-M.L.Tyler.

Marking Nut.

Introduction:
THE indications for Anacardium are so striking and so definite that it seems hardly necessary to Drug picture it. But, a word of warning. We once complained to a very wise and learned homoeopathic chemist that Anacardium, in some digestive troubles, had failed to work. Of course there may have been one of two reasons for this: the drug may have been wrongly prescribed, or it may not have been a good preparation. The old man was too polite to suggest any but the second alternative, and he proceeded to explain. He said, the dark juice from which it derives its name is not in the nut but in the husk. Whereas ignorant persons put tinctures on the market made from the nut itself; useless for medicinal purposes. A successor of that same chemist with whom we were discussing the point the other day, sent us two samples Anacardium O which lie before us as we write: the potent preparation nearly black: the reputed Anacardium, a pale brown. So once again we reiterate the warning:–Get your homoeopathic remedies from homoeopathic chemists who know what they are selling, and do not pick up cheap, ill-prepared, perhaps vitiated drugs, just anywhere. To get results, remedies must be made from the medicinal parts of a plant, grown in its own habitat, culled at its best, and prepared and preserved without contamination. We are absolutely at the mercy of our chemists; and we are very grateful to them. Anacardium is best known for its peculiar and extreme mental symptoms: its loss of memory : its senses of duality and duality and unreality (the latter makes one think of Medorrhinum); its perversions, blasphemous and cruel: its illusions, delusions, and fears; its peculiar sensations– bursting, binding, plugging. We will call on various outstanding prescribers to describe the manner in which they have found it useful, and the indications on which they have come to rely. But, first, Anacardium, one of Hahnemann’s drugs, is to be found in Vol. II of his Chronic Diseases. Here we read, that “Caspar Hoffman has called the Confectio anacardina seu sapientium (celebrated as a distinguished remedy against weakness of mind, memory and the senses) a Confection of fools: because many had lost their memory and had become mad on account of using it too often and inconsiderately.” “Hence it was only the improper and too frequent use of Anacardium that made it hurtful,” as Hahnemann points out. “If applied correctly it became curative.” In other words, just another illustration of his discovery:– “That which can cause, can cure and, in order to cure, seek out that which can cause.” Hahnemann tells us that this is one of the drugs that come from the Arabs. He says: “This powerful drug, together with others of which the ancients availed themselves with great benefit, had been completely forgotten for the last thousand years.” And he identifies and describes it thus: “Between the external black, shining, heart-shaped, hard shell, and the sweet kernel which is covered with a brown reddish thin skin, there is a thickly, blackish juice contained in a cellular tissue with which the Indians mark their linen in a indelible manner, and which is so sharp that moles may be etched away by means of it. A wrong Anacardium `occidentale’ is kidney-shaped,” he says.
BLACK LETTER SYMPTOMS
Great weakness of MEMORY. Loss of memory. Irresistible desire to curse and swear. Hypochondriasis. When walking he felt anxious, as if someone were pursuing him: he suspected everything around him. He is separated from the whole world: has no confidence in himself; despairs of being able to do that which is required of him. Weakness of all the senses. Pain HEAD, relieved entirely when eating : worse during motion and work. Gastric and nervous headaches. Dull pressure as from a plug, left vertex. VISION indistinct. Dull pressure as from a plug, upper border right orbit. Flat, offensive taste in MOUTH. Symptoms disappear during dinner, but begin anew after two hours. Pain about NAVEL as if a blunt plug were squeezed into intestines. Great and urgent desire for stool, passes without evacuation. Rectum powerless, with sensation as if plugged up. Dull pressure as from a plug in right side CHEST. Cramp calves when walking. Sensation as of a hoop or band round the part.
CURIOUS OR ITALIC SYMPTOMS
Recollections only come after the time he is in need of them. Has a devil in his ear, whispering blasphemous words. Everything perceived has no reality. Thinks he is double: that mind and body are separated: that a stranger is at his side: that strange forms accompany him. Her husband is not her husband: her child not her child. Screams loudly: swears: thinks himself a demon. Contradiction between reason and will: has 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. Cowardice. Takes everything in bad part and becomes violent. Sensation of obstruction as from a plug in ear. Abdomen feels as if it would burst when coughing. Dull pressure like a plug in right chest. Two quickly succeeding stitches, pierce through and through the heart at night. Sleepiness after coughing. Legs stiff, as if bandaged: tense, as if too short. Wave-like twitches here and there in legs. Pressing or penetrating pain as from a plug in different parts. Frequent tenesmus during the day for many days, without his ever being able to expel anything. Any part which he leaves unmoved, immediately goes to sleep. GUERNSEY says:–“There are few remedies in the entire Materia Medica having `impaired memory ‘ as so marked a characteristic. In restoring the memory, it often cures the patient of all other troubles.” Forgets everything: consciousness of this takes away the appetite. Feels blasphemous words constantly suggested, with desire to curse and swear. Fixed ideas: that he is double: that there is no reality in anything: all a dream : mind and body separated: a stranger at his side, one to the right, the other to the left: her husband is not her husband, or her child her child is being pursued: suspects everyone: constantly expecting trouble. Two different influences exerted on him at the same time, the one to do murder, the other to do good. Frequently screams loudly, as if to call someone. Objects appear too far off. All the symptoms disappear while eating, returning afterwards. (Then the ubiquitous plug sensations, and the sensations of a hoop or band round parts.) KENT emphasizes the following points:–Full of strange notions and ideas. Feeble mind, to complete imbecility. Disturbed by everything: cursing. In continuous controversy with himself: controversy between two wills, two impulses. Hallucinations: a demon sits on one shoulder an angle on the other. Contradiction between will and reason. “I have learned much from Anac., Aurum and Argentum, of the strange action of medicines on the human mind. By this means we get at facts and lay side many hypothesis.” Nothing real: all seems in a dream. Fixed ideas: that he is double: that a stranger is by his side. One moment he sees a thing and understands it and another moment he does not understand it. One moment sees it is her child and another that it is not. One moment thinks it is so, and next moment has enough reason left to know that it is not so. Delusion is an advanced stage of illusion. In the repertory we have the same remedies, often, for illusion and delusion; it is a matter of grade. He sees demons, and at first he knows from his intelligence that a demon is not there, but later he wants to drive him out. Fears everything and everybody : he is pursued: expects enemies: internal anxiety: no peace. All moral feeling is taken out of him. He feels cruel. Can do bodily injury without feeling. Cruel, malicious, wicked. Suitable in religious mania when the conflict between external and internal will is kept up. “Skins” like Rhus. Tetanus. Epilepsy. NASH says:–Anacardium orientale is a very valuable remedy, not generally appreciated by our school. It ought often to be used in that hydra-headed complaint called dyspepsia, for which Nux is so indiscriminately used. And he stresses that Anac. has a pain in stomach only when the stomach is empty, and is relieved by eating, while Nux is relieved after the process of digestion is over. Nux is at its worst two or three hours after meals, but only till digestion is accomplished, then comes relief: whereas with Anac. this is the time when the suffering is worst. Nash found almost as many Anac. as Nux cases: and found the 200th here more efficacious than the lower potencies. “The potency here as well as elsewhere and with all remedies has more to do with success in curing than some imagine.” In regard to stool, he says, Nux has the desire, but with irregular or overaction. Anac. has the desire, with not sufficient action to carry it out. Then Anac. has a sense of lump or plug in anus which ought to come away: which does not appear in Nux. Anacardium, marking nut, Plugged sensations, eyes to gut. Anacardium, here’s your guide. Plug within, tight band outside. Mentally two wills oppose, Which to obey he never knows. Think of Anacardium where Patient wants to curse and swear: Should he never cease to pray, Give Stramonium right away. Marking nut will potent be, To restore lost memory. Anacardium vies with Nux In dyspepsia: here’s the crux Pain till food’s digested, see? Spells Tinct. Nucis vomicae: Pain when stomach’s empty–tut !– Cure him with the marking nut.

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– Kent J. T.

This remedy is full of strange notions and ideas. The mind appears to be feeble; almost, if not complete imbecility; seems as if in a dream; everything is strange; slow to comprehend. Marked irritability; disturbed by everything; cursing. Weak memory. Forgetful of things in his mind but a moment ago. All his senses seem to vanish and he gropes around as if in a dream. Change of states; alternate states. Dullness and sluggishness of the mind prevail. He is in a continuous controversy with himself. Irresolution marks his character. 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. He is persuaded by his evil will to do acts of violence and injustice, but is withheld and restrained by a good will. So there is a controversy between two wills, between two impulses. When this is really analyzed by one who knows something of the nature of man it will be seen that the man is disturbed in his external will, but the internal will cannot be affected by medicine. His external voluntary is continuously excited by external influences, but his real will, in which is his conscience, restrains that and keeps him from carrying the impulses into effect. This can only be observed when its action is on a really good man. He has a controversy when his external will is aroused, but in an evil man there is no restraint and he will not have this symptom.

Hallucinations: a demon sits on one shoulder and an angel on the other. He is disposed to malice and has an irresistible desire to curse and swear. Laughs when he should be serious. So it is carried on until all things in the external will are inverted. Internal anxiety, i.e., the internal will is in a turmoil over this external disturbance. “Contradiction between will and reason” is an attempt to express what the individual knew nothing about. “Feels as though he had two wills.” That is better. It finally destroys or paralyzes the external will, and when a man is naturally evil and is under the paralyzing influence of Anacardium he will do acts of violence. A wicked man is restrained, not by his conscience, but by fear of the law. Anacardium paralyzes the external will and places him in a position of imbecility, and he does acts of violence from his own natural perverted self. It has so acted on a portion of the mind that it teaches a great deal. I have learned much from Anac., Aurum and Argentum of the strange action of medicines on the human mind. Psychology must be figured out by the action of drugs on the human mind. By this means we get at facts and can lay aside many hypotheses.

Ideas as if nothing were real, all seems to be a dream. Fixed ideas. He thinks he is double. This comes from a vague consciousness that there is a difference between the external and internal will, a consciousness that one will is the body and another is the mind. Dwells on thoughts about salvation. That a stranger is by his side, is another recognition of the two wills. That strange forms accompany him, one to his right side and one to his left. This mental state drives him to madness. Alternation of his moods and understanding. One moment he sees a thing and another moment he does not understand it. One moment she sees it is her child and another that it is not. One moment it is a delusion and next moment it is an illusion. One moment thinks it is so and next moment has enough reason left to know that it is not so. Delusion is an advanced stage of illusion. In the Repertory we have the same remedies often in illusion and delusion, it is a matter of grade. When the intellect is slightly affected it is an illusion, and what he sees he knows is not so. He sees demons, and at first he knows from his intelligence that a demon is not there, but later he wants you to drive him out. It does not matter which, they are similar symptoms, and it is a matter of degree, and so, in the Repertory, delusions and illusions are not given separate places.

Anac., Hyos., Stram. and Bell. are important in bringing out the quality of the perverted human mind as to the intelligence and affections. Whenever a medicine makes a man desire to do something it affects his will, and when it affects his intelligence it is acting on his understanding. Medicines act on both.

Low-spirited, disheartened, fears he is pursued, looks for thieves, expects enemies, fears everything and everybody. Full of internal anxiety. No peace. He is separated from the whole world, and he despairs to do that which is required of him. Cowardly in the extreme. Fears some dreadful thing will happen. Morose, sulky, sullen. Unsocial; complains of weak memory. Slight causes make him excessively angry. A strong feature is that all moral feeling is taken out of him. He feels cruel. Can do bodily injury without feeling. Cruel, malicious, wicked.

Bad effects of mental excitement. Weak-minded. Consequences of fright and mortification. Suitable in religious mania when the conflict between the external and internal will is kept up. It is analogous to Hyos.

Many complaints are ameliorated by eating. Sensation here and there of pressure, described as of a plug, all through the body, in the head, eyes, in the navel and down the spine. Objects appear too far off. Things have a strange look, sometimes uncanny. Illusions of smell, burning timber, pigeon’s dung. Chronic dry coryza.

The whole body has been well covered by symptoms; but it seems that the mind represents the principal aspect, and it will seldom be used excepting for such mind symptoms. Usually when the mental symptoms are strong the physical are also covered by the remedy.

Full of trembling and paralytic weakness. Tetanus; epilepsy. Sensations as of a hoop or band around the body, limbs or head; pressing as of a plug.

The eruptions are like Rhus in many respects; erysipelatous eruptions dark, dusky, and of malignant types. It is an antidote to Rhus poisoning. Eruptions all over. Yellow vesicles are common. Intense itching of eruptions. Warts on the palms like Natrum mur. Skin burns much. It seems closely related in its symptoms to all the Rhus family.

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International Homeopathic Consultant at Ushahomeopathy
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Marking Nut Anacardiaceae.

General:
Sudden loss of memory; everything seems to be in a dream; patient is greatly troubled about his forgetfulness; confused unfit for business. Disposed to be malicious, seems bent on wickedness. Ir esistible desire to curse and swear [Lac. c. , Lil. , Nit. ac. – wants to pray continualy, Stram. ].

Lack of confidence in himself and others. Feels as though he had two wils, one commanding him to do what the other forbids. When walking, is anxious, as if someone were pursuing him; suspects everything around him. Weakness of al the senses.

Hypochondriac, with haemor hoids and constipation. Strange temper, laughs at serious mat ers and is serious over laughable things. Thinks herself a demon; curses and swears. Sensation: as of a hoop or band around a part [Cac. , Carb. , ac. , Sulph. ]; or as of a dul, blunt instrument pressing; as of a plug of a inner parts.

Headache: relieved entirely when eating [Psor. ]; when lying down in bed at night, and when about faling asleep; worse during motion and work. Gastric and nervous headaches of sedentary persons [Arg. n. , Bry. , Nux]. Apt to choke when eating and drinking [Can. s. , Kava kava, Nit. ac. ].

Swalows food and drink hastily; symptoms disappear while eating [Kali p. , Psor. ]. Stomach: sensation of fasting “al gone,” comes on only when stomach is empty and is (>). by eating [Chel. , Iod. ]: (>) . during process of digestion [rev. of Bry. , Nux].

Warts on palms of hands [Nat. m. ]. Great desire for stool, but with the ef ort the desire passes away without evacuation; rectum seems powerless, paralyzed, with sensation as if plugged up [ir egular peristaltic or over action, Nux].

Relations: Compare: Rhus r. , Rhus t. and Rhus v. Symptoms are prone to go from right to left [Lyc. ]. Anacardium folows wel: after Lyc. and Puls. Anacardium folows, and is folowed by Platina.

Dr.Devendra Kumar MD(Homeo)
International Homeopathic Consultant at Ushahomeopathy
I am a Homeopathic Physician. I am practicing Homeopathy since 20 years. I treat all kinds of Chronic and Acute complaints with Homeopathic Medicines. Even Emergency conditions can be treated with Homeopathy if case is properly managed. know more about me and my research on my blog https://www.homeoresearch.com/about-me/
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