Julius Hensel

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Julius Hensel

Dr. Julius Hensel (born July 11, 1833, in Küstrin, died probably 1903 in Berlin ) was a German agricultural and physiological chemist or pharmacist, who later qualified as a doctor of medicine; described as one of the greatest pioneers of biochemistry[1][unreliable source?] and was considered by his followers as the "inventor" of the mineral field fertilization with rock flour. He published "Macrobiotic" in 1882; he suggested that the underlying cause of all disease is a lack of mineral substances which are essential to the functioning of the body's cells. As he travelled he studied the minerals of the country and recorded any health problems more common in the area.

A contemporary of Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler (sometimes written Schussler), Hensel also proposed tritrated mineral substances to treat illness, but not diluted to the extent proposed by Hahnemann's homeopathy and made a large number of enemies in opposing many aspects of both established medical opinion of the day and some of the newer ideas - from vaccination to homeopathy.

Writings (selection)[edit]

  • 1881 "Über causalmechanische Entstehung von Organismen" (under the pseudonym "pilgrim").
  • 1882 "Makrobiotik - or our diseases and our remedies“. ISBN 978-1-4457-7900-3
  • 1885 "Life - its foundations, and the means of its conservation“. ISBN 978-1-4461-3277-7
  • 1892 "Bread from Stones" ISBN 978-3-86858-343-4


  • Sampson Morgan: Clean Culture: The new soil science. Tri-State-Press. 1996. ISBN 978-0787310059

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "The Earth Heals Everything - The Story of Biochemistry" by Justine Glass, 1964. Published by Peter Owen Limited, London. Page 33