What is HyperCal and why it’s an essential item in your home first aid kit.

 Recently I have been thinking about essential items to have in my first aid box at home. My No. 1 item is a home prescribing homeopathy kit (here’s why).

My No. 2 is a bottle of HyperCal mother tincture. Over the years, there have been so many times where this is all that’s been needed when it comes to home first aid.

What is it?

HyperCal is Hypericum and Calendula mother tincture. It’s a 50/50 blend of 2 potent healing superpowers!

Hypericum soothes and heals wounds, especially where nerves have been damaged and the injury is painful.

Calendula is well known for it’s ability to encourage new cell growth of the skin. It can ‘knit’ back together and will mend a clean wound in a matter of hours.

Mother tincture is the simple combination of a botanical extract with a specific amount of alcohol. Generally mother tincture contains the lowest possible potency of any homeopathic preparation – usually 1x potency.


HyperCal uses and applications

⭐️ Childbirth
After childbirth Hypercal will help to heal a cut or torn perineum. Apply a strong lotion on a small pad or compress to the affected area, keeping it in place for up to an hour at a time, and repeating every four hours for several days.

⭐️ Cold sores
Dilute one part tincture to three parts cooled, boiled water and apply this strong lotion frequently to cold sores as soon as they appear, or use ointment.

⭐️ Cuts/wounds/lacerations/grazes
Use ointment, cream or lotion to heal wounds just as you would use Calendula or Hypericum on their own.
Soak or clean the area in warm water into which a teaspoon of Hypercal tincture has been added and gently remove any bits of dirt. The clean wound can then be dressed with a smear of the healing cream or ointment.

⭐️ Eye infections/inflammations/injuries
As an alternative to Euphrasia, use 2 drops in an eyebath to help clear inflammation caused by dust, foreign bodies, infection or injury.

⭐️ Mouth ulcers
Use the mouthwash below frequently, as well as taking the appropriate internal homeopathic remedy.

⭐️ Mouthwash
This mouthwash is good for mouth ulcers, inflamed, sore or spongy gums. Make a strong lotion by diluting 40 drops of tincture in 1/4 pint of water and swoosh it well around the mouth after brushing your teeth, then massage it into the gums with your fingers.

⭐️ Sore throat
Dissolve one teaspoon of sea salt in 1/4 pint of hot water. Add 40 drops of HyperCal tincture and gargle as frequently as necessary.


Add 10-20 drops into a 1/2 pint of warm water and soak a soft cloth then gently the pat the skin. This will help to keep the skin clean, help healing so reducing the frequency of skin infections.

You may have seen HyperCal cream. You can make your own by adding HyperCal tincture into a natural based cream. Which ever you chose to use this, or any mother tincture please ensure you dilute it first.

HyperCal really is an essential item for your first aid kit – for you, your children and your pets. 

Where to buy? 

Helios and Ainsworth’s Homeopathic pharmacies both sell HyperCal mother tincture. Search for “HyperIcum & Calendula”. Ensure you order “Mother Tincture” (⌀).