Definition of polycrest in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpälēˌkrest/ /ˈpɑliˌkrɛst/


  • (in homeopathy) a remedy that is frequently used, in general or for a particular condition.

    ‘the poison ivy polycrests’
    • ‘Commonly used homeopathic medicines called polycrests are multipurpose.’
    • ‘Pulsatilla is a remedy that is called a polycrest, meaning it can be used for various problems and affects various systems in the body.’


19th century from Greek polu- ‘many’ + khraosos ‘use’.