The effect of extremely diluted agitated gibberellic acid (10e-30) on wheat stalk growth--a two researcher pilot study
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

OBJECTIVE: Use of a wheat growth bio assay after 7 days in research on homeopathic dilutions of gibberellic acid. METHODS: Grains of winter wheat (Triticum aestivum, Capo variety) were observed under the influence of extremely diluted gibberellic acid (10(-30)) prepared by stepwise dilution and agitation according to a protocol derived from homeopathy (30×). Analogously prepared water was used for control. In a two centre study, 3 experiments with a total of 4880 grains were performed. RESULTS: Data were found to be rather homogeneous within the control group as well as within the verum group in general. Germination rates were around 95%, with no significant difference between verum and control group (p>0.05). Mean stalk lengths (mm) were 40.63±20.96 for the verum and 44.33±21.11 for the control group (mean±S.D.) at grain level (N=2440 per group) and ±5.33 and ±5.89, respectively at dish level (122 cohorts of 20 grains per treatment group). In other words, verum stalk length (91.65%) was 8.35% smaller than control stalk length (100%). This difference is statistically highly significant (p<0.001) and was found by both researchers involved independently. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that there was an influence of gibberellic acid 30× on wheat seedling development, i.e. the wheat growth bio assay can be a useful tool for further experiments on homeopathic dilutions of gibberellic acid.

Author(s): 
Pfleger, Andrea
Hofäcker, Jürgen
Scherer-Pongratz, Waltraud
Lothaller, Harald
Reich, Christian
Endler, Peter Christian
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Journal Abbreviation: 
Complement Ther Med
Publication Date: 
Jun 2011
Publication Year: 
2011
Pages: 
164-169
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1873-6963
DOI: 
10.1016/j.ctim.2011.03.001
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 21641523

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Andrea Pfleger, Jürgen Hofäcker, Waltraud Scherer-Pongratz, Harald Lothaller, Christian Reich and Peter Christian Endler. Jun 2011. "The effect of extremely diluted agitated gibberellic acid (10e-30) on wheat stalk growth--a two researcher pilot study." Complementary Therapies in Medicine 19: 3: 164-169. 10.1016/j.ctim.2011.03.001.

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