[Melanie J. Grimes]
In rhe early days of Earth,.5 billion years ago, our planer was composed only of minerals and ocean water. The atmosphere was full of gases: N, C, H and carbon dioxide - but no oxygen. This atmosphere,
called, anaerobic, was toxic to most modern life forms. Photosynthesis was required to release the oxygen from carbon dioxide and make the earth habitable by other life forms.
What caused the change to our current oxygen rich atmosphere? Plants (blue green algae). The algae were insensitive to the toxic atmosphere of earth. Appearing 5 billion years ago, in the late Precambrian era, these photosynthetic bacteria used primitive forms of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is accomplished in the cells by utilizing both chlorophyll and phycocyanin, which creates the blue pigment and enables the cells to absorb different wavelengths for photosynthesis than that of green chlorophyll.
This reaction combined the carbon dioxide in the air with the water (hydrogen and oxygen) in the ocean, and used the energy of light to produce carbohydrates and oxygen. After enough time passed, an oxygen rich atmosphere was created, allowing other plant and animal forms to exist on the earth's surface. The presence of oxygen permitted life based on respiration to exist and permitted eukaryotic organisms to evolve. Today algae occupy the bottom of the food chain, playing a key role in the ecosystem.
The process of photosynthesis carried on for 5 billion years before any cells with a nucleus (eukaryotic) could exist.
Our modern atmosphere is 70% N, about 0% O, contains small amounts of other gases.
Microcystis aeruginosa is the most common toxic cyanobacterium in freshwater.
The substance use in this proving was sourced during an algae bloom in Green Lake, Seattle Washington on August 8.2002.
Labs showed toxin levels of L3 microns/liter, above the WHO levels of micron/liter. The city later treated the lake with $ million dollars worth of Alum, to reduce the algae.
Cyanobacteria produce two main groups of toxins namely neurotoxins and peptide hepatotoxins.
Vermeulen explains in Monera.
"Cyanobacteria are somewhat of a hybrid between algae and bacteria. Their photosynthetic ability and the presence of pigments links them to algae, their cell structure and lack of a nucleus relates them to bacteria“. "Clinical signs following exposure to these compounds include lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea [bloody], weakness, pallor, shock and death from massive hepatic failure. Symptoms develop less rapidly as with anatoxins.
In China, a high incidence of primary liver cancer in drinking water from ditches or rivers has been ascribed to the presence of microcystin producing bluegreen algae in these water supplies. The toxins were in the news in 1996 as they caused liver failure in31 Brazilian dialysis patients who were exposed to microcystins from the water used for dialysis.
Within 7 months 6 patients died of the typical hepatotoxic effects associated with microcystin, a constellation of symptoms now referred to as 'Caruaru Syndrome': headache/nausea/vomiting/eye pain/blurred vision, painful hepatomegaly, jaundice, and a bleeding diathesis manifested by ecchymosis, epistaxis and metrorrhagia“.
Proving symptoms: aching in head, back, shoulders (most of the provers) and described by some as "miserable" pain. Two found that coffee antidoted temporarily.
At the same time, the mental state included a feeling of benevolence, grace, and sympathy and compassion for others. Fear of disease: “As if something foreign” in the body, in the stomach area that needs to be taken out, fear of fainting, and fear of drinking hot fluids.
Itching: eyes, shoulders, back and chin.
Dreams: water, being kidnapped, of being pursued, detective investigations, theatre, animals (dog/mussels/crocodile/green parrot/fish) and the colors blue and green.
Two dreams: Seem to relate to the ancient origins of the substance.
"I had a picture of honey running down from the sky like a curtain. - - - - -
"I give birth and the soul of the child is in a clear quartz crystal“. - - - - -
An interesting note: the substance is known to poison mussels and one prover dreamed of eating mussels.
Curative to the following symptoms: Dull neck/back pain, tension headaches, molar ache, insomnia, itch from bites healed immediately, back and hip not sore while driving long distances. As the proving also cleared the same pathology in other provers, we can be quite sure of these symptoms as integral to the proving picture.
Rubrics follow, followed by the number of provers who experienced the symptoms. I have retained some of the prover language, rather than put the symptoms into exact rubric language.
Mind: Benevolence, grace, sensation of,
Lazy, avoiding work to play instead
Anxiety about health (Fear of drinking hot fluids, fear aggravation of remedy. Fear of fainting. Fear voice might fail.)
Head: ache – > coffee/dull/across eyebrows/over entire head/around head with throbbing pain over eyes/to the vertex/above the brows and occiput/pressure in the temples
Back: ache - > standing/with headache/pain > lying on firm surface, stretching/pain with restlessness/pain, ache in low back as well as hips
Stiff - < sitting too long; > walking
Shoulder pain (ache)
Extremities: Ache - bones and joints/hip
Shoulder pain - > motion/heat
Right arm pain
Sleep: Frequent waking
Generals: Pain – ache (all over)
Fatigue, low energy, weary, tired, exhausted
Appetite - none/increased
> Air/hard work/motion;
Vergleich: Siehe: Algae:
"Cyanobacteria are somewhat of a hybrid between algae. and bacteria. Their photosynthetic ability and the presence of pigments links them to algae, their cell structure and lack of a nucleus relates
them to bacteria.“.