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Joette Calabrese, HMC, PHom M

April 18th, 2021  |  34 Comments

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Joette Calabrese

Hi Folks! Buster, the Bad Office Dog, here.

Wanna know something really cool? My mom has produced a Practical Homeopathy® course for human puppies. Or … what do you call them?

Oh, yeah. You call them “kids!”

And it’s not just for any kids. This course is for the COOL kids! Kids who want to grow up to be self-reliant, independent thinkers.

Revolutionary kids.

Your kids.

I’m particularly excited because, in this curriculum, Mom uses a lot of examples of how homeopathy helps pets. Anything that helps my fellow pets makes me very happy — heck, I’m running around in circles just thinking about it.

Whoa. Dizzy.

You see, Mom believes when your adolescent or teenager gets their first positive result by treating their dog, cat, or goat with homeopathy, their sense of accomplishment will circle back to reinforce their studying.

From there, the sky’s the limit.

You know that homeopathy works just the same on humans as it does on animals. So, just think about how much your kids could learn from this course that will eventually help them care for themselves and their future families.

Here’s an example — although I’m kind of embarrassed to talk about this. You humans seem to get endless giggles when we dogs do the Bum Scoot Boogie across your carpet.

But sometimes it’s itchy down there! What else are we supposed to do?

Well, in Lesson Seven of The Ultimate Cool Kids’ Guide to Homeopathy: Become a Revolutionary, Independent Thinker with Practical Homeopathy®, Mom instructs that symptoms are gifts!

The symptom of our scooting across the floor to scratch our itchy bums is an excellent opportunity for your adolescent or teenager to develop their observational skills. They’ll begin to learn what certain behaviors mean and how that translates to finding the precise homeopathic answer.

It’s a big lesson, so I certainly can’t repeat everything Mom says in it. (Besides, I got distracted because a squirrel passed by the window. I have my priorities, you know.)

But when that area is itchy in us pups, it can indicate parasites. I guess that’s super common.

Even though it sounds icky, thankfully, it’s usually not very dangerous. And my mom likes to teach people how to treat this. 

In this case, Mom likes to use Cina “Mother Tincture” (MT) which has been used for centuries to get rid of parasites in both humans and animals.

Mom usually administers this Mother Tincture daily for at least two months. I remember her saying to stop using it once pets are very much better, if there’s no change in symptoms or the symptoms get worse.

There are other ways to approach parasites, but Cina MT is where Mom likes to start.

Now, you know how Mom feels about real medicine being in the hands of the family. So, she takes great care to remind your kids that homeopathy is medicine

So, as long as your child is working closely with your supervision, they can learn homeopathy and even help their pets! 

I’ve noticed that you spend a great deal of time teaching your pets to sit, stay and fetch. I’m willing to bet you spend even more time teaching your kids! (Do they fetch as well as we do, though? Do they?)

So, wouldn’t it be amazing to allow your children to feel empowered to help their pets as they learn?

I’m so excited at the prospect that I think I’m going to run in another circle.

Sorry, folks … I’ve got to go.

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Joette laughingI am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

Call today and learn how homeopathy might just be the missing piece in your health strategy.

Joette is not a physician and the relationship between Joette and her clients is not of prescriber and patient, but as educator and client. It is fully the client's choice whether or not to take advantage of the information Joette presents. Homeopathy doesn't "treat" an illness; it addresses the entire person as a matter of wholeness that is an educational process, not a medical one. Joette believes that the advice and diagnosis of a physician is often in order.

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The Author disclaims all liability for any loss or risk, personal or otherwise incurred as a consequence of use of any material in this article. This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


34 thoughts on “Parasites!”

  1. Staci says:

    I literally laughed out loud at this blogs’ title!
    The mother tincture is something I’m going to invest in. I had battled pinworms in my littles for over year on and off with Cina 6c. They’re finally gone once and for all I hope but I’m not necessarily banking on it and should have the tincture on hand!
    God bless!

  2. Alana says:

    Joette, where does one buy Cina MT? I don’t see it on OHM’s website, and I can’t find it anywhere. I would love to buy the herb (or seeds) so that I can make my own tincture, but I haven’t located the herb or seeds anywhere. Any suggestions? Thanks for all you do!

      1. Alana says:

        Thank you, Joette. For clarification: my understanding from my materia medica is that Cina is Artemisia maritima, but Wormwood is Artemisia absinthium. Are these the same plant with alternative names? Or are they different plants that are so closely related that they may be used interchangeably? If the latter, then I’ll buy some Wormwood and make a tincture ASAP. Thanks again!

        1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

          There are Artemesia Cina, Artemesia Maritima, and Artemesia Absinthium that are all considered wormwood. I have made the assumption that they’re interchangeable in their use but found in different areas of the world hence variations on the name.
          However, I can’t say that for certain so I plan to look into it. I’ll let you know what I uncover.

          1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

            Here’s the distinction:
            Artemesia Cina is the same as Artemesia martima. It is from Wormseed and is used for parasites.
            Artemesia absinthium (Absin) is from the plant wormwood.

          2. Alana says:

            Thank you for taking so much time with my questions! 🙂

          3. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

            Go Alana!
            Learn, learn learn.

          4. Donna says:

            Joette – I purchased the Wormwood MT you shared a link so I could have just in case of parasites, but in your comment following this one, it sounds like that Wormwood (Artemesia absinthium) is not the correct remedy for parasites. Am I misunderstanding?

  3. suzanne says:

    is the Wormwood liquid extract from amazon the same thing as Cina MT ? would Cina 200 or even 1M do the same trick?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Yes, wormwood liquid extract is the same as Cina MT.
      Cina 200 and 1M are not what I would use for this condition; at least not to start.

  4. Carina says:

    Thank you for all the teaching you do Joette. I would also like to know where to find the mother tincture of Cina. We are a natural rearing breeder and also have a small farm where we use holistic practices in caring for our livestock. I currently use Cina 6x for the puppies which are quite prone to parasite issues, but haven’t had great success with it. I’d like to try the mother tincture but don’t know where to find it.

  5. Carina says:

    I’m sorry, I am now seeing above where you give a link. I didn’t know an herbal tincture was the same as the homeopathic mother tincture! I had no idea! You can ignore my comment asking about where to find it, but I would love to know how many times a day you’d suggest giving it.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      The details are in the article as well as on the download remedy card.

  6. Myra I says:

    What about parasites in pregnant animals/livestock? I have some pregnant goats that need to be treated for parasites due to being quite underweight. Wormwood is contraindicated in pregnancy so is cinque 6c a better option in that case?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Yes, 6c would be a better option.

  7. Joni says:

    Thank you for sharing, Joette! I seem to remember reading somewhere that to dose tinctures for children, you divide their weight by 150 lbs, which is the standard weight that tincture dosing is based on, and then multiply by the standard dose. Is that the same for animals? So for example, my cat is 20 lbs, so I would divide 20/150 and get .13, multiplied by 20 drops (the dose on the wormwood you linked to) and get 2.6. So I’m thinking I would put 2-3 drops in his water everyday. Would that be correct?

    I just found you (and discovered homeopathy) recently, and am so thankful for all the information you share! It has already helped my family tremendously. I’m waiting for my Gateway to Homeopathy book and so excited to learn more!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      That sounds about right.
      You’ll learn a ton of practical information in your study group.

      1. Joni says:


  8. Janet says:

    Could this scooting also be caused by anal gland problems? Both my Havanese seem to be prone to this issue. If so, would it be the same remedy?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      If it’s a gland problem, Cina wouldn’t be appropriate.

  9. suzanne says:

    is the Banerji protocol for parasites still valid at Cina 200c 2D for worms, or is its use different from the Cina mother tincture above. or would this strength be used under different circumstances: I am talking about humans not dogs or animals.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Yes, Cina can be used in tincture form and potentized.

  10. suzanne says:

    does one work better than the other. how would one differentiate between them?

  11. barb says:

    are tinctures made with alchohol? it’s my understanding that alchohol is toxic to dogs. i don’t know about other animals. or is it made with something else?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Yes, they’re alcohol but if it’s diluted in water, it’s barely perceptible and if it’s placed directly in the mouth, its only a drop or so.

  12. barb says:

    i looked at amazon and they have wormwood that is alcohol free.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      There you go!

  13. Leanne Burns says:

    We loved this lesson and tried it on one of our dogs who does not scoot, but voraciously chews her bum. It worked, but now we have to dose again (I will use 3c since that is the lowest dose I have.) But, I wonder if it is not an anal gland situation (golden retriever)—she has never scooted, but when AGs were expressed in the past, her “gunk” was toothpasty. Since then, they’ve been empty and I wonder if she is “self-expressing?”

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      Pls try rephrasing your question so I understand more fully.

  14. sonia says:

    I would like a small clarification regarding Mother tincture. would any tincture (with or without alcohol), or any liquid extract of the herb in either 1:1 or 1:4 (herb vs. alcohol) be considered the same as mother tincture?

  15. Sher says:

    Hello! I have been using Tea Tree oil for what looks like a worm embedded under my son’s skin. Would Cina be a potential option for this as well? It is itchy (but not round)

  16. Yunjee says:

    Hi! first of all, thank you for this post!
    I see that you administer Cina MT for two months and monitor the progress based on bum scooting. If my dog isn’t itching but has parasites in his stomach, how long should I give him the medicine and how do I monitor progress so i can stop giving him the medicine?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH says:

      This is the rule of thumb: We halt the use of medicines when the condition is resolved. If it returns, we take it up again.

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