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Cinchona ( China ) Officinalis
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Cinchona ( China ) Officinalis

China, Peruvian Bark, Chinchona, China Officinalis, Cinchona Officinalis

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HPUS label indication: Debility

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Below are the strongest indications of Cinchona ( China ) Officinalis in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

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Debility from exhausting discharges, from loss of vital fluids, together with a Nervous erethism, calls for this remedy. Periodicity is most marked. Sensitive to drafts. Seldom indicated in the earlier stages of acute disease. Chronic gout. Chronic suppurative pyelitis. Post operative gas pains, no relief from passing it.

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Worse, slightest touch. Draft of air; every other day; loss of vital fluids; at night; After eating; bending over.


BETTER, bending double; hard pressure; open air; warmth.

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Antidotes: Arn.; Ars.; Nux; Ipec.
Compare: Quinidine - (Paroxysmal tachycardia and Auricular fibrillation. Heart is slowed, and the auriculoventricular conduction time is lengthened. Dose 1/2 grain t.i.d. Cephalanthus - Button Bush - Intermittent fever, sore throat, rheumatic symptoms, vivid dreams). Ars.; Cedron.; Nat-sulph. Cydonia Vulgaris - Quince (supposed to be of use to strengthen the sexual organs and stomach).
Complementary: Ferrum; Calc. Phos.

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Apathetic, indifferent, disobedient, taciturn, despondent

Ideas crowd in mind; prevent sleep

Disposition to hurt other peoples’ feelings

Sudden crying and tossing about.

Aversions, dislikes; indolence, aversion to work

Aversions, dislikes; aversion to mental work

Behaviour; jumping; out of bed

Behaviour; inclination to sit

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; paranoia; that is persecuted

Delusions, imaginations, hallucinations, illusions; visions or presence of phantoms, figures, people; sees people; on closing eyes

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; boredom, dissatisfaction (see loathing of life); weary of life (see boredom, dissatisfaction, loathing, etc.)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; indifference, apathy, etc.

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; loathing; life (see desires, death)

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; reproaches; others

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; sensitive, oversensitive; to noise

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; wants to injure self; suicidal disposition; but lacks courage

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during chill

Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind

Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind; evening

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; morning

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; morning; on waking

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; words; misplacing

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; using wrong words

Intellectual faculties; ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind

Intellectual faculties; ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind; evening

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; before chill

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of animals

Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of animals; of dogs

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As if skull would burst

Sensation as if brain were balancing to and fro, and striking against skull, receiving great pain ( Sulph.; Sulph-ac.) Intense Throbbing of head and carotids

Spasmodic headache in vertex, with subsequent pain, as if bruised in sides of head

Face flushed after Hemorrhages, or sexual excesses, or loss of vital fluids

Relieved from pressure and warm room

Scalp sensitive; worse combing hair

Aches worse in open air, from temple to temple

Worse by contact, current of air, stepping

Dizzy when walking.

Brain; brain feels loose

Brain; brain feels loose; as if brain striking against the skull

Brain; pulsating in brain; beating of brain, against skull

Brain; pulsating in brain; as of waves

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

Movements in head

Pain, headache

Pain, headache; from open air

Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air

Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous

Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the heat

Pain, headache; recurring headache

Pain, headache; pressure; hard pressure

Pain, headache; pulsating

Pain, headache; warmth; warm room

Pain, headache; extending to other parts; teeth

Pain, headache; bones

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); while lying down

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); after sexual excesses

Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; to head

Pain, headache; temples

Pain, headache; temples; movement

Pain, headache; bursting

Pain, headache; pulling

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); apart

Pain, headache; sensation as if hair were pulled

Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure

Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; after mental exertion

Pain, headache; sore bruised, sensitive to pressure; in brain

Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp

Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples

Pain, headache; stitching, sudden, sharp; temples; extending temple to temple

Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp

Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp; after walking; in open air


Pulsating; temples; on movement

Sensitive; brain

Sensitive; head sensitive to cold air

Sensitive; sensitive to draft of air

Swollen, and feeling swollen; blood vessels

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Blue color around eyes

Hollow eyes

Yellowish sclerotica

Black specks, bright dazzling illusions; night blindness in anaemic retina

Spots before eyes


Distortion of eyeballs

Intermittent ciliary neuralgia

Pressure in eyes

Amaurosis; scalding lachrymation.

Discoloration; yellow

Eye feels hot


Pain; light

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting

Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; in one eye then the other

Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye

Pain; pressing

Intolerance of light (photophobia)

Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight

Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight; sunlight

Pupils; dilated


Tears; burning


Colours and shapes in front of eyes; colours; black; spots; floating (aka muscae volitantes or spiders)

Colours and shapes in front of eyes; sparks


Dim; night

Flickering; during headache


Lost vision, blindness; night

Weak (see eyes, weak)

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RINGING in ears

External ear sensitive to touch

Hearing sensitive to noise

Lobules red and swollen.

Noises in ear

Noises in ear; during headache

Noises in ear; buzzing

Noises in ear; humming

Noises in ear; ringing

Noises in ear; ringing; during headache

Noises in ear; roaring

Noises in ear; singing

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp

Pain; tearing in

Skin; discoloration; redness



Too sensitive

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Checked catarrh

Easily bleeding from nose, especially on rising

Coryza, sneezing, watery discharge

Violent DRY sneezing

Cold sweat about nose.

Nose bleed

Nose bleed; morning; after rising

Nose bleed; clotted, coagulated blood

Discharge from nose; blood

In heat

Perspiration; cold perspiration, around nose

Running or blocked nose (coryza); dry

Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness

Smell; acute, over sensitive

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Sallow complexion

Face bloated; red.

Heat; on entering room from open air

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Lips; cracked lips

Pain; submaxillary gland (gland by neck, under jaw)

Perspiration; cold; around mouth

Skin; discoloration; black

Skin; discoloration; bluish; circles around eyes

Skin; discoloration; earthy

Skin; discoloration; greyish

Skin; discoloration; pale

Skin; discoloration; red

Skin; discoloration; red; within definite boundaries

Skin; discoloration; red; during fever


Swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)

Swelling; submaxillary gland (gland under jaw, by throat)

Veins swollen

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Toothache; better pressing teeth firmly together, and by warmth

Tongue coated thick, dirty; tip burns, succeeded by ptyalism

Bitter taste

Food tastes too salty.


Discoloration; tongue; black

Discoloration; tongue; dirty

Discoloration; tongue; white; morning


Dryness; tongue

Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue

Pain; burning, raw and smarting; tongue; tip; as from pepper

Salivation; from mercury poisoning

Swelling; gums

Taste; acute

Taste; bitter

Taste; bitter; food tastes bitter

Taste; bitter; tobacco tastes bitter

Taste; salty; food tastes salty

Teeth; discoloured; black

Teeth; pain

Teeth; pain; molars

Teeth; pain; upper teeth

Teeth; pain; while perspiring

Teeth; pain; pulsating

Teeth; pain; from touch

Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)

Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus); black

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Extreme sensitiveness to touch, but hard pressure Relieves

coldness; much sweat

One hand ice cold, the other warm

Anasarca ( Ars.; Apis.) Dermatitis; erysipelas

Indurated glands; scrofulous ulcers and caries.

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.


Gangrene; moist

Abnormal growths; warts; withered

Loss of feeling


Becomes sore when lying down

Swelling; fluid in tissues

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Pain; swallowing; on swallowing

Pain; rawness



Swallowing; difficult

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Heart; Irregular with weak rapid beats followed by strong, heart beats

Suffocative attacks, syncope; anaemia and dropsy.

Heart; palpitations

Heart; palpitations; anxiety

Heart; palpitations; before chill

Heart; palpitations; from exertion

Lungs; haemorrhage (see expectoration)

Pain; sore, bruised

Pain; sore, bruised; lying

Pain; sore, bruised; percussion

Pain; sore, bruised; touch

Paralysis; lung

Paralysis; lung; aged people

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Dry cough

When laughing

While lying down; with head low

While lying down; lying with head raised

Lying down; lying with head raised

Movement; of chest



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Containing pus

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Influenza, with debility

Cannot breathe with head low

Labored, slow respiration; constant choking

Suffocative catarrh; rattling in chest; violent, hacking cough After every meal

Hemorrhage from lungs

Dyspnoea, sharp pain in left lung

Asthma; worse damp weather.

Difficult (dyspnea)




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Sharp pains across kidneys, worse movement and at night

Knife-like pains around back ( D


Heaviness, weight; sacrum (base of spine)

Heaviness, weight; sacrum (base of spine); like a weight

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement

Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement

Pain; as though crushed; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; as though crushed; lumbar (lower half of back), on movement

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)

Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement


Perspiration; on movement

Perspiration; neck

Perspiration; neck; from slightest movement

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Stomach; Tender, cold

Vomiting of undigested food

Slow digestion

Weight after eating

Ill effects of Tea

Hungry without appetite

Flat taste

Darting pain crosswise in hypogastric region

Milk disagrees

Hungry longing for food, which lies undigested

Flatulence; belching of bitter fluid or regurgitation of food Gives no relief; worse eating fruit


Bloatedness better by movement.

Much flatulent colic; better bending double

Tympanitic abdomen

Pain in right hypochondrium

Gallstone colic ( triumfetta semi triloba.) Liver and spleen swollen and enlarged


Internal coldness of stomach and abdomen

Gastroduodenal catarrh.

Bloated; after drinking

Bloated; after eating

Bloated; trapped wind

Enlarged; liver

Enlarged; spleen

Flatulence; from fruit

Flatulence; obstructed

Hard; liver

Hard; spleen

Inflammation; spleen

Noises from abdomen; rumbling; fermentation

Noises from abdomen; rumbling; fermentation; after eating fruit

Pain; during chill

Pain; from catching cold

Pain; before passing flatulence

Pain; right side, above hip

Pain; liver

Pain; liver; during chill

Pain; liver; colic, gall-stones

Pain; liver; pressure

Pain; liver; when touched

Pain; spleen

Pain; pressing; before stool

Complaints of spleen

Swelling; liver

Swelling; spleen

Stomach; appetite; capricious (hunger, but knows not for what, or refuses things when offered)

Stomach; appetite; easily satisfied

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); night

Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); appetite returns only while eating

Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; night

Stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite; in foggy weather

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; beer

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; bread

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; butter

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; fats and rich food

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; salt; returns after eating a mouthful

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; hot food

Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat

Stomach; coldness

Stomach; coldness; after cold drinks

Stomach; desires, cravings; cold drinks

Stomach; desires, cravings; delicacies

Stomach; desires, cravings; highly seasoned food

Stomach; desires, cravings; sweets

Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); after eating

Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); not relieved by burping, belching

Stomach; disordered

Stomach; disordered; after fruit

Stomach; burping, belching

Stomach; burping, belching; ineffectual and incomplete

Stomach; burping, belching; bitter

Stomach; burping, belching; food (regurgitation)

Stomach; burping, belching; tasting like food

Stomach; burping, belching; sour; after fruit

Stomach; fermentation; after fruit

Stomach; fullness; after eating

Stomach; fullness; after eating very little

Stomach; heaviness, weight, oppression (see fullness); after eating

Stomach; indigestion

Stomach; indigestion; after milk

Stomach; loathing of food (see nausea)

Stomach; pain; from dehydration

Stomach; pain; on movement

Stomach; pain; pressing; after eating

Stomach; pain; pressing; after eating; small amount

Stomach; pulsation

Stomach; thirst; before chill

Stomach; thirst; after chill

Stomach; thirst; while perspiring

Stomach; without thirst

Stomach; vomiting; after eating

Stomach; vomiting; frequent

Stomach; vomiting; bile; during cough

Stomach; vomiting; bile; while perspiring

Stomach; vomiting; blood

Stomach; vomiting; sour

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Diarrhoea; afternoon

Diarrhoea; night

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit

Diarrhoea; after eating

Diarrhoea; hot weather

Diarrhoea; painless; night; only after eating in daytime

Diarrhoea; periodical, recurring; on alternate days

Diarrhoea; during small-pox

Diarrhoea; after weaning

Flatulence; without

Sensation of lump (see weight); perineum (between rectum and genitals)

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Undigested, frothy, yellow; Painless; worse at night, after meals, during hot weather, from FRUIT, milk, beer

Very weakening, with much flatulence

Difficult even when soft ( Alum.; Plat.)


Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery)

Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery); night

Food appears to be passed undigested (lientery); after fruit


White; milk like

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Cloudy; when standing up

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Male; Excited lascivious fancy

Frequent emissions, followed by great weakness


Female; Menses too early

Dark clots and abdominal distention

Profuse menses with pain

Desire too strong

Bloody leucorrhoea

Seems to take the place of the usual menstrual discharge

Painful heaviness in pelvis.

Male; erections; impotency

Male; thick emission from penis

Male; thick emission from penis; after masturbation

Female; vaginal discharge; bloody

Female; heaviness; womb

Female; period; copious

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)

Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); dark blood

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Extremities, limbs

Pains in limbs and joints, as if sprained; Worse, slight touch; hard pressure relieves

Sensation as of a string around limb

Joints swollen; very sensitive, with dread or open air

Great debility trembling, with numb sensation

Averse to exercise; sensitive to touch

Weariness of joints; worse, mornings and when sitting.

Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Coldness; lower limbs; foot

Constriction; leg

Constriction; leg; as with a garter

Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)

Pain; rheumatic; poisoning by mercury

Pain; upper limbs; when touched

Pain; lower limbs; during chill

Pain; scraping

Pain; sore, bruised; during heat

Pain; sore, bruised; joints

Pain; tearing

Pain; tearing; during fever

Pain; tearing; jerking

Pain; tearing; joints; jerking

Pain; tearing; upper limbs; jerking


Skin; suppurating (producing pus); hip (see hip joint disease)

Swollen; lower limbs; fluid in tissues

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Sleep and dreams


Unrefreshing or constant stupor

Wakens early

Protracted sleeplessness

Anxious, frightful dreams with confused consciousness on waking, so that the dream cannot be rid of and fear of dream remains

Snoring, especially with children.


Sleepiness, tiredness

Sleepiness, tiredness; afternoon

Sleeplessness, insomnia

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Fever and chill

Intermittent, paroxysms anticipate; return every week

All stages well marked

Chill generally in forenoon, commencing in breast; thirst before chill, and little and often

Debilitating night-sweats

Free perspiration caused by every little exertion, especially on single parts

Hay fever, watery coryza, pain in temples.




In the open air

In the open air; while walking

From the least draft of air

In bed



With fever, but chill predominating

Shaking, shivering, rigors

Shaking, shivering, rigors; from a draft of air


When uncovering, undressing

Violent chill; with delirium


Alternating with chills

Burning heat; with swollen blood vessels

Burning heat; with pricking over the whole body

Continued fever

Continued fever; night

Dry heat; evening

Dry heat; night; swollen veins of arms and hands without thirst

After eating


Stages of chill, heat and sweat; chill followed by heat, then sweat

Chilliness from uncovering

Desire to uncover

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During anxiety


Cold; clammy sweats with haemorrhage

Rapidly exhausting

Covered parts

During slight exertion (see walking)

On movement



Profuse; on covered parts

Single parts; parts lain on

During sleep

From suppressed complaints

Other symptoms worse after perspiring

While walking (see exertion); in open air

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Open air


Anaemia; after haemorrhage

Blood vessels; congestion of blood

Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure, during fever (distended)

Blood vessels; veins and arteries swollen from inner pressure

Constriction; internally


Eating and food; fruit

Eating and food; milk

Emaciated (extremely thin)

Emaciated (extremely thin); from dehydration

Faintness, fainting

Faintness, fainting; from dehydration

Fluid build up; external

Fluid build up; internal

Full feeling; internally


Inflammation; indurated (hard from inflammation)

Lethargic, tired


Pain; jerking; internally

Pain; pressing; internally

Pain; as if scraped; around the bone

Pain; sore, bruised; externally

Pain; sore, bruised; internally

Pain; sudden, sharp; internally

Pain; sudden, sharp; outward

Pain; tearing; externally

Pain; tearing; bones

Pain; tearing; bones; jerking

Pain; tearing; glands

Pain; tearing; muscles; jerking in muscles

Periodic, recurring

Symptoms after perspiration

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

Pulse; intermittent

Pulse; irregular

Sensitive; externally

Sensitive; excessive physical irritability

Symptoms from masturbation

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); cold in general

Temperature (felt and effects of temperature); after becoming cold


Touch; slight touch

Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from breast feeding

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration

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