Homeopathic Remedy Anacardium orientale (Marking Nut) is indicated in case the person is full of strange notions and ideas. The mind appears to be feeble, seems as if in a dream; everything is strange and slow to comprehend. Patient is irritable, disturbed by everything and cursing. He cannot settle between doing this and that, he hesitates and often does nothing. He cannot decide, especially in an action of good or evil. He hears voices commanding him to do this or that, and seen is to be between a good and an evil will. 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). There is Sudden loss of memory, everything seems to be in a dream. The patient is greatly troubled about his forgetfulness, confused, unfit for business.
It is given in many conditions. It is for syphilitic patients, exam fearing students, weakning of senses, aversion to work, lacks self-confidence, irresistible desire to swear and curse, sensation of a plug in various parts – eyes, rectum, bladder, etc., empty feeling in stomach; eating temporarily relieves all discomfort, Hallucinations, profound melancholy and hypochondriasis, with tendency to use violent language, Absence of all moral restraint etc.
Full name: Anacardium orientale
Semacarpus Anacardium Linn.
English: Marking nut
French: Acajau’a Pommes
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Angiosperms
- Clade: Eudicots
- Clade: Rosids
- Order: Sapindales
- Family: Anacardiaceae
- Genus: Anacardium
- Species: A. occidentale
It is tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple.
Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree cajú (Portuguese which itself is derived from the Tupian word acajú, literally meaning “nut that produces itself.
In traditional Maya medicine, the leaves or bark of cashew trees can be made into a tea to treat diarrhoea.
- Anacardium latifolium lam
- Anacardium officinarum gaerth
- Marking nut tree
- Malacca bean
Description of plant
It is an ever-green tree about 7m in height. It has rough and ash coloured bark and has numerous spreading branches. The fruit is borne on a pear-shaped receptacle and it ripens in January and February. The nut is heart shaped, black, glossy and somewhat reddish tinge. Nut contains a corrosive resinous juice in cells. At first the juice is light in colour but becomes blackish brown on drying. Juice is not soluble in water and only soluble in 90% of alcohol.
Native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Indian subcontinent, and found growing in dry, mountainous forest areas.
- Resinous juice in the seed.
- Oil obtained from fruit
- Fruits consist of any oily fluid which has anti-diarrhoeal properties.
- Bark consists of astringent substance. Tar obtained from bark is applied in leprosy, corns and in ulcers. Tincture of the bark is given orally to lower blood pressure.
- Root is used as purgative.
- Its kernel is nutritious.
- Anacardic acid
- Cardolfatty oil
- Stearid palminc
It is commonly seen in India and in mountainous forests in Asia, in West Indies and other parts of Tropical America.
Prover of remedy:
Preparation of remedy
The ripe, dried fruit is macerated in alcohol for at least five days, before being filtered and then repeatedly dilute and succussed.
Anacardium Orientale Uses
It is used as Bhallatak and Kaju in Ayurvedic system of medicine and in Unani.
The nuts from this tree have been used by Hindus for all kinds of skin complaints. The acrid juice was used to burn off warts and to clean leg ulcers. It is known as marking nut, as Hindus mixed ti with chalk to make an ink for marking line.
Arabians used the juice for mental illness, loss of memory, for paralysis and spasms.
Anacardium: means: resembling.
As its fruit is of heart shaped.
Action of remedy:
- On gastrointestinal system
- Nervous system
- On respiratory system
- On Skin
- On reproductive system
Cause of symptoms:
- From over eating
- From emotions like anger and fright
- From over study
- From excessive utilisation of bran for purposeless thoughts
- From checked eruption
- During examination
- From noise
- From overuse of brain
It cures complaints which is seen on right side Symptoms often goes from right to left
Anacardium Orientale Suited to:
It is suited for old men with loss of memory. It can be given to women during pregnancy with gastric disturbance. It can also given to students who give up their studies due to memory loss. It cures exhaustion caused by overstudy. It is given to person who has pale, sickly face, with hollow eyes, sunken eyes, with dark rings around eyes. It cures eczema of face and neck. Patient has very hasty in swallowing food and drinking.
It is given when patient has tense face which is a reflection of the internal struggle.
It is helpful in curing conditions like:
- Cures constipation, rheumatism and duodenal ulcer
- In poor memory
- In weak digestion
- It cures anxiety and breathing difficulty
- Lack of self confidence
- Morning sickness of pregnancy
- Piles and kidney problems
- Tiredness of brain from over study
- warts on palms
Indication of Anacardium Orientale
It is given when patient has feeling as if he is living in dream. He feels everything is strange. It is very good remedy for irritability and weak memory. He forgets things in his mind. Patient is in a continuous controversy with himself. He cannot settle between doing this and that. He hesitates and does nothing. Patient is controlled by negative thoughts which compels him to do violence and injustice. He thinks that he has dual personality, as of two wills acting in opposition. It cures strange temper which involves symptoms like-he laughs a serious matters, and is serious over laughable things. It cures irresistible desire curse and swear. It cures symptom in which he has fixed ideas. He feels as if nothing is real. He thinks he is in double. One moment he sees a thing and another moment he does not understand it. It is very good remedy for Autism, where child busy in self.
It is given when patient has loss of appetite and fever with skin problem. At times he feel violent hunger, at others no appetite. It is given when patient has heaviness of tongue and sensation as if swollen. His tongue is white and rough.
It is given when physical symptoms include a feeling of constricted pain, as if bands are wrapped tightly around the body, or as if the gut or anus is plugged.
It is given when patient’s toothache is worse by open air.
It is given when patient has spells of sleeplessness lasting for several nights. It is very useful when patient could not sleep well because of itching. He has dreams of fire, dead bodies and tomb.
It is very good remedy when patient has headache from noise, from strong smell, from mental exertion. Patient feels tearing headache due to hard work. Pain is seen in forehead and back part of the head. Pain is seen after eating. It is worse from physical exertion, from coughing, from cold, from motion. He feels better: after taking food and applying pressure over an eye. Headache is often seen with pain in abdomen, with fullness and distension. It cures when headache is present with dimness of vision, black spots before the eyes.
It is very good remedy for inferiority complex, depression, manic depression, or schizophrenia.
It cures when patient feel pressure in eyes with dim vision. Objects appear too far. It seems as if light appears to be surrounded with a halo in the evening. Symptoms are worse in evening and he feels better by warm application.
It cures pressing pain in the ears as from a plug. It also cures hardness of hearing. It is given for pain in ear with tearing and deafness. Patient feel pain in the ear when biting the teeth together. Patient feels worse in evening, from cold. He feels better after eating.
It cures frequent sneezing with difficult in smelling. His smell sense is changed. It cures loss of smell of short duration. Patient feel worse from taking cold and from anger. He feels better from eating.
It cures conditions like difficulty in digestion, pain in stomach, peptic ulcer. It is very useful in vomiting of food during pregnancy. It is very good remedy when patient has weak digestion with fullness and distension of abdomen. This feeling is worse from 2-3 hours after eating. He feels better while eating.
IT is very good remedy for haemorrhoids where stools are pale in colour. He has ineffectual desire, as if plugged up with constriction of sphincter. Patient has difficulty in passing soft stool. It also cures itching at anus. It is good remedy for painful haemorrhoids with inactivity of rectum. Patient is worse from cold and feels better in dry weather and warm application.
It cures frequent seminal emission without dreams. It is given for increase itching with increased desire. He has seminal emissions without dreams.
It is very good remedy for leucorrhoea with soreness and itching. Patient feel worse without food and better by eating.
It is very good remedy for asthma which is seen in hysterical individual, when paroxysm ends in tears. His breath stops on coughing or swallowing. It cures oppression of chest with pressure in chest as from dull plug. Patient is worse from emotion, temper, eating. He feels better from fasting.
It cures palpitation of the heart in the aged associated with coryza.
It cures pain in thumb and fingers. It is given when patient has warts on palms of hands with swelling in fingers.
It cures intense itching seen eczema with mental irritability. It cures urticaria, lichen palmis, warts on palms, ulcer on forearm.
Patient get worse:
- After eating
- From cold
- From eating
- From emotions, anger and fright
- From evening to mid-night
- From least movement
- From strong smell
- In the morning
Patient feel better:
- From fasting
- Dry weather
- In warm room
- Lying on stomach
- From lying on painful side
Dosage of Anacardium Orientale
30, 4 drops, 2 times a day for 10 days.
Contraindications: No known contraindication of anacardium orientale .
Interactions: No known interaction of anacardium orientale
Side-effects: No known side effects of anacardium orientale.