Anacardium Orientale

Marking Nut, Anacardium
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Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while very dilute Anacardium Orientale may help, unprocessed Anacardium may be best avoided.

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

  GENERAL - Anacardium Orientale


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. Anacardium Orientale's skin symptoms are similar to Rhus Tox Rhus, and it has proved a valuable antidote to Poison-Oak.

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  MODALITIES ETC - Anacardium Orientale


WORSE, on application of hot water.


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

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  RELATIONSHIPS - Anacardium Orientale


Compare: Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium occidentale (cashew nut) (erysipelas, vesicular facial eruptions), anaesthetic variety of leprosy; warts, corns, ulcers, cracking of the skin on soles of feet). Rhus Tox Rhus.; Cypriped.; Chelidonium Majus Chelidonium.; Xerophyl. ’ Platinum Metallicum Platina follows well. Cereus serpentina (swearing).


Antidote: Grindeleia; Coffea Tosta Coffea; Juglans; Rhus Tox Rhus; Eucalyptus Globulus Eucalyptus.

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  MIND - Anacardium Orientale


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 (Hyoscyamus Niger 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)


Emotions, feelings, attitude, disposition; anger (see irritability and quarrelsome)

anger (see irritability and quarrelsome); violent




unhappy; discontent, displeased, dissatisfied, etc.

Intellectual faculties; impaired thinking; difficulty concentrating

impaired thinking; dull, sluggish; morning

impaired thinking; imbecility

Insecure, uncertain, scared; anxiety; with fear

lacking self confidence

Memory; forgetful; morning

Restlessness, nervousness

Talking, conversation; contrary (see obstinate, irritable)



Contradiction of will

feel like having two wills

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  VERTIGO, DIZZINESS - Anacardium Orientale



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  HEAD - Anacardium Orientale


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

Pain, headache; temples

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


Itching and little boils on scalp.

Skin and scalp; perspiration; scalp

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  EYES - Anacardium Orientale


Pressure Like a plug on upper orbit

Indistinct vision

Objects appear too far off.


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  EARS - Anacardium Orientale


Pressing in the ears as from a plug

Hard of hearing.

Pain; pressing

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  FACE - Anacardium Orientale


Blue rings around eyes

Face pale.

Skin; discoloration; pale

out-breaks on skin; rhus poisoning

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  NOSE - Anacardium Orientale


Sense of smell perverted

Smell; diminished


Frequent sneezing

Coryza with palpitation, especially in the aged.

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  MOUTH - Anacardium Orientale


Painful vesicles; fetid odor


Burning around lips as from pepper.


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


Taste; of food




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  THROAT - Anacardium Orientale



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  CHEST - Anacardium Orientale


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

Rheumatic pericarditis with double stitches.


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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  COUGH - Anacardium Orientale



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  SKIN - Anacardium Orientale


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

Warts on hands

Ulcer formation on forearm.


Itching; scratching


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  BACK AND NECK - Anacardium Orientale


Stiffness at nape of neck.

Stiffness; neck


Dull pressure in the shoulders, as from a weight

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

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

tearing; dorsal (shoulder level); shoulder blades; left


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  ABDOMEN - Anacardium Orientale


Stomach; Weak digestion, with fullness and distention

Empty feeling in stomach

Eating relieves Anacardium Occidentale Anacardium Dyspepsia

Apt to choke when eating or drinking

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

pain; sudden, sharp; on breathing


Swallows food and drinks hastily.


Eructation, nausea, vomiting

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  RECTUM, ANUS, STOOL - Anacardium Orientale


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

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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  GENITALS ETC - Anacardium Orientale


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 - Anacardium Orientale

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

hand; joints of hand


pulling; hand; joints of

pulling; leg; shin

pulling; leg; calf; cramp-like

pressing; upper arm

pressing; thigh; comes on suddenly

pressing; thigh; as with a plug

pressing; thigh; rhythmical

as if sprained; ankle

when stepping on left foot

Skin; itching; hand

itching; hand; palm


itching; hand; fingers

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  FEVER AND CHILL - Anacardium Orientale

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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  GENERALITIES - Anacardium Orientale

Sleep and dreams

Spells of sleeplessness lasting for several nights

Anxious dreams.

Dreams; of dead people; dead bodies




Constriction; sensation of a band

Eating and food; eating

after eating

Lying down; lying on side

Numbness; externally

Pain; pressing; inward

sudden, sharp; muscles; tearing in muscles

tearing; muscles; cramp-like in muscles


Symptoms not symmetrical; symptoms on one side

Weakness (see lethargic, weariness)

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