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ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE

ANACARDIUM OCCIDENTALE [Anac]

 

  • Inferiority complex, worthlessness. Cruelty, cold heartedness.
  • Delusion of an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other  he is pulled in two directions at once.
  • Sensations  Blunt pluglike, or band around parts.
  • All complaints from eating.

COMMON NAME

:

Marking Nut.

FAMILY

:

Anacardiaceae.

SOURCE

:

Layer of nut between shell and kernel.

A/F

:

Bad effects of mental excitement.

Excessive utilisation of brain for purposeless thoughts.

Emotions
Anger; Fright; Care
Sedentary habits.

Examinations
Mental exertion, Over study
Consequences of mortifications
Suppressed eruptions

MODALITIES

:

 Empty stomach  FROM EATING
 Long after eating (after 23 hrs)  Lying down and falling asleep
 During motion  During digestion
 Evening to midnight  Rubbing
 Mental exertion 3  Lying on side
 Strong smells  Heat
 Drafts (cold)  In the sun
 Stepping hard 2  Hot bath
 Open air
 Emotions
 Morning
 Anger2, fright, care
 Talking

MIND

:

Physical and mental LACK OF POWER. Weakness, fatigue, BRAIN FAG.

BAD MEMORY. Sudden loss of memory. Absentminded.

Fear of examinations. Nervous exhaustion from over study.

Fear of failure, of someone behind him.

Fear or delusion or dreams of BEING PURSUED.

Pathological inferiority and low selfesteem. LACK OF CONFIDENCE in himself and others.

Special senses are weakened  sight, hearing, touch, smell etc.

Want of moral sentiment. Unsocial.

Very CRUEL, malicious, wicked; ILL NATURED, PROFANE. Fist fights.

Very easily offended, IRRESISTIBLE DESIRE TO CURSE and SWEAR [Liltig, Lacc, Nitac].

FIXED IDEAS; that he is double as if mind and body are separate; as if someone pursuing him.

Illusions, delusions, hallucinations. Thinks he is possessed of two persons or wills, one commanding him to do what the other forbids
IRRESOLUTION.

CONTRADICTORY IMPULSES  laughs at serious things, remains serious when anything laughable occurs.

Desire to prove himself.

History of abusive family, marriage or relationships.

Alcohol or drug abuse.

Sadomasochistic desires or sexual fantasies involving pain or humiliation.

GUIDING INDICATIONS

:

Adapted to hysterical women, ill natured children and old people. Neurasthenics who have a type of NERVOUS DYSPEPSIA relieved by food.

PLUGLIKE SENSATION, as of a dull pressure in inner parts such as rectum, anus, head, eyes etc.

CONSTRICTIVE SENSATION as of a hoop or BAND around the parts eg. head, knee etc. [ Sulph, Carbolic Ac.]

PARETIC WEAKNESS or actual paralysis of rectum with great desire for stool, but with the effort, the desire passes of without evacuation. INEFFECTUAL DESIRE, rectum feels powerless as if plugged up [Nuxv  because of irregular peristalsis].

INTERMITTENCY ( PERIODICITY) of symptoms.

EATING TEMPORARILY RELIEVES ALL THE SYMPTOMS.

Symptoms prone to go from right to left (Lyc).

EMPTY ALL GONE Sensation in stomach, comes on only when stomach is empty and is relieved by eating and  during process of digestion [ Chel, Iod, Petr, Sep].

Eczema, neurotic. Intense itching with mental irritability not  by scratching  water as hot as could be borne.

Warts on palms of hands ( Natm). Clammy sweat on palms.

KEYNOTES

:

1. Eating temporarily relieves all symptoms.

2. Irresistible desire to curse and swear.

3. Illusion of duality  as if possessed of two persons or wills.

4. Great weakness of memory.

NUCLEUS OF REMEDY

:

 Neurasthenics, hypochondriacs, hysterical women.

 All symptoms  fasting  eating.

 Pluglike sensation ( inner parts) and bandlike sensation (outer parts).

 Ill natured, cruel, tendency to swear.

 Bad memory.

 Illusion of duality.

CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS

:

All gone sensation in stomach  empty stomach  eating.

Eating temporarily relieves all symptoms.

CLINICAL

:

Behavioural problems, Depression, Gastritis, Inferiority complex, Mania, Paranoia, Peptic ulcer, Rhus poisoning, Suicidal tendencies.

Wounds of tendons  Dr. Stearus.

Loss of memory as a sequelae to variola.

REMEDY RELATIONSHIPS

:

Compare  Hyos, Med, Nuxv, Staph, Stram.

Remedies that precede well  Lyc, Plat, Puls.

Remedies that follow well  Lyc, Plat, Puls.

Antidoted by  Clem, Coff, Crott, Ranb, Rhust, Jugcin.

Antidote to  Rhust.

 

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