Do homeopathic remedies have side-effects?
Dr Karagada Sandeep
Jayanagar, Bengaluru Apr 26, 2019
Homeopathy is one of the most popular forms of treatment and medicine. Homeopathy is based on the principle of “like cures like”, and the medicines are derived from natural products. Homeopathic remedies cure the root cause of disease, and one of the reasons for its popularity is that it does not cause any side effects.
Homeopathy vs the rest:
Other popular systems of medicine like allopathy often cause serious side effects. Medications produce side effects and other medicines are required to treat the side effects and so on. But when it comes to homeopathy, there is no such thing as side effects when the prescribed dosage is taken. Homeopathic medicines are extremely diluted and hence do not cause side effects.
Homeopathic medications are custom tailored for each individual. It means that the symptoms are carefully studied and after a thorough understanding of the condition and the health of the patient, the optimum dosage of medicines are prescribed. When the person strictly follows the prescribed medication and dosage, there are no side effects. However, when the person consumes a higher dosage than the prescribed dose, there may be some side effects.
Though there are no side effects, many people report a temporary worsening of the condition after starting a homeopathic treatment. This is popularly known as homeopathic aggravation. The worsening of the condition, however, is only temporary and not to worry about.
The extreme dilution and customized dosage of homeopathic treatment ensure that there are no side effects of the medicine. However, it is important to not to exceed the prescribed dosage of the medication, otherwise, it may lead to certain side effects.