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Cinchona Officinalis
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Cinchona Officinalis

China, Peruvian Bark, Chinchona, China Officinalis

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HPUS label indication: Debility

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

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.
BETTER, bending double; hard pressure; open air; warmth.
Worse, slightest touch. Draft of air; every other day; loss of vital fluids; at night; After eating; bending over.
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.

    EXPECTORATION (click for more)

Containing pus

    MIND (click for more)

Apathetic, indifferent, disobedient, taciturn, despondent

Disposition to hurt other peoples’ feelings

Ideas crowd in mind; prevent sleep

Aversions, dislikes; aversion to mental work
Aversions, dislikes; indolence, aversion to work

Behaviour; inclination to sit
Behaviour; jumping; out of bed

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; sadness, mental depression
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; sadness, mental depression; during chill
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; wants to injure self; suicidal disposition; but lacks courage

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety
Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; before chill
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of animals
Insecure, uncertain, scared; fear; of animals; of dogs

Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind
Intellectual faculties; bright, intelligent, clear; abundant ideas, clearness of mind; evening
Intellectual faculties; ideas; abundant ideas, clearness of mind
Intellectual faculties; ideas; 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; using wrong words
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; mistakes; words; misplacing

Sudden crying and tossing about.

    HEAD (click for more)

Aches worse in open air, from temple to temple

As if skull would burst

Dizzy when walking.

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

Brain; brain feels loose
Brain; brain feels loose; as if brain striking against the skull
Brain; pulsating in brain; as of waves
Brain; pulsating in brain; beating of brain, against skull

Heaviness (see pain; pressing)

Movements in head

Pain, headache
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput)
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); after sexual excesses
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); extending to other parts; to head
Pain, headache; back of head (occiput); while lying down
Pain, headache; bones
Pain, headache; bursting
Pain, headache; extending to other parts; teeth
Pain, headache; from cold (including cold parts); from cold air
Pain, headache; from emotions; nervous
Pain, headache; from open air
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling)
Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); apart
Pain, headache; pressure; hard pressure
Pain, headache; pulling
Pain, headache; pulsating
Pain, headache; recurring headache
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
Pain, headache; temples
Pain, headache; temples; movement
Pain, headache; warmth; warm room
Pain, headache; with high or low temperature; headache during the heat

Pulsating; temples; on movement

Sensitive; brain
Sensitive; head sensitive to cold air
Sensitive; sensitive to draft of air

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

Swollen, and feeling swollen; blood vessels

Relieved from pressure and warm room

Scalp sensitive; worse combing hair

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

Worse by contact, current of air, stepping

    EYE (click for more)

Amaurosis; scalding lachrymation.

Pressure in eyes

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

Blue color around eyes

Distortion of eyeballs

Discoloration; yellow

Eye feels hot

Intolerance of light (photophobia)
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight
Intolerance of light (photophobia); daylight; sunlight

Pain; as from something in eye; like sand in eye
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting
Pain; burning, smarting, gnawing, biting; in one eye then the other
Pain; light
Pain; pressing

Pupils; dilated


Tears; burning

Hollow eyes

Intermittent ciliary neuralgia


Spots before eyes

Yellowish sclerotica

    VISION (click for more)

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)

    EAR (click for more)

Noises in ear
Noises in ear; buzzing
Noises in ear; during headache
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

External ear sensitive to touch

Hearing sensitive to noise

Lobules red and swollen.

RINGING in ears

    HEARING (click for more)


Too sensitive

    NOSE (click for more)

Checked catarrh

Cold sweat about nose.

Coryza, sneezing, watery discharge

Easily bleeding from nose, especially on rising

Discharge from nose; blood

In heat

Nose bleed
Nose bleed; clotted, coagulated blood
Nose bleed; morning; after rising

Perspiration; cold perspiration, around nose

Running or blocked nose (coryza); dry

Skin or lining of nose; discoloration; redness

Smell; acute, over sensitive

Violent DRY sneezing

    FACE (click for more)

Face bloated; red.

Appearance as if dead (see sunken)

Heat; on entering room from open air

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; during fever
Skin; discoloration; red; within definite boundaries


Swelling; parotid gland (gland in front and below ear lobe)
Swelling; submaxillary gland (gland under jaw, by throat)

Veins swollen

Sallow complexion

    MOUTH (click for more)

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; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus)
Teeth; deposits on teeth during illness (see mucus); black
Teeth; discoloured; black
Teeth; pain
Teeth; pain; from touch
Teeth; pain; molars
Teeth; pain; pulsating
Teeth; pain; upper teeth
Teeth; pain; while perspiring

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

Toothache; better pressing teeth firmly together, and by warmth

    THROAT (click for more)

Pain; rawness
Pain; swallowing; on swallowing



Swallowing; difficult

    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Much flatulent colic; better bending double

Bloatedness better by movement.

Pain in right hypochondrium

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

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


Tympanitic abdomen

Bloated; after drinking
Bloated; after eating
Bloated; trapped wind

Complaints of spleen

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; before passing flatulence
Pain; during chill
Pain; from catching cold
Pain; liver
Pain; liver; colic, gall-stones
Pain; liver; during chill
Pain; liver; pressure
Pain; liver; when touched
Pain; pressing; before stool
Pain; right side, above hip
Pain; 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); appetite returns only while eating
Stomach; appetite; increased (hunger in general); night
Stomach; appetite; lacking, no appetite; in foggy weather
Stomach; appetite; ravenous, excessive; night
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; hot food
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; meat
Stomach; aversion to certain foods or drinks; salt; returns after eating a mouthful
Stomach; burping, belching
Stomach; burping, belching; bitter
Stomach; burping, belching; food (regurgitation)
Stomach; burping, belching; ineffectual and incomplete
Stomach; burping, belching; sour; after fruit
Stomach; burping, belching; tasting like food
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; disordered
Stomach; disordered; after fruit
Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); after eating
Stomach; distended (swollen from inner pressure); not relieved by burping, belching
Stomach; fermentation; after fruit
Stomach; fullness; after eating very little
Stomach; fullness; after eating
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; after chill
Stomach; thirst; before chill
Stomach; thirst; while perspiring
Stomach; vomiting; after eating
Stomach; vomiting; bile; during cough
Stomach; vomiting; bile; while perspiring
Stomach; vomiting; blood
Stomach; vomiting; frequent
Stomach; vomiting; sour
Stomach; without thirst

Swelling; liver
Swelling; spleen

Darting pain crosswise in hypogastric region

Flat taste

Gastroduodenal catarrh.

Hungry longing for food, which lies undigested

Hungry without appetite

Ill effects of Tea

Internal coldness of stomach and abdomen


Milk disagrees

Slow digestion

Stomach; Tender, cold

Vomiting of undigested food

Weight after eating

    RECTUM (click for more)

Diarrhoea; after certain foods or drinks; fruit
Diarrhoea; after eating
Diarrhoea; after weaning
Diarrhoea; afternoon
Diarrhoea; during small-pox
Diarrhoea; hot weather
Diarrhoea; night
Diarrhoea; painless; night; only after eating in daytime
Diarrhoea; periodical, recurring; on alternate days

Flatulence; without

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

    STOOL (click for more)

Difficult even when soft ( Alum.; Plat.)


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


White; milk like

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

Very weakening, with much flatulence

    URINE (click for more)

Cloudy; when standing up

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Menses too early

Profuse menses with pain

Dark clots and abdominal distention

Bloody leucorrhoea

Desire too strong

Frequent emissions, followed by great weakness

Female; heaviness; womb
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding)
Female; metrorrhagia (non-menstrual bleeding); dark blood
Female; period; copious
Female; vaginal discharge; bloody

Male; erections; impotency
Male; thick emission from penis
Male; thick emission from penis; after masturbation
Male; Excited lascivious fancy


Painful heaviness in pelvis.

Seems to take the place of the usual menstrual discharge

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Hemorrhage from lungs

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

Asthma; worse damp weather.

Cannot breathe with head low

Dyspnoea, sharp pain in left lung

Influenza, with debility

Labored, slow respiration; constant choking

Difficult (dyspnea)




    COUGH (click for more)


Dry cough


Lying down; lying with head raised


Movement; of chest


When laughing

While lying down; lying with head raised
While lying down; with head low

    CHEST (click for more)

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

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

Suffocative attacks, syncope; anaemia and dropsy.

    BACK (click for more)

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

Pain; as though crushed; lumbar (lower half of back), on movement
Pain; as though crushed; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; cramp-like; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; lumbar (lower half of back); during movement
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back)
Pain; sore, bruised, beaten; lumbar (lower half of back); on movement

Perspiration; neck
Perspiration; neck; from slightest movement
Perspiration; on movement

Knife-like pains around back ( D


Sharp pains across kidneys, worse movement and at night

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

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

Averse to exercise; sensitive to touch

Coldness; lower limbs; foot
Coldness; upper limbs; hands

Constriction; leg
Constriction; leg; as with a garter

Diseased hip-joint (see pain in hip)

Pain; lower limbs; during chill
Pain; rheumatic; poisoning by mercury
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
Pain; upper limbs; when touched


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

Swollen; lower limbs; fluid in tissues

Great debility trembling, with numb sensation

Joints swollen; very sensitive, with dread or open air

Sensation as of a string around limb

Weariness of joints; worse, mornings and when sitting.

    SLEEP (click for more)

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


Protracted sleeplessness


Sleepiness, tiredness
Sleepiness, tiredness; afternoon

Sleeplessness, insomnia

Snoring, especially with children.

Unrefreshing or constant stupor

Wakens early

    CHILL (click for more)

From the least draft of air
In bed
In the open air

In the open air; while walking


Shaking, shivering, rigors
Shaking, shivering, rigors; from a draft of air


Violent chill; with delirium

When uncovering, undressing

With fever, but chill predominating

    FEVER (click for more)

All stages well marked

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

Debilitating night-sweats

After eating

Alternating with chills

Burning heat; with pricking over the whole body
Burning heat; with swollen blood vessels

Chilliness from uncovering

Continued fever
Continued fever; night

Desire to uncover

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



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

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

Hay fever, watery coryza, pain in temples.

Intermittent, paroxysms anticipate; return every week

    PERSPIRATION (click for more)


Cold; clammy sweats with haemorrhage

Covered parts

During anxiety

During sleep

During slight exertion (see walking)

From suppressed complaints


On movement

Other symptoms worse after perspiring

Profuse; on covered parts

Rapidly exhausting

Single parts; parts lain on

While walking (see exertion); in open air

    SKIN (click for more)

Extreme sensitiveness to touch, but hard pressure Relieves

Anasarca ( Ars.; Apis.) Dermatitis; erysipelas

coldness; much sweat

Indurated glands; scrofulous ulcers and caries.

One hand ice cold, the other warm

Abnormal growths; warts; withered

Becomes sore when lying down

Discoloration; yellow, jaundice, etc.


Gangrene; moist

Loss of feeling


Swelling; fluid in tissues

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

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



Open air

Pain; as if scraped; around the bone
Pain; jerking; internally
Pain; pressing; internally
Pain; sore, bruised; externally
Pain; sore, bruised; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; internally
Pain; sudden, sharp; outward
Pain; tearing; bones
Pain; tearing; bones; jerking
Pain; tearing; externally
Pain; tearing; glands
Pain; tearing; muscles; jerking in muscles

Periodic, recurring


Pulse; intermittent
Pulse; irregular

Sensitive; excessive physical irritability
Sensitive; externally

Symptoms after perspiration

Symptoms from masturbation

Symptoms from suppression of perspiration

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

Touch; slight touch

Twitching; twitching, involuntary movements (chorea)


Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from breast feeding
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from diarrhoea
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); from perspiration
Weakness (see lethargic, weariness); nervous weakness
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.