Cinchona Officinalis (Chin)

Cinchona Officinalis (Chin)
Cinchona Officinalis(Chin)

Homeopathic Remedy Cinchona Officinalis

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Cinchona Officinalis(Chin); China Rubra also known as Peruvian Bark-China, Quinine bark. Kunain in Hindi,

FAMILY: Rubiaceae,

Kingdom: Plants;

Stage: Acute, Chronic; Side: Left, U.Lt.Low Rt.;

Miasm: Psoric, Sycotic, Tubercular, Syphilitic,

Thermal State: Chilly;

Action: OnlyPolycrest;

Thirst: Thirsty, Thirstless, Large Quantity, Small Quantity;

Appetite: Increased, Easy satiety, Reduced;

Sensitivity: Low, High; Moon Phases: First Quarter, Last Quarter, New Moon;

Time Phases: Morning, Noon, Forenoon;

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PREPARATION: The dried bark is used for the preparation. China is placed by Teste in the Ferrum group along with Plb, Phos, Carb-an, Puls, Zinc, all of which have the property of remaking the altered blood, or for increasing for the time being, in a healthy person the relative amount of globulin, haematin, fibrin, etc.  Cinchona Officinalis (Chin)  results of vital losses. Periodicity. Profuse exhausting discharges, haemorrhages. Tinnitus. Flatulent bloating. Stools lienteric, bloody, painless. Intermittent fevers with drenching sweats at night.

Physical Action of Cinchona Officinalis (Chin) :

The action of this agent has so many features in common with its alkaloid Chininum sulphuricum that its physiological action is considered under that heading.

THERAPEUTICS of Cinchona Officinalis (Chin):

This remedy is indicated in those who were once stout and robust, but on account of debilitation influences they have become broken down, as a result of exhausting discharges of loss of vital fluid, as hemorrhages or excessive lactation and as a result there is debility, trembling, aversion to exercise, nervous erethism and sensitiveness to touch, pain or drafts.

It is of service in intermittent fever. It may be of the tertian or double tertian, quotidian or double quotidian type, or the paroxysm may return every seventh or fourteenth day, anticipating several hours each succeeding chill.

The prodrome consists of a great thirst, with hunger, nausea, anguish, headache and debility. During the chill there is no thirst, but a general shaking over the body. The chills begin in the lower extremities, below the knees, and extend to the body. There is thirst during the sweat, which is profuse and is made worse from being covered.

During the apyrexia he sweats easily, there is great debility, with exhausting night – sweats, ringing in the ears, saffron color of the skin, of the scalp, face, neck, chest and abdomen.

It is useful in the anaemia and debility that follows the loss of a vital fluid, as a hemorrhage, prolonged and excessive lactation, diarrhoea suppuration or sexual excesses. The face presents a pale, hippocratic expression; the eyes are sunken and surrounded by dark rings.

It should be studied in diarrhoea when the passage is painless, worse at night and during hot weather. It is attended with flatulence and is very weakening. It is often of service in lienteria when there is a history of a prolonged and severe loss of a vital fluid.

It relieves a headache that is as though the skull would burst; there is severe throbbing in the carotids and head. The pain extends from the occiput over the whole head. It is worse while sitting or lying, and is relieved by standing or walking. It is apt to result from a hemorrhage or sexual excesses.

It is frequently the remedy for sexual irritation when there is an involuntary emission of semen from the slightest irritation. The patient feels the result of the loss and is exhausted and debilitated.

Flatulence is corrected by it when belching brings no relief. It is made worse by eating fruit; at times it is associated with abdominal colic that occurs periodically, and is worse at night and after eating.

Rheumatic and neuralgic pains are relieved by it when the pains are drawing and tearing in character. The part feels as though strained or sore. At the slightest touch the pain returns and increases to great severity, and is relieved by hard pressure.

It is of service in insomnia and unrefreshing sleep. It has some reputation in controlling the formation of gallstones.


A/F (Aliment From / Causation)

-Loss of fluids

-Bad effects of quinine; mercury


-Suppressed coryza



MODALITIES of Cinchona Officinalis (Chin) :

< Vital lossesCinchona Officinalis

< Touch

< Jar

< Noise

< Periodically – alternate days

< Cold; drafts, wind, open air

< Fruits, Milk, Eating

< Foggy weather, autumn

< Mental exertion

> Hard pressure

> Loose clothes


MIND Symptom

-INTROVERTED, intense and touchy individuals with a tendency to take offense especially in teen-ages. Difficult to express feelings. Child cannot express affection with words. So sensitive, cannot speak or look at you during interview.

-Superficial attention <, deep attention >.

-Great excitability, nervous erethism, fantasies of heroic deeds at night, causing sleeplessness, with embarrassment at the same time the next day “Welter mitty thoughts”- Morrison.

-Fear of animals, even domestic DOGS. Fear of instincts.

-Gloomy, morose, depressed, apathetic, indifferent, no desire to live, no courage to commit suicide.

-SENSITIVE, especially oversensitive to noise. Sensitive to external impressions, insults.

-Fixed idea: “an enemy is pursuing me”.

-Poetic, ARTISTIC, idealistic. Refined senses. Great imagination. At night when they go to sleep, fantasize things, being the hero of the situation.

-Aversion to exercises. Dread of physical and mental work. Disposed to be quarrelsome and angry.

-Constant irritation. At the edge of being overwrought. At edge of nervous capacity.

-Misplacing words in later stage.

-In between Nat-m and Nux-v.

-Rubrics:Delusion, that he is unfortunate, persecuted, tormented, hindered at work.

-Gets frustrated, contemptuous. Indolent, indifferent, hopeless. Suicidal, but lacks courage. Fancying, theorizing, planning.


Broken down constitutions; persons once robust, strong healthy and swarthy, who have now become weak debilitated and exhausted by LOSS OF VITAL FLUIDS.

PERIODICITY of all complaints.

Profound DEBILITY from exhausting discharges and loss of vital fluids.

Haemorrhages with much debility, trembling, ringing, buzzing in the ears.

Sensitiveness of the whole system especially to TOUCH physically.

Disposition to HAEMORRHAGE from all orifices.

Pains < slightest TOUCH > hard pressure.

Dropsical condition after anemia, from loss of vital fluids.

Fullness and FLATULENCE- whole abdomen is enormously distended not > from eructations or only temporary >. Everything eaten turns into gas.

GALL STONE colic periodic < eating > bending double.

Desire for SWEETS, sour, pungent, refreshing things, stimulants, highly seasoned food, salt. Aversion:fat, fruit.

Painless nocturnal DIARRHOEA, frequent; from fish, fruits, milk, beer. Blackish stools with undigested food; ineffectual urging.

Intermittent FEVERS- PERIODICITY well marked, returns every 7th or 14th day, never at night. Anticipatory type of fever.

Chill preceded by palpitation, anxiety and hunger; coming generally in forenoon, increased by drinking water. Chill of short duration. Thirst before chill but not during. Chill not > external heat.

Heat long lasting with desire to uncover, with thirstlessness or insatiable thirst. Redness of face, with delirium, with high fever.

Sweat stage-debilitating profuse sweat, with great thirst during sweat. Perspiration which does not >. Soreness in liver and spleen and great flatulence. Fever with headache.

Headache-due to haemorrhages; sexual excesses, suppressed coryza.

Occipital pain with sensation as if the skull would burst.

With confusion and dullness.

Headache < slightest touch but > hard pressure.

Assosiated with nausea or vomiting of bile and mucus.

Throbbing carotids, head & face flushed.


1. Much marked periodicity of complaints especially of fevers.

2. Toothache while nursing the child.

3. Diarrhoea only at night < fruits.

4. Pains are < slightest touch > hard pressure.


– A/F loss of vital fluids, haemorrhages, sexual excesses, abuse of mercury.

– Periodicity well marked.

– Profound debility. Debility and nervous erythrism from exhausting diseases.

– Flatulent dyspepsia as concomitant to all complaints.

– Intermittent fevers with periodicity, insatiable thirst and profuse, debilitating sweat.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS of Cinchona Officinalis (Chin) :

1. A/F loss of vital fluids.

2. Persons now debilitated; previously strong and robust.

3. Great sensitiveness to touch but > hard pressure.

4. Flatulence-everything eaten turns into gas, not better by eructation.


Complementary : Ferr.

Follows Well : Calc-p, Ferr.

Inimical : Dig, Selen.

Antidoted By : Aran-d, Ars, Carb-v, Eup-per, Ferr, Ip, Merc, Nat-m, Nux-v, Puls, Rhus-t, Sep, Sulph, Verat.

It Antidotes : Ars, Calc, Cham, Coff, Ferr, Hell, Iod, Merc, Sulph, Verat.

Duration Of Action : 14-21 Days.