Homeopathic Remedy Blockers – What are they?

When taking a homeopathic remedy there are a few guidelines that we need to follow as to when to take the remedy (i.e. around food, brushing teeth, etc.). A homeopathic remedy is “energy in a bottle” from the substance that the homeopathic remedy is made from, and it is sensitive to medications, caffeine, smells, and other remedy blockers. Whether you are taking your homeopathic remedy once a day or several times a day, you will need to be aware of blockers.

A blocker slows down the remedy or negates it from working altogether. Not everyone taking a homeopathic remedy is affected from a blocker, but most are. By taking the remedy around blockers (e.g., prescription medication), we ensure the homeopathic healing process continues.

When you take a homeopathic remedy, once a day, at bedtime (chronic cases), the homeopathic remedy works through the night while you are sleeping. When you get up the next day, brush your teeth, drink coffee/tea or even take medication, these blockers will not negate the homeopathic remedy, because the remedy had several hours to work. However, when you take a homeopathic remedy several times a day (acute cases – e.g., a cough, headache, injury) the homeopathic remedy is not in the body long enough (1-4 hours) to be able to address what the remedy is selected for. In these cases, if you take/use a blocker it is more than likely going to cancelled out the homeopathic remedy and interrupt the healing process. For that reason, you need to schedule the remedy around blockers. Except for food or drink the homeopathic remedy has to be taken after the blocker.

List of blockers

  • Caffeine / Decaf
  • Mint (teas, tooth paste, etc.)
  • Foods
  • Tobacco
  • Menthol
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Drugs (Recreational/Medicinal)
  • Scented Skin Creams & Lotions
  • Mothballs
  • Tiger Balm Camphor (lip balm, ointments)
  • Heating Pads
  • Electric Blankets
  • Lasers & Frequency Devices


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About the Author: Virangini Cindy

Virangini Cindy Rounsaville, C. Hom., is a homeopathic health consultant and educator who has been involved with homeopathy since the early 1980's. She has studied the field extensively with internationally known homeopath and author Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D., among others. She began teaching and consulting in 1983 and, along with her late father Louis Dion, C. Hom. began a homeopathic study group in Hunterdon County, NJ to help people learn and use homeopathy in their daily lives. Virangini Cindy works closely with medical doctors, chiropractors, and other homeopathic and holistic practitioners. She has incorporated Rasavidya Medical Astrology (different than regular astrology) into her practice as well. Having practiced QiGong since the 1980's, she uses medical QiGong poses alongside the medical astrology to help individuals with life issues and chakra balancing.