Anacardium


Anacardium homeopathy medicine – drug proving symptoms from Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica by TF Allen, published in 1874. It has contributions from R Hughes, C Hering, C Dunham, and A Lippe….


Common name: Marking nut.

Introduction

Semecarpus Anacardium, Linn.

Natural order: Anacardiaceae.

Preparation: Trituration of the layer of the nut between the shell and the kernel.

Mind

Illusions of the fancy; he imagines he hears his name called by the voice of his far-distant mother and sister, accompanied by an apprehension of misfortune and anxiety.

Excessive cheerfulness. In the afternoon he is more cheerful than in the forenoon; as soon as the sleepiness after dinner is past he is more cheerful and more disposed to work (after thirty-eight hours).

He laughs when he should be serious.

When occupied with serious things he is obliged to laugh on account of a tickling at the pit of the stomach; when occupied with ludicrous things he is able to refrain from laughter.

Sadness.

In the forenoon he is extremely hypochondriac, low-spirited, and desponding, with awkward and childish manners; all his motions are extremely awkward and indolent (after third day).

Melancholy illusion; he imagines a bier is in the side-room, upon which either his friend or himself is lying.

He is separated from the whole world, and has so little confidence in himself that he despairs of being able to do that which is required of him.

He is very indifferent and unfeeling; neither agreeable nor disagreeable objects excite his interest; for eight days.

When walking he felt anxious, as if some one were pursuing him; he suspected everything around him.

Anxious apprehension and thoughtfulness, when meditating over his present and future destiny.

Anxious apprehension and peevishness.

Anxiety, apprehension of threatening misfortune.

The future appears dangerous to him, as if nothing but misfortune and danger were reserved for him; want of confidence in his strength and despondency.

Anxiety in all his actions; everything appears to him more terrible; he imagines himself surrounded with enemies; then he feels warm and the blood seems to boil within him (seventh, eighth days).

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 the future.

In the evening, anxiety and apprehension, after cheerfulness through the day.

Irritable and contradicting.

A slight offence makes him excessively angry, breaking out in personal violence.

Peevish mood all day; everything about him made a disagreeable impression upon him.

Gloomy, peevish mood, with desire to go into the open air.

Excessively peevish and ill-humored.

Very peevish and ill-tempered; extremely susceptible to all annoyances.

He takes everything in bad part and becomes violent.

Increased fancy; he constantly thinks of some new object to which the mind forcibly clings.

His mind is much more animated than before; he likes to enter upon acute analysis, but every effort of this kind causes a tearing, pressive headache in the forehead, the temples, and the occiput.

Extreme excitement of the fancy, with a number of projects, in the evening, from 9 to 10 o’clock; he is not able to control his attention; little by little the mind becomes dull, so that he is without any idea (after sixteen hours).

Indisposed to do anything.

Every kind of intellectual labor is difficult for him, like a kind of absent mindedness.

Dread of labor; he is afraid of undertaking the least labor; he like nothing.

The mind is much confused, as if a cold were coming on.

He confounds the present with the future.

Early in the morning, after a sound sleep, he is unable to comprehend the slightest thing; his head feels confused and empty.

Dulness of the senses, with confusion of the head, and prostration.

Increase and greater vividness of the memory; he spontaneously recollects the smallest circumstances of times long past; he would be able to learn easily by heart if his attention were not diverted by other thoughts, which, however, he finds it easy to control (after one and a half hours).

Dullness of the senses, with anxiety; he scarcely perceives what is taking place around him.

Anacardium weakens the understanding (Matthiolus).

Great weakness of memory; cannot remember anything; forgets everything immediately.

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.

Diminution of the imagination and the memory in the afternoon; he cannot recollect anything (after five, six hours).

He can only reflect upon a subject which has been furnished to him; he does not remember anything himself.

The memory is quite deficient, early in the morning, especially as regards single names.

In the afternoon his memory is better than in the forenoon, although his recollections only come to him after the time when he was in need of them; however, he easily understands what he reads, although he does not entirely remember it (after third, fourth days).

Thoughts vanish.

Head.

His head feels very heavy all day.

Early in the morning, after rising, his head feels so confused and heavy that he is scarcely able to support it; he was obliged to lie down again.

Painful, dull confusion of the head when he lies in bed in an uncomfortable position.

Vertigo, as if all objects or himself were wavering; he is obliged to steady himself (first day).

Vertigo, he almost fell down.

Vertigo when walking, as if all objects were too far distant.

Vertigo on stooping, with a sensation of turning round in a circle (after thirteen hours).

Vertigo, black before the eyes.

The head reels.

Dizziness of the head, as after spirituous drinks.

Great giddiness after a walk, in the afternoon.

The whole head swelled.

Heat in the head.

Occasional pressure in the head.

Pressure in the right side of the head, interrupted by violent stitches (after three-quarters of an hour).

Dull pressure from without inward, here and there, in small places of the head.

Repeated tearings in the whole head, with chills all over the body, low spirits, and restlessness; this does not permit her to remain in any one place; always returns every third day.

Tearing headache during hard labor (after fourth day).

Repeated tearing in the right side of the head, face, and neck, and immediately after, humming before the left ear.

Violent, grinding headache, in the evening.

Sharp stitches through the left side of the head, reaching deep into the brain.

Dull, tremulous stitches on the left side of the upper part of the head; they are merely incipient, and do not become distinct.

Any effort of the mind causes a bruised sensation in the brain.

Throbbing headache.

Several violent jerks, so that he would like to scream out loud; they come from behind, and reach across the left side of the upper part of the head and forehead (after half an hour).

The headache is worse during motion.

Hard, red, pustules on the forehead and in the angle of the left wing of the nose, with a feeling of soreness, for several weeks.

Dull, painful confusion of the forehead, extending down to the root of the nose.

Constrictive headache in the forehead, with extremely peevish mood, increasing from hour to hour, accompanied by a violent grinding pain, which is diminished for a few moments by strongly pressing upon the forehead; at last the pain takes hold of the whole head, with a painful sensation as if a tense band were reaching from the nape of the neck to the ears; he is obliged to lie down; the pain lasts from 5 P.M. to next morning.

Violent constrictive pain in the right side of the forehead, especially at the external border of the orbit.

Pressive, pinching headache in the forepart of the head, with single tearings towards the forehead (after twenty-four hours). pain in the head, especially in the forehead, stupefying, pressive, exciting vertigo; he threatened to fall to the left side when sitting (after two, two an a half hours).

Pressure at the forehead from without, over the left eyebrow (after two hours).

Hard pressure in the angle between the frontal and nasal bones (after three days).

Pressure in the forehead, every morning on waking; worse in walking, as if the brain were shaken.

Dull pressure in the centre of the forehead, increasing at slow intervals, becoming more and more deep, and gradually extending over the whole front of the head in the evening.

Violent pressure in the right side of the forehead, from within outward.

Dull pressure coming out at the right frontal eminence.

Compression and dull pressure below the left frontal eminence.

Tearing-sticking in the forehead over the right eye.

Grinding in the right half of the forepart of the head, especially along the border of the orbit; relieved by strong pressure (and during a meal), accompanied by intolerable pain, as if a heavy body were forced in there; the pain diminishes in the evening when in bed, on lying with the painful spot upon the arm; on falling asleep it subsides entirely.

Itching of the forehead.

Painless pimples, with red areolae at the top of the left temple (after nine hours).

Compression simultaneously in both temples.

Pressure inward, and squeezing in both temples, with continual constriction of the upper part of the head; passes off towards evening.

Several times, when breathing, a long stitch drawing from the temple into the forehead (after five and a half hours).

Violent pressure in the region of the right temple.

Tearing pain in the brain, just above the right temple.

Pressure from without inward in the left temple.

Sudden, acute, piercing and biting tearing in the temple, extending into the brain (after three hours).

Tearing pressure in the left temple.

Sharp pressure tearing in the left temple.

Shootings and tearings in the left temple.

Headache, with stitches in the left temple.

Pressive pain on the top of the head, when coughing, or taking a deep inspiration.

Dull pressure, as from a plug, on the left side of the vertex.

Confusion, first of the left, then of the right side of the head.

Jerkings in the left side of the head, frequently repeated, close down in front of the ear.

Drawing pain in the left side of the head.

Pressure in the occiput, on the right side (after three hours).

Tearing, which commences in the lower part of the occiput on the right side and reaches as far as the forehead (after thirty- five hours).

Tearing headache in the occiput, in distinct, successive attacks, which reach as far as the temple (after half an hour).

Drawing pain in the forehead, in the left vertex, and in the occiput.

Jerking shoots and tearing in the occiput and temples, mostly when bending the head backward (after two hours).

Many little boils upon the hairy scalp, of the size of a flaxseed; they feel sore when touched or scratched.

Violent itching of the hairy scalp.

Eyes.

Left eye swollen shut.

Painful eyes, without redness.

Violent pressure upon the eyes, especially upon the left, and in the external canthus of this eye when looking long at one object (half an hour).

Dull pressure, as with a plug, on the upper border of the right orbit, extending into the brain, with stupefaction of the whole side of the head.

Rheumatic tearing pain in the left eye (more in the lids), which extends as far as the temples.

Lids so swollen that he could scarcely see.

The eyelids felt swollen, but without pain.

Sensation in the eyes as if there was something between the ball and the upper lid, which causes rubbing.

Something seems to rub between the ball and the lower lid.

Twitches in the eyelids; he imagines that one must see them.

Pressure, as from a stye, in the right inner canthus, and the neighboring tarsal cartilages.

Pressure below the left external canthus (after two hours).

Pain, as if a plug were pressed in under the upper border of the orbits, and touched the balls.

Pressure upon the eyeball, from before backward, or from above downward.

Tearing in the balls and orbits, mornings when walking (after twenty-four hours).

Great dilatation of the pupils (after thirteen, fourteen, and nineteen hours; reaction).

Contraction of the pupils (after fourteen hour).

The pupil of the right eye becomes smaller for a short time (after forty-eight hours).

Dimness of the eyes, as if they were full of water, which forces one to wink often; in the evening (after sixteen hours).

Shortsightedness; he cannot distinguish anything at a distance, while he distinctly sees everything which is held near his eyes.

Great sensitiveness of the eyes to the light.

Frequent flickering before the eyes.

The flame of a light appears to flicker, and to alternately darken and brighten; on looking steadily at the light he saw that it burnt calmly.

The light appears to be surrounded with a halo in the evening.

Ears.

Twitches in the external ear.

Pain, as from ulceration in the ear, mostly when swallowing.

Pain in the ear, as from ulceration, when biting the teeth together.

Painful pressure upon the external ear.

Sensation behind the ears, as if the part would become sore; he is obliged to rub it.

Violent tearing along the upper border of the cartilage of the right ear.

Violent sticking-tearing in the left external ear (after twenty-four hours).

Tearing in the left ear, down the cheek.

Sensation of a cramplike contraction in the left concha (after half an hour).

Feeling of obstruction in the left ear, as from cotton; he did not hear as well with this ear as with the other (after half an hour).

Violent stitches in the left ear.

Tearing, sticking, dull pains in the tip of the antitragus of the left ear.

Drawing pain behind the left ear.

Cramplike contraction in the left meatus auditorius, with a pressure against the tympanum. Spasmodic, cramplike pain in the meatus auditorius externus.

Painful twinging in the right meatus auditorius.

Painful drawing in the left meatus auditorius internus (after three-quarters of an hour).

Twitchings in the left meatus auditorius at short intervals, and very painful, as if a nerve were put upon the stretch, or like electric shocks.

Itching in the ear, and discharge of a brownish matter.

He sometimes heard so feebly that he did not notice when some one opened the door with a noise; often his hearing was so acute that he heard people through double doors walk in the antechambers (after fifty-four hours).

Humming in the ears.

Roaring before the ear.

Tingling in the right ear.

Nose.

Pimples, with red areolae, at the angle of the right wing of the nose.

Red pustules on the septum, in the right nostril, with soreness when touched.

Obstruction of the posterior nares, as by much phlegm.

Sneezing.

Violent coryza, lasting four weeks.

Violent fluent coryza after frequent sneezing, with lachrymation.

Severe coryza, in the evening (after forty-eight hours).

Bleeding at the nose after violent blowing.

Dry coryza.

Short pain in the nose, such as arises from too great cold, which causes his eyes to run. Contractive pain in the forepart of the nose, as from great cold, with lachrymation.

Bruised sensation in the left side of the nose; the pain seems to be in the bone.

Smell seems to have disappeared almost completely, although the nose is not obstructed (after five hours).

Illusory smell, as of burning tinder, early, when rising.

Constant smell before the nose, like pigeon or chicken dung, especially when smelling his clothes, or his body (after two hours).

Face.

Face began to swell, beginning from the eye.

Great paleness of the face shortly after taking the medicine.

Pale, sick, wan color of the face, without, however, any other symptoms.

Paleness of the face, without coldness (immediately).

The person looks sick, hollow-eyed, with blue rings around the eyes for several days (shortly after taking the medicine).

Violent burning on the face.

Dry heat in the face, and over the whole head, with confusion of the head and pale look; at the same time he feels hot upon the skin, which he himself, however, does not perceive.

After a meal, heat in the face, and exhaustion.

After dinner, heat in the face, with accumulation of sweetish saliva in the mouth, and violent thirst.

Left side of face exceedingly swollen, and covered with a number of small, pock-like blisters.

White, scaly herpes on the right cheek, close by the upper lip (after four hours).

Drawing pain in the right cheek-bone.

Dull pressure upon the left cheek-bone.

Dull pressure in the face, in the middle of the cheek, as if the place were squeezed with pincers.

Dryness of the lips and their corners.

Burning dryness of the eternal borders of the lips, almost as from pepper.

Frequently a drawing pain in the lower jaw, especially in the evening.

Frequently repeated tearing in the right ramus of the lower jaw.

Occasional tearing in the articulations of the jaw (after forty-two hours).

Suppuration and painfulness of a place under the chin, where there was a boil two years before.

Small blisters on chin, discharging liquid when broken.

Violent burning on the chin.

Externally, burning upon the chin, and dull pressure, extending upward upon the left side of the chin, as after being scraped with a dull razor.

Mouth.

Tearing in all the teeth, returning at intervals.

Toothache upon taking something warm in his mouth, a few jerkings, more pressive than drawing.

The teeth feel longer, at night, when in bed, accompanied by a pressive pain.

Drawing pain in the gums and the roots of the lower molar teeth of the left side.

Cramplike drawing in the lower row of teeth of the right side, reaching as high as the ear (shortly after taking the medicine).

Tensive and drawing pain in a hollow molar tooth, extending to the ear, for several days, at 10 o’clock in the evening.

Violent tearing in the teeth of the left side.

Pain in one of the lower incisors, as if a toothpick had been stirred about in it, made worse by contact with the tongue and the open air (second day).

Swelling of the gums.

Bleeding of the gums upon slight rubbing.

The tongue is white and rough, like a scraping-iron (after three hours).

Heaviness of the tongue, and sensation as of swelling, so that he is unable to continue speaking.

Painful vesicles in the mouth.

A quantity of liquid comes into his mouth and throat, which causes a sensation of nausea in the chest.

Insipid, foul taste of the food, also without eating.

Insipid taste of the beer.

Bitter dryness in the mouth and throat.

Bitter taste in the mouth after smoking tobacco.

Everything tastes to him like herring brine.

Tobacco does not taste, only causes biting.

In the afternoon his speech is firmer and surer than in the forenoon.

When speaking, he finds it difficult to utter certain words, as if his tongue were too heavy.

Throat.

Phlegm, firm and tough, comes into the throat, obstructing at the same time, the posterior nares (after one hour).

Prickings as with needles, now here, now there, in the throat, externally.

Dryness of the throat, passing off by eating, in the forenoon.

Roughness of the throat.

Roughness of the throat, with deep tone of voice, after a meal.

Hard pressure in the throat, on both sides of the larynx, which sometimes interferes with deglutition.

Pressure in the pit of the throat.

Sudden, dull pressure, as from a weight, on the left side of the throat.

Slow, dull thrusts coming from both sides of the ears, and in their cavities, as if two blunt plugs were penetrating, to meet in the centre.

His throat feels as if it were raw and sore.

Sensation as if scraping in the throat.

Frequent itching of the throat.

Great appetite, pressure at the stomach and nausea unto vomiting, after a meal, even when without exercise.

He has no appetite for dinner; nevertheless, he takes it an relishes it, because it is dinner-hour; bread, however, tastes a little bitter.

At times, violent hunger; at times, none at all.

Constant thirst; however, when drinking, his breath is interrupted, and he is obliged to swallow his drink little by little.

Eructations of fluid, frequently repeated, which choke him. Eructations with spasmodic pain at the stomach.

Eructations, after drinks and liquid food.

Eructations, after a meal, which burn in the throat.

Empty eructations, early in the morning.

Hiccough.

Qualmishness at the pit of the stomach, between meals, with anxiety as from a sprain; without, however, real nausea, and with good taste in the mouth and good appetite.

Several kinds of food, of which he is generally very fond, disgust him so much, that he would like to vomit.

Much nausea, early in the morning.

Nausea, early in the morning, with a sensation of fasting in the stomach.

Violent nausea toward evening, constant accumulation of water in the mouth, and, at last, vomiting, followed by great acidity in the mouth.

Nausea, with retching returning shortly after drinking cold water, and then vomiting of this water, with a sensation as if the oesophagus were pressed asunder by a large ball.

Shaking in the pit of the stomach, at every step, after every meal.

Rumbling and fermenting in the pit of the stomach.

Sensitive, dull pressure at the pit of the stomach, slowly coming and going.

Dull pressure, at intervals, over and near the pit, during a meal.

Pressure and tension, in the pit of the stomach, after every meal.

Soft pressure, with drawing, in the pit of the stomach, which disappears after a meal; when walking in the open air (after twelve hours).

Pressive and drawing pain below the pit of the stomach, when walking (after ten and a half hours).

TF Allen
Dr. Timothy Field Allen, M.D. ( 1837 - 1902)

Born in 1837in Westminster, Vermont. . He was an orthodox doctor who converted to homeopathy
Dr. Allen compiled the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica over the course of 10 years.
In 1881 Allen published A Critical Revision of the Encyclopedia of Pure Materia Medica.