Anacardium OrientaleMarking Nut, Anacardium
HPUS label indication: Itching
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Below are the strongest indications of Anacardium Orientale based on traditional homeopathic usage. Indications have not been reviewed by the FDA. If symptoms persist always consult a medical professional.
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.
Clairaudient, hears voices far away or of the dead
Hallucinations; Thinks he is possessed of two persons or wills
Lack of confidence in himself or others
Aversions, dislikes; company
Behaviour; cruelty (see moral feeling, malicious)
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
Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)
Talking, conversation; cursing
Talking, conversation; obstinate
Profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, with Tendency to use violent language
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.
Pressure Like a plug on upper orbit
▲ ▼ EAR (click for more)
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
▲ ▼ FACE (click for more)
Blue rings around eyes
Skin; discoloration; pale
Skin; out-breaks on skin; rhus poisoning
▲ ▼ MOUTH (click for more)
Burning around lips as from pepper.
Taste; of food
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.
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
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
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
▲ ▼ 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
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
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; 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
Pressure as from a plug in the glutei
Warts on palms of hands
▲ ▼ SLEEP (click for more)
Dreams; of dead people; dead bodies
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)
Fever without chill; afternoon; 4 p.m.
▲ ▼ SKIN (click for more)
eczema, with mental irritability; vesicular eruption; Swelling,
urticaria; eruption like that of Poison-Oak ( Xerophyl.; Grindel.; Croton.
) Lichen planus; neurotic eczema
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
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.