How Can you Prepare Homeopathic Medicines

The methods of preparation we employ at Hahnemann Laboratories are rooted in the traditional methods used by homeopaths. Homeopathy follows a special system of preparing the medicines and raising their potency. The basic or the starting potency in homeopathy is called “Mother Tincture” if it is in liquid form, and “Mother Triturate” if it is in powder/solid form. The properties of starting potency are very close to the original drug and is not a potency in the true sense. Next potency is then prepared from this basic potency by reducing the concentration of basic drug substance through a special method. Subsequent potencies are prepared step by step from the previous potency not the first potency like fourth potency would be prepared from the third potency, not the first potency and 200th potency would be prepared from 199th potency and so on.

Over-the-counter homeopathic medicines that you can buy in high street shops tend to be in either the 6c or 30c potency. 6c means that the substance has undergone 6 steps in a series of dilutions, where each step involves diluting 1 part medicine to 99 parts alcohol/water.

One part of this tincture is then mixed with ninety-nine parts of distilled water and then shaken vigorously (this shaking is known as ‘succussion’). This is now called the 1c dilution. It is a 1/1,000 dilution, which is never used as a medicine, because it is considered too weak.

The more stages of dilution and succussion the preparation has gone through, the more potent the medicine is – so a 30c medicine is more potent than a 6c medicine.

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