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Anacardium Orientale
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Anacardium Orientale

Marking Nut, Anacardium

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HPUS label indication: Itching

Below are the strongest indications of Anacardium Orientale in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.

The Anacardium patient is found mostly among the neurasthenics; such have a type of nervous dyspepsia, relieved by food; Impaired memory, depression, and irritability; diminution of senses (smell, sight, hearing). Syphilitic patients often suffer with these conditions. Intermittency of symptoms. Fear of examination in students. Weakening of all senses, sight, hearing, etc. Aversion to work; lacks self-confidence; irresistible desire to swear and curse. Sensation of a plug in various parts - eyes, rectum, bladder, etc.; also of a band. Empty feeling in stomach; Eating temporarily relieves all discomfort. This is a sure indication, often verified. Its skin symptoms are similar to Rhus, and it has proved a valuable antidote to Poison-Oak.
BETTER, from eating, when lying on side, from rubbing.
WORSE, on application of hot water.
Antidote: Grindeleia; Coffea; Juglans; Rhus; Eucalyptus.
Compare: Anacardium occidentale (cashew nut) (erysipelas, vesicular facial eruptions), anaesthetic variety of leprosy; warts, corns, ulcers, cracking of the skin on soles of feet). Rhus.; Cypriped.; Chelidonium.; Xerophyl. ’
Platina follows well. Cereus serpentina (swearing).

    MIND (click for more)

Anxiety when walking, as if pursued

Malicious; seems bent on wickedness

Absence of all moral restraint.

absent minded


Clairaudient, hears voices far away or of the dead

Fixed ideas

Hallucinations; Thinks he is possessed of two persons or wills

impaired memory

Lack of confidence in himself or others

Aversions, dislikes; company

Behaviour; cruelty (see moral feeling, malicious)
Behaviour; mischievous

Contradiction of will
Contradiction of will; feel like having two wills

Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); violent
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; hatred
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; morose
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unfeeling
Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; unhappy; discontent, displeased, dissatisfied, etc.

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear
Insecure, uncertain, scared; lacking self confidence

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; morning
Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility

Memory; forgetful; morning

Restlessness, nervousness

Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)
Talking, conversation; cursing
Talking, conversation; obstinate

Profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, with Tendency to use violent language

Senile dementia

Suspicious (Hyos.)

very easily offended

    HEAD (click for more)

Itching and little boils on scalp.

Pain, headache; pressing (see bursting, pulling); top of head (vertex); like a plug
Pain, headache; temples

Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp

Pressing pain, As from a plug; worse after mental exertion - in forehead; occiput, temples, vertex; Better during a meal


    EYE (click for more)

Objects appear too far off.


Indistinct vision

Pressure Like a plug on upper orbit

    EAR (click for more)

Pain; pressing

Hard of hearing.

Pressing in the ears as from a plug

    NOSE (click for more)

Coryza with palpitation, especially in the aged.

Sense of smell perverted

Frequent sneezing

Smell; diminished

    FACE (click for more)

Blue rings around eyes

Face pale.

Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; out-breaks on skin; rhus poisoning

    MOUTH (click for more)

Burning around lips as from pepper.

Taste; flavourless
Taste; of food
Taste; offensive
Taste; putrid

Painful vesicles; fetid odor

Tongue feels swollen, impeding speech and motion, with saliva in mouth

    THROAT (click for more)


    ABDOMEN (click for more)

Pain as if dull plug were pressed into intestines

Apt to choke when eating or drinking

Eructation, nausea, vomiting

Rumbling, pinching, and griping.

Eating relieves Anacardium Dyspepsia

Empty feeling in stomach

Noises from abdomen; rumbling

Pain; pressing; around navel


Stomach; pain; pressing; after eating
Stomach; pain; sudden, sharp; on breathing
Stomach; Weak digestion, with fullness and distention

Swallows food and drinks hastily.

    RECTUM (click for more)

Hemorrhage during stool

Ineffectual desire; rectum seems powerless, as if plugged up; spasmodic constriction of sphincter ani; even soft stool passes with difficulty

Itching at anus; moisture from rectum

Bowels inactive

Painful hemorrhoids.

Constipation; inactivity of rectum
Constipation; ineffectual urging and straining

Urging, desire to stool (see pain; urge to stool, or urinate, but producing nothing); desire passes away with great effort

    GENITALS (click for more)

Female; Leucorrhoea, with soreness and itching

Male; Voluptuous itching; increased desire; seminal emissions without dreams

Menses scanty.

Prostatic discharge during stool.

    RESPIRATION (click for more)

Cough after eating with vomiting of food and pain in occiput.

Cough excited by talking, in children, after fit of temper

Oppression of chest, with internal heat and anxiety, driving him into open air

Pressure in chest, as from a dull plug

Difficult (dyspnea)

    COUGH (click for more)


    CHEST (click for more)

Heart; Palpitation, with weak memory, with coryza in the aged; stitches in heart region

Rheumatic pericarditis with double stitches.

    BACK (click for more)

Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades
Pain; stitching, sudden, sharp, shooting; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; left
Pain; tearing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; left


Stiffness; neck

Dull pressure in the shoulders, as from a weight

Stiffness at nape of neck.

    EXTREMITIES, LIMBS (click for more)

Cramps in calves

Cramps; calf; on walking

Dryness; hands

Movements and positions; twitching; leg

Pain; as if sprained; ankle
Pain; as if sprained; ankle; when stepping on left foot
Pain; hand; joints of hand
Pain; pressing; thigh; as with a plug
Pain; pressing; thigh; comes on suddenly
Pain; pressing; thigh; rhythmical
Pain; pressing; upper arm
Pain; pulling; hand; joints of
Pain; pulling; leg; calf; cramp-like
Pain; pulling; leg; shin
Pain; thigh
Pain; upper arm

Skin; itching; hand
Skin; itching; hand; fingers
Skin; itching; hand; palm
Skin; itching; hand; palm; night

Fingers swollen with vesicular eruption.

Knees feel paralyzed or bandaged

Neuralgia in thumb

Paralytic weakness

Pressure as from a plug in the glutei

Warts on palms of hands

    SLEEP (click for more)

Anxious dreams.

Dreams; fire
Dreams; of dead people; dead bodies
Dreams; vivid

Spells of sleeplessness lasting for several nights

    CHILL (click for more)

Afternoon; after dinner

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)

In the open air

In warmth; in warm room; not relieved in warm room, nor by a warm heater


Trembling and shivering

    FEVER (click for more)

After eating

Fever without chill; afternoon; 4 p.m.

While eating

    SKIN (click for more)

Intense itching eczema, with mental irritability; vesicular eruption; Swelling, urticaria; eruption like that of Poison-Oak ( Xerophyl.; Grindel.; Croton.) Lichen planus; neurotic eczema


Itching; scratching


Ulcer formation on forearm.

Warts on hands

    GENERALITIES (click for more)

Constriction; sensation of a band

Eating and food; after eating
Eating and food; eating

Lying down; lying on side

Numbness; externally

Pain; pressing; inward
Pain; sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles
Pain; tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles


Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)
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Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.