Miron Violet Glass

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Sunset Sun and sunlight play an important role in our daily life. Who does not feel joy when exposed to the first rays of sunshine after a long cold winter or when seeing a beautiful rainbow or sunset? Sunlight is enormously important for growth. In fact, there is no life possible without light. This same light that initially made growth possible also accelerates the process of molecular decay. As soon as plants, for example, are ready for harvesting, they must be used immediately or preserved efficiently. If they are exposed to sunlight after being gathered, then decomposition may take place and this drastically reduces the level of bio-energy in the plant. It is believed that this process of decomposition is due to the radiation from the visible light.

In order to test this observation, chemical analysis by gaschromatography of rosewater stored for two months in either violet and amber glass was performed at this institute. It was clearly shown that within 2 months the amount of several important aromatic compounds decreased significantly following storage in amber glass. No change was observed in the sample stored in violet glass pointing to quality protection against decomposition by visible light.

Since ancient times, mankind has tried to protect its most valuable products against the damaging effects of light. The early Egyptians, for instance, preserved their precious substances in gold or violet jars. Modern times have introduced many new forms of packaging. Glass, which has been known for ages, is still one of the most widely used materials. However, most of the traditional colors used in glass packaging (clear, amber, blue and green) allow visible light to pass through and therefore don't offer enough protection against decomposition processes induced by visible light.

Miron violet glass does not allow light from the visible spectrum to penetrate (with the exception of violet radiation) but is transparent in the infrared spectrum. Black glass doesn't allow any visible light to go through and is also transparent in the infrared (IR) spectrum. The most important difference between these two glass types is that black glass fully absorbs UVA ultraviolet (UV) and violet frequencies without allowing any transmission to occur, whilst Miron violetglass is permeable for these frequencies. These wavelengths partially enter Miron violetglass, giving it a unique quality: impermeable in the visible light spectrum from blue to red but open to penetration of UVA, violet and IR frequencies. Due to this special combination, sensitive materials stored in Miron violetglass are highly protected against the processes of decomposition caused by light influences from the visible spectrum and gives it the added benefit of the positive effects that result from UVA, violet and IR frequencies.

Cherry tomatoes in the storage test

Decomposition comparison of tomatoes

For most users of Miron violet glass, these scientific experiments to objectively rate bio- energy are difficult to follow. Therefore, a microbiological experiment with cherry tomatoes was done to confirm, more simply, that violet glass better protects the bio- energy of food. As had become clear in the previous study where the herbal samples had been exposed to the sun, the most significant differences were detected when the products were stored in clear- versus violet glass. Therefore, Dr. Hugo Niggli bought cherry tomatoes and bottled them individually in a clear and violet apothecary jar on the 22nd of June 2007. The tomatoes were then stored at room temperature in an apartment.

On the 22nd of December, exactly half a year later, a microbiological change judged as mold was observed in the cherry tomato stored in the clear glass bottle. A month later, on January 21st 2008, the result of this biological experiment was photographed. For this purpose, the cherry tomatoes were taken out of the bottles, as illustrated in the figure above, and the microbiological changes of the tomatoes stored in both bottles were photographed. The cherry tomato stored in violet glass retained its red color and had not dried out, contrary to the tomato stored in clear glass.

Chives in the storage test

In the world of packaging materials, glass still maintains its important position, despite its fragility. Traditional glass colors (clear and amber) allow light of the visible spectrum to pass through and therefore don't offer enough protection against decomposition induced by wavelengths of this spectral range. Dr. Hugo Niggli and Dr. Max Bracher confirmed this scientifically by performing an experimental test on storage stability of various herbs and spices.

Decomposition comparison of chives

Intensity of chives tested by odor

Odor comparison

As the analysis of biophotons is unique for an integral and objective evaluation of herbal preparations, ultra-weak photon experiments were made in order to determine the quality level of stability in different herbs and spices. The results of the biophotonic analysis for chives are shown in the figure below: The level of bio-energy (vital force) is significantly higher in the samples stored in violet glass compared to those stored in traditional, clear- and amber glass.

Chives tested by biophotonic analysis

Biophotonic analysis

It has to be noted that this observation was found in the samples stored in the room, as well as in those stored in sun-exposed areas. The conclusion made above with chives was confirmed by similar findings after analyses of photographs, odors and biophotons of four additional spices (parsley, dill, paprika and laurel). The results of biophotonic measurements of food stored over a period of 15 months, show that it is very probable that the following statement can be confirmed in case of long-term storage of these investigated products: The significant differences which occurred in the products stored in different colored glass and exposed to the sun will, long term, also occur in the products stored in various colored glass in the room.

Transmission curves of Miron violetglass

Light transmission curve analysis

The shown curve depicts the percentage of light that transmit the violet glass in the range between 200 and 1200 nm (Ultraviolet to Infrared). Ultraviolet light is divided in UVC (200-290 nm), UVB (290-320 nm) and UVA (320-400nm).

Miron violet glass has a zero transmittance for the invisible UVC and UVB radiation (No invisible UVC and UVB radiation penetrate Miron violet glass). A certain amount of the invisible UVA and the visible violet radiation trespass the Miron glass with a maximum at 390nm. Miron violet glass is not permeable in the visible light spectrum from blue to red.

Light from the 700 nm spectral range into the invisible infrared, shown until 1200 nm in the above curve, also tranmsit the Miron violet glass with a peak at 950 nm.

Biophotonic research, the study of light particles emitted by cells, has shown that these wavelengths are very important for communication between living cells. Recent results from this scientific field by Professor Popp and Dr. Niggli have also shown that the quality of nutrition not only depends on chemical composition, but also on the content of light energy and the potential information that is provided by UVA and IR frequencies. This fundamental bio-information plays a crucial role in the control of all vital processes. Biophotonic measurements show that food (ripe grain, plants and fruits, freshly squeezed or dried) as well as any extracts from plants ( as example olive and linseed oil) are perfect suppliers of light energy; a transfer which is closely connected to optical memorization within the biological sample.)

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