Homeopathy is defined by thefreedictionary.com as "A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease itself." In homeopathy the use of single potentized (series of dilutions and agitations) homeopathic remedies are used after your case it taken to give you a better sense of well being. Homeopathy may include the use of homeopathic nosodes (a preparation of substances secreted in the course of a disease), or homeopathic remedies made from mineral, vegetable or animal substances.
Homeopathy is made of dilutions and succussions to develop potencies. Homeopathic pharmacies take 1 drop of organism (disease) and add to 99 drops of alcohol/water and succuss (hard shaking). Then do it again. Take 1 drop of that and add to 99 more drops of water/alcohol. By the 12th time (12th potency) Avogadro’s number has been reached. In physics that means there are no molecules of the original substance left. The minimum potency is 200 in the program. No diseased molecules left. They are not toxic. We are left with energetic signature of the disease, not the actual disease itself.
The remedies are made under strict Homeopathic Pharmacopeia guidelines. The HPUS is overseen by the FDA in the United States. Once the remedy is tinctured and potenized, only the frequency of that substance is left. Small droplets of a tincture are dropped onto small sugar pellets which will then become a nosode or homeopathic remedy.