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How To Make Your Own Remedy

Elaine Lewis
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Elaine shows us how to make our own remedies when we don’t have access to regular ones or regular ones don’t address the problem.

What’s the value of knowing this? It’s immense! If you’re sick from vacationing in Mexico, you can make a remedy out of the pathogen-infested local water–no offense to our lovely Mexican readers!  (And here they are now!)  

If the polluted air or pollens in the air are causing your problem, you can put a cup of water outside for one day and one night and let it collect whatever is in the air (make sure the water doesn’t evaporate out), and then make a remedy out of the water.  If you’re sick from something you ate, drop some of it into half a cup of water, swish it around a few times, and make a remedy out of the water.  If you threw the food away, then spit into an ounce of water, swish it around, then make a remedy out of the water.  If you’re sick from the side-effects of a drug, make a remedy out of the drug.  If you’ve over-dosed on something you’ve smoked, blow some smoke into a half-filled, small bottle of spring water, shake it up and make a remedy out of that.  If you have a cough and were lucky enough to have coughed up some mucus, spit what you coughed up into 1 or 2 ounces of water, swish it around, and then make a remedy out of that to stop your cough.  The list of possibilities is endless!  Remember that whatever something causes, it can cure in small doses–that’s homeopathy’s motto!  So now, if you’re ready, here are the instructions:

Get a small bottle of spring water

(in an emergency any safe water will do), the exact amount of water or the size of the bottle is not relevant. I always say a small bottle because small is cheapest.  So, an 8 ounce bottle, let’s say.

Pour half the water out (but save the water, don’t pour it down the drain; after all, you paid for it).

Now you have half a bottle of water.  Pour in a small amount of what you’re trying to make a remedy of–let’s say for the sake of argument that you want to make “Homeopathic Pepsi Cola”–maybe because you drank some Pepsi and it’s making you sick; therefore, your half-filled water bottle should now consist of a solution of 90% water and 10% Pepsi–there’s no need to be fussy about your percentages–just guess at what 10% might be when you’re adding your Pepsi.

Now it’s time to “Succuss” this solution (pounding the bottle into your opposite palm).  Succuss means “pound” or “bang”.  Do it 40 times (see video demonstration below)  This person is making a water potency of the remedy “Thuja”.  What I want you to observe here is how to “succuss” the bottle:

OK, so now, pay attention:  Here is what you’ve done so far:

  1. You’ve bought a small bottle of spring water, like Evian, for example; but it could be any brand of bottled water.
  2. You’ve poured half out so that you’ll be able to “succuss” the bottle.
  3. You’ve poured in a liquid solution of–this time–Pepsi, so that your half-filled water bottle now consists of 90% water, 10% Pepsi.
  4. You’ve succussed the bottle 40 times.

Now, here’s what you do next.  Get a piece of paper and write down “Pepsi 1C”–meaning that you now have Pepsi in the 1C potency, this means you’ve done a one-in-ten dilution with 40 succussions and you’ve done it once.  (Now, I know, some of you are going to say, “Elaine, is this really a 1X potency?”  Answer:  I don’t know and I don’t care!  It doesn’t matter, OK?  What’s important is the number!  It’s the first dilution!  You can call it whatever you want.  We’re not counting drops here, it’s just not necessary, this remedy, this way of doing it, will work just fine!)

Now, next step: Pour out 90% of this solution (your 1C)–again, no need to be fussy about the exact amount, just guess at what 90% might be–and refill half way with spring water, succuss 40 times, and write down “2C” or just the number 2 (meaning you’ve now dumped out, refilled, and succussed 40 times, twice).  Now pour out 90% again and refill half way with water again and succuss 40 times again and write down the number 3 this time.  Do you get the procedure now?  Keep going in this way until you’ve reached either a 6C, 12C or a 30C depending on what potency you want.

“C” stands for the Roman Numeral “100”, meaning that if we were doing this with drops like they do in the homeopathic pharmacy, your ratio would be 99 drops of water, 1 drop of “pepsi”.  But your average person doesn’t have dropper bottles at home, and it just isn’t necessary to be that exact when you’re making a remedy in an emergency.  

A 6C would probably have to be taken a lot more frequently as it’s a lower potency; in a chronic case, two to four times a day, in an acute case, maybe every half hour; whereas, a 12C would be taken, generally, once a day in a chronic case, maybe twice; once an hour in an acute case, and a 30C on an as-needed basis–one dose may be enough depending on what’s wrong with you.  As a matter of fact, don’t be surprised if even one dose of a 6C cures the case.  For that reason, I always say: if there’s a striking improvement after the first dose, stop dosing!  Dose again if you start to relapse.  

Dosing in acute cases is usually needed more frequently.  Take less often as you start to feel better.  Always succuss your bottle roughly 5 times before each dose.

Now label your bottle “Pepsi 6C” and store it in the refrigerator.  A sip is a dose.  Before each dose, succuss five times.  When the bottle gets low (when one swallow is left), fill it back up half way with water, succuss 40 times and now you’ll have a 7C; then, resume dosing as before.

If food has made you sick, and the food is still there, dump some of the offending food into roughly 2 oz. of water in a disposable cup; swish it around, then pour the liquid portion of that into your half filled water bottle and proceed with succussing, dumping out and refilling as stated above; make a 6C, take a dose, and you should feel better.  Repeat as needed.

If you’re trying to make your remedy from something more solid, like for example, if you want to antidote the side effects of Penicillin, let’s say; or let’s say a drug was helping you but you had to stop taking it because of the side effects but felt that the drug, itself, was helping you in general; well, here’s what you need to know: the homeopathic remedy made from the drug can be given for the following reasons–it can be given for what the drug was FOR, it can be given to antidote the drug, it can be given to help you ease off an addicting drug and it can be given for the side effects of the drug.  

Just empty one or two capsules of the drug into an ounce of water in a disposable cup (and if it’s a solid pill, mash it up into a powder with a mashing implement) and let it sit in the ounce of water until the water is thoroughly saturated with this powdery substance.  Stir the substance around a few times, swish it around.  Now empty this solution into your half-filled water bottle of spring water to get the 90% water, 10% drug ratio that we talked about in making a remedy out of Pepsi Cola.  Now proceed with “potenization” (succussing, dumping out, refilling, again and again) until you reach your desired potency, at least a 6C.

A brief note on dosing in acutes: Let’s say you’ve made a 6C.  In an acute, you may have to take a dose as often as every 10 or 15 minutes, take it less and less often as you get better.  Always succuss the bottle a few times before dosing.  If you should get worse, stop the remedy; an improvement may follow.  If it does, repeat only as needed.

If you’re making this remedy for a chronic case, figure on three doses a day, but be prepared to take more or less often, depending on how quickly or slowly you improve.

HOW TO “PLUS” YOUR BOTTLE

When your remedy bottle is no longer working as well as it used to, you’ll need to raise the potency. The way to do it is this:

1. Pour out 90% of your bottle.

2. Refill with spring water half way.

3. Succuss (pound the bottle into your opposite palm) 40 times.

4. Again, for the second time, pour out 90% of the bottle.

5. Refill with water half way.

6. Succuss 40 times.

7. Repeat this process one more time. You will now have raised the potency by 3 degrees. It should now start working again.

 

What if you have to make a remedy out of a solid pill?

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom. Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at LEWRA@aol.com Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: http://elainelewis.hpathy.com/ and TheSilhouettes.org

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  • I found your site through a google search on making your own homeopathic remedies. I have made them many times in the past, but couldn’t remember how many times I should succuss in-between pouring out the water. So, thank you.

    However, there is one thing that I was quite shocked at, and that is that you said to put it in the refrigerator. I was always taught that homeopathic remedies should NEVER be placed near or on a refrigerator, lamps, clock radios, televisions, computers etc as these electrical items can immediately zap the remedy useless. Same thing as keeping them away from strong odors, not smoking, don’t eat mint, raw onions or garlic, etc can also render the remedies useless.

    Personally, I would rather not take the chance of putting it in the refrigerator. There’s really no need.

  • Kimberly, you certainly don’t have to put the remedy in the refrigerator if you don’t want to. I always say to do that because it keeps the remedy out of the light; but, if my own example means anything, I have remedies in my refrigerator right now and they absolutely work. I have Ferrum Phos 200C in the refrigerator, which I take always at the first sign of a cold, and it has not failed me yet. In fact, I have had my remedies go through that x-ray counter at the airport and they still worked.

    Anyway, the number of succussions between dilutions is 40.

  • I feel fortunate after reading this great article, because I was just looking after meaning of a word ‘succuss’. A nice help to everyone interested is extended through this article. One thing I would like to submit is that medicine after preparation may spoil in due course of time if not kept in refrigerator. There are countries where people can not afford refrigerator or if they can, they do not get whole day power supply. I propose if approved by Elaine Lewis to put some drops of pure ethyl alcohol. This is the stuff that is used by medicine companies in preparing medicines.

    with egards

    kalra s k

  • Wow, having seen how easy it all is, I almost feel stupid for spending so much money on shop-bought homeopathic remidies when the ingredients are so cheap!

    Thanks Elaine!

  • Well, you can certainly make you’re own Nat-mur; but others, like Phosphorus, Mercury, etc., you really will have to buy at the store.

        • So, if I am making a remedy from a remedy I do not need to succuss? My husband is taking a remedy for pollen and it is liquid. So I would put say 2 to 5 drops in another bottle, add water and vodka and that is it? How much water to vodka?

          • Kathleen, if you want to copy your husband’s remedy? You could wait until the bottle is almost empty and simply add more water and alcohol, and shake it up. Or, you can put two drops in a small, half-filled bottle of spring water and add a bit of alcohol to make sure mold doesn’t grow in the bottle. You can add all the alcohol you want, it doesn’t make any difference.

  • I think that some remedy sources have become “tainted” in these modern times. For instance, you cannot take common table salt and make a Nat-mur remedy because most table salt is iodised (it contains Iodine as well). Also with plants that have been treated with pesticides/herbicides, have been hybridized, gmo’d, etc… Even nosodes, as our bodies have accumulated toxins over the decades. You have to go to the source of the original proving. There might just become a time (not far off) that all remedies will have to be re-proven with the newer (new global climate) remedy sources. What do you think?

    • The dandelion is essentially still a dandelion, even with changes in the environment. If the dandelion lives in the similar environment that you live in, but not having been sprayed, it will do fine as a dandelion remedy in my opinion. The plant must adapt as we also have to adapt. Thanks.

  • I think that is so true! You could definitely not make Dandelion, for example, without going to a super-pure environment; and the same could be said for any plant; and yes, the nosodes are very specific, Psorinum having come from a single dock worker who is surely dead; in fact, he’s probably died at least twice by now!

  • Definition of Isopathy:
    “Isopathy refers to the decision to ignore the symptom picture and give the substance which caused the problem in the first place. It is common in isopathy to give a product of a disease (nosode) for the disease itself, thus administering the same thing in an attenuated form. Many people use it as a shortcut to repertorizing.”

    Isopathy is a good method, but we should not name it “homeopathy”, because it is not a cure by a similar, but it cures by the same substance that caused the disease.

    A note to what once has written Paracelsus: For every disease a remedy (plant) grows in the vicinity of the patient. Well, then isopathy is the most modern application of what Paracelsus has advised to do.

  • Isopathy is a branch of homeopathy. It’s perfect for when there are no symptoms to repertorize! Everything is common–sneezing, runny nose, runny eyes…nothing peculiar; or, there are no symptoms but you know you’ve been exposed! Or, no symptoms, you just don’t feel well, and you know you drank the water! Or, all your symptoms match the side-effects of your antidepressant! What are you going to take? Does that mean you’re too lazy to repertorize? You’ve found the culprit, the etiology, the “ailments from”! Etiology over-rules symptomatology. Sometimes the isopathic remedy is the only one that will cure, especially when well-selected remedies have been tried and failed. But, of course, when you see a remedy picture in a case, go for the remedy, not the isopathic.

  • Thank you for your comments, Raja. Again I would just give the proviso that when you see a complete remedy picture in the patient, give the remedy, not the saliva potentized, or nasal discharge, or water the person drank, etc.; especially, if there are mentals that are peculiar to a remedy, like Arsenicum’s clinginess and restlessness.

  • Ah! God’s greatest gift is not let to spread, thanks to modern medical science.
    But your article helps spread the work of God.

    Joseph

  • 21st oct 2010

    i appreciate the effort;no doubt it is agreat service to the humanity;
    i have been doing it and found it quite useful.
    add one thing that the same remedy in 1x or 3x can be apllied locally on the lesions.
    best wishes and regards.
    Dr saif
    MBBS,MPH,RegisteredHomeo practitioner/consultant homeopath

  • Dear Elaine,

    as the aerosol spraying intensifyes, is it a good idea to use the rainwater in which the chemicals and iological agents (Morgellons / Mycoplasma etc) are found, or should we stay to the bodily fluid idea?

    Many thanks,
    (on behalf of many suffering people)
    Tone

  • Dear Tone,

    use the water if you see a clear cause-and-effect situation going on. In other words, someone says, “I’m not feeling well and I have a feeling it’s the water!”

    This happened to me when I was in the Virgin Islands. I wasn’t feeling well and it actually took days for me to realize it was the water. If I had known this trick back then, I could have made a remedy out of it and gotten well faster.

    But if no one is sick, and you just “think” the water is bad for you because of what you’ve read, you have nothing to treat.

  • Dear Elain,

    when there is reason to believe, or it has been proven that the rain water contains aluminium and barium, maybe even mercury, would you still suggest to mix a remedy from this, or should one then rather stick to bodily fluids?

  • Tone, there has to be a problem in order to treat it. We are all exposed to horrible chemicals on a daily basis. Every time we eat, drink, breathe the air, even take a shower, something is getting in–whether through our pores, through inhalation or ingestion. However, a lot of us who are eating well and not taking drugs are going to be fine despite this onslaught! But let’s say we do get “sick”, who’s to say what the cause was? Was it pollutants in the water as you suspected? Or was it the the fumes given off from use of non-stick cookware or perhaps the aluminum in your anti-perspirant or exposure to computer or cell phone radiation? How are you to know? You can only know when there’s a clear cause-and-effect situation. “I drank the water and now I’m sick!” That’s when you know. That’s when you can make a remedy out of something.

  • Dear Elaine,

    Im wondering; if plants struggle to grow and prosper due to pH imbalance and toxic soil, can I take the soil and the plant, make a remedy from and for it, and then water with that?
    I have now made a saliva remedy for myself and I am mostly impressed with the result!

    <3 Many many thanks for sharing this advice,
    Tone

    • How do you know why your plants aren’t growing? Are we talking about indoor plants or your garden? I have no problem with the garden as long as I feed the soil before planting and mix top soil in with the dirt and I have to tell you, where I live now was originally a land-fill and not the best soil in the world! Also, some plants cannot tolerate direct sun, like impatiens, for example.

      If you’re talking about indoor plants, there are so many variables…over-watering? Under-watering? Not enough sun? Too much sun? Not enough humidity? Then again, there are some plants that are really easy to take care of, like pothos and palms and aloe…and still others that are so sensitive, like ferns, they just don’t seem to last as soon as you take them out of the nursery, they start failing!

      So, I’m not sure how you know why your plants aren’t growing. You haven’t told me how you’re preparing the soil for planting. Do you go to the garden center and buy the products they have available for enriching the soil? You almost always have to do that because of how poor the soil is in most locations. Enriching the soil, composting, etc. would be preferrable to making a remedy out of the soil.

  • Sorry not to be more clear, all plants are outdoors in my garden, and I do not do anything to them. They had a stand still throughout most of the spring, which is highly unusual. Could a mix of the soil (which then also contains the rain water) make a good remedy?

    • For outdoor plants, I can only emphasize that you have to enrich the soil before you plant. Add topsoil and fertilizer. Go to a garden center, they sell bags of things that encourage plant growth. You can’t just plant in unenriched soil, usually.

  • You are a Godsend! I just ran out of my husbands “Regional Allergy” homeopathic remedy that I give him every year at this time when his allergies act up and being on SS now, am not able to afford to buy it. (it seems that since so many people are turning to homeopathic remedies that they are getting sky high)

    I am following your directions with the bowl of water and will make the remedy myself. Thank you so much for this. You are a true healer by sharing your knowledge with all. God bless!

  • Hi Elaine,
    I want to be sure about my thinking and wonder if I may run my thought by you. In Sept 2010, I was prescribed Gentamicin as a nasal wash with Nystatin and saline water. I developed tinnitus in both ears shortly after the ten day course. I feel very strongly that the gentamicin is the cause of my tinnitus. Of course, the prescribing doctor says it was too minute of a dose (80mg) to cause any damage. If you read anything on gentamicin (which I sorely wish I had done prior to using), it states that hearing can be affected.
    Here’s my question: Do I need to get another prescription of the same exact ingredients or can I use gentamicin only (since that is the suspected culprit)? I can’t help but feel desperate to have this be a cure for this “lifetime” mistake I’ve made (with the assistance of my former doctor).
    Any help or thoughts would be appreciated.

    • Dawn, sorry I didn’t see this post until now! You wrote it months ago, hopefully you came to a decision and made a remedy either out of the whole kit and kaboodle or just gentamicin; either one would have worked, I suspect.

  • Thank you so much for this informative article..I feel myself lucky enough to get a chance to read this wonderful article and I am definitely going to try out this .

  • Dear dr,
    once i had a food in resurant. i got infaction and felt great pain. i took several homeopathic medicine but it did not subside. i had a chance to go to USA and one CHARIOPRACTITIONER prescribed several herbs in capsules but they didnot work for six months. i returned to INDIA and got cultured my stools and that showed a very rare bacteria and then allopathic doctor gave me 10 injectios but all invain. He said that there was no further treatment for this bacteria causing stomach pain and ulcers in my mouth. little sugar will aggravate the pain and my stomach will swell in pain and putrid gas.i took all the medicines given in various repertory saying aggravation from sweet/sugar but non worked. Now i thought to prepare bowel nosode from my own stool. it worked wonder. i raised its potency after 2 months when i required to repeat it. now i am fully cured but i have preserved it and changes its 90% distilled water say every week and success it 10 times. May be i require it sometime in future?
    i think your article and my instance will give some usefull tips to drs to try this method
    thanks
    Dr Shekhar

    • Dear Dr.,

      Yes, what you did is right along the lines of what I’ve been writing about! However, I’d be willing to bet that most people would be afraid to make a remedy out of a stool sample; but, you only need such a tiny amount! Yes, this method of making a remedy, either from your own discharges or the thing itself that hurt you; either way, it is often the only thing that will cure!

  • Wow this is the most interesting stuff I have read yet!The funny thing is I believe in the law of attraction strongly and it explains the reasons why such things are possible. Homeopathy is amazing. Is it possible for the blogger to contact me thru my email…as I have some questions I would like to ask in a more private setting. thanx 🙂

  • Sir,

    I have failed to understand why to succuss 40 times. When ever we want the potency in X form with 1/10 ratio you always succuss ten times this is what makes it succeeding X. And in C potency with 1/100 ration even the you succuss for 10 times. Can you explain 40 times logic behind.

    Thanks

    • I must have read it somewhere; but, clearly, this is a random number because I have also read that you should succuss 100 times when changing the potency, and I have also read 20 times; AND, I have also heard that there is a machine that does it just once: a good hard shake and then the vial is dumped out, refilled, and shaken again! God only knows which one of these is “right”. The important thing, I suppose, is that you must succuss (any number of times) and then dump out and refill and succuss again. Certainly, the more one succusses, the more powerful the medicine becomes. If you want a gentler medicine, succuss fewer times. This is the only guidline I can give you.

    • dear Abdul B.
      I agree with your statements.
      Trained in Europe according to the Hahnemann tradition, we were taught what you mention.
      But I know that the (official) standards for preparation of hom. remedies in the US differ.
      Personally, I like to stick with Hahnemann, but it is more work.
      good luck and best wishes.
      Eva B

    • Sorry, Abdul, I misread!
      Solution 1:10 —— 10 succusions (each time)
      Solution 1:100 —–100 succusions (each time)
      And so on…..
      That’s why it took Hahnemann’s students weeks or more to prepare high poteny remedies.
      All the best, Eva

  • Thanks for this advice, I have found however taking more than one dose increases the amount taken, and therefore lowers the potency. I find a single dose works better than more. However I find a single dose is too much for me sometimes, if I dilute my dose to infinity and don’t drink my water, it has the best result.

    I have also stated a campaign to permanently cure everyone in my city. I have started creating remedies and pouring them down the sink. The mixing with such a large water supply dilutes the remedy exponentially. Making an ultra potent dose that everyone can enjoy for free just by drinking tap water. Please do not help me with this as any extra remedy added to the supply will only serve to concentrate it and decrease the potency.

    if this works, I plan to start adding my formulas to the ocean, in order to medicate the a entire world with hyper dilute, super potent remedy.

    • Hmmm…The “remedy” will not survive the sunlight and chlorine that most municipals use to treat the water. Aside from that, how are you individualizing your prescription? Or have you found the universal remedy?

  • Hello there, I am very intrigued by this article. Elaine if you have any time at all I would love to speak to you more privately about some things regarding your article. Some help if possible. You could email me at my email address. It is in regards to a special need and use of this for that. thank you for the wonderful article.

  • I am now making a remedy for one of my cats (all my animals contracted a bacteria) I could hardly take some secretions from her throat and nose (I think there is o,01 ml or less) and i am praying to get the remedy right.I already treated them with amoxicilin waiting for the results of the faringian exudate, but the bacteriae proven to be sensibile to another antibiotic.
    Maybe I can treat them without giving them harmful antibiotics again!!
    I understand that remedies are getting more expensive, I dont know if it helps, but in Romania there are several farmcies making good remedies at aprox 7 eurocents a bottle (a small bottle -1 gram of remedies )
    You can Google for homeofarm bucuresti or homepata pharm
    ruxi_a@yahoo.com

  • I have a homeopathic liquid that is made up of a combination of about 4 strengths or Xs. Can I use it as a Mother tincture to create more of the very same remedy? Making and collecting at each dose level and mixing together as it is listed on the bottle?

  • Yes, you can increase the potency of that liquid bottle by adding a dropperful to a small bottle of spring water (pour half the water out first so you’ll have room for succussion) and succuss 40 times and you will then have the next higher potency of that preparation.

  • Thanks a lot for this natural homeopathy.Please elaborate on how to prepare auto nosodes for headache, migraine, sciatica, rheumatism, gout, paralysis etc. from what body fluid. Regards. Saleem

  • Dear Elaine. I am grateful to you for the quick n informative reply. Please help me. First i had left sided headache. Agg. after sleep. Lach. 200 relieved. Then pain in left side chest. Agg. inspiration or pressure with finger. Mag p. 6 and Nat p 30 relieved. Then pain in right heel only when walking. R tox, ruta, hecla lava ,sil,calc f, etc. did no good. Lyc 1m from kent rep. and change of shoes somewhat relieved. Along with plantar fasciitis , now the projecting head of joint bone on my right shoulder aches when i move arm or press that point with finger. My soles and palms feel tired recently. My short term memory is weak. I check lock time and again(sycosis). I also have warts in ear, on chest . I am a bit overweight. calc carb 1m did a lot previously. Please angelic doctor prescribe for me. I also made 3x potency of my urine according to your method this morning. Regards. Saleem DHMS.

  • Everyone seems to be going crazy for it! I do have to caution everyone, though; in your enthusiasm I have to remind you that it is not a panacea, not a sure-thing; for example, I recently had a gum abscess. I made a remedy out of my saliva on waking because it was very much disordered due to the abscess and I felt it would make the ideal remedy but guess what? It didn’t work!!! You know what worked? Silica! So, don’t throw your remedies away, whatever you do! These auto-nosodes are for when well selected remedies don’t work or hold, or when remedies are poorly indicated, or when you know what your remedy is but you don’t have it and all the stores are closed!

  • Hi Elaine. You recommended potentized urine to be taken for a week for my wandering pains of shoulder projecting bone , right heel and right wrist but the result is nil. Then i used kali sulph 6 but it aggr. too much .so i discontinued it. The pain resumed its previous state. At last i took several doses of calc c 30 repeatedly as my constitutional remedy which i had confirmed from Kent’s repertory and materia medica . There seems a great mitigation with calc c. Regards

    • Well, hold on. I didn’t recommend potentized urine for your complaints, per se; you told me you had already made urine 3X! So I said to go ahead and try it for a week, you never know,it might work. If you hadn’t told me that, I would have told you truthfully that without a complete case in front of me, I have no idea what your remedy is!

      I am not advocating this method as a cure-all, as I said in my last post. It does NOT always work, I can’t stress that enough. And here, of course, your constitutional remedy did work, Calc-carb; so, that’s great; I’m glad you found the right remedy.

  • Hi, I’m very skeptical on homeopathy. I hope you would give me some insights as I can’t comprehend on the mechanics of homeopathy. I just don’t understand how it is possible. I also wrote an article on this. Hope you read it.

  • How can I read it, you didn’t leave a link? You know what? I can’t comprehend a lot of things either, like why my cell phone works or how a car is put together; but I use both of them faithfully, because it’s clear to me that they both work. Similarly, I am equally clear that homeopathy works. I’ve used it hundreds of times, in cases ranging from concussion to strep throat. I’ve used it on animals, specifically a cat with arthritis. He was better the next day! When he got older, again he was beset with arthritis. The same remedy was repeated. Again, he was back to his normal self the next day, able to walk and run without pain. I honestly never give a thought to how homeopathy works, I’m just glad it does, and glad for Samuel Hahnemann MD who single-handedly created the whole thing in the late 1700’s in Germany. It’s hard to imagine that any individual’s discovery or invention has done so much good for so many.

  • I’m back to comment on the remedy I made for my husbands seasonal allergies. I did as you suggested with the bowl of water. I left it to sit on the back porch (unscreened) for a week, then proceeded to make a 30X remedy bottle. IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM! He was really miserable but it only took one dose to ease his symptoms then two to aleviate them completely! He keeps the bottle with him when he is outside just in case.

    This year my husband started getting allergy symptoms but his usually remedies were not working so I had a feeling it was something in his shop causing the symptoms. (auto body shop) I did the same thing as I did for the spring allergies, but this time I had my husband put bowl of spring water in his shop for a week. I made a 30X remedy and then started dosing him. Sure enough, it worked!

    Between the remedies that I buy and the ones I make, I feel well able to take care of myself and my family in most situations. We also use Flower remedies with great success!

    Thank you for a great article…it was soooo needed by so many. God bless!

    • Deborah,
      My son too suffers from pollen allergies. Can you pls elaborate on what homeopathic remedies you use for your husbands allergies and how often you administer them in a day.

    • WHAT DO YOU DO ONCE YOU COLLECT THE WATER AND HOW DO YOU MAKE IT A 30 , I HAVE MOVED INTO A NEW OLD HOUSE AND I HAVE BEEN REACTING TO EVERYTHING CANT SEEM TO PIN POINT IT I HAVE LIKE AN ASTHMA REACTION AT TIMES WELL MORE LIKE MY AIR IS SHUT OFF AND HEART PALPATION’S ARE MOST OF THE TIME WE DID FIND SOME MOLD ON THE UNDERFLOOR AND IT WAS REMOVED AND CLEANED.PER MOLD INSPECTOR, HOMEOPATHIC HAS BEEN A FRIEND TO ME MANY TIMES OVER WITH MY LYMES…
      THANK YOU

      • Mold is only 1 environmental toxin and there are 1000’s of different ones. So first, the question is whether your mold inspector did air quality and/or swab samples to see where mold might be hiding. Much of it is not visible.

        Second, there are other environmental toxins such as Radon, or organic/inorganic chemicals. I dealt with a house once where the owner had a new house built to escape her symptoms and then had them again. The husband ignored her so she called me behind his back. I performed several tests and we found significant vapors that were not visible by sight or smell but were affecting her. They provided an ongoing cause and needed to be handled first and that may be the same for you. Carpets and furniture out gas for a long time for example. Another source of ‘illness’ is household cleaners and body products such as soaps, shampoos, body deordorants, perfumes, make up, etc. Indoor air is more toxic than outdoor air which most people don’t realize. Once you know your house is environmentally safe you can then work on remedies for your sensitivities.

  • Dear Elaine
    I have started taking homeopathic medicine from the past two weeks. I am hearing from lot of people that homeopathic medicine make one obese.Is it true?? Kindly reply .
    Thankyou

  • Oh really. I have seen many people who claim so.They say that it affected their hormones somehow so they started gaining weight.

    • Oh. That’s different. Sure, let’s say you need a remedy like Iodium (homeopathic iodine). These people are very thin, very hot, very hurried, and no matter how much they eat, they never gain weight. These people might be hyper-thyroid. So, naturally, if you give iodium to such a person, he’s going to slow down, cool down, and gain weight! Does that mean everyone who takes a homeopathic remedy is going to gain weight? No, it doesn’t mean that.

  • If I were to make more remedy from a store bought liquid remedy (with multiple remedies mixed in), how muh of the original remedy would I mix into vodka or brandy? And if I want to keep the same potencies, would I succus at all? Thank you.

    • Aiko, here is the general rule. The easiest thing in the world to do is replicate your remedy! You can make literally thousands of copies of any remedy you have! If you have pellets, drop one or more into a bottle of water and now the water becomes the remedy. Now, drop some of the water into another bottle of water, or bottle of brandy, or bottle of orange juice, and all those things now are the remedy as well! It goes on infinitely! No, you don’t have to succuss to make a copy of a remedy.

  • I forgot to mention, that the store bought remedy have not only multiple remedies mixed, but different potencies for each remedy (6x and 12x). This is why I’m wondering how to succuss. Thank you.

    • Aiko, that doesn’t change anything. If you want to make another bottle of your remedy, the instructions are as given. It will still consist of multiple potencies and multiple remedies. Actually, I’m not really sure I’m a believer in combining remedies and potencies like this because, do we really know what we’re getting or doing? I’m sure Hahnemann would be horrified. Nevertheless, the directions I gave are the same.

  • Hi! Last week, in an acute sciatic nerve pain situation, unable to get out of bed, a friend taught me this particular way to take a remedy, IN MY SITUATION, and so, I would like your feedback, as I am learning. She suggested Belladonna, but I dod not have that and could not go buy it, so, from the remedies I had, she chose Staphysagria 1m, of mine. Her direction – Place three teaspoons of water in a crystal glass (I used a regular glass); 2.) From a number, the ailed one chooses, from 1 to 10, put that many pellets in this water. Succusp it. Take it. Within 20 minutes, I was up and walking!!! But now I want to know what potency I made those five 1 m pellets, and how to continue…I am still, although less, in pain, and healing it, but am curious for feedback. Thank you!

    • You took a very high potency. You shouldn’t need to repeat it any time soon; but, if you relapse, just do the same thing over again that you just did. I wouldn’t use your good glasses or spoons.

  • Hi Elaine
    What do you think about making remedies from addictive substances, obviously for the purpose to help the addict himself? If I want to give up smoking, should I make a remedy out of my cigarette? Thanks for the great article. It makes total sense to me.

  • Elaine, thanks for the wonderful article. I would like to use alcohol to make the remedy. Cal you please tell me when to add the alcohol and how much? In other words, do I add alcohol at the end to the final solution?

    Also, what is the best alcohol? Vodka? brandy? Other? What proof? Thanks.

  • Elaine, thank you for these instructions.

    I wanted to bring your attention to an excellent description of how homeopathy actually works from a scientific perspective. It is described in the chapter “Aquatic Interlude” in the book “The Basic Code of the Universe” by Massimo Citro. It describes research by chemist and physicist Vittorio Elia that shows important variations in the thermodynamic profile of homeopathic dilutions using a technology known as microcalorimetry, as well as work by Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier published in 2009 in which the existence of homeopathy is confirmed. Water, in homeopathic dilutions, is shown to not only keep memory of the solute but also to emit specific low-frequency electromagnetic signals that are both recordable and reproducible.

    I didn’t really know anything about homeopathy before I came across this, but now I’m both convinced and intrigued.

    Also, can a dilution made with one’s own blood help with anemia?

    • Prescribing homeopathic blood for anemia is something I don’t want to express an opinion on. If you’re anemic, I would be more likely to recommend Ferrum phos. 6X and simply follow the directions on the package.

  • Is this the way Hannemann made his remedies? What about the solvent? If the original method doesn’t matter, what about globules from homoeopathy pharmecies that have never been wet, or homoeopaths who think remedies are too expensive ‘write’ their remedies electronically instead. Is this still homoeopathy?

    • No this is not how Hahnemann made remedies. What we are trying to do in this article is show you how to antidote a poisoning: you’ve eating bad food, drunk bad water, you’ve taken a drug that is causing a bad effect, and so on.

  • Dear Elaine,
    I’m taking 4 different allopathic pills for one chronic condition. In order to counteract their side effects I gather I can use your method to make a remedy with them, no? And, can I use all 4 of them together in the same homeopathic remedy?

    • Noel, I suppose theoretically you can make remedies out of your medicine; but, are all 4 causing side effects and problems? I would question your need for them in the first place. I don’t think dangerous drugs are the way to solve issues of chronic disease. But I don’t know what’s wrong with you so I feel really uncomfortable weighing in on it.

  • Dear Elaine,
    Thanks for the super article.Pl let me know if I make 6x potency of ayurvedic
    medicine used for hair fall, can 6x potency be used for hair fall.
    with regards

    • Satish, why do you want to make a remedy out of your ayurvedic medicine? Is it not working? Also, I would have to know if this is normal balding. I don’t know if homeopathy will work for for what’s normal in certain men.

  • Dear Elaine,
    I like to discuss with you all my fail? case of psoriasis.I have a paient of K/C/O Psoriasis after repertoriation I select Ars.Alb.30 three times a day for a day and called him for follow up after a week no change so agin I repeat Ars.Alb.30 for three day and called to come after a week, He start getting worse.no medicine prescribed, called after two weeks his complaints changed,again I did case taking and repertorisation and remedy came out Sulphur.Sulphur 200 prescribed, but his aggravation didnt stop its still going on.(before also he took Some Homeopathic medicine and he went in aggravation.) In psoriasis can we use prepared remedy by his own discharge and if so which discharge or skin we can use? In this case where I went wrong is selection of remedy? Dose? Potency?
    Thanks for beautiful article.

  • Elaine I have read so many wonderful uses of this way to treat illness how would you suggest using this for addiction such as make a remedy out of the cigarette’s you are addicted to and have a sip instead of a cigarette’s I have been studying Homeoopathy and working with remedies for 10 years but would like to start making my own remedies how would you treat addiction. any ideas

    • Take a puff of your cigarette, blow the smoke into a half filled bottle of spring water, succuss 40 times, pour out, refill half way, succuss 40 times, keep doing that til you get to, let’s say, 12C and take a sip once or twice a day as you’re trying to quit smoking. It should give you an aversion to your cigarette.

  • Elaine, first the process is correct only correction is required and for your understanding as well as readers that 1X dilution is 1:10 ratio. In other words, 1drop of something in 10 drops of alcohol or distilled water will make 1C or in bio chemic dextrose 1X. Similarly, 1C represents 1:100 ratio. In other words, 1drop of something in 100 drops of alcohol or distilled water will make 1C.

    So C represents 100 and D represents 10 and X represents dextrose instead of alcohol or distilled water. In biochemic medicines of homeopathy you rpresent in X.

    I hope you can edit now in your article.

  • Elaine, The answer you gave to Aiko about reproducing a liquid remedy w/various potencies, seems to be closest to the
    addition information I’d like to request from you, please: If the said remedies also included substances like: Bach
    flower essences and extract of vanilla 1:2, and Micelized a-Tocopheral, Lavender essential oil, and Sodium
    chloride, can I still make more of this combination of remedies, & would these substances also be present in the result?

    • Donna, I’m confused. Are you asking if your combination remedy can be reproduced? Are you worried about running out of the remedy, is that what you’re saying? If you take a pellet of the combination remedy and drop it in a bottle of spring water, the water will be exactly like the pellets.

      • Elaine, Thank you for answering. Yes, I am concerned about having to purchase this many times,
        because it is supposed to be taken for 2 years, 2x a day, and the comb. liquid is supposed to last about
        two mos. from the purchase bottle.
        I’m thinking that perhaps I didn’t explain what I was asking well enough. I do realize that the homeopathic part of this comb. will reproduce faithfully, but wasn’t sure whether I would have to ADD in the other non-homeop. ingredients again to my repeated attempts of reproducing this combination. Again, I appreciate your expertise and your answer. Thank you very much! Donna

  • Elaine, still asking about the above info, the basic homeopathic remedies in this solution are:
    Hydrastic canadensis 30C, Ulmus fulva 30-C, Smilax ornate 30C, Opuntia Vulgaris 12X.
    As a long time lover of homeopathy, I have always been averse to this kind of prescribing, but, after
    having read of one person’s recovery from Parkinson’s using this formula (along w/other life changes),
    I’d truly like to reap the benefit of this combination, but want to reproduce this for myself after I
    purchase it once. Thank you. Donna

    • Donna, after reading the list of ingredients, they appear to be ALL homeopathic remedies, hence, all are reproducable by dropping into a bottle of water. By the way, I have contact information at the bottom of all my articles, but, no one seems to be aware of it, why?

  • I have been in a situation when I needed a remedy but had nothing with me. I wrote the name of the remedy on paper and stood a glass of water on it for 15 minutes, then sipped the water. Unbelievably it worked (I have even cured a septic cut on a child’s foot with nothing else, on a remote island of Thailand with no first aid facilities anywhere). I can’t convince myself to use that a my general way of taking remedies, but I have done it a few times.

  • As to how much alcohol? It’s your choice, really. You only need alcohol if you’re going to be keeping the bottle for a long time. The more alcohol you add the longer it will keep. If you want to keep it for just a month or less, maybe 10% alcohol is enough.

  • Hi Elaine! I’m a former client of yours. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well. I have been out of the loop of homeopathy for a while now but am now in school for holistic healing. I am interested in trying to make a remedy for my hubby using your method above. He is unfortunately allergic to our cute little precious kitty cat. So, I told him I would make him a remedy. Now with a cat, would you take a piece of fur, or how would that work? Also, wondering if maybe I should go straight for the 30x potency as he is a hard one to chase down to give him any kind of medicine/remedies..lol. And hoping for a quick and complete cure. Please let me know asap. Thanks! Take care!

  • I was a bit confused after reading the article “How to Make your own remedy”. Were the examples given like Pepsi etc just for explaining the process or for their real medicine value. Will making a dilute solution of sugar, as explained in your article will make a remedy for Diabetes?

  • I knew about this process because I am a homeopathy student myself. I decided to to treat a common flu of myself with some popular flu remedies I thought well indicated for me but I did not feel better at all, so I made a 6X remedy of my nose drip, and later 30X, unfortunately, both did not work either. 🙂 I had to wait to be better by itself slowly without remedies and gradually I felt better after a week.

    My question is: you also underline that it does not work always, but, do we know, when it does and it does not work? I mean I am specifically asking about home-made isopathic remedies, otherwise I do know the common factors of when a remedy works and when not.

    Thanks

  • Hello, Elain. I am from Russia, so excuse me for my mistakes in English. I read your article and decided to try your method. I have had chronic cystisis for around 7 years, constant pain and some other problems coming out. Nothing that I tried helped me and i tried a lot. homeopatic remedies made no effect no matter what potency I tried, i only got new symptoms with time. I decided to try your method and made a remedy of my urine. 12x. I used it for several days and may be it wasn’t enough to see any effect or the potency was too week. but then i read somewhere that one should use the morning urine and i used the urine after the second urination. Then I made another bottle out of my morning urine. 13X. I wonder if it will work considering the fact that i already used my urine to make a remedy and took it for several days (what if it haschanged my urine) or will it be better to take the remedy from the first bottle? The next question is – I added 30 percent of alcohol as I don’t know how long I will have to take the remedy, so before taking the remedy i take a tea spoon of it and add it to some water to make it less concentrated/ is that all right? and what do u mean by spring water? I bought some artesian bottled water as i didn’t find spring water/ is it the same thing and can i use it as well?

  • I would take the remedy every hour for a few hours until you get some kind of result, then you can take it less often. Your water bottle sounds fine. Succuss 10 times before each dose. If you’ve had this condition for 7 years, it may be very stubborn, difficult to get rid of. You might want to read my “Tidbits” article on my vitamin C protocol for bladder infections. I’ll try to find it and post the link.

    • Thank you very much for your fast reply, Elaine. I’m going to read your article right now. But I still didn’t get if it’s better to use the first bottle I’ve made or the second one.

  • Hi Elaine, I found this page months and months ago and have referred back to it to make a homeopathic remedy a few times now. I just wanted to say thanks. I made a remedy out of (among other things) cacao beans, ha ha.

  • Excellent ,many thanks to Dr. Elaine.May I ask a question which may not be directly related to this? Is there any expiry time of potentised remedy?

  • No. None that I know of. However, I understand that at any time, any remedy can become de-activated. I’ve heard stories of this though it hasn’t happened to me. I think you are best off holding on to a remedy if you make a stock bottle. By that I mean, put one or two pellets into a dropper bottle, add a little bit of water and mostly alcohol, like brandy. Let’s say, 80% alcohol, 20% water. This will make your remedy more stable and less easily influenced by environmental factors. Then when you need a dose, shake the bottle and put a drop in a couple ounces of water in a paper cup and swallow. This remedy should last indefinitely.

  • First, a minor technical issue. Only Chinese Medicines (nowadays) are given as true “pills”. Western medicine uses capsules and tablets, which are vastly different than pills.
    Pills are often herbs and something edible (honey for example) to hold it all together. Tablets and capsules contain ingredients to hold them together, lubricants to help the process, disintegrants, and other substances. If you grind up a tablet/capsule you will be making a Homeopathic prep of ALL the ingredients, some of which could have undesired effects. Thus, it is NOT a good method. You really would do better to obtain a sample of the active ingredient. Of course, in an acute emergency, your method would probably be better than nothing.

  • Robert, when I say “pills”, I mean whatever form or shape your medicine was in. Tablets have to be crushed into a powder, capsules have to be emptied; and it makes sense to make a remedy out of what you TOOK, which includes ALL the ingredients. Maybe one of THOSE is what’s causing your bad reaction, and not the active ingredient!

  • Elaine
    Have enjoyed your information tremendously!
    I have a heel that flares up and becomes very sore and the next day its fine. Am not able to go for my walks anymore and am very discouraged. Is there anything that you could recommend me do.

    Thanks,
    Joan

  • Hi Joan, I would have to take your case. I send out a questionnaire. There’s nothing in the information you’ve just given that spells out a remedy, I would need to find out much more. Thanks again.

  • Hi Elaine,

    I’m allergic to something in my home and I thought I saw something in the comments about this when I first read your article but cannot find it now.

    I think what you said was to leave a bowl of water out for a week then make the remedy from that. Does that sound right?

    Thank you for this article!

    Aimee

  • That sounds about right, Aimee. Let us know if it works. I think you may be thinking of the post where someone who worked in an auto body shop put out a bowl of water and made a remedy from that.

  • Again, as I don’t seem to have made myself clear, this method is for:

    taking something, eating something or drinking something, or touching something, like a weed growing in the garden, or breathing in something, that makes you sick. You can make a remedy out of that thing–whether it’s a Rx drug, bad water, bad food and so on, especially if your symptoms don’t seem to match an existing remedy.

    In your case? You should see a homeopath so that you can have your case taken. The remedy you need all depends on your symptoms, and we don’t even know what they are. I can recommend, if you’re in India, Dr. Firuzi Mehta. Do a google search for her website. Even if you can’t see her in person, she can take your case online or by phone.

  • Thank you!!! I have a few homeopathic books, and I thought that I could do a bit of self study, before I study it in school (still looking for a school by the way if you have any suggestions I’m new to all of this) Anyway not ONE of these books explains what a “c” is, they all read as if everyone was born with a common knowledge of homeopathy even my beginners book smh thank you so much for simplifying it…..do you have any information on how to make remedies in pill form??

  • Having recently moved south to the state of Misery (Missouri), I, among many others here, are all battling the ‘ragweed’ season. Although Pulsatilla has taken the edge off, I have considered placing a glass of water out on the deck ledge for 24 hours to collect whatever pollen (cooler temps now but still in the moderate stage) and following your directions for making my own remedy from these beastly seasonal aggravations. Any experience with this or suggestions?

  • Great article. I was enlightened by the details – Does anyone know where my business can get access to a blank FL FAR BAR ASIS Form form to fill in ?