Know Your Remedies: Cina maritima (Cina.)

By Sten Porse – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

General Information

Wormseed (Cina maritima) can be toxic in herbal doses but becomes a safe treatment for types of worms and other health problems when prepared as homeopathic potencies.

More often than not, Cina is indicated during childhood.

The child may suffer from gastrointestinal worms and will be irritable, dissatisfied, and easily angered.

They may prefer to sleep on the abdomen.

Cina also treats types of convulsions especially following anger or when worms are present

Common Names: Wormseed; Levant wormseed.

Mental-emotional Symptoms

  • Irritable and dissatisfied. Can’t take the slightest joke.
  • Excitable and restless.
  • Dislike being touched or held but may demand to be carried.
  • Tantrums and crying. Tantrums to the point of convulsions.
  • Hitting, pinching, scratching, screaming or throwing with anger.
  • Refuse to have hair combed or cut.

Neruological Problems

  • Convulsions linked to the presence of worms.
  • Convulsions preceded by agitation or anger.
  • Convulsions after being reprimanded, disciplined, or touched.
  • Convulsions of extensor muscles (muscles that straighten the limbs or body)

Nose Problems

  • Frequent picking or rubbing of nose.
  • Boring finger deeply into the nose to relieve itching.

Gastrointestinal Problems

  • Pale or bluish around the mouth.
  • Gurgling in oesophagus when swallowing or during cough or convulsions.
  • Grinding of teeth during sleep.
  • Canine hunger, especially after just eating or vomiting.
  • Pale or whitish stools.
  • Worms in the stool or around anus, especially roundworms.
  • Itching in the rectum or around the anus.
  • Boring of finger into rectum to relieve itchiness.

Musculoskeletal Problems

  • Stiffening of body before coughing.
  • Convulsions of extensor muscles (muscles that straighten the limbs or body)

Where do I find it?

Cina maritima (Cina) is available from our online store as a single remedy in either pills or liquid.

Important

While above self-limiting or acute complaints are suitable for home treatment see your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen or fail to improve. Chronic or persistent complaints, which may or may not be mentioned above, require a different treatment and dosage protocol so are best managed by a qualified homeopath for good results.

Dosage Instructions (suitable for babies to adults)

For acute and self-limiting complaints, take one pill or five drops of the remedy every 1 to 4 hours (1 hour for intense symptoms, 4 hours for milder ones). Once an improvement is noticed, stop dosing and repeat the remedy only if symptoms return. If there is no improvement at all by three doses, choose a different remedy or seek professional guidance.

More Information

Guidelines on which potency to use






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