Homoeo Remedies
Type of Remedies
There are currently more than 3,000 remedies documented to be effective and safe for the treatment of a wide variety of human and animal illnesses. As explained earlier Homeopathic medicines are derived from a variety of sources. The main sources are plants (more than sixty per cent of remedies, (e.g.: belladonna), minerals (e.g. sulphur), animals (e.g.: sepia), pathogenic substances (e.g. hydrophobinum), and healthy tissues (e.g.: thyroid), and others (e.g. X-ray).

Homeopathic remedies may be classified according to five different headings:
The Singular Remedy
Specific Remedies
Polycrest Remedies
Constitutional Remedies
Combination Remedies

The remedies are available as tiny tablets that are taken under the tongue, as liquid tinctures, granules or ointments. Although the method for manufacturing of remedies have changed since Hahnemannís day, his principles are still utilized today. Reputable companies have produced over-the-counter homeopathic single and composite remedies, such as Nux Vomica, Rhus. Tox., Arsenia, and Calcarea Carbonica. These remedies have been found effective in treating a wide variety of common ailments. These are known as 'polycrest remedies," from the Greek word ìpolychrest,î which means " many uses." Currently there are sixty-five such remedies. Homeopathic medicines are non-toxic, have no known adverse effects, are safe for adults and children and can be combined with traditional pharmaceutical medicines.
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