Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine that was developed in the late 18th century by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. It is based on the principle of "like cures like," which means that a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person. Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances such as plants, minerals, and animal products. These remedies are diluted and succussed (shaken vigorously) to increase their potency and effectiveness. Homeopathic practitioners use a patient's symptoms, medical history, and other factors to determine the appropriate remedy and dosage. Homeopathy is often used to treat chronic conditions such as allergies, arthritis, and digestive disorders, as well as acute conditions such as colds, flu, and injuries. Homeopathic remedies are generally considered safe and are often used as an alternative or complementary treatment to conventional medicine. However, it is important to consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner before using any remedies.