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Experiences with

Arnica montana

Stunted growth of aubergines, pepper, and busy Lizzie (Impatiens walleriana)

Due to this year’s poor weather, it was not possible to plant out aubergines, peppers, or busy Lizzies at the normal time.
They were not able to grow properly in their small pots and so they became stunted.
Finally the plants began to lose the lower leaves and they also stopped flowering. The new leaves looked very stunted.
So I treated the plants with Arnica 6D.
I dissolved 10 pellets in 10 liters of water and watered the plants with this mixture three times, leaving an interval of 2 days between each watering.

After 10 days the plants began to put out new shoots, which are a rich green colour. The first buds could also be seen.

For repotting and the associated damage to the fine root hairs, two remedies from the Compositae family have repeatedly proven  especially effective: Calendula and Arnica


Arnica C 30: We pruned and poured Arnica 30C once over a cherry laurel (sometimes called an English laurel) that we had already presumed unlikely to survive a harsh winter and transplanting (roots badly damaged). It recovered magnificently.


Arnica C 30: Late Planting

Late last spring, at the end of May with all the plants in full bud, I sold three valuable trees – a yew, a special maple, and a Gleditsia. They were to be transplanted to a customer's garden around the middle of July.
I wanted to dig up the trees immediately and put them in a tub, watered with Arnica 30 C (3 to 4 pellets in 10 L water). The weather was slightly overcast and therefore ideal. A week later I returned to the plant nursery and saw that the trees had still not been dug up. And they had therefore continued budding for another week.
Our two gardeners said I was crazy to even think of digging up large trees at this time of year – they flatly refused to follow my orders. I insisted they did so and said I would take full responsibility if the trees later failed to thrive. So the plants were dug up, carefully treated, and watered with Arnica 30 C (for the shock of transplanting and to heal wounds). One week later we also watered them with Calendula 30 C (3-4 pellets in 10 L water) to encourage better root formation. The trees showed no signs of weakness at all.
In mid-July they were loaded up for transplantation. One of the gardeners called me over and said I should really take a look at these trees. The new roots were simply fantastic! I felt a surge of pride. The trees were transported in the heat of summer and the next day they were planted in the new location. They looked as if they had already been there for a year.
Arnica and Calendula are my main remedies. We have had great success with pricking out (transplantation of seedlings), repotting, and transplantation in general – the plants settle in and the wounds heal better.

Georg Schmötzer., Seehausen, Germany

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Arnica 30 C - Dahlia

A dahlia in Ms O.'s garden looked battered and weak.
Following the recommendation in Christiane Maute's book, it was treated with Arnica 30 C.
Ms O. watered it once with 5 pellets dissolved in 1 litre of water. The same evening she noticed that the plant had begun to straighten and had started to bloom. This continued right through the summer.
Uelzen, Germany 2012

Arnica 200 C – Orchid successfully revived

A wilting orchid, which had been thrown onto the compost heap because it no longer produced any flowers, was repotted by Ms J. and given homeopathic treatment. At short intervals she gave it doses of Arnica 200 C, Aconitum 200 C, and then Carbo vegetabilis 30 C (3 pellets in 50 ml water). Ms J. always gives the first two remedies when repotting or changing the position of a plant: effects of injury (Arnica), shock (Aconitum) from repotting. Carbo vegetabilis 30 C was given last to generally strengthen the plant. This took place in mid-June. By the end of August the orchid had noticeably recovered and had started producing the first flowers.
Welden, Germany, 2012

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