Homeopathic medicines are called remedies. Homeopathic remedies are prepared in a homeopathic pharmacy by a process of serial dilution. There are more than 2000 substances that have been made into homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is not synonymous with herbal medicine. While many homeopathic remedies are made from plants, remedies are also made from minerals, chemicals and animal products. With the process of high dilution, a substance, which might be toxic in a large does, is made safe and is able to exert a curative effect if chosen properly.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared from natural sources and are used in extremely small amounts. They are recognized as drugs by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They are non-toxic and, when properly administered, can be safely used with infants, children, and adults.