Cina homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe….

Common names: Flores Cinae (Semen Cinae), Wormseed, Wurmsamen.


Artemisia maritima, var. Stechmanniana, Besser; (A. Lecheana, Karel et Kiril; A. maritima, var.

pauciflora, Weber). Natural order: Compositae; Preparation: Tincture of the flower heads (commonly called seeds).


Emotional. Delirium. Delirium, and crying out. Cries piteously if one takes hold of it or carries it (after three hours). The child is whining and complaining. Moaning and groaning (in the afternoon). Great anxiety and apprehension, while walking in the open air, as if something evil had happened to him (after thirty-seven hours). Great earnestness and sensitiveness; he is offended at the slightest joke. Cannot be quieted by any persuasions; remains proof against all caresses. Scorns everything, even those things of which he is usually fond. Indifference; neither agreeable nor disagreeable things make the slightest impression upon him. Intellectual. Loss of consciousness, and frothing from mouth. Consciousness clear when awake, but during her restless sleep delirious.


Vertigo. General Head. The child leans the head to one side.

Headache aggravated by reading and reflecting, relieved by stooping. Headache, with sensation of general discomfort.

Violent headache. (* In a child with Ss. 1 and 186.-HUGHES. *) Stupefying internal headache, on walking in the open air, especially in the forehead, afterwards also in the occiput (after three hours). Dull headache, with affection of the eyes, in the morning. Headache as if the whole head were screwed in, with confusion. A dull drawing pain within the head immediately after eating and afterwards, aggravated by reading and by mental labor. Some headache the whole day, a tearing pressure; it also extends into the malar bone. Pressive pain in the head the whole day, at evening also in the forehead. Dull stitches in the brain, especially in the left parietal region (after one hour and a half). Forehead. Pain, as if the upper part of the frontal bone were forcibly pressed together from both sides. Drawing from the left frontal eminence to the root of the nose, causing confusion of the head. Pressure in the frontal bone, afterwards with a waving, like a beating of waves. Drawing pressure in the left side of the forehead. A pressive stupefying pain externally in the forehead and temples, which at last involves the whole head, while sitting (after thirty-six hours). Pain pressing from above downward externally in the forehead, as if it very gradually pressed down (after three- quarters of an hour). Dull stitches in the frontal bone above the right temple, forcibly extending deep into the head; they threaten to stupefy him. Paralytic-like tearing in the left frontal eminence, with stupefaction of the head; immediately after in the right frontal eminence. Temples. Cramp like drawing in the temples, increased by external pressure. Pressive pain, like a fine tearing, in the left temporal region; disappears on moving the head (after eleven hours).

Tensive tearing pain in the right temple. Vertex. On the middle of the vertex an intermitting pressure, as from a heavy weight, as if the brain were pressed down; pressure increases and renews the pain. Parietals. A small spot on the right parietal bone seems numb and asleep. A pressing-out pain in the right parietal bone and right side of the forehead, on waking from sleep. Drawing-tearing pain in the whole left side of the head.


He looks sickly about the eyes, with paleness of the face.

Weakness of the eyes in the morning; the upper lids were so weak that he could scarcely open them, lasting the whole forenoon. Sensation of dryness within the eyes, with drawing pressive pain if he exerts the eyes only a little, while reading. Dull pain in the eyes, while reading and during mental labor. Pressure within the eye, usually with dilation of the pupil. Brow and Orbit. Pulsation of the superciliary muscles; a kind of convulsion. Dull pressure on the lower margin of the orbit; increased and renewed by pressing upon it. A slow stitch, extending from above the upper orbital margin deep into the brain. Lids. Dryness of the lids, with oppressed sensation in them, as from sand in them, in the evening by the light.

(Burning in the eyelids, especially in the inner canthus, in the evening in the light). Crawling in the lids, so that he is obliged to rub them. (Agglutination of the inner canthus with matter, in the morning after rising). Burning pain in the external canthus, mingled with itching on the margin of the upper lid (after two hours). Tickling-itching in the right inner canthus, which obliges him to rub it (after one hour). Tickling-itching in the left external canthus, obliging him to rub it (after thirty-six hours). Pupil. Pupils dilated (after half an hour). Contracted pupils (after three hours and a half). Great contraction of the pupils (after one hour). Vision. While reading, it becomes dim before the eyes, so that he can only read by rubbing the eyes vigorously with the fingers. On rising from the bed, it becomes black before the eyes, with dizziness in the head and faintness; he totters to and fro; relieved on lying down. In the evening, when he is looking sharply (reading by the light), everything appears as if seen through a gauze; relieved for a short time by wiping the eyes. Blue seems green, carmine-red fawn- colored, madder-red bronze- colored, white yellow.


Dull sticking beneath the mastoid process, like a pinching pressure; when pressed upon it feels as after a bruise or blow. Cramp like jerking in the external ear, like an earache.


Objective. The child frequently bores into the nose so long that the blood comes. Violent sneezing (after one-eighth of an hour). Sneezing so violent that it is felt in the head, and presses out at the temples; a pressing-outward headache through the temples remains for some time afterwards. Sneezing so violent that it seems as though the chest would burst out on both sides, followed by a pain, especially in the right side. Discharge of purulent matter from the nose. (* With Ss. 1, 16, 186.-HUGHES. *) A kind of coryza; he is obliged to blow the nose frequently; it is constantly full of loose mucus (after a few days). Violent coryza (after three-quarters of an hour). Stoppage of the nose in the evening, followed by fluent coryza in the forenoon. Subjective. Deep internally, not unpleasant, hot, burning sensation in the left nostril, as if blood would come, or as after snuffing up brandy. Burning-aching on the septum of the left nostril, as if one had picked off a scab; aggravated by external touch.


Face red. Face bluish, puffy. Face pale and cold. Cheeks. Pain as if both malar bones were seized by pincers and pressed together; aggravated by external pressure. Periodic tensive-tearing pain in the malar bones, wandering from one place to another, aggravated by pressure. Cramp like jerking in the malar bone; if the pain has disappeared, it is renewed by strong pressure upon it, but after that it seems to be a constant cramp like or paralytic pain. Lips. White and bluish about the mouth. (* Not found.-HUGHES. *) Lower Jaw. Dull sticking pain in the right ramus of the lower jaw, aggravated by pressure. Some fine stitches, as with needles, in the left lower jaw, aggravated by pressure with the hand. Jerking pain in the left lower jaw. Pressive pain in the sub-maxillary glands.


Toothache, as from soreness. Inspiration of air and cold drinks cause pain in the teeth. (Several round worms come through the child’s mouth). Dryness and rawness in the mouth, especially of the palate, with uneasy qualmishness (after three hours and a half).


Is constantly obliged to hawk and hack in the morning, on account of much mucus, which constantly collects in the back of the throat and in the larynx. Great dryness in the back of the throat (air-passages), in the morning; a catarrhal sensation. Swallowing. Cannot swallow. Inability to swallow; drinks roll around in the mouth a long time.


Appetite and Thirst. Great hunger soon after a meal.

Desires many and different things. No appetite. Thirst. Eructation and Hiccough. Empty eructations in the morning, fasting. Eructations tasting of the food, after dinner. Eructations of a bitter acid fluid in the month, not long after a meal. Frequent hiccough (after one hour and a quarter). Nausea and Vomiting. Nausea, with emptiness in the head. Qualmishness in the pit of the stomach, with creeping shivers, immediately. Vomiting only mucus. Violent vomiting.

Repeated violent vomiting of yellow water (after ten minutes). Stomach. Pain in the pit of the stomach, impeding respiration (after four hours). (Constant pressure in the stomach at night). Dull sticking in the left side beneath the pit of the stomach, aggravated by pressure, and relieved by deep inspiration. Continual thirst for ice-water, which she swallowed greedily. Vomiting of yellowish slimy mucus set in at 11 P.M., and continued till afternoon; purging of watery, flaky, foul-smelling stools every ten to fifteen minutes. Abdomen very sensitive, the child complaining of a dull pain in the pit of the stomach. In the evening we found the abdomen somewhat tumid, but soft.

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.