(CNN)Britain's Prince Charles has come under fire after becoming the patron of a group that endorses homeopathic medicine.
The Prince of Wales, who is next in line to the throne, was announced as a patron of the Faculty of Homeopathy (FoH) on Wednesday.
The FoH is a British professional body that regulates and promotes homeopathy, a form of complementary medicine based on the philosophy that "like cures like." In homeopathy, if something causes a symptom in your body, you take it in a diluted form to boost your body's ability to fight it. These remedies typically include a plant or a mineral in a tiny amount.
"It is an enormous honor for us to receive the Patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales," FoH President Gary Smyth said in a statement.