Basis of Homeopathy
Mother Tincture - About
What is Mother Tincture?
Simply put, mother tincture refers to a simple combination of a botanical extract with a specific amount of alcohol. In general, a mother tincture contains the lowest possible potency of any particular homeopathic preparation.
A mother tincture may be extremely helpful in treating various health problems ranging from mild to severe; however, it should not be used without the advice of a homeopathic medical practitioner.
Mother tinctures are quite popular as treatment options mostly because they have fast action (within 3 to 4 minutes) and also because they remain effective for a long time. What’s more, mother tinctures are prepared in alcohol and natural botanical extracts, which are easily accepted by the body, especially the gastrointestinal system.
Uses of Mother Tincture
While the uses of mother tincture are many, we’ve listed down some common health problems for which mother tincture can prove to be beneficial.
Excess Weight - Fucus Vesiculosus 6C and Phytolacca mother tincture are both are effective in aiding weight loss. They work by speeding up the process of fat burning and easing the metabolic rates.
Dandruff- Some common mother tinctures like Badiaga and Cochleria Armoracia are used as topical applicants for a dandruff-prone scalp. They may also help relieve scalp soreness and dryness.
High Blood Pressure- Lycopus Virginica and Baryta Mur are two effective mother tinctures to help combat high blood pressure. Taken with a glass of water twice a day after meals shows effective results in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Acne- For the treatment of acne, mother tinctures including chrysarobinum or Echinacea as the base are used and applied topically. They help soothe irritated skin and prevent acne formation.
Baldness- A mother tincture composed of alcohol and jaborandi is thought to reverse baldness. Commonly, it is mixed with hair oils and applied to the scalp.
Burns and Scalds- Apis Mellifica, Momordica Balsamina and Cantharis are excellent mother tinctures that help lessen burning sensation and stinging in burnt, scalded skin. External application of these mother tinctures may provide relief.
Side effects of Mother Tincture
While most homeopathic remedies don’t have side effects associated with their use, mother tincture may sometimes lead to certain side effects-we’ve listed them down below.
• Long term use of mother tinctures containing poisonous alkaloids, glycolides, plant enzymes and other phytochemical ingredients may prove to be dangerous to health.
• Sometimes an error could be made in the selection of the mother tinctures.
• Mother tinctures are not a long-term, permanent solution to any health issue but are mostly for emergency use or for providing temporary relief.
• When taken in the crude form, the patients may develop new pathological symptoms.