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Anacardium orientale

Treating gastroenterological and dermatological disorders with Anacardium orientale

Semecarpus anacardium is a shrub of the Anacardiaceae family. Mainly growing in northern India, this tree produces a nut commonly called “marking nut”. This fruit is used in the preparation of Anacardium orientale. This homoeopathic remedy  is manufactured according to the regular preparation methods that involve soaking the basic compound in alcohol. This first process results in the mother tincture, which will be subsequently diluted several times. Between the various dilutions, the solution is shaken (a process called potentization) to help it maintain and enhance its therapeutic properties. Anacardium orientale is recommended in the homoeopathic treatment of several pathologies.

Care in gastroenterology

In gastroenterology, Anacardium orientale is used to treat digestive disorders and abdominal pain. This remedy is prescribed if the pain intensifies when the patient moves. Note that the pain can be caused by deep breathing or mental effort. Anacardium orientale is indicated for the treatment of abdominal pain and digestive disorders like dyspepsia and sudden stomach pain. Thus, patients suffering from constipation, nausea and vomiting can resort to this remedy. Note that the symptomatic manifestations of gastrointestinal disorders are less intense when the patient eats.

Treating behavioural disorder

Anacardium orientale is indicated for treating intellectual overwork, multiple personnality disorder and, generally speaking, behavioural disorders. It is recommended for angry patients who are easily irritated due to overwork, especially irritable students. This homoeopathic remedy is thus ideal for patients who are anxious, susceptible or unable to provide any intellectual effort.

Anacardium orientale significantly reduces nervousness, depressive syndromes and aggressive behaviour characterized by a tendency to swear. This remedy is also suitable for treating various disorders including anxiety, hopelessness, loss of self-confidence, mild paranoia and weak memory. It is in fact prescribed to treat temporary memory loss resulting from tiredness or overwork, as well as eating disorders like bulimia.

Applications in dermatology

The medical properties of Anacardium orientale make it a well-suited form of treatment for skin disorders. This remedy is indeed effective for treating various dermatological conditions such as lichen planus, characterized by the presence of rashes, purple papules and itching. Anacardium orientale is particularly recommended in case of vivid irritation, itching, dermatitis, peeling skin or skin lesions.

Recommended dosage in case of gastroenterological diseases

In case of constipation, Anacardium orientale 9 CH is the most appropriate remedy. The treatment should last six days, with an intake of three granules per day, to be taken preferably in the morning and the evening. In case of abdominal pain that improves when eating, take 5 granules of 9 CH-dilution twice a day before meals, at 10 in the morning and 5 in the afternoon.

Indications in case of behavioural disorder

The treatment against eating disorder lasts fifteen days. The dosage is five granules of Anacardium orientale 9 CH, to be taken twice a day. Aggressive subjects can take three to five granules 9 CH twice a day. When a child is aggressive and swears frequently, three capsules 9 CH should be taken three times a day. The same dosage is recommended in case of memory loss. To deal with depression that improves when eating, take five granules 9 CH three times a day.

Recommended dosage for treating skin conditions

To treat lichen planus, itching and papular rashes, take three granules 9 CH before meals. Note that in homoeopathy, the granules should not be handled with the fingers. They are generally taken before meals and left to melt under the tongue.

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Associated diseases

  • Asthenia
  • Cephalalgia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Eczema
  • Memory
  • Ulcer

Good to know: Anacardium orientalis can effectively deal with male sexual hyperactivity. Among women, its is used to treat gynaecological disorders such as heavy or painful menstruation and vulvar pruritus.

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