Author(s): Dr. KM OM Jee and Dr. Purusottam Kumar Singh
Abstract: The word Nosode is derived from Greek word “Nosos” meaning ‘disease’ and ‘Cidos’ meaning ‘appearance’. It may also be compared with Latin word ‘NOXA’ which means ‘Noxious or Damage’ 1. As per HPI, vol. 4, Nosodes are defined as “Homoeopathic preparation from pure microbial culture obtained from diseased tissue and clinical materials (secretions, discharges etc.)” 3. In homoeopathic practice, nosodes have an important and indispensanble part. They are frequently indicated as common, intercurrent, anti-miasmatic, or acute remedies, etc., depending on the physician’s perception. More than 45 major nosodes have been in use since 1830 requiring revision in process of preparation. This article gives a clear concept on nosodes and their preparations.