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China officinalis

China officinalis is a well-known homeopathic remedy that is also known as 'cinchona officinalis' or simply 'Chin'.

The homeopathic remedy china officinalis is has a wide range of indications. It sometimes been found helpful in cases of:

  • anaemia
  • apathy (see also the Bach Flower Remedy Wild Rose)
  • depression
  • nervous exhaustion
  • profuse sweating
  • flatulence and indigestion
  • poor appetite that quickly returns when the patient begins to eat
  • headache - especially if due to mental strain.

This remedy is especially appropriate for people who are also feeling generally weak and weary at the time the above conditions apply.


More about the substance used to prepare china officinalis homeopathic remedy:

This remedy is derived from a Peruvian shrub called 'cinchona'. This plant is a large flowering shub which, growing to heights up 16 - 49 feet tall, is sometimes described as a small tree. It forms red, pink or white flowers that lead to fruits that contain many seeds.

A sketch of some white flowers on a cinchona shrub are shown belowon the upper-left.

Examples of some pink cinchona flowers are belowon the lower-left.

Together these pictures indicate that the many petals of the many tiny flowers that appear on chinchona bushes have are pale when opened-out while the outer surface of the bud and the centre of the flowers may be bright pink or red. The leaves are dark green with many pale green veins visible (see the upper image).

Many parts of this plant are used to prepare the homeopathic remedy china officinalis.

Homeopathic preparations are usually supplied in either liquid or pill form. Regardless of the physical form in which the remedy is taken, its preparation will have involved a series of dilutions during which the original substance was repeatedly diluted and succussed (shaken) in a solvent such as water and/or alcohol.

There are very many (over 2,000) homeopathic remedies, some of which are available from chemists and health food shops. These pages feature some of the most popular homeopathic remedies and are for general interest only: This is not medical advice. Consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner for advice about use of this and any other homeopathic remedy. Bear in mind that homeopathic remedies are very dilute; even if a homeopathic remedy is beneficial, the substance from which it is derived may be harmful.

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For further information see also our pages of books about homeopathy.

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