A review of three simple plant models and corresponding statistical tools for basic research in homeopathy
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

In this paper, we review three simple plant models (wheat seed germination, wheat seedling growth, and infected tobacco plants) that we set up during a series of experiments carried out from 1991 to 2009 in order to study the effects of homeopathic treatments. We will also describe the set of statistical tools applied in the different models. The homeopathic treatment used in our experiments was arsenic trioxide (As₂O₃) diluted in a decimal scale and dynamized. Since the most significant results were achieved with the 45th decimal potency, both for As₂O₃ (As 45x) and water (W 45x), we here report a brief summary of these results. The statistical analysis was performed by using parametric and nonparametric tests, and Poisson distribution had an essential role when dealing with germination experiments. Finally, we will describe some results related to the changes in variability, which seems to be one of the targets of homeopathic treatment effect.

Author(s): 
Betti, Lucietta
Trebbi, Grazia
Zurla, Michela
Nani, Daniele
Peruzzi, Maurizio
Brizzi, Maurizio
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
TheScientificWorldJournal
Journal Abbreviation: 
ScientificWorldJournal
Publication Date: 
2010
Publication Year: 
2010
Pages: 
2330-2347
Volume: 
10
ISSN: 
1537-744X
DOI: 
10.1100/tsw.2010.224
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 21170483

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Lucietta Betti, Grazia Trebbi, Michela Zurla, Daniele Nani, Maurizio Peruzzi and Maurizio Brizzi. 2010. "A review of three simple plant models and corresponding statistical tools for basic research in homeopathy." TheScientificWorldJournal 10: 2330-2347. 10.1100/tsw.2010.224.

Wikipedia Citation

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