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homeopathic remedy

Any of the nearly 2000 preparations of medicines used in homeopathy, which are made almost exclusively from three sources: 
• Minerals—e.g., Cuprum metallicum (copper), aurum (gold), mercurium (mercury) or mineral salts (e.g., Kali carbonicum (potassium carbonate) and Natrum sulfuricum (sodium sulfate);  
• Plants—e.g., Belladonna (deadly nightshade), Pulsatilla (wind flower), Rhus toxicodendron (poison ivy);  
• Animals—e.g., Lac canensis (breast milk from dogs), Lachesis (venom from the bushmaster snake) and tarantulas.
  
Preparation
Homeopathic remedies are of three broad types: acute, chronic and constitutional, which are usually administered sublingually. The raw material is extracted, reduced in concentration (by a process known as potentisation), placed in a lactose base and compressed in a small pill. The concentrations are designated as X for a homeopathic remedy that is diluted one part in 10—commonly used concentrations are 6X (one part in 106), 30X (one part in 1030) and 200X (one part in 10200); in Europe, homeopathic remedies may be diluted one part in 100 and designated C, and the letter D may be used for concentrations of one part in 10. The remedies are dispensed, in order of decreasing size, as tablets, pillules, granules and powder.

Homeopathic remedies  
[Latin name (Common name)] 
Aconitum napellus (Aconite)  
Allium cepa (Onion)  
Antimonium crudum (Antimony) 
Apis melliflora (Crushed honeybee) 
Arnica (Mountain daisy) 
Arsenicum album (Arsenic) 
Aurum iod (Gold iodide) 
Aurum metallicum (Gold)  
Baryta carbonica (Barium carbonate) 
Belladonna (Deadly nightshade) 
Bellis perennis (Daisy)  
Berberis (Bayberry) 
Borax (Borax) 
Bryonia alba (Wild hops) 
Cactus grandiflora (Night-blooming cactus) 
Calcarea carbonica (Calcium carbonate) 
Calc fluor (Calcium fluoride) 
Calendula (Marigold) 
Cantharis (Spanish fly) 
Caulophyllum (Blue cohosh) 
Chamomilla (Chamomile) 
China officinalis (Cinchona) 
Cimifuga (Black snakeroot) 
Coffea cruda (Coffee) 
Colocynthis (Bitter cucumber) 
Cuprum metallicum Copper 
Dulcamara (Woody nightshade)
Euphrasia (Eyebright) 
Ferrum phos (Iron phosphate) 
Gelsimium (Yellow jasmine) 
Hepar sulph (Calcium sulfide) 
Iodum (Iodine) 
Ipecacuanha (Ipecac) 
Kali bichromicum (Potassium dichromate) 
Kali sulphuricum (Potassium sulfate) 
Lachesis (Bushmaster snake venom) 
Ledum pallustre (Marsh tea) 
Lillium tigrum (Tiger lily) 
Magnesia phosphorica (Magnesium phosphate) 
Mercurius (Mercury) 
Natrum muriaticum (Table salt) 
Natrum carbonicum (Sodium carbonate)  
Nux vomica (Poison nut) 
Oscillococcinum (Duck liver and heart) 
Pulsatilla (Windflower) 
Rhus toxicodendron (Poison ivy) 
Ruta graveolens (Rue) 
Sarsaparilla (Wild liquorice) 
Sepia (Cuttlefish) 
Sulphur (Sulfur) 
Urtica urens (Stinging nettle) 
Zincum met (Zinc)
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