Cina is a homeopathic remedy whose strain is prepared from the flower heads of semen-contra, also known by the scientific name of Artemisia cina. It is a herbaceous plant of the botanical family of Asteraceae and which comes mainly from the central part of Asia.
In the past, semen-contra was already appreciated for its deworming properties. Its main active components are artemisinin, a concentrated cineole essence, as well as sesquiterpene lactones including eudesmanolides and santonin. The latter is recognized as being the compound responsible for the toxicity of the plant. Indeed, it can lead to dizziness, headaches, visual disturbances and digestive disorders.
Cina: indications in natural medicine
The main indication of Cina is thepinworm in children, and also, in rare cases, in adults. Indeed, it is effective in the fight against the infestation of worms and intestinal parasites. It is also useful in the treatment of various disorders accompanying these infestations. We distinguish in particular:
Physically, pinworms lead to the appearance of several symptoms such as coughing fits, irritative cough or dark circles under the mouth and around the nose. Other symptoms such as pain in the abdomen, teeth grinding during the night as well as pruritus in the anus and nose may also appear.
In some cases, the child may wet the bed.
2. Psychological manifestations:
In children, this pathology is sometimes accompanied by some behavioral problems. Mention is made, among other things, of strong agitation, violent temper tantrums or rolling on the ground to express frustration or anger.
In terms of food, a bad relationship with food can occur. This disorder often manifests as bulimia. We thus notice an insatiable hunger which leads to the ingestion of large quantities of food.
Nervously, the subject may suffer from:
- Sleep disorders: night terrors, insomnia, nightmares
- Intolerance towards signs of affection such as caresses or the simple act of touching
For the characteristic pathologies of Cinathe modalities of aggravation of the symptoms are at night (at the new moon or at the full moon) and the infestation of intestinal worms.
Directions for use and recommended dosage
The Cina dosage varies according to the pathology to be treated. In case of behavioral problems related to worms, take 3 granules in 15 CH per day.
In prevention of relapses, after treatment for pinworms, take 1 dose in 9 CH, taken again 15 days later.
For the wormy cough treatmenttake 3 pellets in 7 CH at bedtime.
In general, Cina acts in addition to another homeopathic medicine: SILICEA. For the recommended dosage, it is necessary to seek the advice of a specialist in homeopathy. A consultation is also necessary if the symptoms do not improve.