Can plants feel? Can they experience pain? To the skeptic, the notion that plants have feelings is absurd. However, some research suggests that plants, much like humans, are able to respond to sound. Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, an Indian plant physiologist and physicist, devoted his life to studying the response of plants to music. He concluded that plants respond to the mood with which they are cultivated. He also proved that plants are sensitive to environmental factors such as light, cold, heat and noise. Luther Burbank, an American horticulturalist and botanist, studied how plants react when they are deprived of their natural habitat. He talked to plants. Based on the data of his experiments, he discovered about twenty types of sensory sensitivity in plants. His research was inspired by Charles Darwin’s “Changing Animals and Plants at Home”, published in 1868. If plants respond to how they are grown and have sensory sensitivity, then how do they respond to sound waves and vibrations created by the sounds of music ? Numerous studies have been devoted to these issues. Thus, in 1962, Dr. T. K. Singh, head of the Department of Botany at Annamalai University, conducted experiments in which he studied the effect of musical sounds on the growth of plant growth. He found that Amyris plants gained 20% in height and 72% in biomass when they were given music. Initially, he experimented with classical European music. Later, he turned to musical ragas (improvisations) performed on the flute, violin, harmonium and veena, an ancient Indian instrument, and found similar effects. Singh repeated the experiment with field crops using a specific raga, which he played with a gramophone and loudspeakers. The size of the plants has increased (by 25-60%) compared to standard plants. He also experimented with the vibration effects created by barefoot dancers. After the plants were “introduced” to the Bharat Natyam dance (the oldest Indian dance style), without musical accompaniment, several plants, including petunia and calendula, bloomed two weeks earlier than the rest. Based on experiments, Singh came to the conclusion that the sound of the violin has the most powerful effect on plant growth. He also found that if seeds were “fed” with music and then germinated, they would grow into plants with more leaves, larger sizes, and other improved characteristics. These and similar experiments have confirmed that music affects the growth of plants, but how is this possible? How does sound affect plant growth? To explain this, consider how we humans perceive and hear sounds.
Sound is transmitted in the form of waves propagating through air or water. Waves cause particles in this medium to vibrate. When we turn on the radio, the sound waves create vibrations in the air that cause the eardrum to vibrate. This pressure energy is converted into electrical energy by the brain, which transforms it into something that we perceive as musical sounds. Similarly, the pressure generated by sound waves generates vibrations that are felt by plants. Plants don’t “hear” music. They feel the vibrations of the sound wave.
Protoplasm, a translucent living matter that makes up all the cells of plant and animal organisms, is in a state of constant movement. The vibrations captured by the plant accelerate the movement of protoplasm in the cells. Then, this stimulation affects the whole body and can improve performance – for example, the production of nutrients. The study of the activity of the human brain shows that music stimulates different parts of this organ, which are activated in the process of listening to music; playing musical instruments stimulates even more areas of the brain. Music affects not only plants, but also human DNA and is able to transform it. So, Dr. Leonard Horowitz found that a frequency of 528 hertz is able to heal damaged DNA. While there is not enough scientific data to shed light on this question, Dr. Horowitz got his theory from Lee Lorenzen, who used the 528 hertz frequency to create “clustered” water. This water breaks up into small, stable rings or clusters. Human DNA has membranes that allow water to seep through and wash away dirt. Since “cluster” water is finer than bound (crystalline), it flows more easily through cell membranes and more effectively removes impurities. Bound water does not flow easily through cell membranes, and therefore dirt remains, which can eventually cause disease. Richard J. Cically of the University of California at Berkeley explained that the structure of the water molecule gives liquids special qualities and plays a key role in the functioning of DNA. DNA containing sufficient amounts of water has a greater energy potential than its varieties that do not contain water. Professor Sikelli and other genetic scientists from the University of California at Berkeley have shown that a slight decrease in the volume of energetically saturated water bathing the gene matrix causes the DNA energy level to decrease. Biochemist Lee Lorenzen and other researchers have discovered that six-sided, crystal-shaped, hexagonal, grape-shaped water molecules form the matrix that keeps DNA healthy. According to Lorenzen, the destruction of this matrix is a fundamental process that negatively affects literally all physiological functions. According to biochemist Steve Chemisky, the six-sided transparent clusters that support DNA double the helical vibration at a specific resonance frequency of 528 cycles per second. Of course, this does not mean that the frequency of 528 hertz is capable of repairing DNA directly. However, if this frequency is able to positively affect water clusters, then it can help eliminate dirt, so that the body becomes healthy and metabolism is balanced. In 1998, Dr. Glen Rhine, at the Quantum Biology Research Laboratory in New York City, conducted experiments with DNA in a test tube. Four styles of music, including Sanskrit chant and Gregorian chants, which use a frequency of 528 hertz, were converted to linear audio waves and played through a CD player in order to test the pipes contained in DNA. The effects of the music were determined by measuring how the tested samples of DNA tubes absorbed ultraviolet light after an hour of “listening” to the music. The results of the experiment showed that classical music increased absorption by 1.1%, and rock music caused a decrease in this ability by 1.8%, that is, it turned out to be ineffective. However, Gregorian chant caused a decrease in absorbance of 5.0% and 9.1% in two different experiments. Chanting in Sanskrit produced a similar effect (8.2% and 5.8%, respectively) in two experiments. Thus, both types of sacred music had a significant “revealing” effect on DNA. Glen Raine’s experiment indicates that music can resonate with human DNA. Rock and classical music do not affect DNA, but choirs and religious hymns do. Although these experiments were done with isolated and purified DNA, it is likely that the frequencies associated with these types of music will also resonate with the DNA in the body. Another study, titled “Effects of Sound Wave on Nucleic Acid and Protein Synthesis in Chrysanthemums”, concluded with the following conclusion: may go up.” If genes can be “turned on” or “off” by “sound stimulation,” then it is reasonable to believe that sound can affect DNA, and not only the sound itself, but also the frequency of the sound.