What is a homeopathic medicine?
The active ingredients in homeopathic medicines are derived from plant, animal, mineral or chemical substances.
- 53% Plant origin
- 33% Mineral and chemical origin
- 14% Animal origin
A homeopathic medicine is obtained from a precise and controlled process of successive homeopathic dilutions. With each homeopathic dilution, the medicine is deconcentrated and then vigorously shaken (also called “succession”). This dilution is used to manufacture the final homeopathic medicines.
Homeopathy is for whom?
Suitable for everyone (adults, children, infants and the elderly), homeopathy can be used as much for the treatment of daily illnesses (coughs, colds, flu, dental flares, muscular pains, etc.) as for chronic pathologies (asthma , anxiety, fatigue and depression, arthritis, etc.)
In any case, you must respect the doctor’s recommendation and the advice of your pharmacist. Always read the label and follow the directions for use.
Why are the names of homeopathic medicines in Latin?
There are more than 3, 000 base substances used in the preparation of homeopathic treatments. Each substance is classified by its international scientific name, which is expressed in Latin (Arnica montana for example) so that health care practitioners around the world can identify it quickly and accurately.
Can homeopathic medicines be taken in conjunction with other medications?
There are generally no contraindications between allopathic and homeopathic medicines when taken simultaneously. Your health care practitioner may prescribe a homeopathic treatment alone or in combination with other medicines. It is important to follow their recommendations and ask for advice if in doubt. If you are unsure about a specific combination, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Can i take more than one Boiron homeopathic medicine at a time?
You can take more than one homeopathic medicine at one time. However, we recommend taking them a few minutes apart.
Where can i find homeopathic medicines?
Boiron homeopathic medicines can be purchased in pharmacies and health food stores. Some retailers also sell our homeopathic medicines online. For more information, please visit: boiron.ca/where-to-buy
Should i take Boiron homeopathic medicines with or without food?
Boiron recommends taking the sublingual pellets in a clean mouth (taken apart from meals).
Why do i have to let the pellets dissolve under the tongue?
Boiron oral medicines should be dissolved in the mouth as they will be absorbed through the mucous membrane on the inside of the mouth. The mucous membrane is thinnest under the tongue, so absorption will be quickest when dissolved under the tongue. When chewed or swallowed, the pellets pass through the digestive system and thus take longer to act.
Do you have homeopathic medicines for chronic conditions? (e.g. hay fever, chronic sinusitis, eczema, herpes, etc.)
Most chronic conditions can be relieved with homeopathic medicines. However, the patient’s assessment and diagnosis must be given by a skilled practitioner, trained in homeopathy. Furthermore, every homeopathic treatment is specific to the individual, so there is no generic protocol for these conditions.
What is the safety profile of homeopathic medicines?
Most of the time, homeopathic medicines are unlikely to interact with so-called conventional medications. They are usually devoid of side effects. If in doubt, seek advice from your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist.
Does homeopathic medicines can be taken while pregnant or breastfeeding?
As with any medicine, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult a health care practitioner before use, including Boiron homeopathic medicines. Always read and follow the label.
Does homeopathy work on animal?
Homeopathic medicines have been used to treat animals for more than 150 years in France. The homeopathic medicines aren’t toxic for the animal and without residues in milk and meat.
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.
How is the homeopathic medicines manufacturing process?
Boiron homeopathic medicines are prepared in accordance with our traditional values, as well as our commitment to technological innovation. We also take great care to adhere to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) to ensure the quality and reliability of our products.
Watch the following video to know more about the homeopathic medicines manufacturing process: