law of inifitesimal dose

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law of inifitesimal dose

Homeopathy
A guiding principle of homeopathy which states that the lower the concentration of a homeopathic remedy, the more potent is its action; the law is regarded as the essence of homeopathy, as the goal is to cure a disease without exacerbating the symptoms.
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2-The more diluted the substance, the more potent it is, which is known as the "law of infinitesimals."
Barrett, S., "Homeopathy's Law of Similars" and "Homeopathy's Law of Infinitesimals," www.homeowatch.
Homeopathy's founder Samuel Hahnemann wrote in 1796 that, as well as the "law of similars", success also depended on the "law of infinitesimals" (dilution) and the "law of succussion" (vigorous shaking), three tenets which are still adhered to today.