Almost any remedy might be called for in obstetrics and gynæcology but these are some that are frequently indicated.
Arnica montana. During the later years of my obstetrical work, I gave Arnica 6X routinely to all of my obstetrical patients-following delivery, unless some other remedy was specifically indicated. It hastened recovery and relieved the soreness of the tissues. It also helped prevent any fever or other complications. The 6X potency was used instead of a higher one because in the modern hospitals of today, there are too many things used routinely that would interfere with a higher potency.
Calendula. Calendula used externally is not really homœopathic, but I always kept a bottle of the tincture in the obstetrical department to be used on any sutures where there were lacerations.
The obstetrical nurses were very careful to tell me when the bottle was getting empty, as they said that they had never seen anything relieve the soreness of lacerations as it did. Many doctors recommend diluting the Calendula, but I have found that it is more effective when used full strength, only applying it sparingly. It is also useful as a vaginal douche when diluted to one-fourth or fifth strength. I would not want to practice medicine without Calendula as it is practically the only antiseptic that we use loyally.
Pulsatilla. One of the earliest complaints of the pregnant woman is morning sickness. It may vary from a condition which is merely disagreeable to one that is very serious. Choice of the remedy depends on the type of patient and the concomitant symptoms. Pulsatilla to for the timid, weepy peevish woman who is phlegmatic in temperament and slow in her reactions. Worse in the evening, cannot get to sleep at night. Chilly, yet aggravated by heat. Aggravated by rich food, by pork. No thirst. Pulsatilla is indicated in labor pains ceasing ; distressing ; spasmodic ; irregular ; too weak ; too strong ; too slow ; ineffectual. False pains and labor-like pains which make her walk about to obtain relief. Dr. W. A. Yingling, in his Accoucheur’s Emergency Manual, says that abnormal presentations may be righted if Pulsatilla is given before the membranes are ruptured or the presenting parts are finally engaged. Other remedies will do the same but Pulsatilla is probable more often indicated for such a condition. It is suitable for mild, fearful women, who are in an apparently healthy condition, yet the uterus seems almost inactive in the labor.
Natrum Mur. The Natrum mur. patient is excitable, laughs immoderately at something not ludicrous, and then becomes sad and anxious. When consoled she become angry. Throbbing headache, pain as if the head would burst. Violent hiccoughs. Nausea is caused by bread, acids food, fats and the smell of tobacco. Worse in the morning, better from cold things. The nausea is accompanied by pyrosis and vomiting of thin watery fluid. Unquenchable thirst but craves salt. Natrum mur. may be indicated when labor pains are ineffectual.
Ignatia. Ignatia has many of the symptoms of Natrum mur. but is characterized by hysteria, much sighing and sobbing. Nausea with weak sinking feeling in the stomach is relieved by eating or taking a deep breath. Craving for acids and indigestible things. Severe twitching and cramps, worse from pressure. The headache of Ignatia is usually a sharp, boring pain. Nervous spasms amounting almost to convulsions during labor. It is useful in nausea, arrested labor, after-pains and hæmorrhage where-indicated.
Arsenicum album has nausea from sight or smell of food ; regurgitation of acrid matter, worse after eating or drinking. Craves small amounts of acid water often but loves warmth. Irritable, restless, anxious with fear of death. It is indicated in labor where there is a sense of exhaustion after every effort, however small.
Nux vomica has pyrosis after acid or fatty foods and continual nausea, worse in the morning. Sleepless at night, irritable no appetite and constipated. Nux vom. may be indicated in metrorrhagia, false or inefficient labor pains and where after pains are too violent.
Moschus has violent vomiting in the morning at the sight of food. Fainting, hysteria, violent rage. Feels cold, is better from warmth. There is aggravation from pressure, motion or cold. Sulphur is indicated in labor when the pains are too weak or cease and in cases of retained placenta, with hour-glass contractions. Symptoms are sudden and frequent flushes of heat all over the body, burning eructations, worse from warmth and at 11 A. M. There is great desire for sweets, aggravation from milk. Weakness at 11 A. M. and must eat, but eats little and drinks much.
Cimicifuga racemosa is another remedy having a tonic effect on the uterus, preventing miscarriage. The patient is worse by touch, motion, cold air and better from rest. When abort pains are severe and tedious, Cimicifuga causes the pains to become rhythmic and softens the rigid os. It promotes normal involution and hastens recovery.
It has nausea of pregnancy with severe frontal headaches with intense pain in the eyes, better from pressure. Dejection and incessant talking. It is used in the treatment of painful and irregular menstruation and in pregnancy where there is a tendency to abortion and given before term it renders labor easier, prevents after-pains.
Aletris farinosa often gives relief in most obstinate vomiting of pregnancy and in weak persons with a tendency to abortion. There is weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, and nausea better from drinking coffee or eating dinner. It is also indicated in menorrhagia with profuse, very dark blood.
Helonias, like the two preceding remedies, is a uterine remedy of great power, tonic in its effects on the prolapsed uterus and ligaments, valuable in threatened abortion and often in albuminuria of pregnancy, also. The breasts are sensitive and there ma, be severe backache, worse over the kidneys. Worse from motion cool air and better from warm air. When indicated it is helpful in amenorrhœa and dysmenorrhœa.
Vipera torva is indicated many times in varicosities and phlebitis during pregnancy and the menopause. A striking modality is the sensation as if the legs would burst when hanging down. Also remember Hamamelis in knotty, swollen, painful varicose veins and ulcers.
One could enumerate many more remedies valuable in obstetrics and gynæcology not mentioned here. In conclusion may I say that homœopathic prescribing prevents many complications in pregnancy, averts many malformations in the newborn and carries the patient through the menopause much comfortably than under any other form of treatment.
A. DWIGHT SMITH, M. D.,
Source : Journal of American Institute of Homœopathy, March April 1967.
Thanks to John Benneth for this article
YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A GENIUS IQ TO UNDERSTAND HOMEOPATHY
The writer is indeed perceptive in calling for references. Every statement against homeopathy turns out to be false, and there really aren’t any exceptions. Critics say homeopathy’s rule of “like cures like” has no correlatives in science. This isn’t true. In magnetic fields, like repels like. In chemistry, like dissolves like. In alcoholism, hair of the dog that bit you.“Bartender, methamphetamine for all my ADHD friends. And the smallpox vaccine for the Apaches!”“If water has a memory,” they quibble, “then why doesn’t it remember everything that passes through it?” Well, why doesn’t magnetic recording tape remember everything that’s been recorded on it, it’s not a Victrola, or why don’t the memories in atheist computers remember all the porn they’ve watched?Because it gets erased!Homeopathy is often indicted as not being evidence based, when in fact it has built its protocols on evidence alone by directly observing the action of its curative substances on human subjects in double and even triple blind trials. In fact, it has been asserted that homeopaths invented the double blind trial. All classical homeopathic remedies are subjected to “provings,” tests on volunteers to see what symptoms they elicit.Homeopathy has borne the burden of epidemics, outperforming its allopathic counter
Originally posted on The John Benneth Journal:
Amidst vicious attacks on its credibility, the world’s smartest woman has denied it was her who wrote a letter in response to an article about Swedish authorities accepting homeopathy.
11/14/2011 UPDATE: WORLD’S SMARTEST WOMAN ENDORSES HOMEOPATHY?
Apparently not, at least NOT YET.
After it has been called to my attention, by one of our faithful readers, that the Marilyn vos Savant of “world’s smartest woman” fame has denied writing the letter that appeared under the same name in a comment responding to an online article, I am amending my assertions, equivocally.
Well, certainly it should come as no surprise that those of the highest echelons of intelligence have validated, used, supported or endorsed homeopathy. But really, what constitutes such a claim as the world’s most intelligent anybody? What about some of these evil geniuses? How smart, really, are they? Shouldn’t intgelligence include indices for how well you get along with others? Does…
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WArning to all parents VACCINES are harming your children!
Originally posted on ________________Child Health Safety_________________:
[ED: Readers should note that a paper presented at a scientific conference is a citable reference for publication purposes. That applies to Dr Lucija Tomljenovic's paper discussed in this article.]
An extraordinary new paper published by a courageous doctor and investigative medical researcher has dug the dirt on 30 years of secret official transcripts of meetings of UK government vaccine committees and the supposedly independent medical “experts” sitting on them with their drug industry connections.
If you want to get an idea of who is responsible for your child’s condition resulting from a vaccine adverse reaction then this is the paper to read. What you have to ask yourself is if the people on these committees are honest and honourable and acting in the best interests of British children, how is it this has been going on for at least 30 years?
This is what everyone has always known but…
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(Click here for more articles by Dr Viera Scheibner)
A note from Bronwyn Hancock: This note is just to ensure that all credit goes to Dr Viera Scheibner for the enormous amount of time and effort that she put into collecting and studying over 100,000 pages of medical research (before we had the internet!), that is the source of much of the medical (particularly the older) research referenced in those articles on this site that have been written by me. What I do on this site is try to summarise the knowledge gained from that extensive (and other) research into easy-to-read articles.
Step number one is to learn what is in vaccines.
Would you allow someone you don’t know to inject something you don’t know into your, your child’s or your pet’s body?
The damage, including brain damage, resulting from these toxins can vary from mild enough not to be apparent, through to severe, in some cases death.
- Bronwyn Hancock – January 2002
Adjuvants are chemical substances which are added to vaccines to “boost” immune response, but many of them are known to cause a range of serious side-effects.
- Dr Viera Scheibner – Written for Nexus Magazine (December 2000-January 2001 and February-March 2001 issues (this article divided into Parts 1 and 2 respectively))
So will these poisons really be protective?
If you’re going to allow these injections of poisons, you will need to have some pretty solid scientific evidence that they will do the opposite of what common sense would lead you to expect.
Do vaccines protect against diseases at all?
Article demonstrating the ineffectiveness of vaccines and explaining the reasons for their ineffectiveness. Check out the very significant update added 16th July 2004!!
– Bronwyn Hancock – January 1999
Major problems with the vaccine procedure
Another article about why the theory behind vaccination is flawed.
– Bronwyn Hancock – July 2003
Comment on 2009-2011 news: Lessons from whooping cough epidemics
The resistance of theory to reality, which repeatedly shows vaccination to be counterproductive.
– Bronwyn Hancock – January 2009, last updated September 2011
And should we even be trying to prevent specific diseases?
Response to statement by Australian Homoeopathic Association on Homoeopathic Prophylaxis
– Bronwyn Hancock December 1998
Information on some specific vaccines.
Your best chance of getting your worst ever case of the ‘flu.
– Bronwyn Hancock Jan 2004
Cervical Cancer Vaccine
A vaccine that is claimed to prevent cancer is causing damage that is a precursor to cancer?
- Bronwyn Hancock Aug 2007
Meningococcal C Vaccination
A vaccination program now occurring in Australia (in 2003-2004) which blatantly, and on an enormous scale, violates the Nuremberg Code – it is indisputably a mass experiment without your informed consent, and involving an already demonstrated highly problematic vaccine.
- Bronwyn Hancock Nov 2003
Newborns from six to eight weeks old in several “developed” countries, including the US, Australia, Canada and, from 4th September 2006, the UK, are now subjected to yet another vaccine that for some is fatal, which is the new pneumococcal vaccine, Prevenar.
- Bronwyn Hancock Apr 2005
Polio Vaccination. Perhaps the most repeatedly asked question is: “But what about polio?”
We have ALL been repeatedly told that vaccination saved the world from polio, and we have all believed this. So of course no-one would believe that vaccination is ineffective without having researched this subject. Here is the truth: in summary, and in full.
– Bronwyn Hancock Oct 2004
Tetanus and Polio Vaccines
Some facts for parents who are worried about these diseases.
– Dr Viera Scheibner – Extract from The Informed Parent (TIP) magazine (Jan 1998)
– Bronwyn Hancock – Expanded in August 2003 from piece written for (and published in) New Vegetarian and Natural Health (Winter 2002)
Smallpox Vaccination. The excuses for vaccines failing and causing the diseases go right to the beginning of the vaccine industry.
– Bronwyn Hancock – December 2001
Vitamin K (given at birth).
Is this really safe and necessary?
– Bronwyn Hancock Oct 2003
Specific articles on some of the real effects of vaccines.
– Dr Viera Scheibner and Bronwyn Hancock Feb 2001
The culprit behind asthma and allergies: Vaccination
– Bronwyn Hancock April 2000
Dynamics of Critical Days as Part of the Dynamics of Non-specific Stress Syndrome Discovered During Monitoring with Cotwatch Breathing Monitor
This article, published in the Journal of ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine) in Dec 2004 contains the historic results of research into babies’ breathing conducted by Dr Viera Scheibner and the late Leif Karlsson (a biomedical electronics engineer) with Cotwatch breathing monitor, developed by Leif at Dr Scheibner’s suggestion in 1985/86. It was these results that first alerted Dr Scheibner to the toxic and sometimes lethal nature of vaccines, and provoked her to begin her in-depth research of the whole subject of vaccination.
- Dr Viera Scheibner 2004
Comments on Japanese SIDS Rebuttal
Response to the Australian Skeptics’ criticism of Dr Scheibner’s analysis of the Japanese data in relation to cot death and infant mortality (see http://www.skeptics.com.au/journal/anti-immune.htm )
- Dr Viera Scheibner
Shaken Baby Syndrome – The Vaccination Link
Many infants who suffer from so-called ‘shaken baby syndrome’ may be victims of undiagnosed vaccine damage. The result can be incarceration of a parent effectively for doing no more than submitting to vaccinating their child. There is no existing evidence that shaking a baby can even cause these injuries.
– Dr Viera Scheibner 1998
Examples: Alan Yurko is incarcerated in Florida, and Alejandro Mendez Vargas, who in his state (Pennsylvania) could be facing the death penalty. Visit their sites to learn more and support them.
Also note: If your government department responsible for child welfare suspects (note: suspects, NOT proves) you of harming your child, ALL your children can be taken off you, and you’ll have to fight hard to get them back. When you signed the (Australian) Marriage Act 1961 (or similar in your country), you unknowingly gave such power to the State. (If you wish you can get divorced and then married again under common law.)
Vaccine Damage Frequency and Stories
So many stories have been recounted by parents about the effects, often very immediate, on their previously healthy normal children of vaccines that presenting just a few here might not do justice to showing the numbers. I think it is just as effective for us to point to the summarised stories recorded on VAERS, at http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/data/ Note how the VAERS files are greatly increasing in size each year – so don’t let anyone tell you that they have made the vaccines safer in more recent years.
This Swiss site: http://www.impfschaden.info has also been set up as a place on which people can record adverse effects. Until recently the site was only in German, so the adverse effects to date (July 2010) have only been reported by people living in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but now it is in English and we encourage all who have experienced an adverse effect from vaccination (in themselves or their child) to report it here: http://impfschaden.info/en/vaccine-damage-report.html
I would defy anyone to read the sequence of events in these cases and prove that the vaccines received were not responsible for their effects, including death, most of which deaths were recorded as SIDS. (Yet we continue to be subjected to “reassurance” that vaccines do not cause cot death!)
So then, how frequent are vaccine reactions? The “CSV File, VAERS data” file for 2006 has a total of 17,434 reports for the US. The number of births each year in the US is about 3,750,000. 17,434/3,750,000 is 4.6 in 1000, so that is the approximate chance of there being an adverse event report for any given individual. We then need to make a significant adjustment in order to establish the risk of a reaction actually occurring, whether or not it is reported, which is this:
Sandy Mintz informs us that: “Former FDA commissioner David Kessler has said that it is thought 1% of serious drug reactions are reported to the FDA. A vaccine manufacturer testified that in their experience, a passive system (which is what VAERS is) results in around 2%. …Parents are being told by their doctors that even deaths within hours are not related, and are being discouraged from filing reports.”
Further to that, there are the longer term effects, such as the delayed, or gradual development of, auto-immune diseases, or cancer (e.g. mesothelioma, multiple myeloma or other cancers caused by the SV40 monkey virus that we know is still contaminating polio vaccines.) The above figures, even the greater number of reactions that go unreported to which David Kessler was referring, would most likely not take these into account. My mother died of multiple myeloma which may well have been caused by a polio vaccine that she had when she was younger, but no doctor even thought of investigating that. Even if they did think of it, what would motivate them to suggest the possibility or investigate it?
To report an adverse event after vaccination in Australia, click here, where you need to go to section 1.5.2, which has all the information you need and links to forms that need to be filled in. You no longer have to be a medical doctor to report adverse events after vaccination, so we strongly encourage you to report adverse events to try to prevent the government using a lack of reports as an excuse to falsely claim that adverse events are rare.
“Well, my child’s had lots of vaccines and he/she’s fine.”
Many parents find it hard to believe that vaccines can be so dangerous (for their own children, anyway), because in the case of their own particular vaccinated children, they seem to them to be fine. This reasoning may seem logical on the surface but there are some important facts (apart from the ineffectiveness of vaccines) of which they are not aware or mindful and which need to be considered:
Why no vaccination is ever safe
- Bronwyn Hancock
Is vaccination really what nature/God intended?
Vaccination and Religion
- Bronwyn Hancock
Your fully defendable right to refuse vaccines and choose your health care.
Your rights in respect to vaccination
- Bronwyn Hancock Dec 2003
Your freedom of choice in health care is now being directly violated! Act NOW!
Another wholistic doctor has just been deregistered in September ’04! This article is not specifically related to vaccination but to the freedom of doctors to practice alternative health care, and hence your freedom to obtain it.
Travel Vaccinations, including yellow fever
Travellers are usually incorrectly informed that they need vaccines for overseas travel. There are only a few countries where there is a theoretical requirement for vaccination certificates, and even then you can get around this.
– Bronwyn Hancock Feb 2006
‘Immunisation’ Against Diseases for Children
Submission to the Australian Capital Territory Government, covering the whole subject of
vaccination, in response to a public invitation to make submissions.
– Bronwyn Hancock May 1997
The robust health of vaccine-free children (like the child pictured)
Are you aware of the damage done by vaccines but are still pressured by a fear of the unknown? Learn about and observe for yourself how much healthier these poison-free children are. If you are reading this in time, you too can experience the joy of having “organically grown” children.
- Bronwyn Hancock December 2003
The History of Health – vaccination & other assaults on our immune systems
This interesting chronology, compiled by Val Valerian, shows how and why the world’s population has come to be inflicted with increasing numbers of vaccines even though they have never worked and have only been a health disaster. Only limited references are included, but many can be found on the internet (and elsewhere).
Further relevant note: In a recent Irish case (Best v Wellcome Foundation) the judge ruled that it was a bad batch of the whooping cough vaccine that caused the victim to develop permanent brain damage. Mrs Best located and presented to court the company’s internal memo stating that one particular batch of the three in one vaccine given to her son was a particularly reactogenic batch with a directive not to send all of it to the same area but disperse it so that there is no clustering of deaths and other serious side effects. Similarly, after four infants died of SIDS in Tennessee in 1979 within 24 hours of the administration of Wyeth’s DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus) vaccine, Wyeth adopted a policy of sending only small batches to widely dispersed geographical areas, so if a batch caused serious adverse reactions, their statistical impact would be reduced.
For another article that explains how and why governments do not just tolerate, but even work closely with an industry that behaves like this, see The Ghost Lobby – New Labour and the Pharmaceutical Industry (This particular article focuses primarily on the UK government but the same principle applies of course to the US and other governments.). Here is another example: Secret British MMR Vaccine Files Forced Open By Legal Action
Doctors’ Strikes Lower Death Rate
Some articles which summarise the effect of our “health” system on the community.
What Logic Dictates about Vaccines
A look at the subject of vaccination from the perspective of basic reasoning.
Click here for more articles by Dr Viera Scheibner
importance of delayed cord cutting when having a baby
Originally posted on MidwifeThinking:
When I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed student midwife I was awarded with a certificate and a box of chocolates. My achievement was collecting the most cord blood in the hospital. At that time the Local Health District was trialling a cord blood bank. The collected stem cells were to be used for treating leukaemia and for research. Every woman birthing in the hospital was asked to donate cord blood for the good cause, and many generously agreed. I was exceptionally good at collecting the blood. This post is a small attempt to repent for my sins.
In recent years cord blood collection and storage has become popular, particularly in the private sector. Cord blood contains magical stem cells, and the idea is that if your baby becomes ill in the future you may be able to use these cells as treatment. My concern with cord blood banking is the inadequate and misleading information given…
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Homeopathy For Plants
thanks to Irene SChwens
Gentle Remedies for your Garden and Farming
Although homeopathy’s effectiveness is still scientifically disputed, practical experience shows again and again that it works. For people, animals and even plants. Find out here how it works.
Plants love Homeopathic Remedies too! This discovery is relatively new – but it is finding ever more enthusiastic followers
Homeopathy is gaining in popularity not only in this country. Because of its gentle effectiveness. The finding that even plants respond to homeopathic remedies is fairly new and has become more widespread over the past few years.
In her book entitled “Homeopathy for Plants – A practical guide for indoor, balcony and garden plants with tips on dosage, use and choice of potency”, Naturopath Christiane Maute describes how she discovered homeopathy for plants through a Larkspur (Delphinium consolida). This is a plant from the buttercup family – Ranunculaceae. Larkspur flowers are almost as complex as the Orchids. She has used homeopathic medicine for years to treat her patients successfully. Then one day she bought a Larkspur at the market. When planting it, she dropped it and the main stalk snapped.
She reports that she simply thought she would try Arnica 200 CH. She dissolved a few pellets in water and poured the medicinal mixture over the Larkspur. The next day it stood upright. At first she thought it was a coincidence. She didn’t bandage it or do anything else to it. And then she thought that maybe plants are just as perceptive to certain things as we are and continued testing.
Sometime later the cherry tree in her back yard was affected by brown rot tip drought. A fungal disease that was going around in the whole region at the time. The naturopath poured Thuja 200 CH over it. It had proved to be a good remedy for fungal infections from cold dampness. She reports that the tree recovered quickly, that dry leaves continued to fall but that healthy green started to grow soon. A little later she received a call from one of her neighbors wondering what she did to her cherry tree – it was the only one in the neighborhood that still had green leaves!
The discovery how homeopathy can help plants came about accidentally
How to find the correct remedy
It is within the nature of homeopathy to determine the totality of symptoms by taking a thorough case. The German doctor Samuel Hahnemann who founded the system of homeopathy, saw disease as an alteration of a healthy person’s state of wellbeing, which expressed itself in the form of symptoms. You would approach these by asking: What makes it better? Or worse? What’s the cause? How is the pain, how is the emotional state?
Depending on the corresponding answers, you could be choosing different remedies for similar complaints. But plants cannot be consulted like people can. The only means to come to a remedy selection here is by closely examining their symptoms and cause, and to interpret them as accurately as possible using your intuition. This is where you would rely on your experience in treating people.
Try the key symptom of a remedy that you would normally give to a person, on plants. For example, in cases of freezing where the leaves turn to a light or silvery colour, use Aconite 200 CH. When the leaves are more of a reddish colour use Belladonna 200 CH. Just like with a feverish child. If the child is pale then you know it is an Aconite fever. If is extremely red on the other hand, like a hot tomato, then the remedy is Belladonna. And you see this on the leaves too. You simply convert it one to one.
Homeopathic remedies work on plants similarly to how they act on people. For example, Arnica helps with injuries and Thuja with fungal infections.
Determining which remedy works for what plant problem is often a matter of experience. A recommendation would be using a remedy that is indicated for a person in the given circumstance
It is a matter of choosing the correct Potency
Dosage and potency are chosen as required. Christiane Maute states that here too she uses the same guidelines as she does for people. If the wants to strengthen an organ, she will choose an X potency. For example Calcium carbonicum or Magnesium phosphoricum, but also Ferrum phosphoricum or Kalium phosphoricum. The sames goes for fertilization of plants. She uses 6X potencies for these purposes. When using X potencies you will need half a teaspoon of small pellets dissolved in 10 litres of water.
The higher potencies such as 30 CH or 200 CH are used to treat plant diseases, pests or weather damage. But the dosage is much lower. She uses 6 to 8 pellets dissolved in 30 litres of water here.
The higher potencies are disputed the most among the homeopathic remedies because according to Avogadro’s Law you cannot detect any molecules from the original substance in them. Still, it is astounding to see how fast they act when the right remedy is chosen.
Conventional medicine likes to attribute the effectiveness of the higher potencies to the placebo effect. This means that pure belief in the curative power of an actually ineffective substance causes healing. But in plant homeopathy, this attempt to explain away the remedies’ effectiveness does sound rather strange. So should we then think that it is the gardener’s belief in Cimicifuga 30 CH which is telepathically transferred to plant lice that compels them to leave? Because this has indeed been confirmed numerous times – even though the lice are not impressed by the remedy itself in any other way.
Besides, the biophysicist Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp showed already decades ago that plants do measurably respond to homeopathic medicines up to a potency of at least 12X. When it came to the higher potencies he believed that the resonance principle known in physics could be responsible for the effectual cause. The fact alone that Popp accepted a research assignment for homeopathy, led to him being banned from lecturing and losing his position at the University of Kaiserslautern back then.
This is how it works
Choosing the right Remedy
Carefully observe the plant’s symptoms and all concomitants. Then use a homeopathic repertory to determine the correct medicine.
Use only one remedy at a time. Let the pellets dissolve in water, then pour or spray the medicinal water onto the plants. Avoid using metal spoons to stir the mixture. Do not pour the water over your hands and do not inhale the spray mist.
Dosage using CH potencies
For indoor plants use 4 pellets dissolved in 1 litre of water. For outdoor plants, 6 – 8 pellets to 30 litres of water.
Dosage using X potencies
A half tsp. of 6X pellets dissolved in 10 litres of water.
After you first use a remedy, wait and see how the plant responds. If there is improvement, no further action is required. Re-dose only if the symptoms come back after initial improvement. You may wish to choose a higher potency this time. If the symptoms are not better, then change the remedy, and carefully re-examine the symptoms and causes.
For Rainy Days
If it rains for longer periods of time do not pour large amounts of water. In this case use only 6 to 8 pellets dissolved in 150 ml of water and apply in spoonfuls to the root areas.
A few pellets are often enough to heal plants. Even stubborn plant lice can be driven away with homeopathic medicines.
A Healthy Walnut Tree thanks to Homeopathic Remedies
Over the course of time, Naturopath Christiane Maute tried a number of homeopathic remedies for different events. Sometimes it took several attempts to determine the correct medicine. One day a neighbor came to her and complained about her walnut tree bearing black nuts. She first gave her Carbo vegetabilis 30 CH and then Arsenicum album 30 CH. Finally she thought that if the nuts are black, then they might have fallen victim to a fungus infection and tried the remedy Thuja 200 CH. The result: The walnut tree cast three black nuts. In the year before it was thousands of black nuts!
In the treatment of trees it has been found that pouring the medicinal water over the tree trunk and the soil within the radius of the tree crown was effective. Smaller plants can be watered or sprayed.
To treat your plants homeopathically, dissolve the pellets in water. Then rain it on the plants, spray it on or pour it in the area of the root ball.
Simple Instructions for Treatment
The indications in plant homeopathy are surprisingly diverse: Bacteria, viruses, weather damage, fungi, pests and even “emotional” problems. The practical examples that are easiest to follow are ready-made prescriptions in homeopathy. Slumping, a blow or a fall will respond well to Arnica. Cracks respond to Calendula or cuts after pruning are treated with Staphysagria 200 CH. When replanting or relocating a plant, Christiane Maute uses Arnica, simply to encourage root formation again.
Sometimes plants can be downright offended or very sensitive and then she gives Ignatia, a remedy for grief. Even when they are neglected when you are away on vacation for example, she gives a grief remedy which is a salt at the same time: Natrium chloratum in 30 CH.
The stress a plant is subjected to on relocation or pricking out can be relieved homeopathically as well – using Calendula 30 CH for example. Calendula has been found to act as an antiseptic and re-constructively and it makes the plant less prone to disease and bugs. The same goes for seeds – therefore she recommends that you put the seeds in Calendula water for a few hours prior to seeding your vegetable or flower plants. Two pellets to one litre of water will be enough.
Homeopathy even has antagonists to help treat scale insects and inch worms.
How to Protect the Environment
In plant homeopathy, not only the Law of Similars is effective. For this reason, agents that are commonly used in agriculture can be applied homeopathically. For example Petroleum for scale insects, or Copper and Sulphur for mildew.
In this way, the same effects are achieved in a gentler, cheaper and environmentally friendlier way – and this is one of the main advantages of plant homeopathy: getting away from the countless pesticides that poison not only our environment but in the end more and more us ourselves.
Another advantage of plant homeopathy is that it can be used proactively as well, for example for difficult to predict changes in the weather. Christiane Maute states that if she applies Aconite 200 CH early in the spring before budding, before proliferation of the leaves of the roses, and Belladonna 200 CH one week later, then frost damage is minimal. The plants also get black spot disease or rust fairly late in the season. Or, if it rains for a longer period of time and the roots of tomato plants are standing in the wet, then she gives Natrium sulphuricum 30 CH proactively. If it is cold, simply Belladonna 200 CH. This will start the heat. This will give them another good boost and the tomato late blight is significantly less.
Blight or rust are fungal infections that like to infest roses
Applications for Gardeners
◾Cimicifuga 30 CH (rolled up leaves/ flowers, sticky secretions) – works really well for roses and rosaceae
◾Natrium chloratum 30 CH (for neglect or over-fertilization)
◾Psorinum 200 CH (weak, puny plant sensitive to the cold)
◾Staphysagria 200 CH (plant weakened by injury)
◾Petroleum 30 CH (outdoor: weakness after the cold, indoor: warm, dry air, lack of light)
◾Psorinum 200 CH (weak, puny plants sensitive to the cold)
◾Sulphur 200 CH (sensitive to the cold, thirsty plant with problems absorbing water)
◾Psorinum 200 CH (weak, puny plants sensitive to the cold)
Sulphur 200 CH (sensitive to the cold, thirsty plant with problems absorbing water)
Helix tosta 6X (put the remedy in water and pour it over the ground)
◾Carbo vegetabilis 30 CH (yellowish-brown leaves, black fungal spots, sensitive to the cold)
◾Cuprum metallicum 30 CH (brown leaves, result of wetness)
◾Natrium sulphuricum 30 CH (result of long periods of rain with humid weather)
Thuja 30 CH / 200 CH (result of long periods of rain with cold weather)
(grey-whitish layer on the leaf surface)
◾Cuprum Metallicum 30 CH (white layer on the leaf surface)
◾Natrium sulphuricum 30 CH (after humid warm weather)
◾Thuja 30 CH (rainy spring and summer)
Lettuce Downy Mildew
(grey to greyish-purple layer on the leaf’s underside)
◾Cuprum Metallicum 30 CH (after lots of rain)
◾Natrium sulphuricum 30 CH (after rain with humid warm weather)
◾Thuja 30 CH / 200 CH (after long periods of rain)
Sulphur 200 CH (in the heat or cold followed by heat)
Black Spot Disease
(black, star-shaped spots on green leaves)
◾Carbo vegetabilis 30 CH
◾Cuprum metallicum 30 CH (after lots of rain)
◾Natrium sulphuricum 30 CH (after rain with humid warm weather)
◾Thuja 30 CH / 200 CH (after damp cold weather, high humidity)
◾Rhus toxicodendron 30 CH (after cold, wet weather)
Leaf Spot Disease
◾Lycopodium 30 CH (bugs and wet weather)
◾Rhus toxicodendron 30 CH (after cold, damp weather)
◾Aconite 200 CH (after a sudden storm, cold front)
◾Arnica 200 CH (slumping, a blow or a fall)
◾Calendula 30 CH (abrasions, cracks)
◾Gelsemium 200 CH (injury due to repotting)
◾Staphysagria 200 CH (cuts after pruning of trees)
◾Arsenicum Album 200 CH (plant stays small, after periods of heat and dryness)
◾Calcium carbonicum 6X (good fertilizer for lime-deficient soil)
◾Calendula 30 CH (weakness due to torn off roots or injury)
◾Kalium phosphoricum 30 CH (at first lush, then begins to ail)
◾Psorinum 200 CH (dwarfish, not thriving plants)
◾Silicea 200 CH (strengthening of the plant’s cellular tissue)
Thuja 30 CH / 200 CH (after wet cold weather, high humidity)
Exchange of Experiences is important
Homeopathy by principle is a science based on experience. And with respect to plants we are really only at the beginning. In her book which has become a bestseller in the meantime, Christiane Maute addressed a large number of plant lovers and started an active exchange of experiences. There have been numerous reports from plant lovers, one for example of a lady stating that although she is not a big gardener, using Aconite for rose rust gave her a huge sense of achievement – her roses have never before been this nice!
How Professionals are using this Knowledge
But it’s not only the home gardeners who are favoring homeopathy over pesticides. Followers include seasoned professionals as well, whose existence depends upon the growth and wellbeing of their plants. It’s been an exciting journey for many. Seeing mealybugs disappear after being treated with Cimicifuga 30 CH, for example. These are difficult to combat using even conventional / chemical substances. Or to see the robust scale insects die off as if by magic, thanks to Petroleum 30 CH.
Of course there have been disappointments too, because the correct remedy is not always obvious at first. But all in all, success speaks for itself. Some horticultural engineers have reported using 90 % less chemistry in the past year thanks to homeopathy and plant fortifiers. This was possible because preventative homeopathic measures were taken and only the seemingly unsolvable acute problems were combatted using classical fixes.
Pellets – Success in the Vineyard too!
These experiences are exemplary for the vineyard too as they offer a promising outlook, economically and environmentally. There are wine growers in Germany who have farmed their vineyards not only organically, but using homeopathy as well. And the resulting wine has earned numerous awards of excellence.
Always in tune with Nature
You need to watch for sufficient greening in between the vine rows, to think holistically, so to say. The more you are concerned with the vine, making sure that it feels good within a diversity of flora, the more you can be certain of a resulting product that you can be proud of. By abandoning pesticides and chemical fertilizers, a better quality of grape can be achieved.
Higher potencies that are used include for example Belladonna to reduce susceptibility to infections in hot humid weather and Dulcamara in damp foggy weather. Also, Cuprum has been used for Lettuce Downy Mildew, preventatively too, and Aconite for sudden events such as a cold front coming through. Silicea is used on the vineyard to strengthen the tissue structure of leaves and new shoots, and Arnica for injuries of vines and grapes.
Medium to low potencies are also used when needed: For example Hypericum 6X if the sun is too strong or Crategus if a vine needs a boost to get over critical situations. The German wine maker Rainer Loacker who is also founder of the Italian homeopathic manufacturing company Remedia, has demonstrated for the past 35 years that success in the vineyard is possible using biodynamics and homeopathy. But he hasn’t found many followers yet, because most of his colleagues find his method too cumbersome. He feels that if you want to use homeopathic medicines then you really need to delve into it. Because homeopathy is so comprehensive that he has never really stopped learning, he says.
Still, it would be desirable to have the enthusiasm for plant homeopathy that we see among home gardeners expand also to full-time farmers. Because every reduction in pesticides that poison us and our environment is to be welcomed. Besides, this offers not only a health and environmental advantage, but also an economical advantage which is not to be poked fun at. Because 30 litres of homeopathic medicinal water cost no more than $ 0.30, as calculated by Christiane Maute.
Irene Schwens, DHMHS, C.Tran.
Owner / Homeopath
K-W Homeopathic Medicine and Wellness Clinic
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