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Materia Medica

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Zincum Metallicum

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Named Issues
Potato scab, apple and citrus scab, powdery scab, rhizoctonia scab, violet scab, turf and root nematodes. (3)
Freezing (496)
Zinc Toxicity (1836)
General Appearance
A hibiscus plant (approx. 2 years old) in an apartment was exposed by mistake to the severe winter cold outside, so that the leaves were damaged, hanging down weakly, lacking in sap. The plant was treated with Zincum 200C, i.e. 3 pellets dissolved in water, then this solution was used to water the hibiscus. By next morning, there was not the slightest sign of damage to the plant - all the leaves were back to full strength. The same experiment was repeated later. Due to a cold spell, two young hibiscus plants froze and had to be cut back to the stump with a few tiny leaves left (also frozen). One of these plants was treated by watering once with 2 pellets of Zincum 200C dissolved in the water. The other plant was watered with plain water. After two days, the treated plant had recovered from its frost damage and had already started to form new shoots. The other remained frozen. It would be interesting to try treating other frost-sensitive plants and maybe also frost-damaged fruit trees. (496)
Weak and stunted (337)
Stem/trunk and bark - capillary system
The visible symptoms show as pale green and yellow leaves. In severe cases they turn dark green. Older leaves are first affected and this may later extend to the younger leaves and shoots. The leaf tip turns yellow and as the symptoms spread the tips may turn orange, then red, and finally grey and black. All stages of this colour change may be present in a single leaf. (3)
Small leaves (337)
ZM supply considerably ameliorated the plant growth, photosynthetic pigment contents and increased non-enzymatic antioxidant molecules and enzymatic activities against Zn-induced oxidative stress. Our data suggest that homeopathic properties of ZM may be efficiently involved in the restriction of Zn-induced oxidative damages, by lowering Zn accumulation and translocation in the leaves and roots of Lepidium sativum L. (1836)
Generative organs
premature pollination and consequent diminished fruits (3)
Notes and Academic Papers
As a tonic after frosts (337)

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