Impact of homeopathic remedies on the expression of lineage differentiation genes: an approach using embryonic stem cells

Well-documented studies of the potential effects and safety of homeopathic medicines in pregnancy are required. In this study, specific genes were studied which could serve as biomarkers for specification of three lineages to predict the safety of homeopathic remedies using mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells. Thus, the present work was to study the effects of homeopathic remedies taken during pregnancy using ES cells as the model. Continue reading

Update on preliminary elements of a theory of ultra high dilutions

The different mechanisms: A. of the interaction between the molecular mother substance and the solvent water or ethanol B. of the storage of molecule-specific information in the solvent. C. the physiological basis of the sensitivity of the living organism towards an ultra high dilution (UHD). D. the mechanism of the interaction of the test dilution with the organism are largely unknown. Several ideas have been postulated, and experiments to test them carried out in physics and in biology. Continue reading

Ultra High Dilution – Physiology and Physics comes of age

This special issue of Homeopathy marks the 21st anniversary of the 1994 publication of the book ‘Ultra High Dilution – Physiology and Physics’ edited by Christian Endler and Jürgen Schulte.1 That seminal volume, featuring 26 contributions from authors of diverse scientific backgrounds, was a landmark in the evolution in research in homeopathy: the first multi-disciplinary work to address the how and why of the actions of ultra high dilutions. Continue reading

Polycrystalline structures formed in evaporating droplets as a parameter to test the action of 30c action in a wheat seed model

Polycrystalline structures formed inside evaporating droplets of different biological fluids have been shown sensitive towards various influences, including ultra high dilutions (UHDs), representing so a new approach potentially useful for basic research in homeopathy. In the present study we tested on a wheat seed model Zincum metallicum 30c efficacy versus lactose 30c and water. Continue reading

Polycrystalline structures formed in evaporating droplets as a parameter to test the action of 30c in a wheat seed model

Polycrystalline structures formed inside evaporating droplets of different biological fluids have been shown sensitive towards various influences, including ultra high dilutions (UHDs), representing so a new approach potentially useful for basic research in homeopathy. In the present study we tested on a wheat seed model Zincum metallicum 30c efficacy versus lactose 30c and water. Continue reading

Wheat and ultra high diluted gibberellic acid – further experiments and re-analysis of data

Following studies (a) on wheat seedlings and ultra high diluted silver nitrate, and (b) on amphibians and an ultra high diluted hormone, (c) a bio-assay on wheat and extremely diluted gibberellic acid was standardized. This assay was intended to combine the easy-to-handle aspect of (a) and biologically interesting aspects of (b). The purpose of the data analysis presented here was to investigate the influence of an extreme dilution of gibberellic acid on wheat stalk length and to determine the influence of external factors on the experimental outcome. Continue reading