Most criticism about homeopathy concerns the lack of a scientific basis and theoretical model. Plant-based bioassays could provide a suitable tool for basic experimentation in homeopathy because they overcome the main disadvantages of clinical trials, such as placebo effects, ethical difficulties, consumption of time, low number of replications, high costs. Scientific literature on the effects of homeopathy on plants provides a limited number of papers. An extensive and critical review on this topic was written in 1984 by Scofield, therefore only subsequent literature is considered and divided into "germination/growth models", "phytopathological models" and “field trials”.

Effects of homeopathic dilutions on plants and potential use of homeopathy on plant diseases

BETTI, LUCIETTA;TREBBI, GRAZIA;LAZZARATO, LISA;
2007

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Most criticism about homeopathy concerns the lack of a scientific basis and theoretical model. Plant-based bioassays could provide a suitable tool for basic experimentation in homeopathy because they overcome the main disadvantages of clinical trials, such as placebo effects, ethical difficulties, consumption of time, low number of replications, high costs. Scientific literature on the effects of homeopathy on plants provides a limited number of papers. An extensive and critical review on this topic was written in 1984 by Scofield, therefore only subsequent literature is considered and divided into "germination/growth models", "phytopathological models" and “field trials”.
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Betti L.; Trebbi G.; Lazzarato L.; Fantino M.G.; Nani D.
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