This remedy is full of strange notions and
The mind appears to be feeble; almost, if not
complete imbecility; seems as if in a dream; everything is
strange; slow to comprehend. Marked irritability; disturbed by
everything; cursing. Weak memory. Forgetful of things in his
mind but a moment ago. All his senses seem to vanish and he
gropes around as if in a dream.
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Change of States:
and sluggishness of the mind prevail. He is in a continuous
controversy with himself. Irresolution marks his character. He
cannot settle, he hesitates and often does nothing. He
cannot decide, especially in an action of good or
He hears voices commanding him to do this or
that, and seems to be between a good and an evil will. He is
persuaded by his evil will to do acts of violence and
injustice, but is withheld and restrained by a good will. So
there is a controversy between two wills, between two
impulses. When this is really analyzed by one who knows
something of the nature of man it will be seen that the man is
disturbed in his external will, but the internal will cannot
be affected by medicine.
His external voluntary is
continuously excited by external influences, but his real
will, in which is his conscience, restrains that and keeps him
from carrying the impulses into effect. This can only be
observed when its action is on a really good man. He has a
controversy when his external will is aroused, but in an evil
man there is no restraint and be will not have this
demon sits on one shoulder and an angel on the other. He is
disposed to malice and has an irresistible desire to curse and
swear. Laughs when he should be serious. So it is carried on
until all things in the external will are inverted. Internal
anxiety, i. e., the internal will is in a turmoil. over this
Contradiction between will and reason
is an attempt to express what the individual knew nothing
Feels as though he had two wills.
Ideas as if
nothing were real, all seems to be a dream. Fixed ideas. He
thinks he is double. This comes from a vague consciousness
that there is a difference between the external and internal
will, a consciousness that one will is the body and another is
Dwells on thoughts about salvation. That a
stranger is by his side, is another recognition of the two
wills. That strange forms accompany him, one to his right side
and one to his left. This mental state drives him to
Alternation of his moods and understanding. One
moment he sees a thing and another moment he does not
understand it. One moment she sees it is her child and another
that it is not. One moment it is a delusion and next moment it
is an illusion.
One moment thinks it is so and next moment
has enough reason left that it is not so .
Delusion is an
advanced stage of illusion.
In the Repertory we have the
same remedies often in illusion and delusion, it is a matter
When the intellect is slightly affected it is an
illusion, and what he sees he knows is not so. He sees demons,
and at first he knows from his intelligence that a demon is
not there, but later, he wants you to drive him
Low-spirited, disheartened, fears be is pursued, looks
for thieves, expects enemies, fears everything and everybody.
Full of internal anxiety. No peace. He is separated from the
whole world, and he despairs to do that which is required of
him. Cowardly in the extreme. Fears some dreadful thing will
happen. Morose, sulky, sullen.
Unsocial; complains of weak
Slight causes make him excessively angry. A strong
feature is that all moral feeling is taken out of him. He
feels cruel. Can do bodily injury without feeling. Cruel,
malicious, wicked. Bad effects of mental excitement.
Weak-minded. Consequences of fright and mortification.
Suitable in religious mania when the conflict between the
external and internal will is kept up. It is analogous to
Hyos. Objects appear too far off. Things have a strange look,
sometimes uncanny. Illusions of smell, burning timber, pigeons
The mind represents the principal aspect, and
Anacardium will seldom be used excepting for such mind
symptoms. Usually when the mental symptoms are strong the
physical are also covered by the remedy.
and there of pressure, described as if a plug, all through the
body, in the head, eyes, in the navel and down the
Chronic dry coryza.
Skin: The eruptions are like
Rhus in many respects; erysipelatous eruptions dark, dusky and
of malignant types.
It is an antidote to Rhus
Eruptions all over. Yellow vesicles are common.
Intense itching of eruptions. Warts on the palms like Natrum
mur. Skin burns much. It seems closely related in its symptoms
to all the Rhus family.
complaints are ameliorated by eating.