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Anacardium Orientale.

Marking Nut. Anacardiaceae.

The nut of Semecarpus Anacardium; not identical with Avicennia tomentosa, as Hahnemann erroneously stated. It is imported from the East Indies, and if Schwabe, in his Pharmacopoeia, recommends the soft resin of the seed for trituration, it is only to avoid too old and dry ones.

The common tincture of the whole nut was proved by Hahnemann and his original disciples, because it had been one of the most famous medicines in the old Arabian school, forgotten for nearly a thousand years.

The provings were arranged and published by E. Stapf, in the second volume of his Archives, in 1823. The next edition was made by Hahnemann, in his Chronic Diseases, in 1835, where he condensed the 484 symptoms of the first publication, and added (without having another prover) 158 new symptoms.

MIND. [1]

Everything appears as in a dream. ~ Melancholia.
Feeling as if spirit was separated from body.
Did not know those around her. ~ Palsy.
Memory and senses are affected.
In afternoon his memory is amel. than in forenoon, although his recollections only come to him after the time when he is in need of them; however, he easily remembers what he reads.
Weak memory.
Loss of memory. ~ Meningitis.
Loss of memory after general paralysis. ~ Apoplexy.
Forgetfullness. ~ Hysteria.
Forgets everything she has seen. ~ Mania.
Her forgetfullness troubles her so much that she loses her appetite. ~ Melancholy.
After having caressed her husband or child she pushes them away from her, as if they were not what she supposed. ~ Melancholy.
He remembers with difficulty; he retains nothing in his memory; he is deficient in ideas and he soon loses his subject without being aware of it.
Cannot remember anything about his previous state. ~ Imbecility.
A very intelligent man, aet. 60, after having been a few hours in his grapery, where powdered sulphur had been sprinkled, suddenly lost all power of recollection so completely, that even what had happened a few minutes or a few hours ago was gone from his memory and he was quite imbecile. One dose Anac., 2o, restored him very soon and permanently.
Memory quite useless, particularly for single names, mornings.
Weakness of mind.
Dullness of mind and inability to think.
Imbecility. ~ After apoplexy.
Idiocy. ~ After poisoning with stramonium seed.
Intellect remains weak or impaired after having passed through severe fevers, smallpox, etc.
From 9 to 10 P. M., first extreme excitement of fancy and projective ideas; later, by degrees, becomes dull and does not think at all.
Imagines he hears voice of mother or sister, who are far away.
Has a devil in his ear whispering blasphemous words.
Idea as if everything perceived had no reality, all things appear as in a dream. ~ Melancholy. ~ Mania.
Thinks he is double.
Fixed ideas: that mind and body are separated; about redemption of soul and about the devil; that a stranger is constantly by his side; that strange forms accompany him, one to his right and one to his left.
Has the fixed idea that her husband is not her husband, her child not her child; now she fondles them and again pushes them away. ~ Mania.
Hallucination; a demon sits on his neck and tells him most offensive things.
(OBS:) Delirious mania.
Disposed to malice, seems bent on wickedness.
Irresistible desire to curse and swear.
Talks constantly in senseless, stupid phrases.
Extreme merriment, laughs when he should be serious.
Continual talking of senseless twaddle. ~ After a grievance.
Strange temper, she laughs at serious and is grave over ludicrous occurrences.
Screaming and crying of infants. ~ Fever.
Every five minutes he screams loudly, as if he would call someone. ~ Rage.
Uses profane language, swears, thinks himself a demon.
Furious, has to be kept in a straight jacket.
Dull and stupid, fixed gaze. ~ Imbecility.
Every motion extremely awkward and sluggish.
It is difficult to get an answer from him, it takes a long while; his answers are short and incomplete, but correct. ~ Imbecility.
Disinclined to talk. ~ Headache.
Estrangement from individuals and society, with fear of future.
Cannot be persuaded to do anything. ~ Imbecility.
Aversion to work.
Sadness: looks on dark side of everything.
Low-spirited, disheartened. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Melancholy. ~ Amenorrhea. ~ After parturition.
Hypochondriac mood in forenoon, dejected and desponding, with foolish, clumsy actions.
Hypochondriasis. ~ Hemorrhoids and constipation.
Anxiety: with wabbling sensation in epigastrium; with stupidity; with fidgety legs.
Anxious and hypochondriac, shuns people.
When walking he felt anxious, as if some one were pursuing him; he suspected everything around him.
Apprehensive of death being close at hand.
Fear of paralysis.
Inward anxiety and heat. ~ Angina.
Anxiety and feeling of impending misfortune.
Internal anxiety, which did not leave him any peace; he felt solicitous on account of every trifle, as if it would lead to some great trouble; with apprehension of future.
Despondency and fear of approaching death. ~ Pertussis.
Anxiousness; despairs of getting well. ~ Apoplexy.
He is very indifferent and unfeeling; neither agreeable nor disagreeable objects excite his interest.
He is separated from whole world and has so little confidence in himself that he despairs of being able to do that which is required of him.
Contradiction between reason and will. ~ Headache. ~ Pertussis.
Feels as though he had two wills, one commanding to do what the other forbids.
In one ear a devil, in the other an angel, prompts him to do murder or acts of benevolence.
Loss of will power. ~ After apoplexy.
Morose and restless.
His great forgetfullness makes him very morose. ~ Melancholy after typhus.
Hypochondriac sullen mood.
Excessively peevish and ill-humored. ~ Headache.
Extreme irritability.
Irritable, passionate and contradictory.
He takes everything in bad part and becomes violent.
Unsocial, complains of weak memory. ~ Coryza.
A slight offense makes him excessively angry, breaking out in personal violence.
Want of moral feeling; depravity, ungodliness, inhumanity, and hardness of heart.
Malicious, wicked and cruel.
Excited mood.
Dull insusceptibility.
Bad effect of mental exertion.
Exertion of mind brings on tearing pressing headache in forehead, temples and occiput.
Weeping relieves oppression of chest.
Melancholy after quarreling with her husband.
Consequences of fright or mortification. ~ Loss of memory.


Overacuteness of the senses.
Senses less acute; lessening of sight, hearing, smell and taste.
Numbness and pressure in head, most when he exerts himself in writing. ~ Apoplexy.
Dullness of head and pale face. ~ Mania.
Feels dull and prostrated.
Weakness of special senses. ~ Sequela of meningitis.
Weakness of all senses.
Dullness and confusion in head.
Vertigo: getting black before eyes; when walking; as if surroundings or self were tottering.
Sensation as if everything was moving around.
Vertigo on stooping and rising from stooping, as if he were turning round to left; with vertigo dim sight.
Giddiness as if drunken, out-of-doors. ~ Headache.


Pressure: in forehead, mornings when awaking, and in evening.
Dull pressure as with a plug on upper border of right orbit, extending into brain, with stupefaction of whole side of head.
Most headache in temples.
Violent pressure in temples.
Dull pressure, as from a plug, on left side of vertex.
Constrictive headache in forehead, with very irritable mood, pains increase hourly; momentarily relieved by strong pressure; finally whole head affected; later whole head pains as if a tense band was reaching from nape of neck to ears; must lie down.
Pressing from temples toward eyes.
Stitches: over right eye; in left side of head.
Throbbing headache.
Hot head, with icy-cold hands and feet.
Digging and throbbing pains in right side of head and along border of orbit; relieved entirely when eating, and when lying down in bed at night and when about falling asleep; agg. during motion and work.
Stitches in brain. ~ Pertussis.
Nervous headache. ~ Hypochondriasis.
Pressive pain in top of head when coughing or taking a deep inspiration.
Pressing headache mostly in temples from without inward, with diminished sight and hearing; agg. a few hours after a meal, on exerting mind or stepping hard.
Tearing headache during hard labor.
Tearing throbbing in vertex.
Tearing and pressing in forehead and temples.
Tearing pain in occiput.
Throbbing in occiput.
Headache in occiput, agg. from making a misstep and from loud noise.
Congestion of blood to head, with pain in cerebellum. ~ Pertussis.
Pressure: in right side of occiput; from without, in jerks, spreading from forehead over whole head; from within outward; from forehead backward.
Gastric and nervous headaches.


Tearing headaches extending into muscles of neck and throat.
Bending head backward, pain in occiput aggravated.
Violent itching of scalp.
Itching on forehead.
Many lentil-sized boils on scalp, with sore pain when touched or scratched.
Small pimply eruption on head.
Dry heat on whole head.
Many little boils on hairy scalp, very sensitive to touch, and about size of a flax-seed.


Great sensitiveness to light.
The light seems to have a halo around it.
Flickering before eyes during day, blind at night.
Optical illusions in dark colors.
Halo around light.
Pupils first contracted, later dilated.
Weakness of sight. ~ Apoplexy.
Vision indistinct.
Weakness and dimness of eyes. ~ Coryza.
Blackness before eyes with vertigo.
Eyes sunken.
After a half hour's sleep, every object appeared a long way off.
Objects appear too far off.
Stitches over right eye.
Pain in left eye with a twitching in it.
Strange, uncanny look. ~ Mania.
Lachrymation with coryza; also with a contracting pain in nose.
Lids so swollen he could hardly see.
Eyelids felt swollen, but without pain.
Pressure as from a plug, on upper margin of right orbit.
Pressure on eyeball from before backward, or from above downward.
Blue circles around eyes.


Speaks of a devil who whispers blasphemy into his ear.
Humming in ears.
Roaring before ears.
Hearing at times very weak, at others very acute.
Hardness of hearing.
Sensation of obstruction, as from cotton or a plug in ear.
Want of ear-wax. ~ Coryza.
Dragging pains with polypus auris.
Tearing or stitching pains in left ear; agg. when swallowing.
Sore pain in ear when biting teeth together.
Itching in ears.
Painful swelling of external ear.
Ear inflamed with headache.


Worse from strong smells. ~ Headache.
Sense of smell too acute. ~ Coryza.
Sensitive smell and bitter taste.
Illusory smell as of burning tinder, morning, when rising.
Constant smell before nose like pigeon or chicken dung, especially when smelling his clothes or his body.
Smell seems quite lost, though nose is not obstructed. ~ Coryza.
Feeling of dryness in nose.
Obstruction of nose; of left nostril. ~ Coryza.
Chronic coryza and discharge of mucus from nose.
Chronic dry coryza, with anosmia and a discharge of purulent phlegm.
Fluent coryza, with sneezing and lachrymation.
Red pustule in right nostril on septum, with sore pain when touched.
Much sneezing and long-continued disposition thereto. ~ Pertussis.
Irritation to sneeze with cough.


Strange expression in face. ~ Mania.
Face disfigured, look wild, childish, without expression. ~ Palsy.
Tearing pains in face. ~ Headache.
Violent burning in face.
Complains of heat in head and red cheeks, forehead cold.
Face red, more frequent pulse. ~ Mania.
Heat in face with great prostration.
Paleness of face.
Pale, wan looking; blue rings around eyes. ~ Headache.
White scaly herpes on right cheek, near upper lip.
Strange expression. ~ Melancholy.
Face swelled, beginning from eyes.
Left side of face swollen and covered with small pock-like blisters.
Repeated tearing in right side of face and neck. ~ Faceache.
Itching in face. ~ Headache.
Acute eczema of face and neck, with redness and eruption of small blisters with intense itching.


Rough, scaly skin around mouth, with crawling itching.
Burning dryness of outer border of lips, almost like from pepper.
Violent burning on chin.
Mouth twitches in sleep.
Small blisters on chin, discharging liquid when broken.


Tearing in teeth of left side.
Toothache on taking something warm into mouth.
Toothache in one lower incisor, agg. by contact with tongue and open air.
Teeth of lower jaw seem most affected.
Swelling of gums.
Bleeding of gums upon slight rubbing.


Bitter taste in mouth after smoking tobacco.
Everything tastes like herring-brine.
Flat, offensive taste in mouth, and taste of food.
Taste lost.
Heaviness of tongue and sensation as if swollen; impedes speech.
Impeded speech. ~ Apoplexy.
Speech firmer and surer in afternoon than forenoon.
Was unable to speak, and made only unintelligible sounds. ~ Palsy.
Tongue white and rough like a grater.


Fetid odor from mouth, without his perceiving it. ~ Headache.
Painful vesicles in mouth.
Ulcers in mouth.
Water accumulates in mouth, until it provokes vomiting; also with violent thirst and red face.
Water flows together in mouth and runs out. ~ Apoplexy.


Roughness and scraping in throat.
Sensation of rawness in throat, during cough, after eating.
Firm tough mucus in fauces; raising it causes gagging and retching. ~ Coryza.
Suppuration of tonsils.


Loss of appetite and feverishness, with cutaneous symptoms.
The torturing forgetfullness makes her low-spirited, and she loses her appetite. ~ Mania.
All food offensive and flat.
At times violent hunger, at others no appetite.
Constant thirst; yet drinking takes breath; must stop frequently during a draught.
Thirst during heat.
Thirst for milk with sweat all over.


Apt to “choke” when eating and drinking. (Verschluckern.)
Swallows food and drink hastily. ~ Rage.
Symptoms disappear during dinner, but begin anew after two hours. ~ Headache, dry throat, dyspepsia, etc.
Worse after eating: head, stomach and bowel symptoms; rough throat; nausea; pressure in liver; short breath; violent cough (after drinking); heartburn; flying heat over face.
Warm food causes toothache.
Sweat lessened while eating.
Weak digestion in hypochondriacs.
Hypochondriac mood after eating.


Eructations: empty; fluid, causing choking; with spasmodic pain in stomach.
Heartburn, after eating soup.
Burning rising from stomach to throat.
Nausea in morning, with empty feeling in stomach.
Nausea, with retching, returning soon after drinking cold water; vomiting of water with pain, as if esophagus was distended by a large ball.
After cough vomiting of ingesta, which gives relief.


Sensation of fasting in pit of stomach, followed by pressure in stomach; agg. awaking mornings.
Stitch in pit of stomach during inspiration.
Rumbling and fermentation in pit of stomach.
Weak digestion, with fullness and distension of abdomen and hypochondriacal humor.
Spasmodic pain in stomach, with belching.
Every step shakes the stomach.
Catarrh of stomach, with drawing together and shooting pains.
Drawing pain in cardiac end of stomach on walking fast.


Stitches in hypochondria.
Pressure in liver.
Pain in spleen with fever.


Pain around navel, as if a blunt plug was pressed into intestines.
Continual rumbling in abdomen, especially in umbilical region.
Pinching and griping in abdomen.
Bursting pain in abdomen. ~ Pertussis.
Hardness of abdomen.
Faintlike weakness in abdomen and knees.
Fullness and distension of abdomen.


Stools of very pale color.
Stools mush-like, bloody, brown, liver-like; painless.
Great and urgent desire for stool, but with effort the desire passes away, without an evacuation; rectum seems powerless, with sensation as if plugged up.
Diarrhea-like stools.
Summer complaint with stupor, thirst, vomiting, fever.
Frequent profuse hemorrhage when at stool. ~ Hemorrhoids.
Itching at anus.
Moisture from rectum.
Inactivity of rectum, even soft stool is passed with difficulty.
Unsuccessful urging to stool.
Painful hemorrhoidal tumors.
Internal piles, especially if fissured.


Constant desire to urinate.
Frequent urging, with but small discharge.
Urine: clear as water; turbid when passed, deposits a dirty sediment; when shaken urine looks clay colored; passed involuntarily.
Frequent urination at night. ~ Apoplexy.
Prostatic juice with even a soft stool; also after urinating.


Violent sexual desire.
Erections during day.
Seminal emissions at night, without amorous dreams.
Want of enjoyment during coitus.
Cutting pain along penis.
Voluptuous itching of scrotum, exciting sexual desire.
Burning in glans before and after urinating.


Pain in abdomen with pressing in uterus.
Menses scanty but frequent. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Spasmodic pains deep in abdomen. ~ Dysmenorrhea.
Leucorrhea, causing soreness and itching.


Nausea during pregnancy, agg. before and after, but better while eating.
Much loss of blood after an abortion.
Melancholia after childbed.


Voice hoarse and deep, with roughness in throat.
Talking excites cough.
Pressure or aching near larynx.
Pressure in pit of throat.
Rattling in windpipe when lying on side.


The breath has a bad odor.
From breathing deeply or coughing: pain in vertex.
Shortness of breath, oppression in region of sternum.
Anxiety in region of sternum, without pain; feels as if he must go into open air and busy himself.
Loss of breath on beginning to cough.
Oppression of chest, with internal heat and anxiety driving him into open air.
Attacks of suffocation. ~ Pertussis.

COUGH. [27]

Cough excited by: talking; tickling in trachea.
Cough worse, not while eating, but after eating, with vomiting of food.
Cough worse after meals. ~ Apoplexy.
Paroxysms every three or four hours; more violent every other or every third day.
Violent cough, with loss of smell and taste.
When coughing: pain in occiput; abdomen feels as if it would burst.
Deep hollow cough, wakes him at night.
Violent, concussive cough. ~ Pertussis.
Yawning and sleepiness after cough.
Expectoration: of sweetish, flat-tasting mucus; tenacious greyish yellow; purulent.
Expectoration only during day.


Chest oppressed with anxiety and internal heat.
Dull pressure, as from a plug in right side of chest.
Sharp stitches in precordial region, extending thence to small of back.
Rawness and scraping in chest.
Violent pressure in chest. ~ Pertussis.
Chest contracted in walking. ~ Headache.


Restless feeling at heart.
Rheumatic affections of pericardium.
Stitch in region of heart, during inspiration, at night.
Stitches piercing through and through at heart; each time two quickly succeeding each other.
Pulse generally accelerated, with beating in bloodvessels.
Pulse frequent, face red. ~ Melancholia.


Itching on chest.
Violent eczema on breast and throat.
Redness of skin, with little blisters itching intolerably.


Pain in nape of neck and occiput.
Stiffness of nape of neck.
Feeling as from a tightly-drawn tape from ear to ear.
Dull intermittent pressure, as from a heavy load on right side of neck and left acromion.
Painful tearing between scapulae.
Dull stitches in left scapula.
Backache, upper part feels as if beaten. ~ Headache.
Stiffness in small of back.


Dull stitches in left scapula, return slowly and radiate to all sides.
Sensation of weakness in arms, with trembling.
Very painful strokes, as from a heavy body at middle of left upper arm.
Left arm “goes to sleep,” also fingers.
Stitches and heaviness in forearm.
Tensive pain and weakness in arms.
Small blisters on back of hands.
Sweat in inside of hands; left worse.
Fingers twitch during sleep.
Cramplike pain at metacarpo-phalangeal articulations: cramplike twitches in fingers.
Great feeling of dryness of hands.
Hands, even palms, covered with warts.
Numbness of fingers.
Fourth and fifth fingers fall asleep if cool. ~ Anosmia.
Writers' spasm.
Trembling of right hand.
Pustules on fingers.


Pain in head of femur, extending to groin.
Shooting burning from thigh to foot, ceasing at times and suddenly returning. ~ Rheumatism.
Dull pressure, as from a plug, in left glutei muscles.
Painful dull-pointed pressure in thigh, at times in rhythmical intermissions.
Legs tense, as if too short.
Legs stiff, as if bandaged, with painful restlessness in them.
Legs lame after apoplexy.
Painful uneasiness about knee, with sensation of stiffness as if bandaged or made tense, when sitting.
Wavelike twitches, here and there, in legs.
Knees feel paralyzed, with stiffness, great lassitude and drowsiness; is scarcely able to walk.
An ulcer below knee.
Limbs start violently when lying down; in an old woman.
Cramp in calves when walking, or rising from a seat; better lying down.
Painful drawing in tibia.
Cramplike pressure in calves, externally, towards tibia.
Cramplike, intermittent drawing, from heel up into calves.
Pain in ankle, as if sprained, when stepping on left foot.
Stitches in dorsum of foot.
Cramplike drawing and tearing pains, from toes to dorsum of foot.
Burning in soles, while sitting.
Coldness of feet in morning.


Tired feeling in limbs, trembling, with feverish restlessness.
Repeated tearings in paroxysms, through upper and lower limbs at same time. ~ Headache.
Heaviness in limbs, especially in knees.
Weakness in arms and knees, with trembling.


Lying down: headache relieved; limbs start violently; cramps in calf amel.
Lying on side: rattling in windpipe.
Must lie down: headache.
Sitting: painful uneasiness and stiffness of knees; burning in soles; sweats.
Rising from a seat: cramp in calf.
Rising from stooping: feels as if turning around to left.
Stooping: feels as if turning around to left.
Beginning to walk: is toilsome, but by continuing he feels better.
Walking: feels anxious: vertigo; drawing pain in stomach; cramp in calf; pains in lower limbs.
Stepping: headache agg.; stomach shakes; pain in ankle.
Ascending stairs: feels faint.
Motion: headache agg. ; causes trembling.
Playing piano: heaviness and fullness of whole body.
After hard labor: headache.

NERVES. [36]

Paralysis of single parts.
Incomplete palsy of muscles subject to volition.
Tired feeling in all limbs.
Wants to lie or sit continually; can scarcely move a hand.
Trembling: from every motion.
Trembling weakness of limbs. ~ Apoplexy.
Very faint from going up-stairs.
Heaviness and fullness of whole body from playing piano.
Violent concussion of whole body. ~ Pertussis.

SLEEP. [37]

Gaping and drowsiness after cough. ~ Pertussis.
Headache better after falling asleep.
Sleepless from restlessness, cannot keep still.
Could not sleep well on account of itching.
Sound sleep until 9 A. M.
Vivid dreams at night, which recurred to him during day, as if things dreamed of had really happened.
Dreams: of smelling burning punk or sulphur, continues after waking; of fire; of dead bodies.
On lying down to sleep: legs start.
Headache agg. after getting awake in morning.

TIME. [38]

Most prominent times of aggravation, morning, and evening until midnight.
Remission after midnight and during day.
Day: flickering before eyes; expectoration from cough; erections.
Night: blindness; seminal emissions; cough; vivid dreams.
Morning: memory impaired; pressure in forehead; smell of tinder when rising; nausea; sensation of fasting and pressure in stomach; cold feet; sound sleep till 9 o'clock.
Forenoon: memory deficient; hypochondriac mood; speech less firm than in afternoon.
Afternoon: memory amel. than in forenoon; speech firmer than in forenoon.
At 3 4 P. M.: heat daily.
Evening: pressure in forehead; heat from 4 P. M.; sweat on abdomen and back; itching.
At 9 to 10 P. M.: excitement of fancy; later, dull.
After 10 P. M.: dull, does not think.


Sensitive to draught; liable to take cold.
Open air: toothache agg.; feels as if he must go into it; chill; blisters harden to a crust.
Sunshine: relieves chill.
Warm room: internal chill.

FEVER. [40]

Chill especially in open air, amel. in sunshine.
Internal chill, even in a warm room.
Shaking chill, with ill humor and restlessness.
Cold forehead and red cheeks.
External heat, with internal chill.
Shivering over back, as if cold water was poured over it, with heat of face.
Heat of upper part of body, with cold feet; internal chilliness and hot breath.
Internal heat with cold sweat.
Outer and inner heat, with thirst and whimpering in sleep.
Heat from 4 P. M. till evening, daily; passing off after supper.
Heat of left side.
Violent fever heat; headache and great thirst. ~ Pemphigus.
Sweat on head, abdomen and back, evenings.
Night-sweat on abdomen and back.
Clammy sweat in palms, particularly left.
Sweat lessened while eating.
Sweats when sitting.


The attacks cease for one or two days and then continue again for a couple of days.
Tertian and quartan intermittents.
Paroxysms of cough every three to four hours, more violent every other or every third day.
Two stitches quickly succeed each other. See 29.
Dull radiating stitches return slowly. See 32.
Ceasing and suddenly returning. See 33.
Heat daily from 4 P. M. till evening.


Right: dull pressure, digging and throbbing in upper border of orbit; pressure in temple; stupefaction of whole side of head; digging and throbbing in side of head; pressure in side of occiput; pustule in nostril; herpes on cheek; tearing in face and neck; pressure in chest; dull pressure on side of neck; trembling of hand.
Left: pressure in temple; pressure in side of vertex; stitches in side of head; obstruction in ear; tearing or stitching in ear; obstructed nostril; face swollen and covered with blisters; tearing in teeth; sharp stitches in chest; pressure in acromion; dull stitches in scapula; painfullness of middle of upper arm; arm and fingers “go to sleep;” dull pressure in glutei muscles; pain in ankle; heat; clammy sweat in palm.
Without inward: pressive pain in temples.
Before backward: pressure on eyeball.
Above downward: pressure on eyeball.
Below upward: cramplike drawing in lower limbs.
Diagonally: stitches from precordia to small of back.


As if everything was moving around; pressure as with a plug on upper border of right orbit into brain; as of a tense band from nape of neck to ears; as from cotton or plug in ear; as from pepper on border of lips; as from fasting in pit of stomach; as if a blunt plug was pressed into intestines; as if abdomen would burst when coughing; as from a plug in left glutei muscles; legs tense as if too short; as from a plug in right side of chest; restless feeling at heart; as if cold water was poured over back; as of a hoop or band around part; as if stuffed up.
The burning changes to an extremely painful itching, combined with pricking, like stings of insects.
Stitches: over right eye; in left side of head; in brain; in left ear; in pit of stomach during inspiration; in hypochondria; in precordial region to small of back; in region of heart during inspiration; piercing heart; dull in left scapula; in forearm; in dorsum of foot.
Cutting: along penis.
Pinching and griping: in abdomen.
Digging: in right side of head and along border of orbit.
Tearing pain: in vertex; in forehead and temples; in occiput; headache extending into muscles of neck and throat; in left ear; in face; repeatedly in right side of face and neck; in teeth; between scapulae; from toes to dorsum of foot; in paroxysms through limbs.
Shooting burning: from thigh to foot.
Burning: in face; dryness of lips; on chin; from stomach to throat; in glans, before and after urinating; and shooting from thigh to foot; in soles; herpes; in skin.
Soreness: in boils on scalp; in ear when biting teeth together; in pustule, in right nostril when touched; from leucorrhea.
Rawness: and roughness in throat; in chest.
Pressure: in head; in forehead; as from a plug on left side of vertex and on upper border of right orbit; in temples; from temples towards eyes; in top of head; from without inward, in temples; in right side of occiput; without inward, from forehead over head; from within outward, from forehead backward; on eyeball, from before backward; in stomach, preceded by emptiness; in liver; as from a plug around navel; in rectum; on uterus; near larynx; in throat pit; as from a plug in right side of chest; in left glutei muscles; in thigh.
Drawing pain: in cardiac end of stomach; in tibia; cramplike, from heel into calves.
Dragging pain: with polypus auris.
Tensive pain: in arm.
Spasmodic pain: in stomach; deep in abdomen.
Aching: near larynx.
Pain: in left eye; in spleen; in abdomen; in head of femur to groin.
Cramplike pain: at metacarpo-phalangeal articulations; in calves; from toes to dorsum of foot; in muscles; from heel into calves.
Cramp: in calves when walking.
Contracting pain: in nose.
Constriction: in forehead; like a band around head.
Sprained feeling: in ankle.
Lameness: in legs; in knees.
Paralyzed feeling: in knees.
Stiffness: in nape of neck; in small of back; in legs, as if bandaged; about the knees.
Swollen feeling: in eyelids; of tongue.
Dullness: of head.
Stupefaction: of side of head.
Tired feeling: in limbs.
Throbbing: headache; in right side of head; in vertex; in occiput.
Bursting pain: in abdomen, when coughing.
Weakness: in abdomen and knees; in arms and knees with trembling.
Heaviness: of tongue: in forearm; in limbs, especially in knees.
Oppression: in region of sternum; of chest.
Numbness: in head; left arm; fingers.
Itching: of scalp; on forehead; of ears; in face; and crawling in eruption around mouth; at anus; of scrotum, exciting sexual desire; on chest; of little blisters on breast and throat.
Crawling: around mouth.
Trembling: in limbs.
Twitching: in left eye; of mouth in sleep; of fingers during sleep.
Wavelike twitches: here and there in legs.
Painful uneasiness: in knees and legs.
Painful strokes at middle of left upper arm.
Dryness: in nose; of hands; of lips.
Heat: in head; in face; internally with anxiety; in upper part of body while feet are cold; internally, with cold sweat; from 4 P. M. till evening, daily; of left side.
Coldness: on forehead; of feet in morning; as if cold water was poured over back.


Cramplike pains in muscles.
Contraction of joints.
Complaints of external parts.
Such a swelling of the affected parts that the patient looks like a hogshead (from wearing the nut).


Touch: soreness of boils on scalp agg.; soreness of pustule in nose agg.; toothache agg.
Pressure: relieves pain in forehead for a while.
Scratching: itching generally agg., but sometimes amel. or changed in location; boils on scalp agg.
Rubbing: gums bleed.
Wounded tendons.

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Bright scarlet eruptions on whole body, especially on thighs in contact with nut, and of abdomen.
Destruction of epidermis, leaving an inflamed surface covered with small miliary pustules, with unbearable itching and discharging a yellow liquid, forming crusts (by applying the juice).
Intense redness of skin, with eruption of little blisters and unbearable itching.
Chest, neck, axillae, upper arms, abdomen, scrotum and thighs were not only covered with raised crusts, discharging a thick yellowish liquid, but these had partly changed into wartlike excrescences, with thickened epidermis, the whole intermediate skin being of an erythematous redness, and the itching fearful (from wearing the nut).
White herpetic spots, scaling.
Want of irritability of skin; sinapisms will not excite it.
Itching agg. in evening and when he went to bed.
Burning and stinging herpes.
Excessively itching eruptions.
Blisters discharging a yellowish transparent liquid, hardening to a crust in open air.
Effects like those of Rhus tox. plant on skin.
Warts even on palms of hands.
Skin burns her very much. ~ Pemphigus.
Scarlet redness over whole body. ~ Pemphigus.
Covered all over with blisters from size of a pin-head up to a pea. ~ Pemphigus.
Memory impaired after smallpox.


Ill-natured children with pertussis.
Old people.
Frequently indicated in nervous and hysterical females.
Women during pregnancy, gastric and nervous disorders.
Man, aet. 72, apoplexy; after it Bellad., Opium and Anac. and after it Baryta.
Widow, aet. 69, talkative after mortification. ~ Insanity.


Similar to: Ant. tart. (cough in high-tempered children; gaping, drowsy after cough); Apis. (skin); Coriaria ruscifolia (loss of memory, etc.); Ferrum (occiput pains in cough); Iodium; Juglans; Lycop.; Nitr ac. (cursing); Nux vom.; Phosph. ac. (brain); Platin.; Pulsat.; Urt. ur. (skin; Zincum (brain); Pulsat., Natr. mur. (dry coryza); Caustic. (in writers' spasm).
Relatives: Anac. occid., Comoc., Rhus glab., Rhus rad., Rhus tox., Rhus ven.
Antidotes: Coffea and Juglans.
Anac. antidotes: Rhus tox., especially if there are gastric symptoms, or symptoms go from right to left.
It follows well after Lycop., Pulsat. and Platin.
After Anac.: Platin. follows well.
Belongs to same family as Rhoes, and there is a similarity with Terebinthineae.
Neither Camphor. nor Spir. nitr. dulc. antidotes its effects, but for anger and violence of mind, smelling of raw coffee is a very effectual antidote.


Source: The Guiding Symptoms of Our Materia Medica Vol. 01, 1879
Description: Clinical materia medica of Anacardium orientale
Remedies: Anacardium orientale
Author: Hering, C.
Year: 1879
Editing: errors only; interlinks; formatting
Attribution: Legatum Homeopathicum
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