How to give a remedy

Homœopathic remedies come in different prepared strengths called "potencies." The C potencies are the most common. Stores often carry two racks of remedies, one 6C and one 30C. (Some remedies, like Arnica montana, may be available in a separate rack at the higher 200C potency.)

In most acute illnesses, any potency of the correct remedy will be effective. A lower potency (6C, for example) may need to be repeated more often than a higher potency.

If you have a choice of potencies:

  • Use a 6C potency when the symptoms are mild, if the person is very sensitive (i.e., has allergies) or if you are not positive of the match between the remedy description and the person's symptoms.
  • Use a 30C potency when the symptoms are a bit clearer or stronger, or if there is a good match between the remedy description and the person's symptoms.
  • Use a 200C potency (where available) when the symptoms are strong and the remedy description matches the person's symptoms perfectly.

Wondering how many pellets of a remedy to take? Just follow the instructions we give you.

Managing the dose

Wondering when to repeat or change a remedy? Click here.