I also had cocoa seedlings of the variety CCN51, planted 7 months ago, which showed little development, and they were all without vigor, just as the plantation itself, which served them as shade. This was the situation when I began to work with Homa Therapy.”

“After about two weeks, to be more exact after 18 days, the leaves started growing, were very green and brilliant, and with the time the foliage became more and more abundant. This is only due to the effect of the atmosphere that is created through the fires of Homa Therapy. The trees developed a strong flowering and they formed flowering clots. This process accelerated when I treated them with the Agnihotra ash solution. We have a healthy and abundant production.”

  • The fruits develop with a lot of shine, the size and flavor has increased.
  • Since I started Homa Therapy, the production has not decreased. I had a constant production from the month of May till today, even though it is not the time, the production and flowering maintain.
  • I observed a better production where the Agnihotra ash water solution is applied.
  • The old cocoa plants, which did not produce and where I had put a new seedling on their side, started to produce with a permanent flowering and forming of fruits. Even the seedlings have grown over 70 cm and have shiny, green and brilliant leaves. All this is due to the Homa Therapy effect.
  • The young plants of cocoa CCN51, were loaded with healthy fruits after only one year through the Homa Therapy effect. They have a lot of foliage and flowers, which even surprised the Cocoa specialist Engineer Carlos Ruiz and the journalist from America Television of Tingo María. Because plants with chemical applications and a lot of care being put into weeding begin their production after one and a half years, but more frequently it is seen after two years, then they bear fruits, which are affected by the Moniliasis.
  • I also want to say that the healthy fruits produced with Homa Therapy are in the middle of a completely with Moniliasis contaminated atmosphere, because the infected fruits were left in the plantation. In this situation of contamination I observe that through the Homa Therapy effect the cocoa plant is very strong, it is really astonishing.
  • The healthy, shiny fruits demonstrate the force and vigor the cocoa plants receive from the Homa Therapy.
  • The more frequently the Agnihotra-ash-water solution is applied, the more loaded the trees are with fruits. That means that the production is increased and this fact is for us farmers great.
  • In bananas, variety Island, we observed that it could be harvested already after 5 1/2 months, using agrochemicals it takes 8 months.

“I beg you, gentlemen Cocoa engineers, who meet a lot of cocoa producers, to inform those farmers of the favorable results I have achieved in my work with cocoa using Homa Therapy. I am ready to teach any farmer the application of Homa Therapy and general how to manage cocoa. This would avoid that many farmers destroy hundred of hectares of cocoa because they believe that there is no solution for the Moniliasis fungus. Homa Therapy is the only solution and at low cost.”

Before Homa Therapy Treatment

After Homa Therapy Treatment

Black Sigatoka Project in Panama

In January, 1997, Roger Subotnik and I traveled to Panama to introduce Homa Therapy as a means to combat the plant disease Black Sigatoka. This leaf fungus attacks banana and plantain crops, and has killed thousands of acres of plantain trees in Venezuela and Colombia. Stronger and stronger fungicides have been used to fight the disease, and some success has been achieved for a while. But eventually a point is reached when the only chemicals capable of killing the fungus are also deadly to man. Hundreds of farmers in South America have abandoned their farms due to the devastation caused by this disease.

January 16, 1997 was the start of our project in Panama, to eliminate Black Sigatoka through the ancient Vedic science of Homa Therapy. The site chosen was the plantain farm of Francisco and Ismelda Baules. The farm measures two and a half hectares and is located eight kilometers from Puerto Armuelles, which is strongly infected with Black Sigatoka. Since the Baules’ economic situation has not allowed them to continue the chemical treatment for Black Sigatoka they are very grateful for Homa Therapy’s healing fires, and are open to experiencing their effects.

When I arrived at the farm, my first impression of the area was of a forest of trees with brown, dried, dead leaves; only a few leaves stood straight on the trees. Out of those trees approximately fifty percent were strongly infected and another twenty percent showed signs of the disease. Plants which bore fruits and were close to being harvested did not have a single green leaf left; all were either dying or dead. The harvested fruits were also infected. The peels had lots of dark spots and looked dirty. Each tree carried only fifteen to twenty fruits. There were only a few flowering plants coming up. The plants and the land appeared to have little strength. The atmosphere felt weak and depleted.

After Ten Days
Already in the first week of daily performance of Agnihotra at sunrise and sunset and four hours of Om Tryambakam fire new leaves have started growing in mass and the area around where the Yajnyas are performed has a new glow. The atmosphere is getting stronger and so is the energy of the place and the plants.

After Twenty Days
People are coming daily to learn about this Ayurvedic healing fire. They are noticing a change and are observing that the area looks a lot greener. More and more new leaves are sprouting on the trees. They are strong and healthy and they stay that way. The infection rate is visibly decreasing.

After Thirty Days
The plants that are sending out flowers are healthier now. For example, out of nine leaves, three are infected with the disease and another one carries spots of S.N. The rest are growing and healthy. Francisco states that he has seen an improvement of forty percent on his farm.

After Forty Days
On some days streams of people come from nearby places to experience Agnihotra and hear about its purifying and healing effects. Mothers bring their asthmatic children so they can inhale the healing smoke from the fire. They also ask for Agnihotra ash so they can use it to prepare some simple folk medicines. Then they come back and report that their child has slept calmly and peacefully for the first time in a long time without asthma attacks, that the pain from sore muscles vanished after massaging them with ghee mixed with powdered Agnihotra ash, that sore throats are healed by drinking a mixture of Agnihotra ash, lemon and honey, that stomach pains disappear after taking powdered Agnihotra ash with water, that swollen joints, skin problems, headaches, and open wounds all get better and heal through the use of Agnihotra ash medicines. Some people are just coming to experience the peaceful atmosphere which releases their stress and tension and makes their faces light up and glow with a light that is deep within all of us.

After Fifty Days
The plants are thriving even though rain is lacking, and water is essential for all life on this planet. Some of the weaker plants fall over, but the overall energy is strong and healthy. The atmosphere feels full and nutritious. Elidor, the neighbor from across the road, reports remarkable progress on his plantation, too. The new plants are strong and have no signs of infection. They’re producing shoots and growing; a full, lustrous green fills the view. Dots of new flowers are coming up, which is unusual for this time of the year.

After Sixty Days
The old dead leaves have been cut off the plants by Francisco and his stepson Julio. The area seems to be a green paradise now. Since they have been working on the plants and watching closely, they state that the young plants are very strong and disease-free. The new harvest shows that there are up to five green leaves at the time the plant is cut. And the plantains are clean. This is also the first harvest in which the flowers came up in Yajnya atmosphere. The bunches of plantains carry up to 35 fruits. It is wonderful to experience this tremendous change in only two months’ time. Francisco now says that he has a seventy percent improvement on his farm.