EM - Effective Microorganisms

In 1983 the Japanes Professor Teruo Higa succeeded to generate a stable solution of about 80 different microorganisms, which he called Effective Microorganisms, abbreviated EM.

Against all scientific expectations aerobe and anaerobe microorganisms live together in this mixture, originally marketed as EM-1 by EMRO (Japan). EM is produced in different countries by different companies who purchased their license along with the original recipe from EMRO which leads to a variety of names for essentially same products. My supplier is in Austria and calls his EM-1 "EM-Urlösung". Though in many counties EM-1/EM-Urlösung is only certified for use in agriculture and animal husbandry, the Effective Microorganisms still provide the best symbiotic balancing (probiotics) I know.


100 ml
brown glas
with dripper
500 ml
stock bottle
1000 ml
stock bottle

Alternatives: Meanwhile Effective Microorganisms can be bought in many countries and they are becoming more available every day. Other product for guided symbiosis may also be available at your pharmacy. Traditionally fresh Yogurt and "sauerkraut" (acidophilus cultures) have been used to reanimate the intestines after the use of antibiotics. Make sure the acidophilus bacteria are still living. They won't if you buy sterilized Yogurt from the supermarket.

The EM Philosophy or EM Principles

A unique part of the development of EM-1 is the development of the EM Principles. Dr. Higa noticed that the microbes in EM-1, which were not believed to live together in the wild, were able to survive in the culture. From his observation, he concluded that humans needed to learn from these microbes. All of those who are involved with this technology are expected to follow these principles because, without them all the pieces would fall apart. The principles are: Low cost, high quality, safety, convenience, co-existence, co-prosperity, exchange of information, and sustainability. Some years back, Dr. Higa coined the term "syntropy" to describe this phenomenon. All the tenets of the EM Principles are intertwined. An example to follow the EM Principles is presented by EM-1 itself. All the microorganisms in EM-1 co-exist, co-prosper, exchange information, are sustainable, are safe, are efficient, are effective, and service each other. EM-1 exhibits all the EM Principles.

You are invited you to read Dr. Higa's books that are available in English (and several other languages) to develop your own understanding of this incredible technology that Dr. Higa calls "A gift to humanity." Developments continue as experiments and research with Effective Microorganisms are conducted by EM Research Organization, APNAN, and several other entities that are licensed by EM Research Organization to sell Effective Microorganisms products around the world.