A study by scientists from the University of Bielefeld has proven how plants can extract an alternative source of energy from other plants.
This finding, say experts, could have a major impact on the future of bioenergy and how we understand it, and finally, providing evidence that shows that people as well have the ‘ability’ to draw energy from others in the same way.
In other words, it means that people can absorb energy from others that surround them.
So next time, when you meet someone new and get that feeling as if you are surrounded by negative energy, you might actually be onto something.
Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse and his biological research team have found that green alga Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii, not only engages in photosynthesis but ‘feeds off an alternative source of energy’, meaning that it has the ability draw it from other plants.
The findings were published in the journal Nature Communications.
As explained by psychologist and healing energy Dr. Olivia Bader-Lee, flowers need water and light to grow and people are not so different from planets. Our physical bodies are like sponges, and we can absorb from the environment.
“This is exactly why there are certain individuals who feel uncomfortable in specific groups where there is a mixture of energy and emotions,” says Dr. Bader-Lee.
As noted by Dr. Kruse, plants engage in the photosynthesis of carbon dioxide, water, and light.
Experts have managed to show through a series of experiments, by cultivating Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, that, when faced with a shortage of energy, these single-cell plants drew energy from neighboring vegetable cellulose.
The alga can secrete enzymes that ‘digest’ cellulose, and break it down into smaller components.
Afterwards, the components are carried into the cells and turned into an energy source, allowing the alga to continue growing.
“This is the first time that such a behavior has been verified in a vegetable organism,” says Professor Kruse.
“That algae can digest cellulose contradicts every previous textbook. To a certain extent, what we are seeing is plants eating plants.”
Since this has been observed in the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii for the first time, researchers are expanding their study and searching for similar mechanisms in other types of alga.
Researchers note that preliminary findings indicate that this is the case.
“When energy studies become more advanced in the near future, we will eventually see this translated to human beings as well,” stated Bader-Lee.
“The human organism is similar to a plant, it has the ability to draw needed energy to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells or cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger.”
Humans are like plants, and the same occurs with the human body
Dr. Bader-Lee believes the same can be applied to humans.
“When energy studies become more advanced in the next few years, let’s see over time this translated to humans as well,” explains Dr. Bader-Lee.
“The human organism is very similar to a plant, which takes the energy necessary to feed the emotional states and this essence can energize the cells or cause an increase in cortisol and cells catabolize depending on the emotional trigger”