Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS)?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • The HPUS tells homeopathic medicine manufacturers exactly how the individual remedies must be made. It provides the groundwork for safety: how to make a remedy, what to make a remedy from, the class under which it is made and so on. Homeopathic medicine manufactured in the United States must be made in accordance with the HPUS
    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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How did homeopathic medical system develop?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • Homeopathy has been in clinical use for over 200 years. Homeopathy is a system of medical treatment developed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann beginning in 1794. He published The Organon, his first compilation of homeopathy’s principles in 1810. 
    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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Can you give an example of how homeopathy works?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • For example, with the homeopathic dose of Rhus tox, or poison ivy, the body works to rid itself of irritations from poison ivy. 
    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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How can I find out more?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • We recommend the following organizations to find out more about homeopathy and to locate homeopathic practitioners in your area:

    • The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) http://www.homeopathycenter.org/ (856)-437-4752
    • The North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH) https://homeopathy.org/ (206)-720-7000 American Institute of Homeopathy (AIH) https://homeopathyusa.org/ (888)-445-9988
    • Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (AVH) https://theavh.org/ (866)-652-1590 

    Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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Why should my family try homeopathy?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • Homeopathy is used by more than 500 million people worldwide for a wide range of ailments. The system is popular because it’s natural, it works, it’s non-habit forming and it’s comprehensive with no side effects.

    What’s more, it’s safe for the very youngest and oldest among us with a safety record unparalleled in the history of medicine. It’s a great option for family use because it’s easily adaptable for self-care.

    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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Can remedies expire or be ruined?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • The FDA does not require homeopathic medicine to have an expiration date. Therefore, you may safely use homeopathic medicine even if you have had them in your medicine cabinet for years.

    However, in order to keep remedies effective for years you should store them at room temperature in a dry, dark place and not in the refrigerator. Avoid touching/contaminating them. Also, do not put spilled remedies back in the container and avoid heat higher than 120o F, moisture and extended periods of sunlight. 

    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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Can homeopathy be used for animals?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • Homeopathic medicine can be used for animals. A number of our customers started out using homeopathic medicine for their pets or farm animals. Our variety of dosage forms makes this a bit easier; for example, people may find it easier to use remedies in dilution form or small granules when giving animals homeopathic remedies. Again, it is more important to select the right remedy than to worry about how many pellets to give or what strength. Whether an elephant or a bird, the dose is the same. The weight and size of the animal is not important. The medicine may be given in an animal’s drinking water or dissolved in water and dispensed with an eyedropper.
    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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Is homeopathy a form of herbal medicine?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • No. Homeopathy is a completely different form of medicine from herbal in that herbal medicines use a much larger dose of plant materials than in a homeopathic remedy. Herbal medicines are also prescribed very differently than homeopathic medicines. Additionally, unlike herbal supplements, which are regulated as dietary supplements, the FDA accepts homeopathic products as medicine and regulates their manufacture as such.
    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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Do strong odors or drinking coffee antidote homeopathic medicine?
Saima Tabasum[ 22/12/2019 ]
  • It is sometimes said that exposure to strong odors such as camphor or consuming coffee (including decaf) or mint can antidote (render ineffective) homeopathic medicines. Be aware of the possibility of antidoting and avoid where possible.

    If you think you have antidoted the remedy’s action, wait a few hours and retake the remedy. Heavenly Herbals has generally observed that in individuals who are accustomed to drinking coffee on a daily basis, remedies are not usually antidoted by coffee consumption. 

    Basharat Ahmad[ 22/12/2019 ]
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How soon should I notice a result and how often should I take a remedy?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • In an urgent situation (for example, a bee sting), results will typically be immediate if it is the correct remedy. Acute problems (for example, a cold) could take a few hours or a day for results to be realized.

    Repeat as directed by your practitioner or in accordance with the label. Typically people reduce or stop repetition as improvement occurs, repeating as necessary. Rarely are remedies taken for extended periods of time. Consult a practitioner for treating chronic problems.

    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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Is it safe and are there any side effects?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • Homeopathic medicine, when used as directed, is generally recognized as safe for babies, children, pregnant women and adults. However, if you are pregnant or nursing, we do recommend that you consult a licensed practitioner before using any medicine, including homeopathy.
    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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Are homeopathic medicines regulated?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • The manufacturing of homeopathic medicines is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and prepared by licensed companies like Heavenly Herbals, Inc. Products using strict guidelines of the HPUS, and the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) of the FDA. 
    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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What do the potencies or strengths of X and C mean?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • You will see the homeopathic drug potency, or strength, on the medicine label as a number followed by a letter, such as X, C, M or CM. The number refers to how many times the base substance was diluted and succussed. The letters refer to roman numerals and describe the ratio in which the substance is diluted.

    For example, a tincture (1X) is diluted at a ratio of 1:9 (one part active to nine parts inactive – USP dilution alcohol) and succussed to make a 2X. The 2X will be diluted in a 1:9 ratio and succussed to make a 3X, and so on.

    C potencies are made by starting with a 2X and diluting in a 1:99 ratio (one part active to 99 parts inactive –USP dilution alcohol) and succussing. This makes a 2C potency. This process would be repeated in the same steps to create the higher C potencies. A 30C potency means the substance has been diluted and succussed 30 times, using the 1:99 ratio.

    There is only a minute amount of the original substance in homeopathic medicines, which adds to their safety. Due to the dilution ratio, an X potency has more of the original material than a C potency of the same number. For example, a 6X of Arnica montana has more of the original material, a plant commonly called Mountain Daisy, than a 6C.

    If you started a remedy using an X potency, for example, continue that remedy in an X potency. You might choose to go up in number, but you generally stay with either an X or C while taking the remedy. If you can’t get an X but can get a C in the same strength, do it if it’s urgent. Both have been potentized the same number of times, thus the strengths are similar.

    In homeopathy, the higher the number, the stronger the medicine. Although the actual material substance becomes less and less with each dilution, the energy of the medicine becomes more homeopathically potent.

    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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What is the homeopathic manufacturing process?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • The homeopathic manufacturing process for most plant sources is to begin with a dilution of one part plant and nine parts alcohol and water. This original 1:9 dilution is called the tincture or a 1X potency. All the homeopathic potencies are then made from this tincture. In each step, the material is diluted in a specified amount and succussed (vigorously shaken) to make a wide range of potencies. The beginning potencies of other starting materials may be treated differently
    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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How is homeopathic medicine made?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • Homeopathic remedies are made from substances found mostly in nature (animal, mineral or botanical) through a process of dilutions and succussions (vigorous agitation). Each remedy is manufactured according to the Homœopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States following strict formulation requirements. 
    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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How do I know whether to take a high or low strength/potency?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • It is generally recommended to start low and work your way up in potency if you are noticing improvement but not complete alleviation of the condition.

    The strength of a remedy is denoted by a number: the higher the number, the higher the strength. High strengths (200C, 1M and higher) are rarely taken as often as low strengths, but they certainly have their time and place. In urgent situations these higher strengths are often recommended as the initial potency. 

    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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How often do I take the medicine?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • The label will provide general information on the frequency of dosage; this is a safe and effective way to begin taking a remedy. Ideally you should follow the directions from your homeopathic practitioner or homeopathic reference book.

    As you start to see a measurable improvement, reduce the frequency of dosing or stop taking the medicine altogether. Repeat as needed. Rarely do you take homeopathic remedies every day for a long period of time. In an acute situation, you may see an improvement anywhere from immediately to 24 hours after taking the medicine. 

    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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How do I take this medicine?
Saima Tabasum[ 21/12/2019 ]
  • Homeopathic medicine is available in pellets or liquid dilution form. A dose is considered as the number of times a remedy is taken, not the number of pellets or amount of liquid ingested.

    Each product’s label will provide general dosage instructions. For pellets, pour the pellets into the cap; from the cap, place the remedy under the tongue. Avoid placing the pellets in your hands. Allow the pellets to dissolve in your mouth.

    Although the labels on the medicine provide general dosage instructions, you should always defer to your practitioner’s instructions when under his/her care. How the medicine is taken is totally dependent upon the severity of the illness or symptom set that is being treated, so working with a homeopathic practitioner or serious self-study is recommended.

    Basharat Ahmad[ 21/12/2019 ]
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What is Homeopathy?
Saima Tabasum[ 29/09/2018 ]
  • Homoeopathy means “like cures like.” This is the method of treating a disease with the materials derived from the toxic and injurious agents causing similar signs and symptoms complex. Hahnemann's observations about the great defensive capability of the human body were astounding and unbelievable, but must be believed because the observations he offered were so clear.

    Basharat Ahmad[ 29/09/2018 ]
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