Dielectric Dispersion Studies Indicate Change in Structure of Water by Potentised Homeopathic Medicines

  • C. R. MahataEmail author
Original Contribution


Response of living bodies to different vastly ‘diluted’ homeopathic medicines are different (rejecting the sceptic’s view of ‘placebo’ effect), though they are chemically same. Till now there is no satisfactory answer to how one such medicine differs from another in terms of scientifically measurable parameters. This paper tries to address this basic issue by taking two medicines of the same potency and two different potencies of the same medicine, namely, Arnica Mont 30c, 200c and Anacardium Orient 30c, 200c. These potencies are well above the Avogadro limit. The investigation reported here proceeds with the concept of ‘induced molecular structure’ advanced by a number of scientists. Dielectric dispersion is used as the tool for experimental verification. It is based on the fact that when the exciting frequency of applied electric field equals the characteristic frequency, then macromolecules resonate leading to anomalous dielectric dispersion associated with sharp increase in dielectric loss, the resonance frequencies being different for macromolecules of different structures or dimensions. The results suggest that medicine- and potency-specific attributes are acquired by the vehicle (i.e. water) in the form of macromolecules generated by the potentization process of homeopathy making one medicine structurally different from another.


Induced molecular structure Macromolecules Dielectric dispersion Resonance 



Infrastructural facility for this investigation was provided by M/s One Media Center, Plainsboro, NJ, USA. Instrumentation and Electronic Engineering Department of Jadavpur University extended the facility of getting independent runs with their Agilent Impedance Analyzer model 4294A.


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  1. 1.BESUSHowrahIndia

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