Homeopathy for Farm and Garden 4th Edition by V.D. KAVIRAJ
The FIRST book of its type: this is a book that will teach you how to use homeopathics in treating your farm or garden plants and trees. Now in it’s second edition. Written by a homeopath who has specialized in treating plants for 20 years. Hardback – 291 pages
– 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 137 colored 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.”
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)
FROM THE PUBLISHER:
Homeopathy raises two main questions in the mind of the unfamiliar scientist. “Does it work?” and “How the hell can it work?” One way to find an answer to the first question is to try it on something that is unlikely to be susceptible to the placebo effect. In this instance I mean plants which are the subject of this book. (I would really like to take time to answer the second and perhaps it will go into thinking allowed later.)
So … is this book an elaborate hoax to help sell snake-oil to the gullible? Is it yet another attempt by those with no scientific understanding to try and foist an absurd alternative therapy onto new victims? Or is this the start of an agriculture which doesn’t poison the world? Is this the application of a two hundred year old science without a history of side-effects to a new arena which needs assistance? What are the implications of treating the plant and not the pest or disease organism?
This book raises many questions … and answers many of them, but I hope that energy can also be lifted from the hypothetical and into the practical. Concretely this means that I hope people will use remedies on their land and then we will really have something to discuss. I hope that there will be the same weight of anecdote which many find sufficiently convincing in relation to treatment of humans. But I also hope that students and researchers will do the tough tests that raise anecdote towards the heady goal of ‘proof’. The web site mentioned in the book is awesome. All experiences can be be logged there to develop the discipline in the same way as homoeopathy has grown for humans and animals.
The story of this book for me … I found a report of a permaculture convention in which this work was mentioned. Since I had not come across it in the intervening years I surfed the web and found a blog by a wounded veteran of the first Gulf War who had been greatly assisted by a homoeopath called Kaviraj in Holland – and the connection was a phone call away. Invite me to supper and I’ll tell you that rest of that story one day!
The book pursues the aim of health for plants along the lines of classical Hahnemannian homoeopathy – one remedy at a time, totality of the symptoms – and all the other rocks which have underpinned homoeopathy for humans for 200 years. It is presented in the same fashion as homoeopathy is for humans, as a materia medica and a repertory. An unpublished body of work in such an urgent arena with so many stories of success – that’s a book that needed a sympathetic publisher. There is some material in the book that I dispute, or feel could be looked at in a more productive way. If I can award myself sufficient time I would like to write this all down and compare it to the other methods using potentised remedies. But I am very pleased to have worked with Kaviraj in bringing this book out for everyone’s scrutiny. Get one!