The fear of being forsaken in dogs: about Stramonium
The author is a veterinarian; initially he starts by describing
fear of abandonment in dogs. They become hyperactive, and they listen for noises
which indicate the return of their master. Then, they bite and eat every thing
which caries the odour of their owner, and bark in distress. Three clinical
cases of this sort of trouble cured by Stramonium 15 CH illustrate this article.
Finally, the author describes the theme of Stramonium: longing for light and
company, for fighting against a feeling of disharmony. Such patients have
problems in estimating barriers, differences, and places to stay. They refuse to
recognize the realities of the world.
It is surprising that inoculated and treated plants not only are less affected
by nematodes but also have a better growth in all respects than Cina 200C than
with Cina MT. Pretreatment was generally more effective than post-treatment. The
effective compounds did not effect the nematodes directly, and mulberry leaves
did not contain any residues of the test substance. Cina MT and Cina 200C not
only reduced root-knot disease significantly but also improved the nutritive
value of leaves.
This study shows that Cina homoeopathic treatments stimulate resistance against
nematode-pathogen and that the
pretreatments are more effective than the
post-treatment. Large numbers of M.incognita larvae were present in the
rhizospheric soil in the all Cina tested plants. It may be that Cina can induce
synthesis of antagonistic substances in the treated plants. M. incognita is
known to share common antigens with its host plants. It appears that during
natural infection with the nematode, the host plant shows minimal defence
responses to the nematodes because of this antigenic similarity. Cina MT and
Cina 200C may induce natural defense response in plants against nematode
The potentised homoeopathic drug Cina at an ultra high dilution is effective
against root-knot disease and improves the growth of host plants. The higher
nutritive value of the treated plants contributes to higher growth of larvae and
silk production. These results suggest that plant diseases may be effectively
controlled by the potentised drug without disturbing the biosphere and we can
conserve our biodiversity with cost effective potentised homoeopathic medicines.
Further research should be conducted.