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Anacardium Orientale
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Anacardium Orientale

Marking Nut, Anacardium

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HPUS indication: Itching

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

Materia Medica Sources
H.C. Allen - no Anacardium Orientale
T.F. Allen - no Anacardium Orientale
BoenninghausenBoerickeBogerClarkeHahnemannHeringKent Lectures  
Kent New remedies - no Anacardium Orientale
Reversed & reworded Kent repertory  
Morrel - no Anacardium Orientale
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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.

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WORSE, on application of hot water.


BETTER, from eating, when lying on side, from rubbing.

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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).

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Fixed ideas

Hallucinations; Thinks he is possessed of two persons or wills

Anxiety when walking, as if pursued

Profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, with Tendency to use violent language


impaired memory

absent minded

very easily offended

Malicious; seems bent on wickedness

Lack of confidence in himself or others

Suspicious (Hyos.)

Clairaudient, hears voices far away or of the dead

Senile dementia

Absence of all moral restraint.

Aversions, dislikes; company

Behaviour; cruelty (see moral feeling, malicious)

Behaviour; mischievous

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.

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; morning

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; imbecility

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear

Insecure, uncertain, scared; lacking self confidence

Memory; forgetful; morning

Restlessness, nervousness

Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)

Talking, conversation; obstinate

Talking, conversation; cursing

Contradiction of will

Contradiction of will; feel like having two wills

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

Itching and little boils on scalp.

Pain, headache; temples

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

Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp

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Pressure Like a plug on upper orbit

Indistinct vision

Objects appear too far off.


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Pressing in the ears as from a plug

Hard of hearing.

Pain; pressing

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Frequent sneezing

Sense of smell perverted

Coryza with palpitation, especially in the aged.

Smell; diminished

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Blue rings around eyes

Face pale.

Skin; discoloration; pale

Skin; out-breaks on skin; rhus poisoning

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Painful vesicles; fetid odor

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

Burning around lips as from pepper.

Taste; of food

Taste; flavourless

Taste; offensive

Taste; putrid

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

Warts on hands

Ulcer formation on forearm.


Itching; scratching


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

Rheumatic pericarditis with double stitches.

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Pressure in chest, as from a dull plug

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

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

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

Difficult (dyspnea)

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Dull pressure in the shoulders, as from a weight

Stiffness at nape of neck.

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

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Stomach; Weak digestion, with fullness and distention

Empty feeling in stomach

Eructation, nausea, vomiting

Eating relieves Anacardium Dyspepsia

Apt to choke when eating or drinking

Swallows food and drinks hastily.

Pain as if dull plug were pressed into intestines

Rumbling, pinching, and griping.

Noises from abdomen; rumbling

Pain; pressing; around navel


Stomach; pain; pressing; after eating

Stomach; pain; sudden, sharp; on breathing

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Bowels inactive

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

Hemorrhage during stool

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

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

Prostatic discharge during stool.

Female; Leucorrhoea, with soreness and itching

Menses scanty.

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Extremities, limbs

Neuralgia in thumb

Paralytic weakness

Knees feel paralyzed or bandaged

Cramps in calves

Pressure as from a plug in the glutei

Warts on palms of hands

Fingers swollen with vesicular eruption.

Cramps; calf; on walking

Dryness; hands

Movements and positions; twitching; leg

Pain; upper arm

Pain; hand; joints of hand

Pain; thigh

Pain; pulling; hand; joints of

Pain; pulling; leg; shin

Pain; pulling; leg; calf; cramp-like

Pain; pressing; upper arm

Pain; pressing; thigh; comes on suddenly

Pain; pressing; thigh; as with a plug

Pain; pressing; thigh; rhythmical

Pain; as if sprained; ankle

Pain; as if sprained; ankle; when stepping on left foot

Skin; itching; hand

Skin; itching; hand; palm

Skin; itching; hand; palm; night

Skin; itching; hand; fingers

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Sleep and dreams

Spells of sleeplessness lasting for several nights

Anxious dreams.

Dreams; of dead people; dead bodies

Dreams; fire

Dreams; vivid

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Fever and chill

Afternoon; after dinner

In the open air

Chilliness (see also whole body; temperature)


Trembling and shivering

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

Fever without chill; afternoon; 4 p.m.

While eating

After eating

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Constriction; sensation of a band

Eating and food; eating

Eating and food; after 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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