I have recently conducted a blindfolded UV spectrometric study of Nux Vomica 30 at a pharmaceutical research lab. I sent them 3 samples of Nux Vomica 30( obtained from wilmer schwabe), and 3 samples of highly succussed pure rectified spirit. All 6 samples were similarly bottled and packed to prevent identification, using randomly numbered labels. The study report shows that transmission rate of UV light in Nux Vomica 30 is significantly lower than controls(ethyl alcohol/water). In other words, Nux Vomica 30 was capable of absorbing more UV light than controls. It clearly shows that potentized homeopathic drugs, without any drug molecules contained in them, have some sort of physico-chemical difference from normal potentizing media, that enables them to absorb more energy entering in the form of UV light. It is understood that many other saearchers have also reported similar results through different spectrometric methods. Now the problem before us is how to interpret this observation in accordance with a working model of ‘molecular imprinting’ we are trying to present as the real mechanism of homeopathic ‘potentization’
As per my interpretation, a medium absorbs comparatively more energy when it is less dynamic and in a lower energy state. We all know, cold objects can absorb more heat than a warmer object. More vibrations can be absorbed by a comparatively stable object. From that point of view, Nux Vomica 30 has to be considered to be existing in a more stable, less dynamic state than the control sample. That means, potentized drugs are more structured than ordinary alcohol/water mixture. Only explanation we can provide for this phenomenon is that water/ethyl alcohol molecules exist more hydrogen bonded and mutually attached in potentized drugs. Supra-molecular structure of potentized medicines are more stable. Such an interpretation supports our concept of “molecular imprinting” as the real mechanism of homeopathic potentization.