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.

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.