C I N A
CinŠ (Semen CinŠ), Wormseed, Wurmsamen.
Tincture of the flower heads (commonly called seeds).
Cina is pre-eminently a child's
remedy, but it is suitable for conditions in adults that
are seldom thought of. It is frequently prescribed in
our day to day practice in the following type of
deficit hyperactivity disorders of
certain types)-Sleeping disorders of children-Enuresis
Adapted to children with dark hair, very
cross, irritable, ill-humored, want to be carried, but
carrying gives no relief; does not want to be touched;
cannot bear you to come near it; averse to caresses;
desires many things; but rejects everything offered
(compare, Ant. t., Bry., Cham., Staph.).
Constantly digging and boring at the nose; picks the
nose all the time; itching of nose; rubs nose on pillow,
or on shoulder of nurse(Mar.v) . Children,
suffering from worms; pitiful weeping when awake, starts
and screams during sleep; grinding of teeth (Cic.,
Sulph.); ascarides (Mar. v.). Face is pale; sickly
white and bluish appearance around mouth; sickly, with
dark rings under the eyes; one cheek red, the other pale
Notes and features:-
The child is cross and ugly, kicks and
strikes; wants to be carried or rocked or don't
want to be touched or lookd at; wants things and pushes
them away when offered.
Frequently boring the nose with the
Pale sickly look about the eyes, or white
and blue about the mouth.
Frequent swallowing as if something came
up in the throat.
Alternate canine hunger or no appetite at
Urine turns milky on standing.
Frequent sudden attacks of vey high
fever, with glowing red hot face, with paleness around
mouth and llips, or sometimes alternataes with pale face
with dark bluish ring around the eyes.
Piteous complaining and howling. Peevishness: The
child is insensible to caresses and rejects everything
that is offered. Dread. Children resist being held.
Whimpering and crying, especially when touched.
numbing headache, first in forehead then in occiput,
with profuse, fluent coryza. Pressure as of a load or
stone on, with painful pressing on upper eyelids.
Headache before and after attacks of epilepsy or
intermittent fever. Sinks sideways, or is jerked
backward. Worse: Walking in open air, mental
exertion. Better: Stooping, moving the head,
in evening, from straining them by artificial light. Dim
vision when reading, disappears from wiping. Dilated
pupils. Photophobia. Blue rings around. Lachrymation.
Bleeding from, and from mouth. Epistaxis, with burning
in. Children continually rub and bore into, even until
it bleeds. Fluent coryza, with burning in, with purulent
mucus. Violent sneezing with continuous bursting pain in
head and chest or piercing pain in temples.
cold, with cold sweat. Pale, sickly color of. Puffed,
with bluish white color about mouth. Faceache, tearing
in zygoma worse by touch and pressure.
Gnashing of. Sensitive to both cold air and drinks.
Dryness and rawness in. Inability to swallow. Audible
gurgling from throat down into abdomen.
Appetite: Hunger, immediately after meals,
incessant. Increased thirst.Vomiting: With the
fever. Of worms. OF mucus and ingesta. Of bile.
Pinching bellyache from worms. Painful twisting about
navel. Distension of abdomen especially in children.
Stool:-Constipation. Discharge of ascarides and round
worms, with pappy diarrhoea. Diarrhoea after drinking.
Whitish diarrhoea, passed involuntarily. Itching of
Involuntary urination, particularly at night in bed.
Too early, and too profuse. Uterine hemorrhage.
interrupted, crowing. Anxious oppression of, as from
spasms of chest. Wheezing, whistling Spasms / 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.
Chest seems too narrow. Burning, piercing
and soreness in.chest.Other symptoms are:-
(i) Cough:-In violent,
periodically recurring paroxysms, excited by a feeling
as of feather down in throat, and by a quantity of mucus
therein, dry in morning, in evening, expectoration of a
whitish slimy, rarely bloody, almost tasteless
substance, detached with difficulty. Dry, spasmodic,
with shortness of breath and twitching in limbs.
Spasmodic, with stiffness and a pale face.
(ii)Larynx and Trachea:-Much
mucus in, with hoarseness.
pain in lumbar region. Sense of constriction about
Cramp - like tearing in arms and hands. Spasmodic
closure of hands. Twitching of fingers. Weakness of
hands, with inability to grasp objects tightly.
Spasmodic twitching and stretching out of
stitches here and there over body. Jerkings and
distortions of limbs. Rigid. Extension of body Paralytic
pain in arms and legs. Worm affections of children.
Epileptic attacks with or without consciousness. Nightly
epileptiform convulsions. Epilepsy, lies upon his back,
with violent shrieking and bearing about with hands and
feet. Intolerance of touch and motion. External pressure
renews or intensifies the symptoms. After effects of
loss of vital fluids. Twitching of limbs, and sleep
(after paroxysms of epilepsy or whooping cough.)
restlessness and sleeplessness. Yawning and shivering
and trembling. Restless tossing about and sore at night
in bed. Starting in.Sleep.
Small, but hard and accelerated. Chill: With
shuddering and shaking, it runs from upper part of body
to head, even when near a warm stove. With a cold, pale
face, and warm hands. With thirst. Not relived by
external warmth, mostly in evening, with great paleness
of face. Heat: Greatest on head and face, but
also with a pale face. Nightly, with thirst and anxiety.
Sweat: Generally cold on forehead, nose, face and
hands. Vomiting of ingesta, with ravenous hunger after
the sweat (often also before the chill sets in).
: Dros., Calc. Sul.
fixedly at an object, from worms, at night, in sun, in
Compare:Santonin.--(often preferable in worm
affections; same symptoms as Cina; corresponding to the
"pain in shocks" produced by Cina. Visual illusions,yellow
sight; violet light not recognized, colors not
distinguishable. Urine deep saffron color. Spasms and
twitchings, chronic gastric and intestinal troubles
sometimes removed by a single dose (physiological) of
(acts very powerfully on intestinal worms, especially
the lumbricoid). Teucrium;
Ignat; Cham; Spig.
Third attenuation. For nervous irritable children,
thirtieth and two-hundredth preferable. Santonin in
first (with care) and third trituration.