Sukul Institute of Homeopathic Research, India
Title: The effect of potentized mercuric chloride on alpha-amylase is transported from one test tube to another, connected through capillary water
Anirban Sukul completed his PhD from Visva-Bharati University and Research Associateship from the same University. He studied homeopathy and obtained Bachelor degree. Presently he is the Director of Sukul Institute of Homeopathic Research at Kolkata, India. He has published 22 papers in international journals and co-authored a book published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands. He has lectured on homeopathy in 12 countries across Europe and UK. He has been conferred the Junior Scientist Award, Life Time Achievement Award, Gold Medal Award, Man of Excellence Award etc from abroad. Dr Sukul is also Member, Liga Medicorum Homoeopathica Internationalis (LMHI), Germany
Earlier we showed that treatment on plant or animal with a potentized substance might affect other plants or animals connected to the former by the capillary water in cotton threads. The aim of the present study was to establish whether drug effect could be transferred in a cell-free medium. Two test tubes each containing 1ml of 1% starch solution and 1ml of α-amylase, were connected by means of wet cotton threads encased in a polythene tube. One of the tubes also contained Mercurius corrosives (Merc-cor) 30CH and the other ethanol solution (control). After 15 min, the enzyme activity was stopped with DNSA, and the breakdown product of starch, maltose was estimated. A third separate tube contained all the tested materials except for Merc-cor and the controlled solution. In a second experiment 2 tubes, one containing 1200ppm and the other 200ppm of maltose, were similarly connected over 15 min. Both the experiments were repeated 20 times. In the first experiment, the amount of maltose was similar in both connected tubes, but it was significantly lower in the unconnected tube. In the second experiment, maltose concentration in both tubes remained unchanged. The information of Merc-cor 30CH was effectively transported through capillary water between 2 tubes in cell-free medium. Water seems to the most portable carrier of information in potentized solutions.