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Investigation of the influence of clathrate hydrate crystals on the structuring of homeopathic high dilutions

Ghosh, Sumit; Singh, Raj Kumar; Sukul, Nirmal Chandra; Pande, N; Sukul, A.
Int. j. high dilution res ; 21: 18-26, June 20, 2022.
Article in English | LILACS, HomeoIndex (homeopathy) | ID: biblio-1396375
High dilutions (HD) of drugs used in homeopathy are mostly too dilute to contain original drug molecules. But evidences support their specific biological and therapeutic effects. The reason behind this is thought to be water structure characteristic of the original drug. Spectroscopic studies indicate that the specific water structure in HDs can be resolved into free water molecules, hydrogen bonding strength of water hydroxyl, number of hydrogen bonds and clathrate hydrate crystals (CHC). HDs are prepared in EtOH water solution by serial dilution and mechanical agitation, and are called potencies. The objective of the present study is to further confirm the presence of CHCs in the two potencies of three drugs. Electronic spectra of the HDs of the potencies indicate two broad peaks and marked difference in intensities of absorption. Furior Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectra of the test potencies and their control show difference in intensity shift and contour shape of OH stretching and bending bands. All the experimental data indicate the presence of CHCs in varying amounts in the test potencies.
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