Homeopathic remedies are made from the elements found in nature --mineral, animal, and plant extracts are the base of these natural remedies which are then diluted through altering and successive degrees of concentration to make different potencies. Paradoxically, the more a homeopathic remedy is diluted the more potent the remedies become. This is because water is a potent repository of soft electrons. You have two materials in a homeopathic remedy: solvent (water and alcohol) and dopant, an impurity added intentionally in a very small, controlled amount to change its soft electrical properties.
Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeoopathy, was a German physician who earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1779. At the time of his graduation, secular scientific advances were beginning to be seen in the fields of chemistry, physics, physiology and anatomy. The clinical practice of medicine, however, was rife with superstition and lack of scientific rigor. The treatments of the day, such as purgatives, bleeding, blistering plasters, and emetics lacked a rational basis and were often more harmful than effective. Hahnemann recognized this and wrote critically of current practices in several papers on topics such as Arsenic poisoning, hygiene, dietetics and psychiatric treatment. Hahnemann reasoned that doses of these substances that produced overt symptoms would be inappropriate for treatment of diseases with the same symptoms. Thus he advocated reduction of the dose to infinitesimal levels by multiple serial dilutions of ten or hundred fold .
Hahnemann always insisted, and did his followers like Hering and Kent, on searching for the key mental symptoms with regard to the classical prescription. Doctor and Pastor J.P. Gallavardin lead his life as an apostle of Homeopathy. A fervent student of Galen and Hippocrates, he considered the unity of the body and soul the core of Christian living. Preferring not to practice like the "common doctors," but scientifically by the law of similia similibus curantur. "Homeopathy will become a powerful agent of civilisation, moral and intellectual, because it will contribute:
1. To the development of intellectual apittudes, of which the Creator has put the seeds in us.
2. To the amelioration of characters which would bring a greater peace between the inviduals, in the families and in nations; to the development of morality and as a consequence the diminuition of criminality.
What a great preponderance will acquire thus, amongst the civilised peoples, Homeopathy, if it is utilised in this way and this because it is only by the help of this therapeutic one may obtain numerous good results to its infinitesimal doses."
We can have no better method of study of the therapeutic drug pictures of classical homeopathy than by the work of Dr. Gallavardin.