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5 Effective Ways To Use Mother Tincture
By: Dr. P T Ponmani
Dec 23, 2019

5 Effective Ways To Use Mother Tincture

Since the discovery of the Homeopathic system by Dr. Hahnemann, Mother Tinctures have been in use for treating various conditions and also used in preparing further dilutions and potencies. Mother tincture refers to the herbal extracts. Mother tincture is made of natural minerals or some animals. A mother tincture contains the lowest possible potency of any particular homoeopathic preparation. Mother tinctures have molecular action and they remain effective till their action ceases. Unlike crude drugs, these extracts, are easily accepted by the body. Homeopathic mother tincture is the first stage in the preparation of a remedy dilution.
Homeopathic mother tinctures are prepared from the following sources:

  • Vegetables
  • Minerals
  • Animals

Benefits of mother tinctures

Mother tinctures are totally safe in use, as is indicated, for any disease condition. They can be taken internally and also used externally as the condition demands.

  • Mother tinctures have direct actions unlike dilutions which act by stimulating body’s own defense mechanism.
  • They are used as a palliative medicine for many cases.
  • Mother tinctures are prepared with the aid of alcohol so as it is readily absorbed in stomach and intestine. Action of the medicine starts within 3 to 4 minutes and these actions remain for several hours.
  • It is used in most cases of emergency or acute cases such as Blood pressure, acute stone pain, dysmenorrhoea, etc.
  • Mother tinctures are also indicated in bruises as a cold compressor, external application as antiseptic and in wound healing.
  • They are helpful in preparation of many homeopathic tonics and external applications along with proper homeopathic medicine internally.
  • Mother tinctures like calendula and cantharis are used as an antiseptic in wounds and burns and are called as homeopathic “disinfectants”.


Uses of Mother Tinctures

A mother tincture may be extremely helpful in treating various health problems ranging from mild to severe but it should not be used without the advice of a homeopathic medical practitioner. Here are some common problems for which mother tinctures prove to be beneficial.


  • Weakness
  • General, sexual and nerve weakness – Avena sativa
  • Weight Loss
  • Fucus vesiculosus and Phytolacca berry mother tinctures are effective in weight loss. They increase the metabolic rate and speed up the fat burning process.
  • Dandruff
  • Badiaga and Cochlearia armoracia are used to treat dandruff. They help relieve scalp soreness and dryness.
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Rauvolfia serpentina and Viscum album are effective mother tinctures to combat high blood pressure. Lycopus Virginica and Baryta Mur also help to bring down high blood pressure.
  • Acne
  • Mother tinctures are quite effective in treating acne. Berberis Aquifolium, Chrysarobinum and Echinacea angustifolia can be applied externally too. They soothe irritated skin and also prevent from further acne formation.
  • Baldness
  • A combination of Jaborandi and Arnica montana is thought to help in 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 with distilled water may provide relief.

Side effects of Mother Tinctures

Most homeopathic remedies don’t have side effects associated with their use but when taking mother tinctures it is essential to keep certain things in mind. Do not take mother tinctures without a proper prescription from a physician as long term use of mother tinctures containing poisonous alkaloids and phyto-chemical constituents maybe dangerous to health.


About The Author

Dr. P T Ponmani

Dr. P T Ponmani

Dr. P T Ponmani is a homeopathic physician who has been practicing for over fourteen years. She is very passionate about her work and a very compassionate human being. She had completed her bachelors in homeopathy at the Vinayaka Missions  Homeopathic Medical college and Hospitals and had done her post graduation in Medical Anatomy from Manipal University. She is specialised in treating female and child disorders and skin problems. Writing is her passion.

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