Anacardium occidentalis (Anac-o) = Cashewnuß/= kaju (I)/Rinde/Blätter/Nüße/Wurzel


Vergleich: Feni (Alkoholisch Getränk aus Anac-o. hergestellt in Goa). 

DD.: Canth. Mez. (as a vesicant). Crot-t. Rhus-r. Rhus-t.

Siehe: Sapindales + Nussgruppe


= Anac. + intensiv;


Gemüt: Aphasie (bei Imbezillität)

Gedächtnisschwäche (Umgebung)/denken schwierig

Gleichgültig, Apathie

Imbezillität (+ Aphasie)/kann nicht sprechen/stößt unverständliche Laute aus

Murmeln (unklar)

Verwirrt geistig


Ohr: Schwellung/brennend

Gesicht: geschwollen/Schmerz - brennend/Jucken/Erysipel

Mund: Aphthen

Atmung: Heißer Atem

Glieder: Hühneraugen/Muskeln können nicht kontrolliert werden/Schwielen an den Fußsohlen

Haut: Warzen/Ausschläge - Tinea/Rhus-vergiftung/Pocken/Erysipel/wildes Fleisch

Allgemeines: Wunden - Granulationsgewebe, wildes Fleisch/Wassersucht - äußere




[Mrinal Mohapatra]

The common cashew nut of the West Indies. It is easily distinguished from our Anacardium which comes from the East Indies, being kidney-shaped, while

the Oriental nut, our well-proved medicine, is heart-shaped. It was never proved and is only known by the frequent cases of poisoning which occur from

peeling or roasting the nut. The kernel is edible, but it is advisable first to remove the germ between the halves.

The poisonous black juice contained between the outer and inner shell contain two peculiar principles, Anacardic acid and Cardol. Poisonings are frequently

mistaken for Rhus poisoning.

The effects on the skin are mentioned by C. Hg. in Cl. Müller’s Vierteljahrschrift in 1861, Vol. 12, p. 276. Cures on record excepting from Segin in Hygea.

Mind: Loss of will ; cannot control voluntary muscles. θ Paralysis with imbecility.

Did not know his surroundings. θ Paralysis with imbecility.

Weak memory.

Difficult thinking.



Vertigo: Apathy or anesthesia.

Head: Tearing headache on left side.

Head falls forward, difficult to keep it up. θ Paralysis and imbecility.

Eyes: ** Scrofulous ophthalmia.

Ears: Swelling of ears with burning and itching.

Face: Erysipelas over whole face (from applying juice to destroy marks).

Swelling of face with itching and burning ; next night after handling nuts.

Applied to face to remove cuticle and produce a fresher and more youthful appearance.

Face so much swollen that for a time not a feature was discernible (in a lady exposed to fumes of nut while roasting).

The juice corrodes lips and mouth.

Mouth: Cannot speak, only mutters unintelligible sounds. θ Paralysis and imbecility.

Painfully swollen tongue from handling nuts.

** Aphtha.

Stomach: Drinks run out of mouth. θ Paralysis with imbecility.

Rectum: ** Dysentery.

Urinary Organs: Increased urination.

Male Organs: Stimulates sexual desire.

Testicles swelled when touched with hands after handling nuts.

Female Organs: Stimulates sexual desire.

When during menses juice is applied, it causes erysipelas of face.

** Uterine complaints and dropsy.

Respiratory Organs: Respiration free. θ Paralysis and imbecility.

Chest: Pulse slow, moderately full, 60. θ Paralysis with imbecility.

Limbs: Large blisters filled with a yellow fluid are raised on hands, followed by desquamation.

** Warts.

** Corns.

Fever: Temperature of body cool. θ Paralysis.

Skin: If hands are not washed carefully after handling nuts, they cause itching and painful burning swellings wherever they touch skin.

** Corroding or dry tetters.

Red itching spots like nettlerash, similar to that of Rhus tox., spreading from left to right.

Used as a vesicant it causes itching and burning ; then gradual reddening and swelling, followed by vesicles which become pustular; these are large and

flat at first and gradually become confluent and break ; the epidermis peels off, but leaves surface swollen, hyperamic and suppurating for days.

The juice is used on corns, warts, ringworms and obstinate ulcers.


Rest, Position, Motion:



Temperature and Weather:


Locality and Direction:

Left: tearing headache.

Left to right: red itching spots.

Sensations: Tearing pain : in left side of head.

Burning and itching : of ears and face.

Tissues: ** Scirrhous swellings.

** Hard excrescences.

** Proud flesh.


Antidotiert von: Äußerlich angewandte Jodpräparate,                                    Rhus-t.           


Allerlei: Früchten werden als Amulett gebraucht.


Phytology: A very useful nut for general depression and nervous weakness and helps to elevate mood. It stimulates the appetite and

nervous system and keeps the body active, cheerful and energetic.



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