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Homeopathy: Diluted out of existence?

Very recently, I’ve had an occasion to cross swords with a close friend, a working molecular biologist, whose inexplicable belief in homeopathy flabbergasted me. I do know that we Indians have a culturally-conditioned, deep and abiding faith in many modalities of quackery, including homeopathy which is very popular in India. Nevertheless, I’d have expected someone […]

homeopathy replacing antibiotic? Oy vey!

Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli is a common etiological agent of enteric diseases of young piglets. E. coli attaches to intestinal villi using surface protein adhesins, and subsequently colonizes, and proliferates in, the anterior small intestine; the production of enterotoxins results in clinical disease. The diseases manifest in two ways:

Homeopathy and mouse model

Continuing to commemorate the World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW)… I came across this paper (Homeopathy, 2009, 98:267-79), which explores the utility of mouse models in homeopathy research, looked at the putative efficacy of homeopathic drugs against radiation-, cytotoxicity-, genotoxicity- and oxidative stress induced damage. I was particularly curious about this paper because of my long […]


On this page, I am going to maintain a running list of my writings that have seen the light of the day at different venues, now that I am—ahem!—a bona fide writer. Publication/Venue Title Date Open Mind Magazine The Way Home From Homeopathy April 18, 2022 The Xylom A Day of the Crocs January 9, […]

In Which I Discover My First Homeopathic Remedy

It has been a while since I last posted on homeopathy. Frankly speaking, having written about it quite a bit, I have grown kinda tired of the utterly unscientific, nonsensical nature of homeopathy, and foolishness of its relentless proponents. However, a few days ago on Twitter, my attention was brought to a whole new level […]

Arnica Extract Changes Gene Expression in Extracellular Matrix? Probably. Does Homeopathic Arnica? Haha, No!

A paper published last month in PLOS One by a group of investigators from the University of Verona in Italy states that Arnica montana Stimulates Extracellular Matrix Gene Expression in a Macrophage Cell Line Differentiated to Wound-Healing Phenotype. Given my abiding interest in pharmacognosy and ethnobotany, I was suitably intrigued because the extract derived from […]

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