FAQ: What are Homeopathic Remedies?


Homeopathic remedies are extremely dilute substances approved by the FDA as over-the-counter remedies. As such, they may legally contain claims to treat specific diseases, and must contain the standard OTC warnings, though traditional homeopathic protocol would not support limitations on use by pregnant women, for example. Homeopathic remedies are chemically inert, with the only “active ingredients” being lactose in homeopathic tablets or alcohol or glycerin in liquid preparations. They are based on the premise that “like cures like”, the source of recognition for the treatment of malaria with quinine and the original inspiration for the concept of immunization.

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