Mother Tinctures, A core aspect of Homeopathic Practice

Before Dr. Hahnemann delved into the world of potentization of medicines he had been using and experimenting with mother tinctures. Mother tinctures were always a core aspect of homeopathic practice. Of course, the invention of dynamization was a boon to homeopathy for treatment of miasmatic diseases; mother tinctures were used in acute and in emergency cases when an immediate action was required.


When used wisely and according to homeopathic principles, mother tinctures have several advantages. They are fast to act, palliate almost immediately when needed, and they can help in ‘weaning off’ any stronger conventional medicine. For example, a patient with severe dry cough with haemoptysis is not responding to conventional medicines, Acalypha Indica can be used in the form of mother tincture with better results.

Mother tinctures can be used internally as well as externally. Many surgeons and physicians these days advice calendula to treat wounds, bruises and surgical incisions.

Considering this rising importance of uses of mother tinctures, Zomeo Hompath Software has included this exclusive topic of ‘Mother Tinctures’ in its “Utility” section. This feature is divided into “Internal” and “External”. Instead of listing the mother tinctures directly, all the clinical conditions are listed alphabetically. This helps the physician to immediately jump to the specific condition against which a specific mother tincture is mentioned. For example, in untreatable cases of cancer-epithelioma, when the patient comes with great hope, all you can think of is palliation. You can easily, go to ‘Utility’ select ‘mother tinctures’ and jump to ‘cancer, epithelioma’ where you will find that Condurango can be used as a mother tincture.


There are a number of clinical conditions listed in mother tinctures that you may encounter day-to-day in your clinics. Even under External application, you will find conditions like eczema, hair tonics, ulcers, lice, ringworm etc. where you can confidently dispense mother tinctures for external applications.

Using mother tinctures has always been a matter of choice among physicians, but the results that they generate have been indisputable in many cases. Mother tinctures can always be a physician’s friends, and come in handy when you are stuck in some difficult cases.

Use the Hompath Zomeo Software to see how wonderfully ‘Mother tinctures’ is presented; and not only that, but a whole lot of other features that are just as exclusive and powerful for a successful homeopathic practice.

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