Homeopathy FAQ’s

Here are answers to some of the FAQ’s practitioners get about homeopathy.

And here as a starting point is our Home Remedy Notes which may give you quick answers to doses, frequency, etc. This is a downloadable document so you can refer to at your leisure.

Download our Home Remedy Notes here


There really is no difference between giving drops or pilules in home use. It is a personal preference based on, often, the age of the child.

Drops can be easier for a baby.

If you want to give to a sleeping baby, a pet or an unconscious wild animal (ie one of those birds that has flown into the window!) you can just rub on the head, on the gums or on the wrists. Any of the pulse spots will do and the remedy will work.

A 25ml bottle of drops and a 10g bottle of pilules contain a similar number of doses.

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  • Tip 1 pilule into the lid of the bottle or onto a clean metal teaspoon. Don’t touch with your fingers.
  • Crush the pilule to a powder between two clean teaspoons.
  • Tip the powder into the mouth.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t get it all to go in, as long as you can see the powder is in the mouth.

If giving in pilules isn’t working but that’s all you have …

  • You can pop 1 pilule in ¼ glass of water and stir vigorously with a teaspoon to activate the remedy.
  • It won’t dissolve and it doesn’t need to. The water is now the remedy.
  • You then give 1 teaspoon (or 1/2 teaspoon in babies under 6 months) as your dose and tip the rest away.
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Homeopathy is about quality and not quantity; energy and not substance.

Tiny doses to stimulate the body’s own healing ability.

Nothing nasty in a remedy at the potencies we dispense through our store, hence TGA define homeopathics as low risk.

This effectively means that one pilule or one bottle is going to be the same in terms of action, although on a rare occasion this quantity of the sucrose pilules may cause an upset tummy or perhaps a hyper child!

We select the remedy to fit the person and their symptoms, so a randomly selected remedy, while perhaps having an unexpectedly positive outcome (ie things get better), won’t make anything worse or produce symptoms that a child has not had before.

From my perspective, a remedy which is incorrectly selected (or grabbed from a pack or benchtop) bounces off as it doesn’t fit/match the picture of the individual. Bit like a square peg in a round hole.

I get this worried message all too often and while this is no kind of medical emergency, it is a reminder to keep your remedies out of reach of children.

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Sometimes people ask why the remedies are made from sugar or sucrose.

Pure sucrose is the traditional carrier for the homeopathic remedies themselves and it is used globally by all homeopathic pharmacies.

A pilule is a tiny dose and the positive action of the remedy on the immune system is stronger than any potential negative action of the sucrose.

It has been used for decades, possibly more than a century, and when the remedies are “proven” (ie given to healthy people to determine the curative action) it’s undertaken with the sucrose as part of the process, meaning we know the action of the sucrose as part of the remedy.

In the store you can choose whether you want your remedies in sucrose or in an alcohol based mix (the other traditional carrier). This is personal choice as they both work the same. Some products are only available in one or the other depending on what you are buying.

We like to keep it traditional because we know this is how the remedies work best and the information in our homeopathic materia medica for many remedies is based on sucrose as part of the remedy.

Using sucrose as the carrier also gives the product a longer use by than the drops and is much better for things like travel kits and remedies you carry with you in your bag.

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Any information provided does not replace advice from your doctor or homeopath and we advise you to seek medical help and diagnosis as appropriate.

Our kits and remedies contain homeopathic medicines selected for use in minor ailments and injuries only. They are recommended for use with immediate family only and our advice and information is not sufficient to treat extended family or friends.

Our combination remedies are prepared as a single vibrational remedy incorporating the remedies traditionally used for the situation described.

They are not suitable for home treatment of chronic, ongoing or serious conditions or diseases.

Homeopathy is deemed to be low risk by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

The remedies are effective when used in accordance with the homeopathic indications.

If in doubt as to their appropriateness to a particular situation, consult your health care practitioner.

Use only as directed.
Always read the label or information supplied.
If symptoms persist see your health care practitioner.