Anacardium occidentale

Anacardium occidentale signs and symptoms of the homeopathy medicine from the Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by J.H. Clarke. Find out for which conditions and symptoms Anacardium occidentale is used…

      Cashew Nut. (West Indies.) *N. O. Anacardiaceae. Tincture of the black juice between outer and inner shell. (This nut is kidney- shaped, that of Anacardium orient. is heart-shaped.).


Corns. Erysipelas. Imbecility. Itching. Paralysis. Rhus poisoning. Ringworm. Small-pox. Warts.


The effects of the Cashew nut are known through instances of poisoning. It acts powerfully on the skin, causing erysipelas, blisters, and swelling, and has been used as an antidote to *Rhus poisoning. The juice has been used locally as an applications to corns, warts, hard excrescences, ringworms, and obstinate ulcers. It causes weakness of memory and mind like *A. orient. General paralytic state. Tongue painfully swollen. Vesicular eruption, on face especially Itching almost intolerable, umbilicated vesicles as in small-pox. The erysipelas spreads from left to right, and it cures erysipelas spreading from right to left, Rhus t. cures cases spreading left to right.


*Compare: Anacardium, Rhus, Cantharis, Mez., Crot-t. *Antidoted by: Rhus, Iodine locally.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica