Here is a news piece from The Guardian that can add some spice to our understanding of plant remedies. Since the time of Hahnemann, homeopaths have observed that various plant remedies seem to have a personality of their own (the ‘mild’ Pulsatilla or the ‘hysterical’ Lilium or the ‘nervous’ Ignatia). Now scientists have shown that plants are not as passive in real life as they were supposed to be. They have more sense and more ability to react to various circumstances in real life than was supposed earlier. May be the difference in the psychological profile of various homeopathic medicines results from the ‘Individuality’ of the ‘totality’ of the plant – not just its chemical componenets!
Tuesday April 13, 2004
The debate over whether plants have feelings is about to be reopened with the publication of research by scientists in Italy and Germany.
Their findings suggest that plants under threat communicate the danger to plants nearby; they also call in help from other creatures.
Biologists at the University of Turin and the Max Planck Institute in Jena were yesterday reported to have found evidence that plants sensed – and reacted to – the presence of hungry, leaf-chomping grubs. Their response was to emit an odour similar to that of lavender.
This alerted other plants to the presence of a predator. But it also served to call in what modern military planners would term air support. Wasps, the natural enemies of grubs, were drawn by the odour to the plant where they either devoured the grub or injected it with eggs that later killed it.
Dr. Manish Bhatia
BHMS, BCA, M.Sc. Homeopathy (UCLAN, UK), CICH (IACH, Greece)
Dr. Manish Bhatia is the Founder Director of Hpathy.com, world’s leading homeopathy portal, serving homeopathy to more than half a million people every month. He is also Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone.
He runs a consultation office at Jaipur (Asha Homeopathy) and is one of the most well known Indian homeopaths globally. He has been practicing since 2001 and is helping Autism and other psychiatric patients since 2006. He was awarded Rajasthan’s foremost Raja Pajvan Dev Award For Excellence in the field of Medicine in 2015.
He has been working as an Asso. Professor of Organon of Medicine at S. K. Homeopathic Medical College since 2002. He was awarded with the prestigious APJ Abdul Kalam State Level Teacher’s Award in 2016. He has also given seminars and webinars in several countries of Europe, Americas and Australia.
He is the author of Lectures on Organon of Medicine Vol. I & II (English, Bulgarian, German editions), which are approved by the Central Council of Homeopathy (India) for BHMS and MD (Hom) syllabus. He is a contributing author to the book “Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research” and co-editor of “The Fireside Book of Homeopathy Tales.”