CINA signs and symptoms from the Characteristic Materia Medica by William Burt of the homeopathic medicine CINA…


Through the cerebro-spinal system, it acts upon the gastro- intestinal canal, perverting assimilation and nutrition. Acts more on anterior part of the spinal cord, than it does on the posterior.


Especially adapted to lumbricoides; not so much to ascarides.

Scrofulous children are often ravenous for food.

Digestive Organs.-Constantly picking and boring at the nose.

Frequent swallowing, as if to swallow something down the throat.

Sensation as if there was a ball rising in the throat.

Grinding of the teeth and tossing during sleep; always cross when awake.

Belly hard and distended, with mucous stools.

Diarrhoea always after drinking.

Pinching colic in the umbilical region.

Stools mixed with lumbrici.

Itching of the anus; tossing during sleep.

The urine turns milky after standing a little.

Cerebro-spinal Symptoms.-Exceedingly unamiable; nothing pleases the child.

Will not lie awake five minutes without crying; it must be rocked, carried or dandled upon the knee constantly, day and night; the mother and nurses are all worm out taking care of the child.

Spasms of children resembling epilepsy.

Short, hacking cough.

Santonine, the active principle of Cina, will generally be found more reliable than Cina. The CHARACTERISTICS are the same as those that call for Cina.

Lard thoroughly applied to the anus, morning and night for two weeks, I have found of great value in curing ascarides, also injections of Mercury cor.

William Burt
William H. Burt, MD
Characteristic materia medica Published 1873
Physiological materia medica, containing all that is known of the physiological action of our remedies; together with their characteristic indications and pharmacology. Published 1881