The process of preparing homeopathic medicines from its crude form is known as ‘Potentization‘. This process refers to a specific procedure of series of dilution wherein one part of a medicinal substance is diluted with 99 parts of alcohol. The strength of the homeopathic medicine increases upon successive dilutions and vigorous shaking between each dilution. The degree of dilution is referred to as potency. Potency is denoted by number like 6C, 30C, 200C etc. (higher the number higher is the potency).