In our last two posts on peppering, Peppering as Natural Animal Control and Peppering as Problem Weed Control, I mentioned that one of the ways to use these peppers is to make liquid homeopathic remedies with them.
We outlined the method for making homeopathic remedies in those posts but I thought I would expand on this here.
The making of liquid homeopathic remedies is essentially to transform a raw material, such as the pepper, into a remedy through a process of dilution and succussion. Succussion is defined as a method to potentise the liquid preparation by shaking it using a specific method.
The first potency is D1, which involves adding 10gm of the pepper to 90ml of distilled water in a container. To potentise the solution, we pound (succuss) the container against the palm of our free hand in a rhythmic and jarring action for 3 minutes, saying aloud: “This is the first potency”
The action of succussing the remedy relates to influencing the hydrogen in the water. Hydrogen dominates in water (H20) and is its living ether. We want the pepper to engage with that etheric portion in the water.
The second potency, D2 is 10ml of D1 succussed with 90ml distilled water for 3 minutes, again saying aloud: “This is the second potency”, and so the dilution continues:
D3 is 10ml of D2 succussed with 90ml distilled water
D4 is 10ml of D3 succussed with 90ml distilled water
D5 is 10ml of D4 succussed with 90ml distilled water, and so on….
From the D5 potency onwards, the remedy can be stored. As mentioned in the previous posts, we usually stop at D7 to store pepper remedies, which we stabilize with ethyl alcohol.
We also generally stop at the D8 potency for use of the remedy in the vineyards. D8 is a good potency and a reliable rule of thumb. However, you can use dowsing to determine the optimal potency for each pepper you want to use.