ORMUS Plants
by Barry Carter

In early May of 1997 I learned about a gentleman from the Northwest who knew of some new techniques for making ORMUS. I learned of this gentleman from an ORMUS colleague named John.  John and I arranged to drive up and meet with this fellow.

When we got there we were greeted by a short, dark haired fellow in his late fifties. He gave us permission to record our conversations but requested that we keep his name and contact information anonymous. When we eventually put the methods that he taught us on the Internet we decided to call this gentleman the Essene because he did not want his real name revealed.

The Essene told us that he has always remembered a past life as an Essene on the Dead Sea. He said his first memories of this came when he was living on the coast as a child.

He said that at the age of six, he was allowed to go fishing on the pier by himself. He caught some fish and put them in a bucket but decided to dump them and fill the bucket with ocean water instead. He took this water home and added lye to it till precipitate fell out. Remembering the process from his life on the Dead Sea, he washed the precipitate and ate it. He says that he has been eating this in one form or another till the present.

We learned how to make the white precipitate of sea water using the Wet Method from the Essene on May 18, 1997.

About a year after my first visit with the Essene
I wrote an article on ORMUS in Paramagnetic Forest Soils in which I speclated that ORMUS might have amazing agricultural and ecological benefits if applied to plants.

I actually visited the Essene at his place four times. The third time I visited him in October of 2000 he showed me some giant walnuts that he said were grown using the Wet Method ocean water precipitate as a mineral supplement. He called this precipitate C-11 (or Sea-11) because he said it contains eleven m-state elements from sea water.

You can read the story of these giant walnuts here:

M-state Walnuts by Barry Carter

The benefits of ORMUS for plants are generally best realized by the Wet Method precipitate from salt sea water. Here is the Wet Method in review:
As the pH is raised to 10.78 you will notice that the pH seems to hang for a long time around pH 9.8 - 9.9.  This happens because the lye cannot raise the pH as long as it is being used up in reaction with the ORMUS and magnesium in the sea water. This pH curve looks something like this:

You can also purchase the precipitate from the ORMUS providers which are listed at:


Once you have the precipitate it is very important to apply it at the appropriate rate. It is typically applied at the rate of one to three gallons per acre (ten to thirty one liters per hectare) for each crop. (This is usually just once a year for trees but will be with each planting for grasses which get multiple cuttings.)

I have calculated the application rates for ORMUS precipitate in agriculture and Sea-Crop, one of the ORMUS providers, also has a page on this at:


My fourth visit with the Essene in October of 2001 corresponded with the visit of one of the ORMUS producers. He started making the C-Gro (now Sea-Crop) product in 2004. You can see pictures of some of the results of using this product on plants at:



and on the Sea-Crop site.

In August of 2003 I gave a series of presentations on ORMUS in North and South Carolina. These presentations were arranged by Dana Dudley. After hearing about how to do the Wet Method in one of my workshops Dana told me that she was working with some folks who had been using ORMUS precipitate from Great Salt Lake water for plants. Dana contacted these folks and got some ORMUS Oranges from them. These oranges were four and a half times as large as ordinary supermarket oranges.

Home gardeners are also sharing amazing results with the use of ORMUS precipitate on their plants. If you are interested in documenting and sharing the results you are getting with plants I have created a page with helpful suggestions at:


At one of my ORMUS Workshops on May 16, 2004 I showed some folks how to make the ORMUS precipitate with Dead Sea salt. I gave the precipitate I made to several people and one of these people, a woman named Jane, wrote me a note telling me what she had done with the precipitate I made:

From: Jane
Subject: The Rose
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 12:35:00 -0700

The roses are still alive, and growing.  The first went into ORMES right after your second workshop in Kingston [May 16].  The second went into the same solution a month later.  Both were cut long stem roses from the supermarket.

In October of 2004 Jane sent me a video description of this rose plant. The cut rose was still alive and growing in a bottle of water five months after her husband gave it to her.

A gentleman named Ted had several plant boxes on his deck. A couple days after he heard me talk about ORMUS at a lecture in Ashland on May 2, 2005 Ted watered his plants with Pacific Ocean ORMUS precipitate. When I returned to Ashland on May 20, 2005 Ted gave his report on the effects of the precipitate on his plants.

From all of these observations we are quite confident of the following results:
There are also indications that animals receive great benefits from eating plants which have been grown with ORMUS. In an on-line book titled HEALTH & SURVIVAL IN THE 21st CENTURY by Ross Horne we find the following passage:

Started feeding mice both experimental and control, food that was raised on the Ray Heine and Sons Farm. The experimental food had been raised on soil fertilized with 2200 pounds (per acre) complete sea solids. The control food was the same as the experimental with the exception that it was not fertilized with complete sea solids. The food consisted of a combination of one part soybean, two parts oats, four parts corn, balanced food proteins, carbohydrates and fats for mammals.

C3H mice were obtained for this feeding experiment. This strain of mice has been bred so all the females develop breast cancer which causes their demise. The mice were two months of age when received and started on the feeding experiments. The life expectancy of this strain for females is no more than nine months which included the production of two or three litters. The experimental and control groups both consisted of 200 C3H mice and those fed on control food were all dead within eight months seven days. The experimental mice that were fed food grown on the sea solids fertilized soil lived until they were sacrificed at 16 months; definitive examination revealed no cancer

Though this experiment was done with whole sea solids (including the salt) I think we can presume that these benefits will also apply to animals that eat plants grown with the ORMUS precipitate.