This principle has also been quoted by the renowned Classical Sanskrit writer Kalidasa:
“Shruyate hi pura loke, vishasya visham aushadham”.
Translated this reads: “poison is the remedy for poison.”
Hippocrate coined this principle in the words, “Similia Similibus Curentur” (‘likes are cured by likes’).
Well this is the main axiom on which true Homeopathy is based. It means that after taking the totality of symptoms of the patients he should administered a remedy which can produce similar symptoms in healthy person.
For example, if a healthy person takes a dose of Cincona Juice, he will develop typical symptom of intermittent fever, chill, night sweat, arthralgia and prostration. His skin will become pale with sallow complexion and on mental plane he shows indifference and apathetic.
According to Homoeopathic law ‘like cures like’, countless patients displaying such symptoms have been cured by the homoeopathic remedy Chincona Officinalis.