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The Unconventional Use of Ultra High (Homeopathic) Dilutions

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The realm of ultra high dilutions has expanded from merely being used in homeopathy (clinical use of UHDs = Homeopathy).

The use of UHDs have been experimented in various fields such as Agronomy, Veterinary, Dentistry, Public Health Care system etc., but lately their application has a new avenue to be experimented upon.

In 2016, Nandy et al proposed a new dimension to the application of UHDs. In an interesting manner, the authors used UHDs of Ferrum metallicum and Zincum oxidatum to improve the electrical properties of the electroactive Poly (vinylidene fluoride-hexafluoropropylene) (PVDF-HFP). The PVDF-HFP composite films were synthesized in their usual way, but an incorporation of Ferrum and Zinc-o could make the film as homeo-PVDF-composite with enhancement of the electrical properties. The work suggested that it may be possibly due to the presence of nanoparticle, as hypothesized by the group.

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In their latest article, “Improvisation of electrical properties of PVDF-HFP: use of novel metallic nanoparticles”, Nandy P et al continued the work further on PVDF-HFP films. The electrical properties of nanocomposite films were improved by incorporating triturated Copper (Cuprum metallicum) and Cobalt nanoparticles. Here authors have used the very low molarity repeatedly shaken diluted liquid (VLMRSDL) (similar to potentization in homeopathy). It is stated that,

  • The room temperature dielectric constant of the pure PVDF-HFP at 20 Hz frequency increases with increase in potentisation of the solvent containing the triturated metal nano particles and reaches a maximum almost 4 times the value of the pure one.”
  • These films have higher dielectric permittivity and significantly lower dissipation factor (tanδ) at room temperature compared to the pure PVDF-HFP.
  • The triturated metal nanoparticles are inexpensive, easy to fabricate and environment friendly.
  • The incorporation of these novel nanoparticles in polymer matrix to get enhanced improved electrical properties will have a significant contribution in the present day research in electronics.

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The group of researcher is very active to explore the unconventional uses of UHDs in various fields. You may like to contact Dr. Papiya Nandy, Professor Emeritus, Director, Centre of Interdisciplinary Research and Education, Kolkata at pnandy00@gmail.com 

Saurav Arora
Dr. Saurav Arora is an internationally acclaimed homeopathic physician, consultant, and independent researcher. Dr. Arora started his medical career after completing his medical graduate degree (BHMS) with Gold Medal in 2006 from prestigious Dr. B. R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, New Delhi which is a fully run government medical college under Govt. of NCT of Delhi. After completing the internship, Dr. Saurav served as House Physician in the same institution for one year. In the year 2008 he was appointed as Senior Research Fellow in Extra Mural Research Scheme of Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India and Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), under Ministry of Defence where he worked till 2011, handling projects like Autoimmune Thyroiditis, Subclinical hypothyroidism, Vitamin D deficiency disorders etc. Following this Dr. Saurav continued to render his services from 2011- 2014 in Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, looking after Fundamental and Collaborative Research section. Currently, Dr. Arora runs his own clinical practice in New Delhi, India and also works as an independent, freelance researcher to promote and support homeopathy.
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