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Triturating, The Basis of the Homeopathic Remedies

C 4 homeopathy makes a renewed plea to make remedies by our own hands, or even better, to do so in groups, in order to gain a larger resonance. The trituration to the C 4 step delivers us the essential knowledge of the substance and with that the true essence of the remedy. This essence is sought by many homeopaths.

Is it not amazing that during the education of homeopaths paying careful attention to § 265 of The Organon is often overlooked?

It is a matter of conscience for the medical-art practitioner to be certain that each patient takes the right medicine every time. Therefore, the practitioner should give the patient the correctly selected medicine from his own hands, and he should also prepare the medicine himself.

This is often the basis for the reason why the powers released from the substance do not perform as we expect them to. The C 4 homeopathy once again makes a renewed plea to make remedies by our own hands, or even better, to do so in groups, in order to gain a larger resonance. Combine that with the fact that with a proper C 3 trituration and further potentization from that level, one is not yet at the end of gaining possible knowledge about the remedy and about the symptoms of the sick human being. The trituration to the C 4 step, which only requires another hour of trituration, delivers us the essential knowledge of the substance and with that the true essence of the remedy. This essence is sought by many homeopaths. The knowledge remained stuck in the repetition of well known important symptoms of the remedy. As Hahnemann says: “Machts richtig nach“, I interpret that he means: Experiment, just like I, Samuel Hahnemann, did, and “bringst weiter und machts weiter.


Mortar and the pestle.

The smaller the mortar, the more the trituration must come from the arms and the hand. You must actively press on the pestle. With a mortar of about 25 centimeters in diameter the movement can come from the whole body and the belly (hara) becomes the center of the movement. The arms and hands are merely led to hold the pestle. The weight of the pestle itself provides sufficient pressure. Minimum requirement: 19 centimeters with the hefty pestle that comes with it. The stirring movement becomes more regular with a larger mortar which brings you in the precise and deeper tone.

The scraper

The scraper is best made from porcelain. The tone of a plastic scraper is less pleasant. Through the force, which is required to scrape the pores of the mortar clean, a plastic one will break more easily. The remedy itself is not damaged in so far as one knows by which type of scraper one uses. Metal can also give an unpleasant tone and can create a reaction with milk sugar, thus possibly influencing the remedy.

Milk sugar

Lactose, Saccharum lactum or Saccharum lactis.

Measuring instrument

This is for 6 grams of milk sugar. A 10 millilitre plastic box from the pharmacy suffices. Furthermore we need a timing device to keep time and of course we need the substance that is to be triturated itself. In total 7 items.

Chronic Diseases, #185: “Triturating must be done with some force, but only so forcefully, that the milk sugar does not remain stuck to the mortar and can be scraped clean within 4 minutes. And do not forget to scrape the head of the pestle.


The action of making homeopathic remedies and the essences of those remedies are based on 4 basic modifications:

1. The strength of the healing remedy force

This is the amplitude of the energy wave. This is evoked and strengthened by trituration.
The original substance contains all the remedy force. Every remedy has its own blueprint.
Amplitude through trituration.
The healing remedy force is the essential purpose of the substance.
The substance is the “thing” enveloped in something we recognize in our reality.
Through trituration an invisible reality of a remedy is released into our reality.
During trituration the resonance possibilities are of great importance.
This means with “things” from our reality, i.e. the peach tree is blossoming, so one triturates peach tree. This increases the power.
During trituration with every step yet another aspect of the substance is noticeable.

2. Release in steps

This release occurs more or less through working in steps.
It is characteristic that, by triturating the different octaves of the remedy picture (this is the essence of the substance) in steps, the remedy picture also is revealed in steps.
Here we see a duplication of the basic shape of the energy wave. (selbstaenlichkeit)
In this vibration a substance gains every time a completely new character.
The rule there is:
Remedies triturated to the C 1 level have their main point in the physical realm.
Remedies triturated to the C 2 level bring the emotional aspects into the foreground.
Remedies triturated to the C 3 level show the psychic, mainly the emotional aspects of the remedy.
Remedies triturated to the C 4 level predominantly express the spiritual aspects, the soul, the essence of the remedy force.

3. Increasing frequency through dilution

This same energy wave with the same characteristic signals increases in vibration when a substance is further diluted (in water or in alcohol; Hahnemann himself used brandy). The number of vibrations per second increases. This is called increasing frequency. With this the energy wave becomes more penetrating, forceful and gains a larger area of influence.
Here is the rule: the higher the dilution, the less the movement of the force and thus the less the effect.
Frequency increase through succussing in a liquid.

4. Evoking the vital energy

The vitality of the energy formed in steps 1, 2 and 3 is evoked through succussion.
Any powerful place, a pyramid for example, should also have such an effect.
This energy is temporary and fleeting. So it has to be evoked over again every time. This is to say: each dose has to be succussed. Also if the dose is given soon after a previous one, it needs to be succussed. Evoking of vital energy is done by 6 forceful succussions.

About the author

Alize Timmerman

Alize Timmerman
She trained as a research biochemist and was involved in genetic research at the University of Amsterdam, Holland. Alize studied Naturopathy and received her degree from the school of Natural Healthcare in Amsterdam in 1980. She specialized in homeopathy and has studied with George Vithoulkas and Vasilis Ghegas. Alize has been in homeopathic practice since 1980 and began teaching in 1986. She established the Hahnemann Institute of the Netherlands in 1988. Since 1992 Alize has lectured and taught throughout Scandinavia, the European Union, North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Israel.


  • Every homeopath must read this article. It gives a complete picture & increases the understanding regarding the potency of medicines.
    Thanks for publishing. With regards.

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