polychrest

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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There is limited availability of legal homeopathic medicines, which include only the most commonly used, or polychrest (45 or so most commonly prescribed remedies according to the old homeopathic literature).
Some homeopathic remedies are referred to as the polychrest remedies.
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Persistent references to "having [a] bottom" are anchored by the ship that Aubrey commands for most of it, the Polychrest, introduced by Lord Melville: "She was designed to carry a particular weapon, a secret weapon that we abandoned after trial, and we are having her completed for general purposes; we have therefore named her the Polychrest" (186).
Because the recoil from its secret weapon required a design with "head and stern alike" in order to protect her "bottom" (187), Polychrest navigates very erratically.
They were given a single dose of a polychrest in 200c potency and a "respiratory remedy" for daily use.
Some homeopathic remedies are referred to as the "polychrest remedies." These are the ones which are used the most often, have been well proven, and whose effects are the most well documented and understood by homeopaths around the world.
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.