It's actually a smart system.
Why? Because intelligent people realize its a sham?
The placebo effect is active in every type of medicine.
Any proof of that or is this conjecture?
If we take an inert drug, it works much better than not taking any.
This is actually not true. You tossed in some other fluff before this and thought people might be silly enough to think this also followed, but very, very wrong.
If it looks pretty, tastes sweet, or smells strange .. we tell ourselves: it's probably powerful.
Got any proof of this. I asked a few people and they thought it indicated ineffective.
If it makes us sleepy or high .. it must be working.
If it makes us nauseous or tingley .. it must be a strong drug.
If we take more of the drug .. it must work stronger.
This must be more of your conjecture.
If we take more than one drug .. it must be more effective.
So if we drink 2 glasses of water, i.e. homeopathic medicine, its more effective?
If we believe the drug doesn't work .. it doesn't, or is much less effective.
This violates your inert claim.
So now we seen a list of unsupported fluff being posted. How about providing support for homeopathy? You know that stuff about science and efficacy?