The basic substances of homeopathic remedies are derived primarily from plants. But also basic elements from the Periodic Table and their compounds as minerals, metals, or animal substances can serve as source material. These starting materials are diluted, triturated or shaken (Potentisation) in special procedures. By potentiating the healing effect of the substance unfolds. The higher the potency of an agent, the stronger and deeper the healing effect on the human being.

The mode of action of homeopathic remedies is investigated in healthy people. This procedure is called proving. And therefore, no laboratory animal experiments are necessary. Today in the classical homeopathy more than 2000 different remedies are available.