How to Use
Here are a few tips to help you understand the names, numbers and letters associated with our homeopathic medicines and how to use them.
Why are the names of homeopathic medicines in Latin? What do the numbers and letters stand for?
The Latin name on the package is the international scientific name of the natural substance (homeopathic stock) used in the preparation of the medicine. It ensures that health care professionals anywhere in the world can identify the product quickly and accurately.
30C = potency or dilution level. This means that a mother tincture has been diluted 30 times at a centesimal (1/100) dilution rate.
H = type of dilution (Hahnemannian). The H indicates that the medicine has been prepared in accordance with the techniques developed by Dr. Hahnemann.
Which potency levels are the most common?
- 4CH and 5CH are the most common potencies for localized problems, such as a rash, a minor sunburn or heartburn.
- 7CH and 9CH apply to more general or functional symptoms, such as spasms, cramps, headaches, and body aches.
- 15CH and 30CH are for more behaviour-related conditions (e.g., stress) and chronic ailments.
How do I administer a homeopathic medicine?
Follow the instructions found on the packaging of the medicine or the specific recommendations given to you by your health care professional. Here are some important guidelines that apply to most homeopathic medicines:
- Homeopathic medicines should be taken between meals.
- For medicines packaged in multi-dose tubes of pellets, the recommended dose is usually 5 pellets. Use the built-in pellet counter for maximum convenience.
- A single-dose tube of globules (roughly 200 mini-pellets) should be taken all at once.
- Let globules or pellets dissolve under your tongue.
How do I administer a homeopathic medicine to a baby?
Pellets or globules can be dissolved in a small amount of water and administered via a bottle or a glass. Remember to empty and refill daily.