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Discovery Of Homoeopathy

The Homoeopathy was invented by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755 - 1843). He was an allopathic doctor. There is an interesting story behind the invention of the homoeopathic system. It is said that - he failed to cure his child, suffering from typhoid. He began thinking about the failure of his treatment. Once he was reading about cinchona, which was used for curing malaria and to his surprise, he found that cinchona also caused malaria to people without the disease. He took a piece of cinchona bark and studied its effect. When he diluted the cinchona, he found that its therapeutic effect was better. This lead to the development of Homoeopathy and its classical approach. He derived the homoeopathic principle - "Similima similibus Quranter" which translates to "like cures like". In other words, the cause for a disease-like symptom in a healthy body, is itself capable of curing the symptom. Based on these, the drug known as remedy in this system was developed which is basically extracted from natural resources like plant, animals and minerals.