Homeopathy and animals and plants
Homeopathic Doses of Gelsemium sempervirens Improve the Behavior of Mice in Response to Novel Environments - Dipartimento di Scienze Morfologico-Biomediche, Università di Verona, , Verona, Italy
Results: Neither dilutions of G. sempervirens affected the total distance traveled, indicating that the behavioral effect was not due to unspecific changes in locomotor activity. In conclusion, homeopathic doses of G. sempervirens influence the emotional responses of mice to novel environments, suggesting an improvement in exploratory behavior and a diminution of thigmotaxis or neophobia... READ MORE
An animal model for the study of Chamomilla in stress and depression - Faculty of Health Sciences, Brazilian Institute for Homeopathic Studies (FACIS-IBEHE), São Paulo, Brazil
Results: A decrease in the leukocyte count was observed in the amitriptyline and Chamomilla 6cH treated groups (p=0.039). These data suggest that treatment with Chamomilla 6cH is related to the recovery of basal behavioral conditions in mice subjected to stressful conditions. READ MORE
Homeopathy versus antibiotics in metaphylaxis of infectious diseases: a clinical study in pig fattening and its significance to consumers - Carstens Foundation, Essen, Germany
Result: Homeopathic metaphylaxis is significantly effective compared with placebo and routine low-dose antibiotic metaphylaxis for incidence of disease and rate of disease of the respiratory tract among the animals studied. Only by increasing the dosage of antibiotics to a therapeutic level does antibiotic metaphylaxis surpass homeopathic metaphylaxis ... READ MORE
Germination and vigor of lettuce seeds (Lactuca sativa L.) pelleted with homeopathic preparations Alumina and Calcarea carbonica subjected to toxic levels of aluminum - Federal University of Viçosa, MG, Brazil and Federal University of Ouro Preto, MG, Brazil
Results: There was significant difference in GSI and RL - variables that reflect the vigor of seeds - between the samples treated with homeopathic preparations and the controls. Homeopathic preparations Alumina 6cH and 12cH and Calcarea carbonica 6cH and 12cH had significant effect on the vigor of lettuce seeds subjected to stress conditions... READ MORE
Effect of biotherapic of Alternaria solani on the early blight of tomato-plant and the in vitro development of the fungus - Agronomic Institute of Paraná, IAPAR, PR, Brazil & Medicine Faculty, USP, SP, Brazil
Results:In the first test, treatment 26cH differed from water in Tukey‟s test at 5% but did not differed from diluted and agitated hydroalcoholic solution. In the second test, treatments 27cH and 28cH showed significant difference from both water and hydroalcoholic solution with an average control of disease of 57% and 62% respectively. The other 2 tests did nor exhibit any significant effect.
........Homeopathic medicines can affect the development of phytopathogenic fungi. Rivas et al  observed that homeopathic remedies reduced the percentage of germination of conidia of A. solani, and germination was completely abolished with Selenium 31cH. Kumar & Kumar  reported that Alternaria alternata showed 100% inhibition of germination with Spigelia.
The Efficacy of Ultramolecular Aqueous Dilutions on a Wheat Germination Model as a Function of Heat and Aging-Time - Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agroambientali, Bologna, Italy
Results:This study evaluates the effects of temperature and aging on the efficacy of As(2)O(3) at the 45th decimal potency in a wheat germination model, compared against a control and potentized H(2)O 45x. Each treatment-temperature combination was tested on seeds (Triticum aestivum L.) confirming the findings of previous work. The main conclusion suggested by this experiment is that the efficacy of As(2)O(3) 45x on wheat germination may be influenced by heating degree and seems to have an increasing trend as a function of aging..... READ MORE
Homeopathic treatment of Arabidopsis thaliana plants infected with Pseudomonas syringae - Society for Cancer Research, Hiscia Institute, Arlesheim, Switzerland
Results:Compared to Bion (a common SAR inducer used as positive control), the magnitude of the treatment effect of Biplantol was about 50%. Thus, homeopathic formulations might have a potential for the treatment of plant diseases after further optimization... READ MORE
Some more links: http://avilian.co.uk/2008/08/scientific-research-and-homeopathy-plant-studies/
The problem of dose in homeopathy: evaluation of the effect of high dilutions of Arsenicum album 30cH on rats intoxicated with arsenic: (International journal of high dilution research)
Results: In the present study, animals in G1 (treated with undiluted Ars 30cH) eliminated significantly greater amounts of arsenic through urine compared to the control groups (G3 aneud G4) at times T6, T14 and T30, showing its efficacy in stimulating the urinary excretion of arsenic in experimentally intoxicated rats. Compared to G2, the results of G1 were statistically higher (p<0.05) at times T6 and T14 but not at T30. READ MORE
Efficiency of tick biotherapic on the control of infestation by Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus in Dutch dairy cows - State University of Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil
Results: Treatment with tick biotherapic significantly decreased the mass of engorged females, deposition and hatching rate of eggs, resulting consequently in the decrease of the reproductive efficiency of ticks. READ MORE
Homeopathic Symphytum officinale increases removal torque and radiographic bone density around titanium implants in rats - UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, Department of Periodontology, Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil
Results: We conclude that S. officinale 6cH enhances, principally at the early stages of osseointegration, bone formation around titanium implants in rats' tibiae, based on radiographic and mechanical analysis. READ MORE
Treatment of lowland frogs from the spawn stage with homeopathically prepared thyroxin - Interuniversity College for Health and Development, Graz, Castle of Seggau, Austria
Results: ...The results in this study sustain the previous multi researcher findings that highly diluted homeopathically prepared thyroxin is able to slow down metamorphosis of Rana temporaria. READ MORE
Homeopathy as replacement to antibiotics in the case of Escherichia coli diarrhoea in neonatal piglets, Biological Farming Systems Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Results: Piglets of the homeopathic treated group had significantly less E. coli diarrhoea than piglets in the placebo group (P<.0001). Especially piglets from first parity sows gave a good response to treatment with Coli 30K. The diarrhoea seemed to be less severe in the homeopathically treated litters, there was less transmission and duration appeared shorter. READ MORE
Homeopathic treatment for bone regeneration: experimental study - Department of Bioscience and Oral Diagnosis, São Paulo State University-UNESP, São José dos Campos Dental School, São Paulo, Brazil
Results: Data were analyzed statistically by two-way ANOVA and by the Tukey test. The interaction effect (ANOVA, F df(6; 48)=4.64; p=0.001<0.05) indicated that the relationship between treatments was not the same at each time of sacrifice. Although statistical analysis of the histomorphometric data showed a similar results for the treated and control groups. But histological analysis showed complete filling of the surgical defect throughout its extent was only for the group treated with Plumbum met. READ MORE
In vivo study of the anti-inflammatory effect of Rhus toxicodendron - InstitutionFaculdade de Ciências da Saúde de São Paulo, R. Bartolomeu de Gusmão, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Results: We found significant reductions compared to control in carrageenan-induced paw oedema, vascular permeability, writhing induced by intraperitoneal acetic acid and stress induced gastric lesions. Rhus tox in homeopathic dilution appears to interfere with inflammatory processes involving histamine, prostaglandins and other inflammatory mediators. READ MORE
Clinical management of idiopathic epilepsy in dogs with homeopathic Belladonna 200C: a case series - InstitutionDivision of Medicine, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India.
Abstract: Epilepsy is an important neurological disorder in dogs. Belladonna 200C was evaluated in 10 dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. During the seizure phase, 3-4 drops of Belladonna 200C were administered orally at 15 min intervals until considerable reduction in seizure activity, then four times daily. Four dogs with head shaking syndrome in addition to seizures were given Cocculus 6C, 3-4 drops orally weekly for 3 months in addition. Numbers of fits reduced to 2-3 during first 2 weeks post-therapy and then became occasional in next 2 weeks. With continuation of Belladonna therapy, no fits were observed during 2-7 months follow-up. In two cases epileptic fits reappeared within 15-25 days of cessation of therapy. Belladonna therapy was resumed and seizure control was again achieved. Owners were advised to continue the therapy at least twice daily until there were no fits for 2-3 months. Liver specific enzymes were monitored, no abnormalities were observed. READ MORE
Outcomes from homeopathic prescribing in veterinary practice: a prospective, research-targeted, pilot study - Institution Faculty of Homeopathy and British Homeopathic Association, Hahnemann House, Luton, UK.
Results: Practitioners submitted data regularly and punctually, and most data cells were completed. 767 individual patients were treated (547 dogs, 155 cats, 50 horses, 5 rabbits, 4 guinea-pigs, 2 birds, 2 goats, 1 cow, and 1 tortoise). Outcome from two or more homeopathic appointments per patient condition was obtained in 539 cases (79.8% showing improvement, 6.1% deterioration, 11.7% no change; outcome not recorded in 2.4% of follow-ups). Strongly positive outcomes (scores of +2 or +3) were achieved in: arthritis and epilepsy in dogs and, in smaller numbers, in atopic dermatitis, gingivitis and hyperthyroidism in cats. READ MORE
Effects of homeopathic medications Eupatorium perfoliatum and Arsenicum album on parasitemia of Plasmodium berghei-infected mice - Especialización en Terapéutica Homeopática, Mexico.
Abstract: "Malaria is one of the most important parasitic diseases in the world and a major public health problem because of emerging drug-resistant strains of Plasmodium. A number of synthetic and natural compounds are now being analysed to develop more effective antimalarial drugs. We investigated the effect of homeopathic preparations of Eupatorium perfoliatum and Arsenicum album on parasitemia using a rodent malaria model. We found significant inhibitory effect on parasite multiplication with both medications with a level of 60% for Eupatorium perfoliatum at a 30 CH potency. Arsenicum album 0/6 gave 70% inhibition but this was less stable than Eupatorium perfoliatum. The number of schizonts was higher in animals treated with homeopathic medications. Although the mechanism of action is unknown, these agents would be good candidates as alternative or complementary medications in the treatment of malaria. READ MORE
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