The panacea /pænəˈsiːə/, named after the Greek goddess of universal remedy Panacea, is any supposed remedy that is claimed to cure all diseases and prolong life indefinitely. It was in the past sought by alchemists as a connection to the elixir of life and the philosopher's stone, a mythical substance which would enable the transmutation of common metals into gold.
A panacea (or panaceum) is also a literary term to represent any solution to solve all problems related to a particular issue. The term panacea is also used in a negative way to describe the overuse of any one solution to solve many different problems especially in medicine.
Azoth was considered to be a universal medication or universal solvent, and was sought for in alchemy. Similar to another alchemical idealized substance, alkahest, azoth was the aim, goal and vision of many alchemical works. Its symbol was the Caduceus. The term, while originally a term for an occult formula sought by alchemists much like the philosopher's stone, became a poetic word for the element mercury. The name is Medieval Latin, an alteration of azoc.Cure all
Cure all may refer to:
Panacea (medicine), a remedy that is claimed to be able to cure any disease
Cure All, an album by keyboardist Robert Walter
Cure-All, a 19th-century racehorseElixir
An elixir is a clear, sweet-flavored liquid used for medical purposes, to be taken orally and intended to cure one's illness. When used as a pharmaceutical preparation, an elixir contains at least one active ingredient designed to be taken orally.Heal-all
Heal-all is a common name for the plant Prunella vulgaris
Heal-all may also refer to
Pedicularis canadensis, or high heal-all
Stachys, a genus of plants in the mint familyPanacea (disambiguation)
Panacea is the goddess of healing in Greek mythology.
Panacea may also refer to:
Panacea (medicine), a cure-all, either physical medication or a solution to a problem
Panacea (group), an American hip-hop duo
Panacea, Florida, an unincorporated community in U.S.
Panacea Biotec, an Indian pharmaceutical and health-management research company
Panacea Society, a religious group based in Bedford, England
The Panacea or Mathis Mootz, a German electronic musician, DJ and producer
Panacea (butterfly), a butterfly genus in the subfamily Biblidinae
Panacea, a character in the Asterix series by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
Panacea, a section of "The Fountain of Lamneth", a song by RushPhilosopher's stone
The philosopher's stone, or stone of the philosophers (Latin: lapis philosophorum) is a legendary alchemical substance capable of turning base metals such as mercury into gold (chrysopoeia, from the Greek χρυσός khrusos, "gold", and ποιεῖν poiēin, "to make") or silver. It is also called the elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and for achieving immortality; for many centuries, it was the most sought goal in alchemy. The philosopher's stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosopher's stone were known as the Magnum Opus ("Great Work").
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