ANACARDIUM – Homeopathic Medicine

Last modified on January 7th, 2019

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TF Allen
Written by TF Allen

ANACARDIUM homeopathic drug picture symptoms from A Primer of Materia Medica by T.F. Allen, of the homeopathy remedy ANACARDIUM

General Action

      The chief characteristics of this drug are found in the mental and skin symptoms. The prevailing sensation is that of “a plug.” Botanically, chemically and symptomatically allied to Rhus tox. and Ailanthus.

Generalities

      Weakness or faintness with restlessness. Paralyses. Pain as from a plug in various parts. “Symptoms disappear during the mid-day meal.”.

Mind

      Memory feeble or lost. Mental work is extremely difficult; can scarcely comprehend ordinary conversation. Suspicious. Seems to be pursued. Melancholia. Hypochondria. Hysteria. Seems isolated from the whole world. Mental dullness and gloom after sexual indulgence. Extraordinary desire to swear.

Head

      Violent pain, as from a plug in left side, near vertex. Pressure in temples. Pain in the occiput from a false step or noises. Headaches, often ameliorated by eating, but always aggravated by mental effort.

Eyes

      Dull pressure, as with a plug on the eye-ball. Vision dim, as if looking through mist.

Ears

      Dull pressure on the tympanum. Canal seems plugged up, aggravated by biting teeth together. Deafness, especially with defective memory.

Nose

      The posterior nares seem plugged up. Soreness in the nostrils. Illusions of smell or loss of smell. Smells (illusion) burning tinder or dung.

Face

      Pale, with sunken eyes. Tetter around the mouth.

Mouth

      Foul odor, not noticed by the patient. Gums bleed very easily. Vesicles in the mouth. Speech difficult, on account of stiffness and swelling of the tongue. Taste lost.

Throat

      Tough mucus, obstructing the posterior nares. Catarrh of the Eustachian tubes, with a feeling of blunt plugs.

Stomach

      Feeble digestion; melancholy after eating. A shattering sensation in the pit of the stomach on every step after eating.

Abdomen

      Flatulence. Thrusts. As if a blunt plug were squeezed into the intestines.

Stool

      Urging, with inability to expel the feces; “the rectum seems plugged up.” Painful internal piles.

Sexual Organs

      Discharge of prostatic (or seminal fluid) at stool, or after urinating.

Respiratory Organs

      Cough at night, shattering, spasmodic, arresting the breath.

Chest

      Pressing pain as from a plug in the chest. Stitches in the region of the heart, extending to the small of the back.

Back

      Feeling of a heavy weight on sides of neck and back. Nape stiff. Feeling of a plug in the spine. Lumbago with painful stiffness.

Extremities

      Dull pressing in ward pains. Cramp-like pains in wrist and finger joints. Legs stiff as if bandaged, restless. Trembling. Paralytic weakness. Ankles feel sprained.

Skin

      Eczema with intense itching, mental depression, etc.

Fever

      Chilliness, even in a warm room; chilliness internal with external heat. “Night sweats.”.

About the author

TF Allen

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.

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