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| Mono Atomic Soil for Herbs |
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Gary B. Galloway
Posted on: December 12, 2003
Do you know about mono atomic elements? If not check on Internet patents by David Hudson. Interesting because concentrations off these materials may be the reasons that herbs work to help you regain health. Mono atomic gold, rhodium and iridium all elements that herbs or plants process into medicine. Studies done with mono atomic elements help cure Aids and Cancer. Certain plants Grown in volcanic soil or soil consisting of limestone would suck up this material. Sea water also contains these elements.
Don’t know if you have read about this or not! I think that growing herbs in this environment would improve there effective quality and medical value.
We have seen a lot of fads come and go over the years. Some have validity and gradually become accepted practice; the vast majority however fail to stand the test of time. I am afraid that I am inclined to put this one in the latter category. I do not see any special merit to "mono atomic elements".
A typical sign of fads that ultimately fail is the fact that they make claims that are difficult to monitor or prove. If I grow herbs on soils that are rich in gold, rhodium and iridium, how will I really know that they are better than herbs grown elsewhere? The levels of these atoms in the herbs will be infintesimally small.
From 35 years of experience I know that even a perennial herb plant can produce leaves or roots of vastly different quality from one year to the next. Even two herbs grown side by side, and grown from cuttings so that they are genetically identical, will often be very different in their constituents levels. So then how can we conclude anything about the role of small differences in soil composition?
I don’t want to downplay the role of soil in determining herb quality; I merely want to point out that when you are trying to measure minute differences, those tiny differences are easily overwhelmed by other factors.