similimum


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si·mil·i·mum

, simillimum (si-mil'i-mŭm),
In homeopathy, the remedy indicated in a certain case because the same drug, when given to a healthy person, will produce the symptom complex most nearly approaching that of the disease in question.
[L. simillimus, most like, superl. of similis, like]

similia similibus curantur

(sĭ-mĭl′ē-ă sĭ-mĭl′ĭ-bŭs kū-răn′tūr) [L., likes are cured by likes]
The homeopathic doctrine that a drug producing pathological symptoms in those who are well will cure such symptoms in persons with disease.
similimum, adjective
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Here is a presentation of a case of a lady whose gestures and enthusiasm helped in understanding her nature and constitution and who got a favourable response after receiving a similimum.
If the similimum proves to be elusive, or the circumstances don't allow for determining it, there is a number of remedies that may be useful at a "clinical" level, which, while not as effective as the similimum, may still provide a reasonable level of relief.
But where the homoeopathic similimum is difficult to find, or where the prescriber feels ill-equipped to pursue it, a number of authors have made some useful recommendations about general and specific remedies that may provide symptomatic relief from allergies(1-7).