The Avogadro Limit is named after Amedeo Avogadro who was an Italian scientist that first formulated the law that equal volumes of gases at the same temperature and the same pressure contain equal numbers of molecules. In Homeopathy and Anthroposophical Medicine remedies are prepared by a means of ever progressive dilution, also known as Attenuation that increases the effectiveness of the remedy. At a potentisation of 23d - diluted in the ratio of one in ten 23 times - it is quite unlikely that a even single molecule remains in the remedy. This degree of dilution is known as the Avogadro limit.
The fact that homeopathic remedies are frequently prescribed at a potentisation of 30c, far beyond the Avogadro limit, represents the main obstacle for the acceptance of homeopathy by conventional medicine.
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