Miasmatic Diseases in Plants
(Translated by Katja Schütt and Alan Schmukler)
Miasmatic diseases in plants are a little investigated topic within agrohomeopathy. Conventional
agriculture considers all diseases as acutes and external to the plant, omitting to explain the
constant relapses and resistances of diseases and plagues affecting the plants and the soil.
Miasmatic expressions were not often observed in plants before the “green revolution”. Today,
half a century after the application of agrotoxicals and continued suppressions there is hardly any
plant which does not present destructive signs of a miasm caused by human intervention.
Whereas psora was the predominant miasm before the “green revolution”, nowadays destructive
sycotic and syphilitic manifestations are much more prevalent. Suppressive treatment can
ultimately deprive mankind of sustenance. The yield of plants has diminished and the costs have
increased tremendously due to the high cost of fertilizers and agrotoxicals, which are mainly
derived from petroleum.
Agriculturists interested in ecological methods substitute allopathic, agrotoxical products with
natural or homeopathically prepared substances. Their ecological utility is nil if they are not
applied according to homeopathic principles. Their application can also suppress symptoms if
applied allopathically, based on the approach of opposites cure opposites. It is a matter of fact
that the “green revolution” has increased the risk for the occurrence of superplagues and
endangers the source of sustenance for humans.
Accustomed to the allopathic way of thinking, most organic agriculturists still adhere to the
prescription methods of agrotoxical substances: How to remove a certain bug ? Apply a certain
remedy in water for a certain number of hectares and your ready! The bug is viewed as the
disease itself, although it should only be considered a symptom of the disease. The different
approaches to disease lead to different outcomes, with either resistance or true cure.
Considering the totality of individual symptoms, a bug on a potato will probably need a different
homeopathic remedy than a bug on a cucumber. The application of the homeopathic remedy
needs to be individualized. One cannot apply something universally for all cases. Each case
requires a meticulous repertorization of the plant and soil. The same holds true for the farmer
who asks for a homeopathic remedy to modify the pH value of his acid soil. The acidity is only one
symptom of the dis-equilibrium. For a homeopathic prescription we need to know more about the
cause and symptoms of the disease.
Correcting a problem allopathically, for instance by the application of lime, only removes the
problem temporarily. It induces nutritional dis-equilibrium of the entire soil and dependency on
subsequent lime applications, finally leading to the vital decline of the soil. The application of
homeopathic remedies based on the allopathic approach only solves the problems of plants and
soil temporarily and apparently. This procedure provokes suppressions in the plants and soil, and
induces a chronic, miasmatic disease.
Research papers concerning agrohomeopathy, homeopathy (if relevant), potentised BD remedies and so forth.