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)!
If the polluted air or pollens in the air are causing your problem, you can put a cup or saucer of water outside for a few hours or days and let it collect whatever is in the air (make sure the water doesn’t evaporate out), and then make a remedy out of what you’ve collected. The list of possibilities is endless. So now, if you’re ready, here are the directions:
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 or 12 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”; therefore, your 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.
“Succuss” this solution (pound the bottle into your opposite palm) 40 times and after having done that, get a piece of paper and write down “Pepsi 1X”–meaning that you now have Pepsi in the 1X 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 a 1X or a 1C?” Answer: I don’t know! What’s important is the number! The first dilution! You can call it what you want, X or C, I don’t care. We’re not counting drops here, it’s just not necessary, this remedy, this way of doing it, will work just fine!)
Here’s a short video that demonstrates “succussion”:
Now pour out 90% of this solution–again, no need to be fussy– and refill half way with spring or distilled water, succuss 40 times, and write down “2X” (meaning you’ve now dumped out, refilled, and succussed 40 times, twice).
Now pour out 90% again and refill half way with water and succuss 40 times again and write down “3X” this time. Keep doing this until you’ve reached either a 6X, a 12X or a 30X–depending on what potency you want. A 6X would have to be taken more often 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 12X would be taken once or twice a day in a chronic case, once an hour in an acute case and a 30X on an as-needed basis–one dose may be enough depending on what’s wrong with you. Dosing in acutes has to be more frequent. Take less often as you start to feel better. Always succuss your bottle a few times before each dose.
Now label your bottle (Pepsi 6X) and store it in the refrigerator. A sip is a dose. Before each dose, succuss a few times, as I just said; maybe five times. When the bottle gets low (when 90% is gone), fill it back up half way with water, succuss 40 times and now you’ll have a 7X; then, resume as before.
If food has made you sick, and the food is still there, dump some of the offending food into an ounce of water in a disposable cup; stir it around, 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 above.
If you’re trying to make your remedy from something more solid, like for example, if you want to antidote the side effects of a medicine you’re on, like Penicillin, let’s say…empty a penicillin capsule into an ounce of water in a disposable cup (and if it’s a solid pill, mash it up with a hammer or similar mashing tool)– and let it sit in the ounce of water until the water is thoroughly saturated with this powdery substance. Stir the substance a few times, swish it around. Now empty this solution into your half-filled water bottle to get the 90% water, 10% penicillin ratio that we talked about before. Now proceed with “potenization”, the process described above, for making a remedy out of Pepsi; namely, succussing 40 times, dumping 90% out, refilling half way, succussing again, and so on.
A brief note on dosing in acutes: Let’s say you’ve made a 6X. In an acute, you may have to take a swallow as often as every 10 or 15 minutes in a severe situation, take it less and less often as you get better. Always succuss the bottle 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 times 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, you’ll need to raise the potency. The way to do it is this:
1. Pour out 90% of your bottle.
2. Refill with bottled 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 one more time. You will now have raised the potency by 3 steps. It should now start working again.
What if you have to make a remedy out of a solid pill?
I already answered that but I’ll say it again. You need to grind or mash this pill up into a powder. (You can even use two pills if you want.) It can be done. I’ve done it using a chopping knife. I could have used my coffee grinder if I had thought of it. A mortar and pestle would be the best way but most people don’t have that in their home.
Editor’s Note: Readers are advised not to start making remedies from everything listed in Paragraph 1. The procedure given in this article should be used only under special conditions when an indicated remedy is not available, you’re away from home, and also after consulting with your homeopath if possible.