How are Homeopathic Remedies Made?
The manner through which homeopathic remedies are made is very precise. Hahnemann found healing value in many substances, plant, animal, and mineral.
Because homeopathy approaches health and healing on an energetic level, what I will briefly explain here may not make sense, when thought of from a modern allopathic scientific view. But this process, called potentization, is how they are made.
In a very clean environment, a single portion of the substance is taken and combined with a liquid. The amount of liquid is somewhat variable, but consistent. Whether it is 1 part of the substance to 9 parts of liquid or 1 part to 99 parts liquid, once this combination has been made, it is then carefully shaken or pounded-- or succussed-- a certain number of times. Then 1 part of this combination is taken to the same parts of liquid and shaken again. This is process repeated as many times as needed for the desired potency.
The liquid used varies depending on the institution making the remedies.
When a mineral substance is used, a method of grinding this down called trituration is used to make it into a powder. Then this is potentized in the same way.
Once the desired potency has been reached, this liquid is placed upon the familiar little sugar pillules and allowed, in a very clean environment, to thoroughly dry. These pillules are the "carrier"-- they are how the substance is introduced to the body, either directly through the mouth or after it is placed in water to allow the substance to be released once again, and a spoonful of this water is taken orally as a dose.