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Alternative medicine
Clinically unproven

A nosode is a homeopathic[1] therapy that could be described as an 'oral vaccine'. Nosodes are derived from pathological substances; i.e. tissue, blood, pus, mucus, sweat, urine, feces from a diseased human or animal[2] but may also include fungi.[3]

For example, a rabies nosode could be prepared from the saliva of a rabid dog which is then "potentized" through homeopathic succussion/dilution techniques. Ben Goldacre's Bad Science blog reported that Malaria Nosode 30 was made from rotting vegetation from marsh areas where the mosquito breeds.[4]

The opposite of a nosode is a "sarcode" which is prepared from a healthy specimen.

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