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Anacardium Orientale - General symptoms - Hahnemann

Marking Nut, Anacardium, Anac.

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HPUS indication of Anacardium Orientale: Itching

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




The lofty tree () which yields this fruit, grew in the time of the Arabs, on Mt. AEtna, in Sicily; now it is found in dry forests in East India.

Between the outer, shining black, heart-shaped and hard shell and the sweet kernel within, which is covered with a thin, brownish-red skin, this fruit contains in a tissue of cells a thickish, blackish juice, with which the Hindoos indelibly mark their linen, and of such acridity, that even moles can be cauterized with it.

It is only rarely that we get this fruit so fresh that this juice is still somewhat fluid, of the consistence of honey.

usually it is quite dry. We take of this, for homoeopathic use, one grain, and like other dry vegetable substances, it is brought by three hours' trituration with thrice one hundred grains of sugar of milk to the millionth powder-attenuation, and then through solution, dilution and shaking, its medicinal power is developed and potentized.

Anacardium Orientale fruit, as well as the tree which bears it, is to be carefully distinguished from another which bears a similar name, ; the fruit of this tree is of kidney-shape and was unknown to the Arabs, who first called attention to the medicinal powers of the heart-shaped fruit, which they called .

During the last one thousand years this powerful and sanative remedy had fallen into total oblivion, as well as several other remedies which the more observant ancients had made good use of.

Serapio in his book, C. 346 (contained in , Venet. fol. 1550), quotes most of the writers among the Arabians who have written about the use of the juice of Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium. says It is good when sensation and memory have been marred.

its property is to encounter the relaxation of the nerves (paralysis).

it removes forgetfulness and sharpens sensation.

it is good for paralytics and those who fear its coming. This last writer also advises carefulness in its use.

it produces - (heaviness?) and leprosy and abscesses, and perhaps it kills- it is hurtful to youths and to the choleric.

If on choosing Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium, according to its peculiar symptoms, also one or another of the following states is found, this would only make more sure the correctness of its choice.

Hypochondriac, troubled mood.

depression. unsociableness.

lack of moral sense (flagitiousness, impiety, inhumanity, hardheartedness).

a condition as if he had two wills, of which the one annuls what the other impels him to do.

sensation as if his spirit were unconnected with the body.

feeling of the head as after a debauch.

pressive headache from the temple toward the eye.

headache in the occiput, from a misstep or loud noise.

. nets and dark spots before the eyes.

painful swelling of the external ears.

rushing sound in the ears.

. bleeding of the nose.

, without his being aware of it.

waterbrash. fetid taste of the mouth.

severe thirst. lack of appetite.

Symphoricarpus Racemosus morning sickness.

weakness of the stomach.

indigestion. pressure in the scrobiculus cordis, early on awaking.

pressure on the liver.

hardness of the abdomen.

blood with the stool. varices of the anus, also painful ones.

itching of the anus. humor from the rectum.

burning of the glans during and after micturition.

involuntary erections during the day.

lack of enjoyment of coitus.

leucorrhoea, with itching and soreness.

sensation of dryness in the nose.

stoppage of the nose. long-continued catarrh and flow of mucus from the nose.

cough, with expectoration.

rattling in the bronchia, while lying on the side.

shooting and heaviness in the forearm.

tensive pain and . trembling of the right hand.

burning in the soles of the feet.

weight in the limbs, especially in the knees.

tremulous weariness. want of irritability of the skin, so that it can not be excited by resins to itching and to become moist.

sensitiveness to colds and draughts.

. late in falling asleep.

anxious dreams. chilliness.

perspiration in sitting. Camphora Camphor and ethereal spirits of nitre are but weak antidotes.

but smelling of raw coffee is efficacious against the anger and violence caused by Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium.

Those physicians who, besides me, contributed their observations to the pure effects of Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium are ., ; ., ; ., ; ., ; ., ; ., ; ., .

A pathogenesis of Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium appeared in the third Vol. of the Archiv (1823), containing 484 symptoms obtained from the powdered bean and tincture by the seven provers mentioned above and by Hahnemann himself. His present symptom-list is made up of these and of 138 fresh symptoms obtained (in all probability) in his later manner.

Anacardium Occidentale ANACARDIUM.

General statement of effects. (Book VI, Chap. V, p. 660 of edit. Venice, 1554.)

Constrictive headache in the forehead, with very peevish humor, aggravated from hour to hour, with violent burrowing pain, relieved momentarily by strong pressure upon the forehead.

at last the pain occupies the whole head with a painful sensation, as if a bandage were drawn tightly from the neck toward both ears.

he has to lie down, and the pains continue from 5 P.M. till next morning.;.

Painful burrowing in the right half of the sinciput, especially on the border of the orbit, moderated by strong external pressure (and during eating), with an unbearable pain, as if a heavy body were squeezed in there.

in the evening in bed, while lying with the painful part on the arm there is a relief, and it passes off entirely on going to sleep.;.

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"Paralysis of some members of the body." Dacosta cited here without reference is not mentioned elsewhere.