AKP Healing India suggest to play safe Holi. Here are few scientific reasons researched by Dr. Amit Kaur Puri behind celebrating holi. Holi is played in the Spring Season which is a period between end of winter and advent of summer. We normally go through the transition phase of winter and summer. The period induces the growth of bacteria in the atmosphere as well as in the body. When Holika is burnt, temperature of the nearby area raises around 50-60 degree Celsius. Following the tradition when people perform Parikrama (go around the bonfire/pyre), the heat coming from the bonfire kills the bacteria in the body and cleanses it.
Plant based sources of colours:
Green: Mehendi and dried leaves of Gulmohur tree, leaves of spring crops and herbs, Spinach leaves, rhododendron leaves and pine needles.
Yellow: Turmeric (Haldi) powder, Bael fruit, amaltas, species of chrysanthemums, and species of marigold, dandelions, sunflowers, marigolds, daffodils and dahlias, gram flour.
Red: Rose or the bark of crab apple trees, Red Sandal wood Powder, feels of Red Pomegranate, flowers of Tesu tree (Palash), fragrant red sandal wood, dried hibiscus flowers, madder tree, radish and pomegranate.
Saffron : flowers of Tesu tree (Palash), Mixing lime with turmeric powder creates an alternate source of orange powder, barberry.
Blue: Indigo, Indian berries, species of grapes, blue hibiscus and jacaranda flowers.
Brown Dried Tea leaves, red maple trees, Katha.
Black: Some species of grapes, fruit of Gooseberry (Amla)
Dr. Amit Kaur Puri Founder and President AKP Healing India