Pathogenetic trial of boric acid in bean and tomato plants
Solange Monteiro de Toledo Piza Gomes Carneiro, Euclides Davidson Bueno Romano, Tiago Henrique dos Santos Garbim, Bruno Garcia de Oliveira, Marcus Zulian Teixeira
Background: homeopathy is held in organic agriculture as a means to control disease and
plagues. However, different from doctors, who have works on materia medica and repertories
available to choose the most suitable homeopathic medicine for each patient, agronomists do not
yet have an equivalent Homeopathic Materia Medica of Plants (HMMP) describing symptoms
observed in plants. Aim: the aim of this study was to carry out a homeopathic pathogenetic trial
(HPT) in plants comparing the effects elicited by boric acid in ponderable dose and dilution 6cH in
two different plant species, namely bean and tomato cultivars. Methods: 4 tests were carried
out, 2 on tomato and 2 on bean plants, which received 1 to 6 applications of treatments. Results:
there were differences between both species regarding their sensitiveness to boric acid. None of
the tomato plants that received Boron 6cH showed symptoms, differently from bean plants. On
the other hand, in tests of ponderable doses of boric acid, tomato plants exhibited 3 symptoms
more than bean plants. A higher number of bean plants exhibited symptoms with boric acid in
ponderable dose than in dilution 6cH). Nos ensaios com feijoeiro, um maior número de plantas
apresentou sintomas após o tratamento com ácido bórico na dose ponderal do que com ácido bórico
6cH. Conclusions: these results suggest that the elaboration of a HMMP must take into account
the species in which symptoms were obtained. Moreover, HPTs in plants must be carried out with
both ponderable doses and high dilutions in order for differences in sensitiveness among species
be better identified.
Keywords: Phaseolus vulgaris, Solanum lycopersicum, Homeopathic pathogenetic trial.
Research papers concerning agrohomeopathy, homeopathy (if relevant), potentised BD remedies and so forth.