What is a Homeopathic Medicine
The medicines used by a Homeopath are from many varied sources ranging from minerals like the calcium from an Oyster shell, plants like the common English Daisy, and even animal products such as a secretion from the intestines of a Grey Whale named Ambergris used in the making of fine perfume. Plus, many more plain and seemingly exotic items are made into remedies.
What’s important to note is that the Homeopathic medicines are capable of causing the symptoms they are used to treat. In fact, that is how they are chosen. The homeopathic practitioner selects a medicine because it can similarly produce the nuanced characteristics of that person’s own symptoms.
The chosen medicine stimulates the body’s response mechanisms because it has a heightened susceptibility to the medicine as a consequence of this similarity.