polychrest


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polychrest

(ˈpɒlɪˌkrɛst)
n
a thing which has adapted to multiple uses

polychrest

a drug that serves as a remedy for several diseases. — polychrestic, adj.
See also: Remedies
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They were given a single dose of a polychrest in 200c potency and a "respiratory remedy" for daily use.
The 45-or-so most commonly known remedies, known as the polychrest, used to constitute the majority of prescriptions in our practice when we began to study homeopathy in the late 1970s.
You may need your constitutional medicine, rather than one of these relatively few and common polychrest (45 most common) homeopathic medicines.