HomeopathyRemedies_600_400Roughly 80% of Homeopathic remedies are made from the crude material of specific plants.  However, others are made from specific minerals, salts, and insects.  A very few are made from animal, and even disease material itself.  Therefore all of the Homeopathic remedies come from natural sources.

The initial process is to create a Mother Tincture or a “base” liquid from which the preceding dilutions are made. When a remedy is made from Plant sources the first step is to harvest the plant/ leaf/flower from which the remedy is made with utmost care at its peak of its bloom. It is extremely important that a specific plant is gathered at a particular time at a specific location and appropriate state.

A mother tincture made from a specific plant source is processed by macerating the plant, or a particular part of a plant then letting it soak in an alcohol water solution in the dark to fully draw in the properties of the plant. The water absorbs into itself the chemical properties from the crushed plant material over time while the alcohol is used a preservative. This mixture is then strained out to leave behind a clear liquid while the pulp of the plant is discarded.

To prepare the succeeding potencies one drop of the mother tincture is put into a vial and then nine drops of a diluting material is added (again an alcohol and water solution).  This mixture is shaken with impact. This process is called succession. This process helps release the potential energy within each molecule and therefore Homeopathic remedies are not mere dilutions of a herb.
This is now a 1X potency.  X stands for ten in Roman numerals.  To make a 2X potency you take one part of the 1X potency again adding it to nine parts of the diluting solution (alcohol, and water) in a vile with a lid. Succussion is done at a minimum of 100 times per each level of dilution starting from the very beginning.  This process continues until the desired potency (strength) of the remedy is attained.

When a C potency is prepared to create 30C , 200C and 1M remedy the same process is used but with a 1:99 dilution.

Trituration is the beginning process used for solid substances which cannot be macerated like plant material.   Trituration is quite simply a grinding and pounding of the crude substance together with powdered sugar in a mortar and pestle.  This trituration process is done for these hard substances up to an 8X, or 9C dilution and from there it is considered small enough to be succussed from that point on.  There is an extreme amount of pounding and grinding in order to make the hard substance fine enough to be used in solution.  The same dilution process applies for each potency, 1 part to 9 for X potencies, and 1part to 99 for C potencies.

Most commonly prescribed Homeopathic remedies are in 6X, 12X, 30C, 200 C and 1M potency.  To better understand the degree of dilution I would like to give the example of the dilution ratio of the 6X potency. In a 6X potency we have one part of the original mother tincture to one million parts of the diluting material.  So, only one part of the original mother tincture is in every million parts of the diluting material. This makes it abundantly clear that these are infinitesimal doses.

Homeopathic remedies are incapable of harming anyone due this very fact. By release of the potential energy within each molecule and the reduction of the actual chemical in the remedy each vial of potentized Homeopathic remedy is just energy. But each of these energies are specific to the original substance they are created from and retain the essence /characteristics of it. Homeopathy believes that the remedy just brings in a sense of balance in the body enabling it to heal itself.  In using micro-doses, Homeopathy is a science working in conjunction with your body’s own chemical and immune processes. And, Homeopathy does this without fear of toxic side-effects.

Homeopathic remedies in their final products come in liquids, creams, gels, pellets, or tablet form.  For creams and gels the remedy can easily be added to any cream or gel base .Pellets are made of hard sucrose, which is sugar.  The sugar makes homeopathic remedies sweet and desirable. The remedy in its liquid form has to be at least 87% alcohol in order to be sprayed onto the sugar pellet without dissolving it.  The tablet forms of remedies are however softer and made of lactose (milk sugar) and the remedy is actually impacted into the tablet and not just covering the outside as with pellets.

Homeopathic remedies are to be placed under the tongue for best results and food /drink should be avoided for 15 to 30 minutes before and after its consumption. This will ensure that your mouth remains clean and devoid of any odour that might interfere with its efficacy.