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How Safe Are Homeopathic Remedies?

Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

May 3rd, 2012  |  8 Comments

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Here’s a little exchange I had recently with a reader via our facebook site.  I think it’s a helpful illustration of the safety of homeopathic remedies.


Q: Based on what I learned from your webinar, I recently used Chamomilla with great success on my grandson.  My daughter was curious about the remedy so she looked it up on the internet.  She read that Chamomilla is a blood thinner.  Should we be concerned by this?


A:   What your daughter likely found on the internet was information regarding chamomile, the herb.   Homeopathic remedies can be made from herbs but utilize a special process that renders the original substance relatively safe.   The potency or dilution process as well as the frequency of dosing is what determines the safety. When used in the common potencies such as 30x or 30c (available at health food stores and in our office) and when used as directed,  homeopathic remedies are one of the safest forms of medicine on the market.   The unique dilution process eliminates toxicity and brings forth the curative aspect of the original substance from which it's made.  There is nothing in these 30th potencies that should cause any concern as long as they are used according to the directions.


Further, Chamomilla acts as a blood thinner only in those whose blood needs thinning.  In the same way, it will only work for teething problems when teething problems are present.  Remedies don’t force a pathology like drugs.  They simply stimulate the body’s ability to make things right.


Remedies are prepared from benign as well as noxious substances.  During the dilution and succession process, the toxicity is actually reversed and the substance becomes restorative.  For example, if exposure to poison ivy causes a painful rash, poison ivy made into a homeopathically prepared remedy can help someone suffering with the same symptoms.  Hence it would be considered for chicken pox.


Chemically speaking, once we move past a 12C dilution, there is only a nano amount of the original substance that remains in the remedy.  Even if we begin with something toxic like poison ivy, once diluted and potentized, its toxicity is eliminated.  That is the great mystery of chemistry.


In all of homeopathy’s 200-plus years of medical history, not a single remedy (all of which are regulated by the FDA, by the way) has been taken off the market.  I’ll bet the drug companies wish they could say that!


Be bold in taking charge of your family’s health, but rest assured that homeopathic remedies are safe when administered properly.  If you are already using homeopathy at home, you’re on the right track.  I encourage you to take advantage of the resources we offer at homeopathyworks.net to help you develop confidence in your ability to treat the illness that are bound to come your way.  Yearn to learn.



Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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8 thoughts on “How Safe Are Homeopathic Remedies?”

  1. Kristen says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom! My children came down with chicken pox recently, and with homeopathy, herbalism and nutrition, their illness was quickly addressed. In particular, thanks to homeopathy, one of my sons who was very itchy and had 30 – 50 “dots” was made totally comfortable in about 20 minutes! Homeopathy continually amazes me, and my family and friends are taking notice, too.

  2. Lisa says:

    Can any remedy (Hypericum) slow down the liver enzymes while taking allopathic drugs and cause those drugs to remain longer in bloodstream? This info was given to me by a hospital pharmacist during my son’s stay after surgery……Thereby, advising me to refrain from hypericum but could continue with arnica as long as the pain reliever drugs were still being used.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I wonder where the pharmacist found this information. Is he trained in homeopathy?

  3. Lisa says:

    I don’t know. I suspect that he is not. I want to call the hospital and ask if I can consult with him. My understanding of the little I know about homeopathy is that the curative is brought forth and the poison is rendered harmless. Perhaps the pharmacist simoly looked up hypericum, without considering its homeopathic formulation? That’s what I hope to find out.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      I was being facetious.

      He’s way off base.

  4. Amanda Caperton says:

    Hello there Joette. What potenticy of chamomile would you recommend for the best blood thinner? My Grandmother hasn’t taken any medication and she’s 85 now. She had a stroke a while back and then another a few days ago. The doctor wants her to be on a blood thinner, but she has been having really bad reactions to the medication they have her on. I’d really like to try to get her off of the prescribed medication if I can find an alternative. The only things she has been taking is a daily asprin. Thank you very much.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Pls read my article My Dad and the Dead Cardiologists https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/homeopathy/my-dad-and-the-dead-cardiologists/.
      There’s a little more to it than Chamomilla.

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