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Feb 22, 2014



This is a children’s remedy – big, fat, rosy, scrofulous, corresponding to many conditions that may be referred to intestinal irritation, such as worms and accompanying complaints. An irritability of temper, variable appetite, grinding of teeth, and even convulsions, with screams and violent jerkings of the hands and feet, are all within its range of action. The Cina patient is hungry, cross, ugly and wants to be rocked. Pain in shocks. Skin sensitive to touch.

Mind :- Ill-humor. Child very cross; does not want to be touched, or crossed, or carried. Desires many things, but rejects everything offered. Abnormal consciousness, as if having committed some evil deed.

Head :- Headache, alternating with pain in abdomen. Relieved by stooping. [ Mezer.] Pain in head when using eyes.

Eyes :- Dilated pupils; yellow vision. Weak sight from masturbation. Strabismus from abdominal irritation. Eyestrain, especially when presbyopia sets in. Pulsation of superciliary muscle.

Ears :- Digging and scratching in ears.

Nose :- Itching of nose all the time. Wants to rub it and pick at it. Bores at nose till it bleeds.

Face :- Intense, circumscribed redness of cheeks. Pale, hot, with dark rings around eyes. Cold perspiration. White and bluish about the mouth. Grits teeth during sleep. Choreic movements of face and hands.

Stomach :- Gets hungry soon after a meal. Hungry, digging, gnawing sensation. Epigastric pain; worse, first waking in morning and before meals. Vomiting and diarrhoea immediately after eating or drinking. Vomiting with a clean tongue. Desires many and different things. Craving for sweets.

Abdomen :- Twisting pain about naval. [Spig.] Bloated and hard abdomen.

Stool :- White mucus, like small pieces of popped corn, preceded by pinching colic. Itching of anus. [Teuc.] Worms. [Sabad., Naphth.,Nat.Phos]

Urine :- Turbid, white; turns milky on standing. Involuntary at night.

Female :- Uterine hemorrhage before puberty.

Respiratory :- Gagging cough in the morning. Whooping cough. Violent recurring paroxysms, as of down in throat. Cough ends in a spasm. Cough so violent as to bring tears and sternal pains; feels as if something had been torn off. Periodic; returning spring and fall. Swallows after coughing. Gurgling from throat to stomach after coughing. Child is afraid to speak or move for fear of bringing on paroxysm of coughing. After coughing, moaning, anxious, gasps for air and turns pale.

Extremities :- Twitching and jerking distortion of limbs, trembling. Paralyzed shocks; patient will jump suddenly, as though in pain. Child throws arms from side to side. Nocturnal convulsions. Sudden inward jerking of fingers of right hand. Child stretches out feet spasmodically. Left foot in constant spasmodic motion.

Sleep :- Child gets on hands and knees in sleep; on abdomen. Night terrors of children; cries out, screams, wakes frightened. Troubles while yawning. Screams and talks in sleep. Grits teeth.

Fever :- Light chill. Much fever, associated with clean tongue. Much hunger; colicky pains; chilliness, with thirst. Cold sweat on forhead, nose and hands. In Cina fever, face is cold and hands warm.

Modalities :- Worse, looking fixedly at an object, from worms, at night, in sun, in summer.

Relationship :-

Compare : Santonin – (often preferable in worm affections; same symptoms as Cina; corresponding to the “pain in shocks” produced by Cina. Visual illusions, yellow sight; violent light not recognized, colors not distinguishable. Urine deep saffron color. Spasms and twitchings, chronic gastric and intestinal troubles sometimes removed by a single does (physiological) os Santonin. Dahlke.) 
Helmintochortos – Worm-moss (acts very powerfully on intestinal worms, especially the lumbricoid.) Teucrimum; Ignat.; Cham.; Spig.

Antidote: Camph.; Caps.



A remedy in liver affections with pain or soreness of the left lobe of the liver and extending downwards. Dumb ague. Soreness of external parts, as if skin were off; debility. Malaise, following intermittents. Dyspepsia with hepatic torpor. Jaundice. Round and threadworms. It is an enemy to every kind of worm infesting the human body.


(Picrate of Iron)

Is considered a great remedy to complete the action of other medicines. The symptom that specially calls for it is failure of the function of an organ under exertion: e.g., the voice fails after public speaking. Acts best in dark-haired patients, plethoric with sensitive livers. Warts and epithelial growths; corns with yellowish discoloration. Senile hypertrophy of the prostate. Epstaxis. Chronic deafness and tinnitus due to gout. Meatus dry. Pseudo-leucaemia.

Ears :- Deafness before menses. Crackling in ears and low-pitched voice. Vascular deafness. Dental neuralgia, radiating towards ears and eyes. Humming in ears as from telegraph wires. Tinnitus.

Stomach :- Indigestion, furred tongue, headache after meals, especially in bilious, dark-haired persons.

Urinary :- Pain along entire urethra. Frequent micturation at night, with full feeling and pressure in rectum. Smarting at neck of bladder and penis. [Barosma.] Retention of urine.

Extremities :- Pain in right side of neck and down right arm. Locomotar ataxia, ocular stage. Hands covered with warts.

Dose:- Second and third trituration. 


(Iodide of Iron)

Scrofulous affections, glandular enlargements, and tumors call for this remedy. Crops of boils. Acute nephritis following eruptive diseases. Uterine displacements. Body emaciated. Anemia. Exophthalmic goiter following suppression of menses. Debility following drain upon vital forces. Impetigo of the cheek.

Stomach :- Food seems to push up into throat, as if it had not been swallowed.

Abdomen :- Fullness, even after a little food; stuffed feeling, as if she could not lean forward.

Throat :- Sore, as if of a splinter, shooting in different directions. Hoarse.

Respiratory :- Coryza; discharge of mucus from nose, trachea and larynx. Pressure beneath sternum. Scrofulous swelling of nose. Chest feels oppressed. Hemoptysis.

Urinary :- Urine dark. Sweet smelling. Crawling sensation in urethra and rectum. Sensation as if urine were stopped at fossa navicularis. Difficulty in retaining urine. Incontinence in anemic children.

Female :- On sitting, feeling as if something pressed upward in vagina. Much bearing down. Retroversion and prolapse of uterus. Leucorrhoea like boiled starch. Menses suppressed or scanty. Itching and soreness of vulva and vagina.

Dose :- Third trituration. Does not keep long.

Feb 21, 2014



Its action on the skin, producing Pruritus, is very marked. Visible pulsation of arteries. Fluent Coryza. Offensive excretions. Itching erythema. Pruritus senilis. Post-nasal catarrh; dry crusts, granular appearance of posterior nares with itching.

Head:- Inability to study or remember. Depressed and irritable. Itching of eyes and ears. Pains deep in head, with upward pressure. Itching in and around eyes and ears. Head hot, better bending backward, with tired neck. Occipital headache. Bursting pains. Cerebral hyperaemia.

Nose:- Sore, red, inflamed. Fluent Coryza, with sneezing, followed by dryness and crust formation.

Eyes:- Itching and smarting, swelling, heat and soreness.

Throat:- Soreness and feeling of excoriation, deep down pharynx. Uvula elongated, tonsils swollen.

Stomach:- Eructations of scalding, hot, acid, watery substance; better, coffee. Bad taste in the morning. Persistent, morning nausea. Drooling.

Heart:- Pain around heart, better lying on back, extending to left shoulder and arm. Throbbing in all arteries after retiring. Palpitation with oppression. Pulse irregular, intermittent, rapid. Light feeling in chest.

Female: - Pruritus vulvae, with yellow leucorrhoea worse, rest. Burning in right ovary.

Extremities:- Stiffness and bruised sensation in the muscles of the neck, with sensation as if nape of neck could not support head. Pain in shoulder, with pain along fingers. Vehement itching in arms and legs; worse towards evening. Feet numb and pricking. Streaking pains in arms and legs.   

Skin:- Itching; better by bathing in cold water; worse scratching, touch and retiring. Sore red blotches. Blind boils. Itching of knees and elbows and hairy portions. Itching of hands, deep in. Vesicular, pustular, phlegmonous dermatitis. Skin hot, swollen.

Modalities:- Better, cold water, coffee; Worse, in afternoon; from sunlight, scratching.

Relationship:- Compare: Dol.; Bov.; Urt-u.

Dose:- Third potency and 12X.