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Anacardium Occidentale - Mental (inc. personality) symptoms

Anacardium, Cashew nut, Anac-oc.

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HPUS indication of Anacardium Occidentale: Itching

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Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Anacardium Occidentale in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.



Illusions of the fancy; he imagines he hears his name called by the voice of his far-distant mother and sister; accompanied by an apprehension of misfortune and anxiety,

Excessive cheerfulness,

In the afternoon he is more cheerful than in the forenoon; as soon as the sleepiness after dinner is past he is more cheerful and more disposed to work (after thirty-eight hours),

He laughs when he should be serious,

When occupied with serious things he is obliged to laugh on account of a tickling at the pit of the stomach; when occupied with ludicrous things he is able to refrain from laughter,


In the forenoon he is extremely hypochondriac, low-spirited, and desponding, with awkward and childish manners; all his motions are extremely awkward and indolent (after third day),

Melancholy illusion; he imagines a bier is in the side-room, upon which either his friend or himself is lying,

He is separated from the whole world, and has so little confidence in himself that he despairs of being able to do that which is required of him,

He is very indifferent and unfeeling; neither agreeable nor disagreeable objects excite his interest; for eight days,

When walking he felt anxious, as if some one were pursuing him; he suspected everything around him,

Anxious apprehension and thoughtfulness, when meditating over his present and future destiny,

Anxious apprehension and peevishness,

Anxiety, apprehension of threatening misfortune,

The future appears dangerous to him, as if nothing but misfortune and danger were reserved for him; want of confidence in his strength and despondency,

Anxiety in all his actions; everything appears to him more terrible; he imagines himself surrounded with enemies; then he feels warm and the blood seems to boil within him (seventh, eighth days),

Internal anxiety, which did not leave him any peace; he felt solicitous on account of every trifle, as if it would lead to some great trouble; with apprehension of the future,

In the evening, anxiety and apprehension, after cheerfulness through the day,

Irritable and contradicting,

A slight offence makes him excessively angry, breaking out in personal violence,

Peevish mood all day; everything about him made a disagreeable impression upon him,

Gloomy, peevish mood, with desire to go into the open air,

Excessively peevish and ill-humored,

Very peevish and ill-tempered; extremely susceptible to all annoyances,

He takes everything in bad part and becomes violent,

Increased fancy; he constantly thinks of some new objects to which the mind forcibly clings,

His mind is much more animated than before; he likes to enter upon acute analysis, but every effort of this kind causes a tearing, pressive headache in the forehead, the temples, and the occiput,

Extreme excitement of the fancy, with a number of projects, in the evening, from 9 to 10 o'clock; he is not able to control his attention; little by little the mind becomes dull, so that he is without any ideas (after sixteen hours),

Indisposed to do anything,

Every kind of intellectual labor is difficult for him, like a kind of absent-mindedness,

Dread of labor; he is afraid of undertaking the least labor; he likes nothing,

The mind is much confused, as if a cold were coming on,

He confounds the present with the future,

Early in the morning, after a sound sleep, he is unable to comprehend the slightest thing; his head feels confused and empty,

Dulness of the senses, with confusion of the head, and prostration,

Increase and greater vividness of the memory; he spontaneously recollects the smallest circumstances of times long past; he would be able to learn easily by heart if his attention were not diverted by other thoughts, which, however, he finds it easy to control (after one and a half hours),

Dulness of the senses, with anxiety; he scarcely perceives what is taking place around him,

Anacardium Anacardium weakens the understanding (Matthiolus).

Great weakness of memory; cannot remember anything; forgets everything immediately,

He remembers with difficulty; he retains nothing in his memory; he is deficient in ideas and he soon loses his subject without being aware of it,

Diminution of the imagination and the memory in the afternoon; he cannot recollect anything (after five, six hours),

He can only reflect upon a subject which has been furnished to him; he does not remember anything himself,

The memory is quite deficient, early in the morning, especially as regards single names,

In the afternoon his memory is better than in the forenoon, although his recollections only come to him after the time when he was in need of them; however, he easily understands what he reads, although he does not entirely remember it (after third, fourth days),

Thoughts vanish,

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; confusion

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