Root-knot disease: it sounds painful but before you pull a face and cross your legs it might help to know it is a plant and tree disease in which little worms called nematodes burrow into the root system and cause wilting, stunted growth, die-off and sometimes plant death.
Now, research on mulberry trees has shown that the homeopathic remedy, Cina, is an effective treatment – and what is good for the mulberry is most likely good for other plants.
The treated trees had better growth and significantly reduced root-knot. The silkworm larvae feeding on the leaves of the treated trees showed improved growth, needed less feeding and were faster at spinning their cocoons. Compared to the control group, they also had zero mortality. The study says there was increased silk production without disturbing the biosphere. Another win for agrohomeopathy!
And you know what? Cina is also one of the homeopathic remedies for treating worms in humans – not the only one but a common one. Maybe we have more in common with trees than we thought.
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