Homeopathic remedies, unlike allopathic ones, are used in small doses and are prepared according to a special (liquid and solid-phase) technology proposed by the founder of homeopathy, German physician and chemist Samuel Hahnemann.
The raw materials for homeopathic medicines are substances of plant, animal, mineral origin and allopathic medicines. From human excreta, incl. for pathology, cultures of microorganisms prepare the so-called. nosodes, from organs and tissues of young cattle grown in ecologically clean conditions – organ-specific preparations.
The process of preparing homeopathic medicines, consisting of dilution with shaking or rubbing, is called potentiation or dynamization. To obtain the first decimal (1x or 1D) or centesimal (1 or 1 CH) potency, add 9 or 99 parts of the filler to 1 part of the starting material and shake (or grind). To prepare LM potencies, 50,000 drops of alcohol are added to 1 drop of raw material. Each successive potency is prepared in the same way from the previous one (2x of 1x, 2 of 1, etc.), the number indicates the number of dilutions (with shaking or rubbing) used in the preparation of the medicine. The higher the potency, the more active and long-term the effect of the drug.