The manufacture of homeopathic remedies
Potentiation always is dilution followed by addition of mechanical energy. Dilution is made at ratios 1:10 (decimal potencies) or 1:100 (centesimal potencies).
What do those characters and figures after the name of the remedy mean (for example Arnika D6)?
• Arnika: Name of the starting substance
• D6 (dilution ratio): To produce this level of potency to one share of Arnika D5 nine shares of a alcohol-water mixture are added, followed by succession (potentiation) of the liquid mixture which results in the remedy Arnika D6. This potency again is the starting basis for the D7 etc.
At Dr. Reckeweg, potentiation – the decisive production step solely applied in homeopathy – is deliberately performed manually, i. e. without using any mechanical aids. Manual succession in accordance with Hahnemann’s multi vessel system has a long tradition, a tradition that has been tried and trusted and thus will be preserved.
Manufacture and quality
Although all substances are certified and originate from selected suppliers, further analytical testing during each manufacturing stage – from raw material to finished remedy – is conducted by the control laboratory. Chemical, physico-chemical, microbiological and pharmacognostic analyses are part of routine quality control of the starting materials. It includes testing of purity, identity and content as well as the determination of physical parameters. The high quality standard of products manufactured by Dr. Reckeweg is due to a manufacturing process based on the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia (HAB), the Deutsche Arzneibuch (German Pharmacopeia) and the Europäische Arzneibuch (European Pharmacopeia) and following all national and international production guidelines.