Agro Homeopathy

The Plant Doctors – March 2016

Our plant doctors answer your questions about houseplants and crops for March 2016. Send your questions to [email protected]. Please include your approximate location and climate.

Our plant doctors Radko Tichavshy, Mark Moodie and Pawan Singhania weigh in on your plant problems.

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Radko TIchavsky           Mark Moodie            Pawan Singhania

Radko Tichavsky is a Czech born Mexican Agrohomeopath. He is a co-founder and director of Instituto Comenius in Mexico and author of Handbook of Agrohomeopathy, 2007 (Spanish) and Homeopathy for Plants, 2009 (Spanish) and creator and teacher of Holohomeopathy.   El 04/12/2014, a las 15:36, Radko Tichavsky [email protected]

Mark Moodie hosts the website Considera which provides a growing M.M and Repertory for plants and discusses resources for biodynamics and Agrohomeopathy The website allows the world community to contribute their experiences in planting.

Agrohomeopathy Course!

Radko Tichavskyi is now offering a one semester virtual course in Agrohomeopathy (in English). You can learn how to define and analyze holons and how to repertorize the specific homeopathic treatment beyond just disease or pest names. You can find out more here:

Dear Sir,

I am very much interested in Nematicidal properties (Anti-helminth/ Wormicidal) of Cina plant.  Can you provide any information on this plant?

With Regards
Dr. H. Ravindra

Professor and Principal Investigator

AICRP (Nematodes)

Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station

University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences

Navile, Shimoga 577 225, 

Karnataka, India  


Radko Tichavsky:

Dear Dr. H. Ravindran,

Cina is a homeopathic abbreviation for a plant Artemisia cina. A. cina has anthelmintic and nematicide properties mainly because of two secondary metabolites: 1,8-cineole and carvacrol. However it is interesting that while A. cina present levels of 1,8-cineole ranging from 8 000 ppm to 24 000 ppm, other plants such as Citrus limon for example (in essential oil) contains between 11000 and 50 000 ppm of this metabolite. Something similar happens with carvacrol that has a highly variable content in A. cina and other plants for example the Carum carvi reaches fairly stable levels around 59,000 ppm. That is, Artemisia cina in agrohomeopathy is a useful resource but its value as polychrest does not reach the fame that it has as a homeopathic remedy in human homeopathy. There are other plants with interesting properties as nematicide for example Acacia farnesiana, a remedy almost unknown in human homeopathy, yet an important polychrest in agrohomeopathy. It contains 11 nematicide secondary metabolites (compared with two nematicide metabolites in Artemisia cina). One of the challenges of agrohomeopathy is to rid the anthropocentric approaches and highlight and investigate agrohomeopathic polychrests, which sometimes overlap with human ones and sometimes are completely different, with greater healing powers in plants and the agricultural holon.

Also…. Dear Dr. Ravindra,

Dr. N.C. Sukul did this study (link below) relating to Cina which you might find interesting. At the bottom of page 2 of this article are his list of references to other studies that may further answer your question. Please note that the research involves the use of homeopathic doses of Cina.

Alan V. Schmukler

Editor –

Hi Plant Doctor,

We have a pomegranate farm which is 6 months old. The farm is in India and near Hyderabad. We have red soil and there is no water logging. Thrips has attacked our plants and growth is stunted for the last month. Can you make a suggestion? I’m attaching a photo of one of the plants.

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Radko Tichavsky:

Dear Malika,

For thrips control in pomegranate you can use Cajanus cajan 6 CH, Ricinus communis 6 CH (prepared from seeds of the plant), Equisetum hyemale 6 CH, Polypodium 6 CH (and many other types of ferns that have good performance against thrips ). Add a little vegetable oil to the water with homeopathy to increase adhesion of the remedy in the insect and their larvae and apply it sprayed as fine as possible. In the watering you can apply, mixed in water Salix babylonica (diluted 1:20 in water) and with a little of drool of Opuntia ficus-indica to help the tree properly establish its root system.

Dear Mr. Tichavsky,

I have a ailing mango tree (15-20 years old) , location is Chennai, India. (pictures attached) Feeder roots are 1.5 feet below current ground level. We have exposed them already. We had applied Silica 200 but could not see remarkable change. Is there something we could do to save this tree?

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Thanks and Regards

Vidya Shankar 

Radko Tichavsky:

Dear Vidya Shankar,

The tree in the image you sent appears to have signs of salt toxicity and / or high pH. This can be observed in the necrosis of the edges of the leaves. The rubber in the trunk indicates a presence of pathogenic fungus (due to the same stress of pH and / or salinity) Apply in this case Natrium muriaticum 30 CH, Sulphur 6 CH and Thuja occidentalis 6 CH. To help reduce the pressure of pH and salinity add to the soil around the trunk a compost of a good quality and humic and fulvic acids, which will do good work. Due to the presence of pathogenic fungi, you have temporarily reduce irrigation (do not water too much) until the tree regains its vitality.

Dear Sir,
My 1acre Rose crop has a big problem with spider mites. I have applied Bovista 30 remedy and after 7 days I found that 50% of the mites have gone but the new flowering bud are still having spider mite effects. Should I apply one more dose?
If not then what should I do now? My rose crop is in a poly house and the temperature is 16C -28C. I live in Saharanpur U.P. state India

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Md Zul Maarif

Radko Tichavsky:


For the spider mites in rose plants we apply Sulphur 6 CH or also Allium sativum and Allium cepa 6 CH (both remedies contain high levels of Sulphur) also you can add some apple cider vinegar to the irrigation of your roses to revitalize them.

Dear Sir,
My 2 acre land which was planted with sugar cane, has a White Grub problem. I have applied Thuja and Coccinella, but there is no effect. I have also applied chemical insecticides but that didn’t help. The grubs killed my crop. Can you  suggest anything?

Thank you

Md Zul Maarif

Radko Tichavsky:

Dear Mr. Maarif,

In the treatment of white grub in sugar cane I use Cina 30 CH, Berberis vulgaris, 12 CH, Thymus 6 CH Apium graveolens 6 CH and nosode of white grub 6 CH. To prepare the nosode choose the (large) most vital grubs and put them live in alcohol 30% to produce the mother tincture (ratio of 50/50 in volume of grub and alcohol). Then prepare the homeopathic remedy with centesimal Hahnemannian system up to 6 CH. Apply spayed on the soil (applying 20 drops in a liter of water, make successions and dissolve this in a twenty liter backpack. Spray the nosode once every two weeks for 3 months.

Dear Plant Doctor

I am from Kerala. In my vegetable garden most vegetable plants are infested with whitefly (tomato, bringal, green pepper). You previously suggested I use Phosphorus 12 CH and Ocimum basilicum 6 CH and Urtica urens 6 CH. but it hasn’t worked. Can you suggest anything else?


Radko Tichavsky:

Dear Abdul Salih,

Thank you for your confidence. To give you an idea, insects known as “ hitefly” represent more than 1500 different species and have a little different behavior in each holon which also change the indicated remedy. This is one of the limitations of giving advice online. 🙂

You can try Nicotiana tabacum 6 CH alternated with Calcarea carbonica 6 CH once a week with a little of vegetable oil as coadjuvant, alternated with Ruta graveolens 12 CH, or Calendula officinalis 12 CH. Latrodectus mactans 6 CH or Loxosceles laeta 6 CH can also be useful. It is also important to reduce nitrogen input in your crops, because high levels of this element produce soft tissue susceptible to attack of Hemiptera insects. Try to rotate crops and don’t farm the same plant in the same places. Especially helpful is to rotate crops with plants that are not susceptible to this pest such as onion or garlic or corn and in this way break the cycle of the insect on the soil. It is also advisable to check your holon and get out weed hosts of whiteflies around your crop. You can reduce the insect pressure by placing yellow sticky traps. If you use foliar watering, you can add tea compost in the irrigation water. Fungus spores in the tea compost will remove both the eggs and the nymphs of the insect.

About the author

Radko Tichavsky

Radko Tichavsky was born in the Czech republic. He has lived in Mexico for more than 25 years and is one of the most important agrohomeopaths in Latin America. He is the author of the book "Manual de Agrohomeopatia", a homeopathy book on plants. Radko teaches agrohomeopathy in several countries and regularly publishes articles in special journals and internet portals. He works as a researcher and teacher at the university and has already taught agrohomeopathy to many students. He is the director of the Comenius Institute ( More details can be found in the following interview:

About the author

Pawan Singhania

Switched from chemical and poison use to Organic to Biodynamic to Biovedic methods of gardening and farming. Engaged in biological landscape designing, execution and maintenance for my living. Currently working on applied research on Bioenergetics and Agro-homeopathy.

About the author

Mark Moodie

For 25 years Mark Moodie has been fascinated by holistic approaches to tending the land. He hosts the website Considera which provides a growing M.M and Repertory for plants and discusses resources for biodynamics and Agrohomeopathy The website allows the world community to contribute their experiences in planting. He has also published books by V.D. Kaviraj and other cutting edge thinkers through Mark Moodie Publications . Mark Moodie lives in the Forest of Dean as a satellite / parasite of Oaklands Park Camphill Community. He is co-inventor of the ES4 and AirFlush water-saving sanitaryware. He would like to bring scientific rigor to the study of the spirit.


  • Dear Mallika, for your plants I suggest: TUBERCULILNUM C200, 4 pills/Drops in 100 l of water. Pour the plants with this water once. You can compare the leaves with lungs, because they have the same function.

    Hello, Vidya, for your mango tree I also propose NATRIUM MURIATICUM, but the potency Q12, 4 Dates with 4 pills at each date: First date, four days later the second, interval of 12 days, again one dose, then a month later the last pills. Then PHOSPHORUS C100 once 5 pills 5 weeks after the last Natrium muriaticum date.

    If you don’t get the correct potencies, contact me please, we will find a solution: [email protected]
    Sabine is a female Name 🙂
    Greatings from Germany, I will check the following cases later.

  • For the rose with spider mites: Take Magnesium metallicum LM15, 3 Drops once direct on the soil near the rose. One and three weeks after Mag. met. you can try Lac Delphinum C200, 2 pills. If you don’t get Lac del. you can also try phosphorus C200, same doses.

    Regards from Germany, Sabine

  • The case of the White grub:
    I suggest a Lanthanide, Phosphorus and a lac remedy. As I check the cases on this site quickly during lunch time, I will go deeper later….


    • Hi Sabine,

      When anyone suggests a prescription on this website, we ask that they give some explanation for their choices, or a source of the information. Please be so kind as to explain your choices.

      • Hi, Alan,
        it sounds perhaps a little bit strange, but I use an extraterrestial source. Ok, it isn’t “classical” (Hahnemann), but very efficient. I checked it for years with my own body as my brilliant doctor works with this source, too. Of course I read the Organon, studied the remedies, attended last year a seminar with Jan Scholten…. In the meantime I heal me for myself, my daughter, her cat… some horses, dogs, my Guinea pigs and of course plants. I started with plants as the high potencies are so powerful! I DON’T WANT TO GET IN COMPETITION WITH ANYONE! I want to improve homeopathy. My source is the perfect homeopath. Test it! Use it! I theoretically know the correct hom. remedies for each single human, animal, plant on this earth. If it is difficult to get my suggested potencies: I produce the pills for myself. I can do distance healing, too. Ask Mark Moodie (=> contaminated soils in Wales). The lanthanide that I suggested before is Promethium LM18, 4 pills once. I repeat once more: Test my souce, please! I’m only the channel.
        Greetings from Germany

        • Hi Sabine,
          Extra terrestrial is fine. As long as people know you’re approach, they can decide whether to follow it.

  • In Italy we have some test fields (olive trees, infected with Xyllela). The spring will show if I am “crazy” or not. Is anybody interested in the improvement of hpathy? No. I already asked Christine Mauthe twice…. No. I discussed with Jan Scholten….. No. First he wanted to edit a book with me…. but Christiane Mauthe is already in that Publishing Company. No. No Chance. Because I am an engineer and not a doctor. Hahnemann wasn’t right in all Points, you have to repeat high potencies, if you want good results. And the leaves are lungs of the plants, so I often need nosodes like Tuberculinum, Pneumonium etc. At the moment I become a professional remote Viewer. When I don’t have to do my 9to5job anymore I will have more time to improve the homeopathy. And in July I will do the “psi-test” at the University of Würzburg. When I win the test, I’ll send you the results. Ok, via whatsapp I continue to discuss with my doctor, nearly the only one who understands me. He confirmed, that I had solved 40 % of fishes in a near river last year. The river was polluted after an accident. WHO HEALS IS RIGHT!

  • Hello, again,
    here is my last comment for this month 🙂
    For the white grub problem my “ET” suggests: The lanthanide Promethium LM18 once, 4 pills/drops and then Phosphorus C600, 4 Dates, 3 pills at each date.
    and Lac Felinum C400, 4 dates with 2 pills at each date. Put the pills/Drops in 100 l water, pour the plants
    The White fly problem of Abdul Salih:
    Take Lac Caninum, D200, 4 Dates with 1 pill/10 l of water. There is a conflict theme….
    If anyone wants to know the exact dates or other details, contact me please: [email protected]
    It is also possible that you prepare normal water in a bucket (send me a photo/mail, when it is ready) and I send the remedies mentally into the water. We could try it just for fun!
    Greetings from Germany, Sabine

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