Homeopathy 2003; 92(03): 129-130
DOI: 10.1016/S1475-4916(03)00034-1
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Plant models for fundamental research in homeopathy

L Betti
a  Department of Agro-Environmental Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bologna University, Italy
F Borghini
b  Association for Medicine Applied to Italian Research on Water, Roma, Italy
D Nani
c  Italian Anthroposophical Medical Group, Milano, Italy
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Publication Date:
27 December 2017 (online)


Most criticism of homeopathy concerns the lack of a scientific basis and theoretical model. In order to be accepted as a valid part of medical practice, a well-structured research strategy into homeopathy is needed. This is often hampered by methodological problems as well as by gross underinvestment in the academic resources required. Fundamental research could make important contributions to our understanding of the mechanism of action of homeopathic medicines. Relatively simple model systems should be adopted so that more direct treatment/effect relationship, and large data samples for structured statistical analyses can be obtained.

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