How To Make Home Made Homeopathic Remedies

Natural Remedies: Homeopathy And Why It Works

In the event that Homeopathic remedies may be denied us because drug companies manage to get them banned, OR standard allopathic medicines suddenly become unavailable, here is a method for making Homeopathic remedies at home. You never know – the day could come when we will need to produce our own medicines.

Homeopathy is a safe alternative to medicinal drugs.  There are several thousand known remedies, with new ones being proven each year.  When the right remedy, or remedies, are chosen, they can work miracles in diverting a range of  illnesses, from childhood whooping cough, croup, bronchial complaints, scarlet fever, and tetanus,  to arthritis, hypertension,  rheumatism and depression.

Homeopathy is an example of ‘Isopathic’ medicine, that is, the treatment uses remedies from the same substance that will actually cause the illness in its undiluted form.

(Not to be confused with the other ‘I’ term in medicine – Iatrogenic – An Iatrogenic illness is doctor-caused illness, or drug-caused illness)

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Some doctors and other health professionals claim that homeopathy cannot work, because ‘it doesn’t have anything in it’, but these people are ignorant about the way in which Homeopathy does its magic. They do not understand the principles of homeopathy.  Yes, it has very little of the original substance in it, but the healing essence of the final homeopathic product is in its vibration, and not in a measurement of a ‘substance’.  These sceptics are measuring the wrong thing in the homeopathic remedy, when they assess it as having ‘no active ingredient’, and what’s more, they have no experience of using it.  Homeopathic remedies work by vibration, not by substance.  Many doctors and drug pharmacists cannot grasp this concept, because they have been conditioned to think in material terms of substance alone.

These sceptics seem to fail to see that ‘like cures like’, and that we often use the principles of homeopathy in our daily lives without even thinking about it.  They are also blind to the fact that homeopathic principles have been used in some allopathic medicines for some time now.  Quinine is one example. Digitalis is another. X-Rays for skin cancer is another.  All these things can produce the disease which they are used to treat.

The original substance in a homeopathic remedy is chosen because of the symptoms it produces in a healthy individual.  A common, everyday example of how this happens is in the humble onion, and its relative the garlic clove.  If you eat these things raw, or even peel an onion, and you are in a healthy condition, you are likely to get a runny nose, or begin sneezing or coughing.  You may even feel your temperature rising.  These are healthy reactions. Well, when you are sick, onions and garlic can be used to CURE these symptoms, these complaints.  If you feel you are getting the flu, or a cold, then onions and garlic are the best things to take to alleviate those symptoms which present as a runny nose, sneezing and a temperature rise.  And so you can use the homeopathic preparation, made from the plant or substance which produces those symptoms, to reverse the condition.

I have come across two methods for making homeopathic remedies, and I shall describe both of these here.

One method for the process is derived from the book by the homeopathic physician Dr James H. Stephenson, M.D., entitled ‘A Doctor’s Guide to Helping Yourself with Homeopathic Remedies’.  This book was first published by Parker Publishing Co. Inc., New York, in 1976.  I have added to the basic steps suggested by Dr Stephenson, with a few pointers of my own, to make it easier for the beginner.

Here Is How You Make Your Own Homeopathic Remedy:

Use a small, clean, sterilized bottle.  It is important that the bottle does not have a trace of another herb or substance in it.  However, you can use the bottle unwashed if it is the container which held the herb tincture or essence you wish to use as your homeopathic remedy.

You are going to dilute your original essence either six times, or twelve times.  These dilutions are the common, recognized potencies for basic homeopathic medicine.  The six-dilution method results in what is called a 6C potency, the remedy which has been diluted twelve times is called a 12C potency.

First of all, you need to have a small quantity of the substance you wish to make into a remedy.  Make an infusion of the herb you wish to use, or make an essence by soaking a little of the herb in alcohol for a few days. Or, as mentioned above, simply use the unwashed container which held the original remedy you wish to use.

To make the first dilution, take one part of the original essence, or ‘Mother Tincture’,  and add it to nine parts water.  See the recipe below for making the ‘Mother Tincture’.

Dr Stephenson endorses the idea which many homeopathic experts have, that enough of the original substance is left inside the bottle to begin the second dilution, after you discard the first dilution from the bottle.  But the theory is that with each dilution, you use one part of the solution containing the substance, and nine parts water or diluted alcohol.  If you use this method, then I think that this will result in a ‘C’ potency, which is 1:100 – one part original essence and 99 parts water or alcohol.

Dr Stephenson says that the ‘C’ potency is made from the ratio of 1 part activating substance, and 9 parts water or alcohol.  But other books give the 1:10 ratio as being an ‘X’ potency, which makes sense.

So – Decimal factor ‘X’ is in dilution of 1:10.

Decimal factor ‘C’ is in dilution of 1:100.

Whichever of these systems you use, you would use the same chosen ratio each time you dilute and succuss the mixture to the required potency. i.e. if you simply use the remains in a bottle, which would give you a ‘C” potency, then you would use a similar amount of remedy in the bottle each time, which will keep the ‘C’ ratio consistent:  Simply tip out the remains after each dilution and shake up (succussion) before filling the bottle again.

If you decide to make the ‘X’ dilution, then you would use one/tenth of the remedy each time, filling up the bottle with 9/10 water or alcohol or both.

You must shake the solution vigorously with every dilution.  Put the lid on the bottle and shake it hard, banging the bottle on the back of the arm each time. This is known as ‘succussion’.  Succussion releases the energy of the material being used, fixing it into the dilution.  Dr Stephenson recommends 15 vigorous shakes with each dilution.  Some people use more shakes each time.

Each time, after the succussing of the remedy, empty out the bottle until you have one tenth of the remedy left in the bottle.  Add more diluting liquid to top the bottle up, and succuss again.  Do this either six times, or twelve.  With the last dilution and succussion, it is important to use some alcohol as your last diluting substance.  This will keep the remedy for years, if you add a quantity of vodka to the last shaking.  If you use all water, the remedy will not last more than a few days.

I use pure vodka to keep my remedies.  One part vodka, one part boiled water or distilled water.

Note: Sensitive people need to take care when making home-made homeopathic remedies.  Coffea, I have found, is extremely potent before it has been diluted properly.  The in-between dilutions are very strong – much stronger than coffee in its pure form.

Reactions can be minimized by using rubber gloves, and by using  just small amounts of the product when making your remedies.  A 15ml bottle is ideal.

How to make your own Mother Tincture:  Chop up your chosen material, such as a herb and soak it in alcohol or a mixture of 90% alchol and 10% water.

Put on the lid of the jar and leave for two weeks.  Shake the herbal mixture several times each day to distribute the healing ingredients through the tincutre.

After two weeks you can store the Mother Tincture indefinitely by keeping it in an air-tight bottle and keeping it in the dark.  Using a brown or dark green bottle is preferable.


Avoid Flu Vaccine/Homeopathy/Herbs and Vitamin C

How Can I Prevent The Flu Without A Vaccination?  Find out about some natural preventatives.

Vaccinations and Antibiotics, as we all know, weaken the immune function. But an estimated 35,000 people die every year in the USA  from regular influenza, or from influenza-related complications, so it is necessary, if we want to avoid taking innoculations or vaccinations for influenza, and we wish also to avoid the flu, to find out what the alternative treatments are.

Apart from the danger of the flu vaccine damaging the immune system,  or causing alzheimer’s and other degenerative diseases, there is a distinct possibility that the flu vaccine may not work anyway. The vaccination for flu, called ‘Flumist’, or ‘Tamiflu’ does not prove successful in immunizing all people against the flu:  Many people suffer the very same flu symptoms, after being given this live flu virus which is introduced nasally to the patient.  People often complain of getting a runny nose, with headaches, sore throat and swollen glands, aching muscles, and a cough, straight after having being given the vaccine.

Note:  Homeopathic Remedy Thuja is good for the bad effects of vaccination. You can buy from this from most pharmacies and health shops:  A standard potency is Homeopathic Thuja 30C. Use Thuja when illness or conditions such as eczema begin after having vaccinations.  This has helped many people.

Well – There are several very good alternatives which I know about. Homeopathic Treatment, Herbal Medicine, and Vitamin C Therapy offer alternatives to the flu vaccine, and offer alternatives to standard antibiotics should you succumb to the flu.

Vitamin C Works As a Prophylactic For Flu: Much has been written about how efficacious Vitamin C is in treating infectious diseases of any kind:  Dr Levy, and Dr Robert Cathcart, both from America, and Professor Ian Brighthope from Melbourne, Australia, have all written much on the subject of Vitamin C.  What is more, they all have many successful case studies to report.  It has been found in their research that Vitamin C, given in sufficient dosage, works as a prophylactic for many illnesses, including the influenza virus.

Dr Cathcart, from the Hale Clinic in America, reports that of all the people who came to his clinic for a monthly intravenous shot of Vitamin C, not one succumbed to the flu this  past year.  This indicates that the Vitamin C acted as a prophylactic for the flu virus, meaning that it acted as a preventative medicine.

Professor Ian Brighthope, from the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, has successfully used Vitamin C therapy to treat people who have the dreaded ‘Swine Flu’ virus. Even as I write this, there is  someone very sick from Swine Flu in Australia, whom Professor Brighthope is helping to treat, as from today, with intravenous Vitamin C.

When people are severely sick with an illness such as Swine Flu, it is necessary to give very large amounts of Vitamin C, perhaps around 75 grams per day.  This is such a large amount that it needs to be done intravenously, so that the digestive system is not harmed, and so that the Vitamin C gets into the blood immediately, so that it can begin its work of killing off the virus.

Vitamin C can be used to Prevent and to Cure: When given in adequate doses,  Vitamin C has the capability of acting as an anti-histamine, an anti-toxin, and an anti-biotic.

The Conspiracy To Keep Vitamin C out of Hospitals and the Public Domain: Very often medical authorities will announce that Vitamin C ‘did no good’, after they had administered between 4 to 5 grammes per day to a very ill patient.  But a large dose is needed to counteract tenacious viruses such as the swine flu virus, and probably many other viruses too.  It helps the case AGAINST using Vitamin C when the dose is far too small, and no improvement is noted, which is why, Dr Robert Cathcart claims, that hospitals will under-dose for Vitamin C, if they are pressed to administer it at all:  So that they can say “See?  It didn’t work.”

Homeopathic Flu Remedies

John H. Clarke, M.D. in the Homeopathic handbook entitled “The Prescriber”, advises that Homeopathic Arsen alb. 3, pil, iii. 8h works as a prophylactic for influenza.  You will have to go to a homeopathic pharmacy to get this medicine made up, or go to visit a professional Homeopath who really knows his stuff.

Other Prophylactics which Homeopathic Doctor John H. Clarke recommends  in his homeopathic book “The Prescriber”, reprinted  1991 by B. Jain Publishers Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, are the Homeopathic Bacillinum 30 and Influenzium 30. He recommends taking a dose of each at the same time, once a week during an epidemic.  This will help prevent getting the flu.

Aconite is a good general remedy for flu. It can be used alternately,  in combination with other remedies, especially at night when the patient is more restless, according to  John Clarke.  He recommends Aconite 3-30, Ih. for fever, pallor, faintness,  and restlessness which is accompanied by pains in the heart region. Fear of death is often a symptom of the Aconite patient.

Bapt. 3x-30, Ih: This is good for treating the flu if the following symptoms exist:  when the limbs are aching, with general soreness over the body, headache, sore eyes, foul tongue, fever and restlessness, drowsiness and heaviness of the body.

Eup. perf. 1-30, Ih: When the symptoms of flu include chills in the back with bone pain.

Glon. 3-30, Ih: When you have a bursting headache, violent throbbing, or bursting headache with a cough.

Belladonna 3-30, Ih: When worse for lying down, neuralgia, with the right side of head and face  being affected more, delirium,  inflammation of the ears, with headache, sore throat and a tickling annoying cough.

Merc. sol. 6-30, Ih: This can be used after Belladonna to strengthen the cure begun by Belladonna;  It can also be used on its own if suppuration is present.

Gelsemicum 1-30, Ih: If the patient is not thirsty, but red-faced with general weakness and relaxation.  The patient complains of chills  which run up and down the spine.

Echinacea *,1-2h. can be used when a low typhoid condition exists.

Bryonia, 3X-30, Ih. :  There is much thirst with Bryonia.  The symptoms are all usually worse for movement. Use Bryonia if cough is worse for movement and there is pain in the head, or limbs, or body.   Tongue is like washed leather and foul smelling.

Arsen alb.: John Clarke recommends 3-30, Ih. for flu with thirst, restlessness, rheumatic headache, fear of death and anguish, and teasing cough which is worse at night.  I have not used Homeopathic Arsen alb. 30C in the event of any flu epidemic, but I feel about 80% sure that even taking the 30C potency of Ars alb. will act as a prophylactic for influenza if it is taken several times a day when there is an epidemic of influenza about. I have read about this acting as a prophylactic in other homeopathic manuals. It will also be effective, in many cases, to treat a flu virus once the person has the illness.  This is a remedy which can be bought at most health stores.

Arsen alb 30C is a very potent medicine, and I once used it in combination with other homeopathics, and, finally, a dose of castor oil, to cure a young pup of paavo disease.  I know for sure that this was the disease the pup had, because the other pups of the litter, who had gone to other foster homes, all died, except for one who was taken in time to the vet for a vaccination. We did not know, when we gave these pups foster homes, that the mother had already died of Paavo (must check spelling)  Anyway – Arsen alb., the ordinary old 30C potency which you can buy from the chemist today, helped to cure this pup of the virus. During the day, and most of the night,  at half hourly intervals or thereabouts, I fed him spoonfuls of water which had a good dollop of manuka honey from my bees mixed up in it.  This gave him strength and stopped him from becoming dehydrated.  Very important in any illness.

My pup, which I treated with Homeopathics and other remedies, and his brother, who was taken to the vet just in time  by his carers, for a vaccination, were the only two dogs to get treatment, and the only two dogs who survived out of a litter of around six pups.

But there you go – Homeopathy worked just as well to cure the Paavo disease, which everybody told me was incurable without a vaccination.