Guidelines on Taking Homeopathic Remedies

The tablets or pills and are lactose or sucrose based and are surface- coated with the remedy according to the traditional manufacturing process. This means that the remedy is on the outside, and not on the inside of the tablet. It is therefore not advisable to touch the tablets directly. Tip them into the cap of the bottle and then into your mouth.

Homoeopathic remedies work best if the tablet makes clean contact with your tongue and it is best if you avoid eating and drinking anything (including smoking) for 15 minutes before and after taking the remedy. Suck or chew the tablet, don’t swallow it down. Do not brush your teeth, suck mints or have anything else strong-tasting in your mouth for at least 30 min either side of taking the remedy. Strong smelling/tasting things may antidote the remedy. I also advise to avoid drinking coffee around the time you take the remedy.

Storage Considerations
Homeopathic remedies are prepared under controlled conditions, as such they are sensitive to a range of external factors, including light, temperature and humidity. For this reason, I recommend certain precautions are taken in their storage.

  • Store in a cool, dark, dry place, away from strong-smelling substances such as eucalyptus, camphor, Vic vapour rub and aromatherapy oils. Because of this it is not a good idea to keep them in the bathroom.
  • It is also advisable to keep the remedies away from mobile phones and computers.
  • Make sure the lid is closed after use.
  • Do not store in direct sunlight, or in excessive heat or cold.
  • Don’t transfer remedies from one container to another.
  • Don’t return tablets into the bottle, if they spill throw them away.
  • Keep out of children's reach.