Kaviraj on Fleas, Termites & More
Kaviraj is our resident expert in using homeopathy for plant, soil, and pest problems. From Hippy to Homeopath: the Story of Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj.
Homeopathy has been used extensively in the treatment of people and animals for over 200 years but its use with plants (agrohomeopathy) is still in its infancy. Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj was one of its pioneers and a leading authority in this emerging area of agrohomeopathy.
In this Issue
- Toxins from eucalyptus leaves and gumnuts
- White fly
- Flea-infested cats
- Instructions for storage and use of remedies
- Ask Kaviraj your questions
- Looking for More Information?
Q1: Toxins from eucalyptus leaves and gumnuts. If eucalyptus leaves and gumnuts are immersed in water for a long time, what toxins do they produce? Yvonne.
Hi Yvonne. No toxins as far as I know – just lots of eucalypt oil, similar to what happens with tea trees at the tea tree lakes near Byron Bay.
Q2: Termites. Hi Kaviraj. Termites! What to do about them via agrohomeopathics? Gina Tyler
Hi Gina. Camphor is the remedy to use. Termites never attack Camphor trees.
Q3: Rats. I have the same problem as J.C. from last month – rats in my roof. How do you get the onions into the flat part of the roof. And what sort of quantity (and peeled or not)? Sue Smith.
Hi Sue. I’d suggest loosening the ceiling or roof covering and putting peeled onions on the board. Try ten per square metre.
Q4: White fly. Hello Kaviraj. I have the most terrible white fly infestation on many of my plants and have tried a number of natural remedies to little effect; my garden is being taken over. Which remedy would you recommend ? Thanks, Kate Volikakis.
Hi Kate. White fly can combatted with Coccinella. Water the remedy onto the roots and you should be ok.
Q5: Flea-infested cats. Hi, just a quick question for Kaviraj. Is there a homeopathic remedy to make my cats less attractive to fleas? They are ok now it’s winter but last summer they were really uncomfortable. Thank-you. Lita Kalimeris.
Hi Lita. You can use Ledum tincture. Rub it on the cat and the fleas should be gone in no time.
Instructions for Agrohomeopathy Remedy Use and Storage
Just add one 6X or 6C potency pill to each 200 ml of water, shake vigorously, and then spray on the leaves of your plant or water into its roots. If using the remedy for household pests, spray where the pests normally gather or run.
Store pills and liquid away from light, moisture, and high temperatures (normal household temperatures are fine). Close range mobile phone and microwave oven emissions have been shown to affect homeopathic remedies. Keep your pills and liquid away from these appliances.
1 x vial of 100 pills from the Homeopathy Plus Shop makes 20 litres of remedy.
Note about Kaviraj
Vaikunthanath Kaviraj passed away in March 2013 but left an enormous legacy of how to safely manage plant pests and diseases with homeopathy.