Homeopathic Dilutions

What does the "X" after a homeopathic ingredient mean?


The “X” refers to the level of concentration or dilution of the basic medicinal substance which was used to make the finished product. A basic medicinal substance may be a “Mother tincture” of a plant or animal or the mineral itself.

  • 1X means the dilution contains 1 part basic medicinal substance combined with 9 parts of diluent
  • 2X means the dilution contains 1 part of a 1X tincture with 9 parts diluent. So a 2X dilution is 1 part basic medicinal substance and 99 parts diluent or a 1 % extract, as shown below:
  • 1X: 1 part in 10 or 10%
  • 2X: 1 part in 100 or 1%
  • 3X: 1 part in 1,000 or 0.1%
  • 4X: 1 part in 10,000 or 0.01%… and so on.

What does the "MT" after a homeopathic ingredient mean?

  • “MT” means “Mother Tincture” (described above). Most Mother Tinctures are a 10% extract of the pure plant or animal and generally are designated as a 1X potency.
  • “MT(N)” means that the Mother Tincture for this ingredient in the product contained a 33% extract of the pure plant.
  • “MT(M)” means that the Mother Tincture for this ingredient in the product contained a 50% extract of the pure plant.