Homeopathic medicines should be placed under the tongue of adults and in the mouth of children or infant where they will dissolve. It is preferable that there be nothing in the mouth to eat or drink 15 minutes before or after taking homeopathic medicines.
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Look under your tongue. It is an environment full of capillaries (blood vessels) surrounded by very soft tissue. If you want something to be absorbed directly into the human body, what better place to do it than somewhere that is rich in blood vessels that carry blood throughout your system rapidly!
Homeopathic products are very clean-meaning they have no binders, fillers or coatings. The soft molded lactose tablets are made to dissolve almost instantly when placed in the mouth. Because the remedies dissolve in the mouth, they are absorbed by the mucous membranes in the mouth and carried directly into your system. For this reason, the remedies work faster than conventional medicines because conventional medicines are usually coated and don\'t get absorbed into the system until the coating is dissolved by the stomach acid, and that generally takes about twenty minutes.
Homeopathic medicated pellets take longer to dissolve, but they don\'t taste bad so it is worth the wait. Dilutions are liquid and should be dropped directly under the tongue.
Because the remedies are very clean and fragile, avoid handling them. It is preferable to drop the tablets or pellets into the cap of the bottle, and pour them from the cap into your mouth. If more than four pour into the cap, take four-don\'t put the pills back into the bottle.
You cannot overdose on homeopathic medicines. If you take fifteen tablets or five tablets (or 100 tablets for that matter) AT ONE TIME it is one dose. You will stimulate your curative response one time. So, it is not a tragedy if more than six tablets fall into the cap, just take them rather than risk putting a contaminated pill back into the bottle to contaminate the others in the bottle.
Finally, things like mint, caffeine and other remedies may antidote homeopathic medicines. In order to help prevent antidotes, take your remedies one at a time, with a \"clean mouth\". It is best not to eat or drink 15 minutes before or after taking the remedies.