Homeopathy can be used for your plants, as well as your human and animal family members. I have a basic 42 remedy kit that I take on holiday and use in the house. It covers many of the acute requirements for plants, pets and humans.
For slug problems on plants Helix Tosta (a homeopathic remedy made from toasted snail shell) can work wonders – Ann Callaghan said :
“We used to do a slug patrol last thing at night but last year there was no bother at all, I think using these remedies brings populations into balance – so you’ll have the odd slug but no devastation“
Reference books about homeopathy for your plants
Homeopathy for Plants
– by Christiane Maute®
“The publication of Homeopathy for Plants heralded the start of a truly green revolution. The book has sold over 60,000 copies (that was the 4th edition, there is now a 5th!) and has been translated into many different languages.
It’s a handy guide to the most common plant diseases, pests, and types of damage with information on how to treat your plants with homeopathy. Christiane Maute® is one of the pioneers who has been using homeopathy on ornamental and edible plants for many years.
Whether leaf spot on roses, brown rot on tomatoes, fire blight on fruit trees, aphids, leaf curl, cancer, mildew, monilia fruit rot, snail and slug damage, black spot or just poor growth – Ms Maute explains the tried-and-tested remedies for the most common diseases.
Clear and precise instructions are also given for the layperson to treat plants for the effects of frost, hail, damage, wounds following pruning of trees or bushes, heat damage and the effects of repotting.
Most diseases are illustrated with pictures, making it easy for you to recognise the disease and quickly find the correct remedy. Dosage and application are clearly described and a compact materia medica of the remedies rounds off the book.
The numerous real-life examples added for this comprehensively updated edition demonstrate that homeopathy for plants has now come of age. There is also a new chapter on houseplants, covering the homeopathic treatment of typical problems such as fungal infestation, temperature damage or waterlogging.
A great guidebook especially for amateur gardeners which will surely convince even those unfamiliar with homeopathy to give it a go!”
You can get it from Narayana-Verlag
Homeopathy for Farm and Garden
– The Homeopathic Treatment of Plants by Vaikunthanath Das Kaviraj
“A pioneering new book on homeopathy for plant diseases.
Vaikunthanath Das Kaviraj, an experienced homeopath, stumbled by accident upon the homeopathic treatment of plants when he was asked to treat a rust problem in apple trees. The apples had dark red rings on the skin and needed more watering than normal. The symptoms of redness with thirst fitted the remedy Belladonna, which he duly administered. To everyone’s surprise, the rust problem disappeared. What‘s more, the apples the following year tasted noticeably better.
For Kaviraj, this was a turning point. In the next twelve years, he undertook intensive research in this area, employing homeopathy for all kinds of plant diseases.
This book focuses on the homeopathic treatment of plants in cases of malnourishment, parasitic and fungal attack, bacterial and viral disease, damage, and weed infestation.
Alongside well-known homeopathic remedies such as Calendula for damage during repotting or Calcium phosphoricum for root rot, he also presents less common remedies, such as Hyssopus for bacterial rots and blights, and Mentha viridis for pest control, as well as Ocimum basilicum for tomato diseases and Ricinus communis for pests in viticulture. A profoundly thought-provoking book that could revolutionize the future of farming.”
You can purchase it from Narayana-Verlag
I have dabbled with this on and off when I remember. One summer a few years ago my Swiss Cheese plant was accidentally left in the conservatory and it got badly burned and looked pretty dead. I dosed it with remedies immediately and put it outside.
At the end of the summer, I was going to put it in the compost bin but noticed that it was growing some tiny new shoots. I trimmed the dead bits off, put it in some new compost and brought it into the house. It is now a beautiful plant growing well and enjoying the cool, shady spot in front of our fireplace.