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Q1: Jade perch fingerlings. I am growing out some jade perch fingerlings in an aquaponics set up with vegie grow-beds and a 1000 litre fish tank. As it is a completely biodynamic and organic set up I can’t use any chemicals. I recently visited a friend who has a similar, but much larger, setup and we harvested some fish but found they had intestinal fluke or worms. Is there a homeopathic remedy for the parasites? My fish are about half grown so I would only be looking at treating them close to the time of when I would be harvesting them to eat. Any suggestions would be greatfully received. Thanks, Cathy

Hi Cathy, There are several remedies that come to mind for this problem. The first is the great de-wormer we use in humans and other animals, Cina or wormseed. If the fish are agressive towards each other, Santonin is indicated. If using either remedy as a medicating liquid, place 10 drops into about a litre of water. If using pills or pellets, dissolve about 100 of them into a litre of water and succuss (bang) the bottle 50 times on a book to obtain a good mixture. You can then empty this litre into the fish tank at the point where fresh water is pumped in from the circulation pump. This will spread it though the entire tank. It will be so diluted in the process that there will be no danger of overdosing. It will remain for about 3 days, after which UV from sunlight will have destroyed the remedy. Taking into account the life-cycle of the parasite, it is good to repeat this about 3-4 times so that the eggs which hatch in the meantime will next be flushed out, which will certaibly be so after 3-4 doses. Since the remedy is destroyed by UV, there is no danger of an overdose. If the tank is inside, it is advisable to install UV lights to achieve complete destruction of the remedy, although I have never seen any aggravations from the remedy in fish. I must add that my own fish ponds were outside, where UV is guaranteed – especially in Australia. Kaviraj.

 Instructions for Agrohomeopathy Remedy Use and Storage

Just add one 6X or 6C potency pill to each 200 ml of water, shake vigorously, and then spray on the leaves of your plant or water into its roots. If using the remedy for pests, spray where the pests normally gather.

Store pills and liquid away from light, moisture, and high temperatures (normal household temperatures are fine). Close range mobile phone and microwave oven emissions have been shown to affect homeopathic remedies. Keep your pills and liquid away from these appliances.

1 x vial of 100 pills from the Homeopathy Plus Shop makes 20 litres of remedy.'


Author's background: 

From Hippy to Homeopath: the Story of Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj

Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj is a world authority on the use of homeopathy for plants and soil. He now shares much of his knowledge in the Agrohomeopathy section of the website.

Born in the Netherlands in 1946, Kaviraj’s first experience with plants was when he got a job helping out at a tree nursery at the age of 14.

Throughout his youth he showed an interest in nature and astrology, reading the likes of Dutch astrologer Mellie Uyldert and developing a desire to see and learn more about the world.

In 1964 he took his first trip to India overland via several south-east Asian countries, where he learned about their native plants. In 1968, he co-founded the Magic Bus Company, offering rides to tourists to India by minivan.

After a few ‘experimental’ years in the US where he experienced Woodstock first hand and ‘hung out’ with the likes of Bob Dylan, Alan Ginsberg and the Grateful Dead, he decided in 1970 to head back to Europe, sell his share in the Magic Bus Company and join the Hare Krishna movement.

He stayed with them until 1979, travelling to France and Belgium where he ran organic farms.

In 1979 Kaviraj returned to India where he became seriously ill. After trying several different therapies he was healed by an Indian homeopath whose remedy worked within just three days. Kaviraj became his protégé, training under him for a year and a half before taking over his clinic for a further eight years.

In 1986, while visiting Europe, he made the chance discovery that Belladonna can heal a Scarlet fever-like disease in apple trees, which steered him towards agrohomeopathy.

In 1990 he moved to Western Australia where the abundance of land meant he could carry out his experiments on a large scale. He developed and tested several new agrohomeopathic remedies and established a business selling them.

When it came to the attention of the National Registration Authority that Australian farmers were using homeopathy instead of the agrochemicals, product registration legislation was passed so fees could be charged. Curiously, these previously non-existent fees were increased exponentially over ensuing years, forcing Kaviraj to close his business and leave the country.

In 2000 he moved back to Holland and later London where he lives today. He continues to research and write about agrohomeopathy and homeopathy in general. He published his first book ‘Homeopathy for Farm and Garden’ in 2006.


Farewell Kaviraj

Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj left this earth in March 2013. His passing was a huge loss for all who knew him. He left behind an enormous legacy of how to safely manage plant pests and diseases with homeopathy. We would just like to say, onwards and upwards, Kaviraj – the world is a better place for you having been in it. It’s now time for the rest of us to pick up the pieces and continue the work you started.


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