Homeopathic Remedies in the Veterinary Materia Medica

Veterinary Materia Medica

of Homeopathic Remedies

Cinchona Officinalis

Homeopathic China

Cinchona Officinalis, also called China, (pronounced Kee’na), is a homeopathic remedy for Weakness - dehydration (loss of bodily fluids). China is indicated in any situation where there is a great loss of bodily fluids; diarrhea, blood loss after an operation or miscarriage, after continuous vomiting, sweating too much, etc. Chin. will restore the bodily weakness in a remarkable way. Chin. also has a tonic effect on the stomach.

Homeopathic China is also an excellent liver-gallbladder remedy. Its characteristic symptoms include the periodicity (regular recurrence of symptoms (every other day, every 7th or 14th day); great bloating all over the abdomen, with pain not relieved by passing gas; and painless diarrhea. The diarrhea gushes, watery, yellow or colorless accompanied by belching and flatulence. The abdomen is very sore upon the slightest pressure.

For people, one of its best uses is to relieve the pain of a typical gallbladder attack.


  • Following hemorrhage or dehydration to restore the normal balance of body fluids.
  • After prolonged bouts of diarrhea or vomiting, to restore hydration.
  • Chronic illness and periodic bouts of fever.
  • Following illness when weakness and dehydration persist.
  • As part of a treatment for Heat Stroke to help restore hydration

> Better: They may feel better for warmth, firm pressure and in the open air.
< Worse: The patient may feel worse from the slightest touch or contact. Worse at night and in drafty surroundings, from loss of vital fluids, every other day.

Complimentary: Ferrum, Calc. Phos., Calc. Carb.

Antidotes: Arn., Ars., Carb-V., Ferr., Ipec., Lach., Nat-M., Nux-V., Puls., Sep., Sulph., and Verat.

CHINA ANTIDOTES; Ars., Cupr., Ipec., Ferr., and Merc.

Dose: 6c to 12c potency.

The homeopathic remedy is made from Peruvian bark, which contains the alkaloid quinine.


China - Pronounced
(keen'-a) Chin. (Cinchona officinalis) (sin-KO'-na) from the Peruvian Quechuan name "queena-queena," roughly translated as "bark-bark," this bark of a native tree of the equatorial Andes was a highly valued medicine in traditional Quechuan culture. "Cinchona" (sin-KO'-na) for the town of Cinchon, Spain, a small village in the region of Madrid.

Quite fitting to the central importance of Cinchona (China) in the development of homeopathy, you’ll find carvings of the leaves and blossoms of Cinchona decorating the Hahnemann Monument in Washington, DC.

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