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Strange observation on Boiron bottles

I have been taking Thios 6x from Boiron which I got in the form of plastic pellet container, it contains about 80 pellets.

I found that on the day I open a bottle brand new, the first 4 pills that I take are "juicy" in the sense I can feel liquid present over the surface of the pellets and they dissolve pretty fast under my tongue. I close the lid tightly after that.

But after that the future doses I take from the bottle no longer are "juicy", they take longer to dissolve and it is as if only dry sugar remains in those pellets.

It may all be psyclogical, but I just wanted to confirm from you homeopaths, if I am doing something wrong, should I place the container in the refrigerator to avoid evoporation of the liquid from the pellets, or is it rest assured that the pellets have been very well impregranted in the factory and I need not worry even if the outer liquid coating on the pellets seem to evoporate by the day...

Please advise.

  unluckyguy on 2005-03-06
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Apparantly they added liquid medicine in the bottle full of the pills and liquid didn't penetrate evenly to all pills.
kuldeep last decade
Thanks, what can be done to get around that?

Almost all the websites from which order the pills are manufactured by Boiron.
Will keeping the bottles in refrigerator help or will it take out the homeopathic properties of the medicine.

Thanks much
unluckyguy last decade
Sounds like you are "unluckly" again?

Really, you are not.

It is the custom for the pellets to be moist. This is not a criteria for an active remedy. If dry, it is still active. The manufactures know to stay in business they must keep remedies viable. They could not afford to "mess up."

All remedies begin liquid and then a large amount of unmedicated pellets are placed in a machine that resembles a tumbling cement mixer and the liquid is sprayed gently on the "moving" pellets. Pellets cannot help but get medicated. It goes on and into the pellet. The pellet becomes the "house" of the remedy.

If there are half moist and half not so moist in the same bottle, they ALL are medicated.

For some self assurance "Succus" or pound the container on the ball of the hand 10 times and you may be sure that the whole bottle is medicated.

In the past, (at least 30 years) it was the habit of homeopaths to add high grade alcohol (1 drop) to a bottle of remedy, believing the remedy must stay moist. It has been proven since then that this is unnecessary.

Refrigeration of remedies is not necessary unless your home is over 100 degrees. Or setting in the sun is detrimental. Storing in a place of high odors of cleaning or perfume is not recommended.

Blessings, Sabra
sabra last decade
Thanks Sabra,

That makes sense.I think they are just putting a drop of alcohol on top of the bottle. That comes in the first few pills and the pills are moist and juicy.
The lower pills are not.

But your post has assured me that entire pills contain the medicine.

unluckyguy last decade
If still you are not sure of the consistancy of medicine, you can dissolve whole medicine in 1/4 liter mineral water and use it as medicine.
kuldeep last decade
This apllies mostly to medicines dispensed in India.

If you order ,say, 30c pelets, the shop attendent normally, fills a vial with the unmedicated sugar globules, pours a few drops of the 30c liquid into them, shakes well, put the cap on it and will give you.

In India, they normally put more liquid, than required, and as such, you have the taste of alcohol, when you take the medicine, freshly bought.But, over a period of time, the excess alcohol evoperates, and you won't feel the same 'taste'.It is nothing to worry.The medicine is still useful.

If you store the medcine for a long time, somtimes, the globules become soggy, and stick to one another, forming a lump.This always means, the quality of alcohol used in making the liquid is not upto the mark.If you find the globules sticking to one another, better to get a fresh stock.

There is a method suggested by Hannemann himself, but seldom followed. He always talks of drying the pelets, before bottling.

What I normally do is pour all the pellets, that were freshly bought, on a clean tissue paper. You can physically see the excess alcohol, being absorbed by the tissue.Wait for a few minutes, till all the excess alcohol is evaporated, and the pellets become totallly dry.

Rebottle them without touching them with your hand, and they will remain fresh, and useful for a long, long time.

If you buy more than one medicine at a time, use a new tissue paper, seperately, for each medicine.Never re use it.

bandarbabu2000 last decade
Tissue paper has many chemicals in it like bleach etc. Putting pallets on a china plate will be better.
kuldeep last decade
Kuldeep's suggestion is welcome.Use a china plate to dry out the pellets instead of tissue paper.

It takes little more time to get the excess alcohol evaporated, but, definitely, better than tissue paper.

bandarbabu2000 last decade

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