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1. Description

Latin Name:
Artemisia contra
Cina, Cin, Artemesia chamaemelifolia, Artemisia contra, Artemesia lercheana. Artemisia maritima, Artemisia santonica, Sea Wormwood, Santonica, Semen, Semen contra, Semen cinae, Semen cynae, Semen Sanctum, Semen Santonici, Stechmanniana, Tartarian Southernwood, Wormseed, Wormwood

2. Source & History

Ancient legend states that Wormwood (Artemisia genus) plants grew along the path that the diabolical snake took when he exited the Garden of Eden as a barrier to his return.   Throughout the ages since it has been known as a bitter herb.  In the Old Testament it figures prominently as the bitter results of sinful ways, and Bitter as Wormwood was a commonly stated proverb.

The name Artemisia comes from the Greek goddess Artemis, or Diana, who was the goddess of plants and herbology.  Another Artemisia was the sister and wife of the Persian King Mausolus who ruled after his death in
353 BC and was a noted botanist and medical researcher.

The plant is a hardy perennial found in Asia and Turkey. It is short in height, bluish grey  in appearance and exhales an aromatic odour when crushed.

The Homeopathic is made from unopened flower heads taken from a plant harvested in the fall.

3. Mentals & Generals

A typical Cina patient is irritable, averse to being touched or even looked at and turns away when approached.

The infant wants to be carried, jigged or rocked.
The child however hits out and kicks, demands things and then throws them away when provided, cannot be quiet or still, dislikes caressing and often wail incessantly.
The adult is touchy, unable to see a joke, obstinate and obsessive.

A Cina subject is chilly, sensitive to draughts, sleeps poorly, grinds teeth and yawns frequently during the day accompanied by shuddering and trembling.

4. Particulars

A headache which worsens outdoors and is relived by lying down alternates with abdominal pain.
Violent sneezing, fluent coryza, constant hawking especially in the morning. Constant nose picking is common with epistaxis
Pinching abdominal pain which is hot and tender is relieved by pressure. Patients sleep on their stomach. There is an intense anal itch.
There are twisting, jerking, convulsions, constant movement of extremities with spasmodic stretching of the feet and the left foot in constant motion.

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Heat & the least touch

Movement & bending down

6. Keywords

Irritiable, tantrums even convulsions. Does not want to be touched. Desire much but all is rejected when offered.
Sneezing, dry cough with gagging upon rising.
Constant picking at nose.
Children with worms wail during the day, one cheek is red the other pale and grind teeth at night.

7. Clinicals

Behaviour disorders, Siezure disorders
Worms, Bruxism
Pertussis (Whooping cough)

8. Constitutional Prescribing

The use of Cina is usually restricted to symptomatic situations mainly because its duration of activity is only up to 21 days. 
However as always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations that are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.
In terms of constitutional classification it straddles Nebels's Carbonic and Fluoric The respiratory symptoms would be suggestive of detoxification and Carbonic whilst the isiezures and ncoordination characteristics are more those of Fluoric  
High potency Constitutional prescription may therfore be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars in situations where two or more of the main symptoms occur together in the patient. For example
Cough and siezures
Worms and tantrums
Rejection of things first wated and nose picking

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9. Relationships

up to 20 days
Bell, Camph, Chin, Dros, Hyos, Merc, Phos, Verat.
Ant-c, Ant-t, Cham, Kreos, Sil, Staph-
Remedies that Follow Well
Calc-c (irritability), Chin (irritability0, Dros (Pertusis), Ign (irritability), Nux-v(irritability) , Plat (irritability), Puls(irritability0, Rhus-t (irritability), Sil,(irritability) Stann (irritability)

10. Posology

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Artimisia contra (Ci8na)
Artemisia contra

Artemisia contra *Cina)
Artemisia contra

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Artemisia contra
Common Name: Wormwood  
Homeopahtic: Cin  

Queen Artemesia 1 f Persia
Queen Artemisia 1
of Persia

Once a while there comes a great hero, a spectacular character, a strong leader, a charismatic person and an important figure which helps developing the history of Iran for better. Once every millennium, maybe this figure will be a woman! Once a lifetime, this woman may leave her mark on the history of Iran for the future Iranian women to study and follow. This living legend is Artemisia! I give her the title of "Lioness" which she deserves most.

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Materia Medica (MM) is Latin for medical material. MMs are a listing of remedies together with their respective symptoms and differ from Repertories which are a listing of symptoms and illnesses.


This Tabular MM is not presented as an exhaustive comprehensive list of all that is known about a remedy. Rather the opposite. It is intended to be used only as an aid memoire to highlight the foundation upon which by further study and experience a fuller knowledge of homoeopathics can be obtained. Consider the Tabular MM as a word picture showing a black and white sketch of the remedys main essential characteristics upon which colour, shade and tone has still be painted.


Remember to rank case symptoms according to their hierarchy giving first priority to
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Once the main case symptoms have been captured in say 4 - 6  remedies fine tune the final remedy selection manually by refering to the MM, or clicking the Further Information tabs or looking up any other approriate reference manual.  

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