Defence institute develops immunity boosting herbal room freshener
04 September 2020
Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, a deemed to be university, has developed an immunity boosting herb-based room freshener named `Healthy Air’ to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The product consists of a blended solution of the natural herbal oils, which instinctively acts as an immunity booster for the body, and exhibits anti-cancerous, anti-microbial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. It is herbal-based product is non-carcinogenic, non-toxic, non-mutagenic, and purifies the air, and makes it breathable.
The product containing various extracts of herbal oils like neem, Neelgiri, camphor, daalcheeni, tulsi, lemon, turmeric, laung, ajwain, lavender, elaichi, turmeric, natural vetiveru, raimuniya and pine oil has been developed by Metallurgical and Materials Engineering department.
The product is also experimented in aerodynamic state of the art laser-based visualisation lab for understanding the flow profile, formation of primary aerosol particles, aerosol breakdown thresholds as a function of particle size, particle density etc. Result showed that secondary particles are not noticed which result in poor dispersion of primary particles.
The product helps in removing toxic fumes, cleanses the air, and does not contain any synthetic solvent / surfactant in its formulation. Further, it possesses stress and anxiety reducing capabilities upon breathing and helps in treating respiratory illness. Considering the blend of herbal extracts, the developed product acts as a natural insecticide, with no toxicity for human body, and in addition acts as a room freshener.
Healthy Air does not contain any synthetic chemicals or secondary solvents. Whereas the commercial room fresheners mostly contains synthetic adsorbents, surfactants, disinfectants, oxidisers, allergens, and chemical air sanitisers in the main formulation and could affect respiratory system and brain neural sensing. They do not contain any immunity boosting agents and does not possess the anti-bacterial properties.
Healthy Air supports respiratory condition in healthy way, does not affect brain neural sensing and is useful for people suffering from allergic reactions, breathing problems related to asthma, headache, nasal irritation, or soreness in throat as the product is mainly made of natural herbal extracts which works as immunity booster.
The product can be used in any kind of rooms, conference halls, at public places, hospitals, malls, cinema halls, waiting lounges / rooms of airports / railway stations etc. This product is packed in a container with wick loaded in a dispenser.
The institute will make technology of this product freely available to Indian start-ups, and companies fighting the current pandemic situation.