Author: Jan Scholten
The situation is that of a kind of child abuse. Overly strict parents impose all their desires on the child and do not allow him to think or do anything on his own. He cannot make his own decisions, to the extent that he is not allowed even to decide what clothes he should wear. If he starts making his own decisions or does not live up to the expectations placed upon him, he will be punished cruelly. So he tries to live up to these expectations by being obedient and angelic in his behaviour and by being excellent in his work. But he begins to develop a lack of self-confidence and becomes nervous. He is irresolute because the outcome of his decisiveness is usually a severe punishment. If the domination persists and he is compelled to put up with it, he starts reacting with cruelty, malice, want of moral feeling and antisocial behaviour. Here he may also develop a tremendous overconfidence with contempt for others. But Anacardium can be very hard and cruel and at the same time have a lack of self-confidence. There are thus two sides to Anacardium. On the one hand he is good, angelic, obedient from fear of punishment. He is very orderly, fastidious, cannot rest till things are in proper place. The other part of him is hard, malicious, violent, devilish, disgusted with himself. He becomes immoral, develops suicidal or homicidal tendencies, is abusive, stubborn and avoids the company of people. These two sides of Anacardium are constantly in opposition to each other: should he be an angel or a devil? Anacardium could be the wife of a selfish tyrant who rules with an iron fist and does not allow her to take any decisions. She becomes irresolute, lacks in self-confidence, is confused: always has two wills.
One side feels very special, they think of themselves as the best. Often this comes from an upbringing where they were spoiled. Especially in boys who were given everything and seen as the bearer of the name of the family name.
Ailments from being maltreated, as a child by the parents, as a wife by her husband, by police, by alcoholics; being told to be bad, suppressed instincts, orthodox churches, eternal sin ideas.
Ambitious, pushed to be the best, trying to do his best, to prove what he can do.
Childish, idiotic; bewildered.
Kisses his companions hands.
Aversion to work.
Depression; melancholy, hypochondriac.
Very easily offended.
Clairaudient, hears voices far away or of the dead.
Energy: weakening of all senses, sight, hearing.
Memory, weak, impaired; forgetful; absent minded; brain-fag; senile dementia.
Angry, hatred, malicious, cruel, abusive, unfeeling, amoral, cursing.
Shy, bashful, timid, lack of self-confidence.
Hard hearted, malicious, wicked, cruelty, want of moral feeling, inhumanity, immoral, hatred, swearing, cursing; rage, irritability; violent deeds, killing.
Fear: examination; others; being unsuccessful.
Delusion: being pursued, hunted; done wrong, being bad, a criminal.
Delusion: being double, split; mind and body split; having two wills, an angel and a devil; antagonism with himself.
Delusion: being possessed; under super-human control; devils, taking over.
Delusion: humiliated, disrespected.
Estranged from people, family, children.
Split, feeling good and special on the one hand, bad and ugly on the other hand.
Dreams: contests; anxious; old events; preaching without having committed his sermon; unable to accomplish; danger; fire; smells tinder, burning punk and sulphur; face is covered with white, ugly pustules; diseases of others; dead bodies, about a near tomb, or a steep precipice; abyss; accidents; business; busy; danger; high places; bad luck; exhausting; misfortune; plans made; precipices; slopes; smallpox marks in face; threats.
Colour preference: 2C, 3C, 18AB.
Sensation: stuck; plug; band, bandaged.
Weather: > sun, < hot water.
Desire: food, swallows food and drinks hastily.
Food: > eating !!.
Physical: > lying on side, > rubbing; > motion, < begin of motion.
Energy: weak, neurasthenic.
Head: pressing pain, plug, forehead, occiput, temples, vertex, < cough, < mental exertion, > meal; itching, little boils on scalp.
Eyes: pain, pressing, plug; vision indistinct vision, objects appear too far.
Ears: pain, pressing, plug; hard of hearing.
Nose: frequent sneezing. Sense of smell perverted; coryza, in the aged.
Face: pale; blue rings around eyes; erysipelas, vesicular facial eruptions.
Mouth: painful vesicles; foetid odour; tongue swollen, impending speech and motion; saliva in mouth; burning around lips as from pepper.
Lungs: cough, < talking, in children, after ﬁt of temper, < eating.
Heart: palpitation; rheumatic pericarditis; double stitches.
Chest: pain pressure, as a dull plug; oppression, internal heat and anxiety, > open air.
Stomach: indigestion, dyspepsia, >> eating !; full, distension; empty; belching, nausea, vomiting, < cough.
Abdomen: pain, pressing, pinching, griping, plug; rumbling; bowels inactive.
Rectum: urge ineffectual desire; powerless, as if plugged up; spasmodic constriction; itching; moisture; haemorrhage during stool; painful haemorrhoids.
Male: voluptuous itching; seminal emissions, prostatic discharge, < stool.
Female: leucorrhoea; sore, itching; menses scanty.
Back: stiff neck.
Limbs: dull pressure in the shoulders, as from a weight; neuralgia in thumb; paralytic weakness, knees feel paralysed or bandaged; cramps in calves; pressure as from a plug in the glutei; ulcers on forearm; fingers swollen with vesicular eruption.
Skin: itching, eczema, neurotic, vesicular eruption, scratching, > hot applications; swelling, urticaria, like poison oak; lichen planus; eczema; warts on hands, palms.