Six months after the British Medical Association
rubbished homeopathy as witchcraft with no scientific
basis, IIT scientists have said the sweet white
pills work on the principle of nanotechnology.
Homeopathic pills containing naturally occurring
metals such as gold, copper and iron retain their
potency even when diluted to a nanometre or one-billionth
of a metre, states the IIT-Bombay research published
in the latest issue of 'Homeopathy', a peer-reviewed
journal from reputed medical publishing firm Elsevier.
“Homeopathy has been a conundrum for modern
medicine. Its practitioners maintained that homeopathic
pills got more potent on dilution, but they could
never explain the mechanism scientifically enough
for the modern scientists,'' said Bellare.