Everything that is poisonous in one way, can be applied medicinally in another way

All poisonous substances, when applied in an alternative way, can be medicinal. One could say that all substances are both toxic and therapeutic. Of course, if you drink a few buckets of water in succession, it works like poison; If you drink it in the proper quantity, it is nutritious, and if one drinks it in minimal amounts, it can be medicinal. 

In general, by employing various methods, water has a potent healing ability. One can, therefore, say of most ordinary substances, that a poisonous substance can also become a medicine. Consequently, one must recognize how such an element works, including the effect it has on the human constitution. 

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 348 – Über Gesundheit und Krankheit – Dornach, January 13, 1923 (page 250)

Translated by Nesta Carsten-Krüger

Previously posted on September 25, 2018