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Cina. (Cina Maritima.)

Wormseed. Compositae.

It is known that the drug brought to market under the name “wormseed” does not consist of seed, but of the undeveloped flowers mixed with the scales of the calyx and pedicles of different species of the genus Artemesia.

Semen Cina Levanticae, consisting of small ovate-oblong, green-yellow flower heads, have a peculiar, nauseous aromatic odor which is somewhat like camphor, and a rough, loathsome bitterish taste. –A. H. Pharmacopoeia.

Levant wormseed contains volatile oil, resinous matter and a crystalline principle, Santonin, or santonic acid.

Cina, belonging to the family Artemesias, was known to and used by the Greeks and Romans. Semen Cina came later under the name Semen Alexandrinum, and the Crusaders brought the Semen Sanctum from the Levant, from Syria and Palestine.

Proved by Hahnemann, Gross, Langhammer, Rückert, Stapf, etc.


- Headache in temple, E. W. Berridge, H. M., 1874, p. 159; Weakness of sight, the result of onanism, H. Z., vol. 4, p. 37; Strabismus, Hirschel, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 140; Epistaxis, Heichelheim, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 411; Helminthiasis, F. B. Smith, Am. Ob., 1871, p. 293; Bayes, H. W., vol. 12, p. 538; Mossa, H. M., vol. 13, p. 189; Caspari, Bethmann and Maly, Mon. Hom. Rev., vol. 15, p. 16; Kretschen, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 1, p. 803; Diarrhea with bronchial catarrh, Mossa, H. M., vol. 13, p. 189; Diarrhea with bronchial catarrh and helminthiasis, Huber, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 5, p. 411; Amenorrhea, Aegidi, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 60, p. 69; Aphonia, J. Kafka, Allg. Hom. Ztg., vol. 88, p. 202; Bronchitis in children, M. S. Bing, N. E. M. G., 1869, vol. 4; Bronchitis; Remittent fever; Cough, M. Deschere, N. A. J. H., vol. 8, p. 115; Croup, M. S. Briery, N. E. M. G., vol. 4, p. 451; Periodical cough, Diez, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 3, p. 11; Spasmodic cough, E. M. Hale, A. J. H. M. M., 1868, vol. 1; Whooping cough, Gn., A. H. Z., vol. 79, p. 32; Rck. Kl. Erf. (four cases), besides an epidemic, see vol. 3, p. 69; Neidhard, B. J. H., vol. 12, p. 438; M. S. Briery, N. E. M. G., vol. 4, p. 450; Contraction of leg, O. W. Lounsbury, Med. Adv., vol. 2, p. 227; Shuddering after wine, Boenninghausen, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 4, p. 130; Paraplegia, O. W. Lounsbury, Med. Adv., vol. 2, p. 227; Threatened convulsions in scarlatina, J. E. Winans, M. I, vol. 5, p. 78; Chorea, Mossa, H. M., vol. 13, p. 189; Convulsions, toxicological effect, Noak, Hygea, vol. 16, p. 81; Clonic spasms with helminthiasis, Maly, Rck. Kl. Erf., vol. 4, p. 504; Drowsiness in a child, J. C. Morgan, A. J. H. M. M., vol. 4, p. 22; Intermittent fever, T. D. Stowe, H. M., vol. 7, p. 162; Le Roy Fisher, N. A. J. H., vol. 25, p. 173; Scarlatina, J. E. Winans, Med. Inv., vol. 5, (new ser.), p. 78.

MIND. [1]

Loss of consciousness and frothing from mouth.
Hallucinations of sight, smell and taste.
Children wake up in evening or before midnight with fear or fright, jump up, see sights, scream, tremble and talk about it with much anxiety.
Delirium and crying out.
Child is whining and complaining; very restless even during sleep; it will not lie awake five minutes without crying; it must be rocked, carried, or dandled upon the knee constantly, day and night; does not want to be touched; cannot bear you to come near it; desires many things which it refuses when offered; is not pleased or satisfied with anything; uneasy and distressed all the time; throws away everything given it, and cries about nothing; often sullen and unwilling to play during day.
Pitiful weeping when awake. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Child cries piteously if one takes hold of it, or carries it.
Great earnestness and sensitiveness; he is offended at slightest joke.
Fretting excites cough.
Usually good-natured child was cross, fretful, irritable and dissatisfied with everything, and passed urine involuntarily, with prostration. ~ After remittent fever.
Child, though weak, was cross and obstinate, and cried when his will was not humored. ~ Bronchitis.
Child exceedingly cross, cries and strikes at all around him.


Weak, hollow, empty feeling in head, with inclination to vomit.
Stupefying headache, especially in forehead, then also in occiput; when walking in open air.
A slow stitch, extending from upper orbital margin deep into brain.
Swashing sensation in forehead when shaking head.
Drawing pain in right temple in a vertical direction, on coughing feels as if it would burst.
Drawing from left frontal eminence to root of nose, causing confusion of head.
Intermitting pressure, as from a heavy weight, as if brain pressed down on middle of vertex; pressure increases and renews pain.
Dull headache, with sensitiveness of eyes in morning.
Stupefying headache brought on by eating or mental labor.
Headache, before and after epileptic attacks and after attacks of intermittent fever.
Headache: with pain in chest and back; caused by fixing eyes steadily upon some object, as when sewing; agg. from pressure; alternating with pain in abdomen; amel. by stooping.
Heat mostly in head during fever, with yellow color of face and blue rings around eyes.
Hydrocephaloid and inflammation of brain.


Head falls to side and is jerked backward, with twitches in limbs and cold perspiration on face.
Child leans its head sideways, all the time. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Turning head from one side to other. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Head very hot; could not bear to have it touched. ~ Scarlatina.
Dislikes having head combed or brushed, from sensitiveness of scalp. ~ Scarlatina.
Better by shaking head.


Chronic weakness of sight, with aching in eyes and photophobia. ~ Result of onanism.
Pains renewed by looking steadily at an object, as in sewing. ~ Amenorrhea.
When looking at a thing steadily, reading, he sees it as through a gauze, which is relieved by wiping eyes.
Pressure in eyes as if sand had got in, especially when reading.
Can see more clearly for awhile after rubbing eyes.
On rising from bed, black before eyes, with dizziness in head and faintness, totters to and fro; amel. on lying down.
Optical illusions in bright colors; blue, violet, yellow or green.
Aversion to light.
Pain in eyes when using them at night by candlelight.
Pupils dilated.
Itching of inner canthus.
From 9 A. M. to 1 P. M., daily, soreness over and in left eye, in left side of nose, forehead and temples to occiput.
Pulsation of superciliary muscles; a kind of convulsion.
Drooping and heaviness of lids.
Looks sickly about eyes, with paleness of face.
Eyes staring. ~ Chorea.
Eyeballs convulsively turned upward, showing only whites, or fixed and staring, with dilated pupils.
Spots on cornea.
Strabismus, dependent upon helminthiasis; child has a pale, sickly look, blue rings around eyes, pains about umbilicus, frequent urination, boring of nose, etc.


Boring in ears. ~ Scarlatina.
Dull stitches below mastoid process; when pressed upon it feels as after a bruise or blow.
Cramplike jerking in external ear, like earache.


Violent sneezing; with stitches in temples; with whooping cough; agg. when sneezing.
Bleeding from nose and mouth, with burning in nose.
Bleeding of nose, blood dark; itching, causing rubbing and boring; pain in forehead.
Stoppage of nose, in evening.
Running coryza with violent sneezing, makes child cry.
Fluent coryza at noon; slimy discharge from nose.
Itching of nose; child frequently bores into nose until blood comes.
Child picks its nose very much, is very restless, cries and is very unamiable.
Child rubs nose on pillow, on shoulders of nurse, or with hands. ~ Hydrocephaloid.


Face: pale, with sickly look about eyes; pale and cold; red; one cheek red the other pale.
Pale, earthy, yellowish face. ~ Chorea.
Bloated, pale face, with blueness around mouth. ~ Intermittent fever.
Pale, cold face, with cold perspiration.
Pale streak down centre of face. ~ Scarlatina.
Dark rings around eyes.
Pain, as if both malar bones were pressed together with pincers; agg. from external pressure.
Heat mainly in face. ~ Intermittent.
Burning heat over whole face, with redness of cheeks and thirst for cold drinks.
Rising heat and glowing redness of cheeks, without thirst, after sleep.


White and bluish appearance about mouth.
Frothing from mouth, with loss of consciousness.


Grinding of teeth and tumbling and tossing during sleep.
Sensitiveness of teeth to cold air and cold water; feel sore.
During dentition spasmodic cough.


Bitter taste before chill, bread tastes bitter.
Tongue brownish-yellow, whitish; always clean.
Cylindrical contraction of tongue, which is spasmodically forced through lips.


Much frothy saliva, with rattling phlegm on chest.
Breath foul. ~ Intermittent.
Bleeding from mouth and nose.
Sensation of dryness and roughness of mouth, especially of palate.


Frequent motion, as though swallowing something.
Inability to swallow, especially fluids.
Audible gurgling noise along esophagus. ~ Aphonia.
Is worse when swallowing, particularly drink.
Choreic movements extend to tongue, esophagus and larynx, causing a clucking noise from throat to stomach, similar to that caused by water when poured from a bottle.


Little appetite. ~ Bronchitis.
Unnatural hunger. ~ Paraplegia.
Great hunger soon after a meal, with feeling of emptiness.
Thirst. ~ Bronchitis. ~ Intermittent.
Desire for bread.
Desires many and different things.
Child refuses to take mother's milk.


Shudders on drinking wine, as if it was vinegar or the strongest whisky.
Is worse from drinking quickly.
After eating or drinking, vomiting or diarrhea.


Frequent hiccough, also during sleep. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Inclination to vomit, with a weak, hollow, empty feeling in head.
Nausea and vomiting. ~ Intermittent.
Vomiting: of mucus; and diarrhea after drinking; of lumbrici and ascarides; of food and mucus; during fever, with clean tongue; of food and bile; violent.
Vomiting during chill. ~ Intermittent.
Vomiting precedes fever and heat, which are followed by a deep sleep. ~ Amenorrhea.


Pain in pericardial region, oppressing breathing.
Digging up pain in epigastrium, with a feeling of crawling of numberless worms.
Audible gurgling from throat into stomach when drinking.
Constant pressure in stomach at night, causing restlessness.
Gnawing sensation in stomach, as from hunger.
Pain or uneasiness below sternum, sometimes extending to navel; agg. on rising in morning; amel. after a meal.
Gastric disorders, with helminthiasis.


Constant uneasiness below sternum, sometimes extending to navel; agg. on rising in morning; amel. from eating; patient has grown thin and weak. ~ Tapeworm.
Pinching, cramplike pressure, transversely across epigastric region, after a meal.
Cutting and pinching pain in abdomen from worms.
Boring pain above navel, passes off when pressing thereon.
Painful twisting about navel, pain also on pressing upon navel.
Pressing outward in belly.
Unpleasant sensation of warmth in abdomen.
Belly hard and distended; painful on pressure. ~ Helminthiasis.
Bloated abdomen, especially in children.
Feeling of emptiness in abdomen.
Child discharges worms; picks nose or anus; has a hacking cough; continually making attempts at deglutition, as if to swallow something; is very hard to please.
Pain in bowels, flashes of heat, constant motion of superficial cutaneous surface, restless sleep, moaning and starting.
Sufferings caused by worms.


Watery diarrhea.
Involuntary diarrheic white stools. ~ Intermittent.
Diarrhea after drinking.
Stools: watery; white; white mucous, like little pieces of popped corn; reddish mucous; greenish slimy; bloody involuntary; frequent.
Discharges lumbrici and ascarides.
Diarrhea with discharge of round worms.
Constipation. ~ Bronchitis.
Stool rather hard and black.
Itching at anus.


Enuresis. ~ Scarlatina.
Frequent urging, with passage of much urine, all day.
Involuntary emission of urine at night, with worm symptoms and ravenous appetite.
Passes urine involuntarily; is irritable and prostrated. ~ After intermittent fever.
Urine copious and involuntary. ~ Bronchitis.
Urine white and turbid, or white and jelly-like.
Urine turbid, becomes semisolid on standing. ~ Intermittent fever.
Urine clear, or turns milky on standing. ~ Chorea.


Bad effects from onanism. ~ Weakness of sight. ~ Chorea.


Menses too early and profuse.
Hemorrhage from uterus, particularly before the age of menses.


Labor-like pains in abdomen, frequently recurring, as if menses would appear.
Child refuses breast.


Attempting to talk causes a peculiar hoarse, soundless cough, with pain in larynx. ~ Aphonia from exposure.
Hoarseness with much mucus in larynx and trachea.
Paralysis of vocal cords from catching cold, with twitching of right hand, and pectoralis major, constriction of right side of thorax and difficulty of breathing at every fit of coughing, followed by gurgling in esophagus.
Great bronchial irritation of children, mucous rales in bronchi, moaning at night, frequent rubbing of nose.
Titillation low down in trachea, inducing cough.
Bronchitis: short, rapid respiration, rattling and coughing, very cross, obstinate and crying; restless sleep, constantly broken by cough; thirst, poor appetite; urine copious and involuntary; pulse 120 to 140; spasmodic twitchings with threatening collapse; pupils dilated; gnashing of teeth; deathly paleness.
Bronchial catarrh, with diarrhea and helminthiasis.


Very short breath, as if he had much mucus in chest, without being obliged to cough.
Very short breath, at times with interruptions.
Difficult, loud respiration.
Respiration accelerated, short and rattling, when coughing at short intervals could not raise mucus, and was nearly suffocated in consequence. ~ Bronchitis.
Short moaning respiration with open mouth.
Respiration wheezing and panting.
While inspiring, a loud whistling whoop in trachea, not audible on expiration.
Inhalation broken into two. ~ Hydrocephalus.
Oppression of chest, as from a cramplike, contracted sensation in chest; sternum seems to lie too close and breathing becomes oppressed.
Suffocative attacks.

COUGH. [27]

Fretting excites cough.
Paroxysm of violent cough from time to time.
Spasmodic, dry cough, returning periodically each Spring and Fall.
Violent, periodically recurring paroxysms of whooping cough, excited by sensation of a feather or down in throat, or by adherent mucus in larynx; in morning without expectoration, in evening with difficult expectoration of white, occasionally blood-streaked mucus, which is tasteless; agg. in morning and in evening; amel. during night; agg. by drinking, walking in open air, pressing on larynx, lying on right side, in cold air, and when awaking from sleep.
Dry, spasmodic cough, with rigidity of body and unconsciousness. ~ Whooping cough. ~ Helminthiasis.
Dry cough, with sneezing, want of appetite and sleeplessness.
Gagging cough in morning, after rising; irritation thereto (as from dust) is renewed by inspiration after a long interval.
Hoarse gagging cough, consisting of a few shocks, which is renewed only after long intervals, in evening.
Hacking cough, followed immediately by an effort to swallow something.
Short hacking cough at night.
Rattling cough in spells. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Cough agg. in evening. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Dry cough and sneezing; baby would not nurse and cried when not coughing, with inappetency, sleeplessness and pains in throat.
Before coughing child raises herself suddenly, looks wildly about, the whole body becomes stiff, she loses consciousness, just as if she would have an epileptic spasm, then follows the cough.
After coughing, the child cries au! au! a noise like a gurgling going down is heard; she is anxious, catches her breath, and becomes very pale in face; paroxysms lasting two minutes.
Paroxysms of spasmodic cough at night, ending in spasms, throwing body of child backward so suddenly as to force child off nurse's lap; ravenous appetite; hard, distended abdomen; picks nose; stools of mucus and undigested food.
When coughing peculiar twitching of right hand.
Expectoration: whitish, slimy, rarely somewhat bloody, almost tasteless, detached with difficulty.
In morning, after rising, mucus hangs in larynx; he is frequently obliged to hawk it up, after which it soon collects again.


Stitches in left side.
Burning stitches and soreness in chest.
Chest as if pressed together from both sides.
Chest seemed to be full of mucus, with coarse rales; threatened collapse. ~ Bronchitis.


Anguish about heart as though he had committed some evil deed, when working in open air.
Trembling beating of heart.
Pulse small, but hard and accelerated.
Pulse 136, intermitting every seventeenth beat. ~ Scarlatina.


Two dull piercing stitches in quick succession near sternum, beneath clavicle, during a deep inspiration; painful on pressure.
Right side of chest constricted, with difficult breathing. ~ Aphonia.


Drawing-tearing pain along whole spine.
Tearing, jerking pains in middle of spine.
Fatigued pain in loins, as if he had stood a long time.
Bruised pain in small of back, not agg. by motion.
Lancinating in upper part of spinal column towards right scapula.


Cramplike, drawing pains in arms and hands.
Boring, pinching pains in left upper arm, amel. by motion.
Sprained feeling in wrist joint.
Single, small, jerking stitches, now in right, again in left hand.
Spasmodic contraction of hand.
Peculiar twitching of right hand when coughing.
Weakness of hand; he can hold nothing with it.
Twitching of fingers.


Paralytic pain in left thigh, near knee.
Left leg semi-flexed, both upon itself and upon abdomen.
Rigidity of lower limbs; spasmodic stretching and twitching of feet.
Sudden loss of use of lower limbs, with unnatural hunger.


Twitching of limbs.
Jerking and distortion of limbs.
Pain in limbs. ~ Intermittent.
Coldness of hands and feet with thirst.


Lying on belly during sleep.
On lying on right side: cough agg.
On lying down: dizziness and faintness.
On rising: dizziness and faintness; pain or uneasiness below sternum, sometimes extending to navel.
On stooping: pain in head amel.
Continually rolling over and about.
Motion: pain in arm amel.

NERVES. [36]

Child is very weak, pale and sick; constant restlessness; children constantly turn and twist at night, call for water, and are ravenous for food.
Child tosses about uneasily, even while awake.
Oversensitiveness of whole body to touch.
Trembling of body, with shivering sensation, while yawning.
Twitching, jerking and distortion of limbs.
Spasmodic twitchings, with threatened collapse. ~ Bronchitis.
The child gets perfectly rigid in every coughing spell.
General rigor of whole body, and loss of consciousness. ~ Whooping cough.
Spasms of children, with throwing arms from side to side.
Convulsive attacks at night.
Convulsions of extensor muscles; child becomes suddenly stiff; there is a clucking noise, as though water was poured out of a bottle, from throat down to abdomen.
Worm spasms, the child stiffens out straight.
Epileptic attacks, especially at night.
Epileptiform convulsions, with consciousness.
Eclampsia, especially at night, with or without consciousness; lying on back; violent screams and violent jerks of hands and feet.
Chorea; the distortions often commence with a shriek, extend to tongue, esophagus and larynx, continue even through night; from intestinal irritation.
Chorea complicated with worms.
Paraplegia, with unnatural hunger.

SLEEP. [37]

Spasmodic yawning; pains renewed by yawning which cannot be suppressed. ~ Amenorrhea.
Sleeps erect, with head leaned backward or to right side.
Child hangs its head to one side, is drowsy.
Sudden distressing cries in sleep. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Grinding of teeth during sleep.
Tossing about during sleep, with lamentations and cries about colic. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Restless sleep broken by cough. ~ Bronchitis.
Lying on belly. ~ Intermittent.
Awakes from sleep trembling and frightened, with screams, and will not be pacified. ~ Intermittent.
Wakes in morning, restless and lamenting, in a start.
Cannot sleep; when falling asleep, starts, screams, turns over, kicks off bedclothes. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Child never sleeps long at a time. ~ Intermittent. ~ Atrophy.
Sleeplessness, with restlessness, crying and lamentations.
During sleep hiccough.
Child will not sleep unless rocked, or kept in constant motion.
Heat agg. after sleep.

TIME. [38]

In morning: sensitiveness of eyes; dull headache; pain in sternum agg.; paroxysms of whooping cough, without expectoration; paroxysms of whooping cough agg.; after rising, gagging cough, mucus in larynx, wakes restless and lamenting, in a start.
From 9 A. M. till 1 P. M.: soreness in eyes, nose, forehead, temples and occiput.
At noon: fluent coryza; chorea while at dinner.
During day: child is unwilling to play, sullen.
In evening; child awakes frightened; stoppage of nose; paroxysm of whooping cough, with difficult expectoration; paroxysm of whooping cough agg.; hoarse, gagging cough; cough agg.; chill, with great paleness of face; chorea.
At night: pain in eyes; constant pressure in stomach; involuntary emissions of urine, with worm symptoms and ravenous appetite; moaning; whooping cough amel.; hacking cough; spasmodic cough; children constantly turn and twist, call for water, and are ravenous for food; convulsive attacks; eclampsia; restlessness; chorea; aggravation of symptoms.
Before midnight: child wakes up frightened.


Open air: cough and expectoration agg.; anguish about heart when working in.
Warmth: does not amel. chill.
Cold air: teeth sensitive to; cough agg. by.
Cold water: teeth sensitive to.

FEVER. [40]

Before chill, hunger, vomiting of food, pain in limbs. ~ Intermittent.
Chill, with shivering and shaking, even near a warm stove.
Chill ascends from upper part of body to head, or from back upward.
Chill without thirst.
Chill not relieved by external warmth, mostly in evening and with great paleness of face.
Chill in evening and fever all night (nursing children).
Chill, with thirst, face pale and cold; hands warm; nausea, or vomiting of bile or ingesta. ~ Intermittent.
Chill followed by convulsions and high fever; heat mostly in face and head; pain in stomach and abdomen; pupils enlarged; rubbing of nose; restlessness, with grinding of teeth; sudden starts; abdomen bloated. ~ Helminthiasis.
Shivering creeping over trunk, so that he trembles even by a warm stove.
Chill in P. M., not amel. by heat; heat is mainly in face; vomiting during chill; child pale and puny; abdomen bloated; breath foul; an occasional thin, whitish diarrhea; rubbing of face, ears, nose, and perineum; wetting bed; starting in sleep; lying on belly; restless at night, continually rolling over and about; throws away everything given it and cries about nothing.
Febrile shivering over whole body, with hot cheeks, without thirst.
Rising heat and glowing redness of cheeks, without thirst, after sleep.
Fever: vomiting of food, followed by chill all over, and then heat with great thirst; violent, with vomiting and diarrhea; daily at same hour; chill, followed by heat without thirst.
After remittent fever excessive prostration, with irritability and involuntary urination.
After fever, hunger. ~ Intermittent.
Daily fever at same hour, with very short breath.
Burning heat over whole face, with redness of cheeks and thirst for cold drinks.


Lasting two minutes: spasms in throat after coughing.
For an hour: chill.
All day: frequent urging, with passage of much urine.
All night: fever.
Through the night: chorea.
Each Spring and Fall: spasmodic dry cough.
Periodical: paroxysms of whooping cough; daily fever.
Alternating: headache, with pain in abdomen.
Intermitting: pressure in head.


Right: drawing pain in temple; twitching of hand and pectoralis major; constriction of side of thorax; twitching of hand when coughing; constriction of chest; lancinating towards scapula; small, jerking stitches in hand; twitching of hand when coughing.
Left: drawing in frontal eminence to root of nose; soreness over and in eye; in side of nose and forehead; stitches in side; pinching in upper arm; small, jerking stitches in hand; paralytic pain in thigh near knee; leg semi-flexed both upon itself and upon abdomen.
Backward: jerking of head; spasms throw body of a child suddenly backward.


As if brain pressed down on middle of vertex; as if he saw objects through gauze; as if sand had got into eyes; as if both malar bones were pressed together with pincers; as if sternum was lying too close and oppressed breathing; as of feather or down in throat; as if chest was pressed together from both sides; as if chest was full of mucus.
Pain: in chest and back; in abdomen; in eyes; about umbilicus; in forehead; in pericardial region; below sternum, sometimes extending to navel; in bowels; in larynx; in throat; in limbs; in stomach and abdomen.
Dull twinges sometimes like a pinching, at others like a pressure, or a blow, or jerk, or again like an itching, at various places, but especially at posterior portion of crest of ilium, on hip; the places are painful on pressure, as if sore or bruised.
Lancinating: in upper part of spinal column, towards right scapula.
Tearing: along whole spine; in middle of spine.
Stitches: from upper orbital margin deep into brain; below mastoid process; in temples; in left side; in chest; dull, piercing near sternum beneath clavicle; now in right, again in left hand; here and there in body.
Cutting: in abdomen.
Digging up pain: in epigastrium.
Boring: in ears; above navel; in left upper arm.
Gnawing: in stomach as from hunger.
Pinching: transversely across epigastric region; in abdomen; in left upper arm.
Burning: in nose; in chest; over whole face.
Bursting: in right temple on coughing.
Jerking: in external ear; in middle of spine; of limbs.
Twisting: about navel.
Drawing: in right temple; along whole spine; in arms and hands.
Constriction: right side of chest.
Contraction: in chest.
Labor-like pains: in abdomen.
Cramplike pains: in arms and hands.
Cramplike pressure: in abdomen; in chest.
Pressure: in head as from a heavy weight; in eyes as from sand; in stomach; transversely across epigastric region; in belly outward.
Oppression: of chest.
Anguish: about heart.
Pulsation: of superciliary muscles.
Swashing: in forehead, when shaking head.
Aching: in eyes.
Bruised pain: in small of back.
Sprained feeling: in wrist joint.
Soreness: over and in left eye; in left side of nose, forearm and temples to occiput; in chest; of body when touched, or when moving.
Shivering sensation: while yawning; over trunk.
Creeping: over trunk.
Crawling as of numberless worms: in epigastrium.
Itching: in inner canthus; of nose; at anus.
Titillation: low down in trachea.
Uneasiness: below sternum, sometimes extending to navel.
Heaviness: of lids.
Fatigued pain: in loins as if he had stood a long time.
Confusion: of head.
Paralytic pain: in left thigh.
Stupefying pain: in forehead; in occiput; when walking in open air; after eating; after mental labor.
Weak feeling: in head.
Empty feeling: in head; after a meal; in abdomen.
Hollow feeling: in head.
Roughness: of mouth; of palate.
Dryness: of mouth; of palate.
Warmth: in abdomen.
Coldness: of hands and feet.


Cachexia of helminthiasis.
Great emaciation from impaired nutrition.
Intestinal irritation affecting brain and other organs.
The voluntary muscular system is affected, paralytic sensations and partial temporary paralysis occur in extremities, complicated with convulsive muscular contraction, the co-ordinating power in abeyance. ~ Chorea.
Abnormal sensitiveness of individual nervous filaments.
Hyperesthesia of laryngeal mucous membrane.
Reflex spasms in dominion of nervus vagus.


Pressure: aggravates headache; mastoid process feels as after a bruise or blow; pain in malar bones agg.; boring pain in navel agg.; causes pain in navel; belly painful to; on larynx agg. cough; sternum near clavicle painful on; upon previously affected parts reproduces paroxysms of chorea; suffering renewed or aggravated by.
Child wants to be carried. ~ Hydrocephaloid.
Touch: child cannot bear least; cannot bear to have head touched; oversensitiveness of whole body; paroxysms of chorea reproduced by.
On taking hold of child: it cries piteously.
Child dislikes having head combed or brushed.
Can see better after rubbing eyes.
On wiping eyes: sensations as if looking through a gauze amel.
Child must be rocked, carried or dandled on knee constantly, day and night; will not sleep unless rocked or kept in constant motion.
When carried: child cries piteously.
Desire to remain perfectly still and in the dark. ~ Intermittent.

SKIN. [46]

Itching lessened or unchanged by scratching.
Furuncles or red pimples.
Ulcers with scanty discharge.
Rubbing of face, ears, nose and perineum.
Minor skin affections of infants and scrofulous children.


Antidoted by: Camphor., Capsic., Cinchon., Pip. nigr.
It antidotes ailments from Capsic., Cinchon., Mercur.
Compatible: after Droser. in pertussis; after Ant. tart. in bronchitis.
Cina cured aphonia from exposure when Acon., Carb. veg., Phosphor. and Spongia had failed.
Compare: Ant. crud. and Ant. tart. (irritability of children; will not be touched or looked at without crying); Cuprum (gurgling along esophagus when swallowing fluids); Digit. (white stools); the action of Santonine on eyes is comparable with that of Atropia and Digit.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 04, 1884
Description: Clinical materia medica of Cina maritima
Remedies: Cina maritima
Author: Hering, C.; Raue, C.G.; Knerr, C.B.; Mohr, C.
Year: 1884
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Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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