Conventional drugs have expiration dates and storage rules (e.g. keep refrigerated, keep out of direct sunlight, keep at moderate temperatures, etc). So it should be no surprise that homeopathic remedies have storage and handling considerations, as well. The tips listed below are good rules of thumb to use all the time to help protect your investment in homeopathy.
WHEN DO REMEDIES EXPIRE?
The FDA requires homeopathic remedy manufacturers to put an arbitrary expiration date onto each vial of remedy sold. From the observations of homeopathic practitioners, if proper storage conditions are maintained, your homeopathic pellets will give you a lifetime of service, despite their “expiration date”.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PELLET REMEDIES
In pellet form, homeopathic remedies are relatively stable. There is little risk of rendering them ineffective by outside factors if a few simple rules are followed.
- Do not freeze or expose to high temperatures. Approximately 120 degree F/49 degrees C should be the high limit. Consider storing them in an insulated box or bag (like a cooler) to protect them from extreme temperatures.
- Keep vials dry and in a low humidity environment
- Avoid strong odors for yourselves and your liquid or pellet remedies (perfumes, laundry detergent, cleaning agents, essential oils, camphor, menthol/mint, etc.)
- X-rays to pellets remedies should be avoided as, over time, they could lessen their effectiveness. When flying, you have the right to ask for a hand search of your remedies. Here is a response directly from an inquiry to the TSA on screening medications:
“Although there is no scientific evidence to support or confirm effects of x-ray screening on medication, as a customer service initiative, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) augmented its screening procedures by adding alternatives for screening medications and associated supplies.
“X-ray screening of all medications remains the preferred protocol at screening checkpoints; however, individuals may request a visual screening of medications and associated supplies at any time. Individuals who request that their medications are screened visually may receive additional screening. A description of these procedures is posted in the Travel Tips on TSA’s Web site at www.tsa.gov. “
HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIQUID REMEDIES LAST?
Once a pellet has been dissolved in alcohol and/or water, it becomes more easily influenced by the environment around it. (Look at the research of Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier). Try the following guidelines to extend the life of your remedies:
- PRESERVE: Be sure to add 10% grain alcohol such as Everclear or Vodka to any remedy you wish to keep beyond 10 days. Never use isopropyl alcohol as it is poisonous.
- FARADAY PROTECTION: EITHER: 1) Keep liquid remedies in a solidly built metal box (a heavy “cookie” tin, a military ammo can, etc). This will not provide 100% protection, but it will certainly slow the impact of the effect of ambient radiation caused by cell phones, WIFI, cordless phones, blue-tooth devices, etc. However, a few feet of distance is the only way to protect them from invisible electromagnetic fields of appliances like alarm clocks, computers, electric motors, refrigerators, etc. OR 2) Keep liquid remedies in a FARADAY BAG. These offer even better protection against EMFs and electric fields (like from any device that is plugged into an outlet). They come in various sizes from pocket sized to laptop computer sized and bigger! Search “faraday bag” on google or amazon for them. I like the “key fob” size for storing 2-5 remedies to take with me on the go.
- AVOID EXTREMES: Do not freeze or expose to high temperatures. Approximately 100 degree F/37 degrees C should be the high limit. Consider storing them in an insulated box (like a cooler) to protect them from extreme temperatures.
- TIME LIMIT: Even if you keep them in a metal box or faraday bag, re-make all liquid remedies from a new pellet after 1 month.
- PROTECT: Without any protection, If you take your LIQUID REMEDIES to a hotel or place where there is a high concentration of cellphones, WIFI hotspots and more, you may find your remedies loose their effectiveness after only 1-3 days.
How will you know if remedies are antidoted? Your remedies no longer provide you will symptomatic relief, or, you may have a sudden setback in your recovery that seems otherwise “unexplainable.” SOLUTION: remake all of your remedies in the next higher potency (for your daily Q-potency remedies) or just mix a new pellet (for the 30C’s and X potencies).