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Homeopathy for Plants

Homeopathy for PlantsA handy guide to the most common plant diseases, pests and damage with information on how to treat them homeopathically. Christiane Maute is a pioneer in this field, who started treating the useful and ornamental plants in her garden with homeopathy ten years ago.

The way in which plants react to homeopathic treatment is in many cases astonishing.Ms. Mautegives the main homeopoathic remedies for all the most common diseases, such as leaf spot on roses, tomato blight, fire blight on fruit trees, aphics, leaf curl, cancer, mildew, fruit rot and sooty mould, along with problems like slug infestation and weak growth.

Treatments for the consequences of frost and hail damage, exposure to excess damp, heat and sunlight, as well as ‘wounds’ inflicted when pruning or repotting are also explained clearly, so that any amateur gardener can use them.
Useful illustrations and brief notes are supplied for most of the diseases discussed, enabling even the novice to recognise the ailment at a glance and easily find the right remedy. The dosage and treatment method are described in detail. The book is rounded off by a short, clear materia medica giving information on each remedy.

A guide particularly suitable for amateur gardeners which is easy to follow and will quickly turn even ‘non-homeopaths’ into enthusiastic users.

This book has in fact turned out to be the most efficient ways to spread homeopathy in general. Some people would not dare to treat their dog or their husband themselves (:-)but they are curious to try homeopathy on aphids. As this often works miraculously many fall in love with homeopathy and dive deeper into the subject.

Sets of Remedy Preparations Mentioned in the Book by Christiane Maute

Christiane Maute"Treating plants with homeopathy requires time and patience, but it is well worth it, as indicated by its effects: aphids literally fall from the leaves. After just a few hours there were only a few aphids remaining."

- from Demeter Rundbrief, April, 2011 (ISBN: 978-3-943309-21-8)

"It is often said that one must believe in Homeopathy for it to work. As plants cannot do that, there must be something real at work here."

- from the article 'Globuli für den Garten', Country, April 2011

Source: http://www.narayana-publishers.com/Homeopathy-for-Plants/Christiane-Maute/b11109

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Homeopathy for Farm and Garden - 2nd Edition

A pioneering new book on homeopathy for plant diseases.

Homeopathy for PlantsVaikunthanath Das Kaviraj, an experienced homeopath, stumbled by accident upon the homeopathic treatment of plants when he was asked to treat a rust problem in apple trees. The apples had dark red rings on the skin and needed more watering than normal. The symptoms of redness with thirst fitted the remedy Belladonna, which he duly administered. To everyone’s surprise, the rust problem disappeared. What‘s more, the apples the following year tasted noticeably better. For Kaviraj, this was a turning point. In the next twelve years, he undertook intensive research in this area, employing homeopathy for all kinds of plant diseases.

This book focuses on the homeopathic treatment of plants in cases of malnourishment, parasitic and fungal attack, bacterial and viral disease, damage, and weed infestation.

Alongside well-known homeopathic remedies such as Calendula for damage during repotting or Calcium phosphoricum for root rot, he also presents less common remedies, such as Hyssopus for bacterial rots and blights, and Mentha viridis for pest control, as well as Ocimum basilicum for tomato diseases and Ricinus communis for pests in viticulture. A profoundly thought-provoking book that could revolutionize the future of farming.

The new 2nd edition offers several key improvements (ISBN: 978-3-941706-47-7):

- The previous alphabetical arrangement has been replaced with a helpful new layout structured by topic, making the book simpler and easier to use as a practical reference work.

- Using input from the latest studies and practical field experience, many interesting new remedies have been added. These provide greater choice and help you to precisely select the best remedy to treat plant disease in a more specific way. Some of these remedies have already been successfully applied, as shown by user feedback in our internet forum.
- Pests, diseases, and nutrient problems are illustrated by 137colored photos.

"Homeopathy for plants opens up a whole new and exciting area of exploration that may yield major benefits for agriculture. Who knows the boundaries of homeopathy?” - Anne Sheptyck, Canada

"... The author has accumulated an enormous amount of useful information here in a groundbreaking book. The Materia Medica and Repertory are easy to follow and the selection of a suitable remedy should not pose too much difficulty. This technique is certainly worth trying as it is neither expensive nor time-consuming and will not have an adverse effect on the environment." - Tony Scofield

To the Website:Homoeopathic remedies for farm and garden

Experience with slugs:  

"Helix tosta 6: I initially had my doubts whether this would work. I sow my vegetables in winter on the windowsill. Later I move the seedlings to a cold frame – from then on, I always needed to spread slug pellets otherwise nothing survives. This year I tested Helix tosta as described in the book: 1st dose 10 ml in 10 liters of water; 2nd dose a week later, 5 ml in 10 liters water; 3rd dose another week later, 2.5 ml in 10 liters water. The results were amazing. After just one dose, there was not a single slug to be seen! The seedlings were untouched. Later I moved the plants to the field and even there they were undisturbed for quite some time. The snails ate a few plants but didn't return the next day.  

In greenhouses, the remedy is ideal. Before, I'd already given up planting lettuce. Even in the greenhouse, everything got eaten up. This year, I started another trial out of curiosity. I treated the plants after planting as described. 19 out of 20 plants survived untouched, which I found very convincing." (JM) 

Source: http://www.narayana-publishers.com/Homeopathy-for-Farm-and-Garden/Vaikunthanath-Das-Kaviraj/b8241

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Homoeopathy for Farm and Garden - 1st Edition

Vaikunthanath Das Kaviraj

Homeopathy for PlantsA pioneering work on the homeopathic therapy of plant disease. The author enters completely uncharted territory with this work, the long-term effects of which we can only speculate about.

The publisher: - "It is evident that l have, so far, only scratched the surface. Nonetheless, l see a great future ahead for both homoeopathy and agriculture ... this field of work deserves to be explored to its limits and l hope that l have aroused sufficient curiosity in my colleagues for them to contribute to its expansion."

Vaikunthanath Das Kaviraj, co-founder of the Magic Bus Company, author of the 'Boon Files', and friend of the 'Merry Pranksters', worked on tree nurseries and organic dairy farms until he found homoeopathy when seriously ill in India. The desire to understand what had cured him when everything eise had failed, lead to an apprenticeship in the 1970s followed by 10 years running Dr. Chatterjee's rural clinic.

His work with plants began in Switzerland in 1986 when a friend suggested he try treating an apple cordon that had developed a virulent bright red rust. To everyone's surprise, Belladonna cleared the rust and left a much better-tasting apple than the trees had produced up until then! This experience inspired the years of research in Australia and Europe that form the basis of this book. (ISBN: 978-0-9517890-5-6)

Source: http://www.narayana-publishers.com/Homoeopathy-for-Farm-and-Garden/Vaikunthanath-Das-Kaviraj/b4218 

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What is Agro-Homeopathy

Agri-Homeopath is one of the sciences based on vitalism and on agro-ecological principles, dedicated to understanding nature, it's biodiversity, biological cycles and interactions, and principally it's vital energy (Fig. 1). Vitalistic agriculture is the application of agro-ecological basics and the vital force or principle which rules nature. It is employed in the organization of the agro-ecosystem, and is used in the production of healthy food within a dynamic equilibrium. This agricultural perspective comprehends the principle of life and death (vital energy) and thereby knows that both states of the material concept are essential for a productive system with low energetic costs. (Fabricio Rossi, 2005). 

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The vital force is defined as the unity of action which rules physical life, conferring it with its own sensations and responses. This principle is dynamic, immaterial, differs from body and soul, and integrates the totality of the organism, organizing all its physiological phenomena. In this manner, the imbalanced vital force produces manifestations such as physical, emotional and mental symptoms, which we call disease. In the state of health the parts of the organism are maintained in harmony or balance. Agro-homeopathy is a tool to re-establish homeostasis of the systems of the plant, that is to say, of an agro-ecosystem in dynamic equilibrium.

The special nature of homeopathic remedies testifies that the living organism possesses subtle unities difficult to explain by modern scientific knowledge. The veracity of effects of homeopathic medicines is confirmed daily in clinical practice, denoting that the living organism is currently the one and only thing capable of confirming the said dynamic action. The ability of homeopathic remedies to cause changes in animals, plants and the soil, confirms that these effects are not due to psychological effects (placebo). The results obtained are undeniable, therefore, we can expect over the next century, a further comprehension of the therapeutic mechanisms of homeopathy (CORREA et al., 1997). The investigations with plants will contribute to the expansion and consolidation/implementation of homeopathy (Fabricio Rossi, 2005).


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