February 2014

Editorial: the green homeopathic evolution

by Deborah Collins

Homeopathy has already proved its worth in the treatment of both acute and chronic illnesses in humans and animals, so it seems a logical step that it should also work effectively for plants. And yet, for many, this step seems to be a difficult one to make. I speak for myself… Years ago, a student of mine told me about treating some of her dying houseplants with homeopathy. While the house was being painted on the inside, the houseplants had been put outside, and so damaged by the unexpected freezing temperatures that they looked on the verge of death, too far gone to help. She simply applied the basics of homeopathy: she diluted some Aconite 30C and poured a bit on the soil of each plant. Shortly after, the drooping branches perked up, and bright green leaves replaced the withered, blackened ones. The plants went on to flourish, despite the disbelief of those who had seen them at first. I must admit that I did not take this early lesson to heart until many years later, despite being a keen gardener myself. It was only on hearing of the work of Kaviraj and Christiane Maute, enthusiastically related by Jürgen Sigwart of Narayana, that I tried out some of the prescriptions myself, first of all on a dying peach tree. Leaf curl, a fungal disease, had been decimating the peach tree: the leaves would curl and wither, and the tree produced little or no fruit. The solution in Kaviraj’s book, as well as in Christiane’s book, seemed to be Thuja, which they had both used with success in such fungal infection. My initial scepticism was overcome when I saw the tree that had been ailing for such a long time drop all its sick leaves and produce clean, healthy ones, as well as a good crop of peaches. I have gone on to treat various ailing plants since then, ones having suffered from frost damage or other adverse conditions, and the results have been consistently gratifying.

I imagine that for many homeopaths or those who make use of homeopathy, the situation might be similar – we are used to treating ourselves, our families, our patients and our animals with homeopathy, and do not realise that it is also possible to treat our plants. Instead of having to resort to harmful chemical agents, one can restore the natural balance of the plant and increase its vitality and immunity. This applies not only for home and garden, but also for agriculture. The implications of this are potentially immense. Although this branch of homeopathy is still in the early stages of development, the signs point to an interesting direction: healthier soil, healthier plants and crops, and chemical free food.

We invite you to try this out for yourselves, and to share your experiences with us.

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