Background : The juice inside the shell is a skin irritant that causes blistering. In 19th- century Europe it was used to burn off warts and corns.
Preparation : The black juice between the outer and inner shell is dissolved in alcohol, then diluted and succussed.
Remedy Profile : Anacardium occ. is most appropriate for people who are prone to poor memory and willpower, and who feel mentally and physically apathetic and numb. They are prone to exam nerves and phobias. The remedy is given for the above state of mind in conjunction with skin and muscle complaints. Skin eruptions initially itch and burn, then become swollen and sore, before producing blisters that may become infected. The ears and face may itch and burn. Anacardium occ. may also be prescribed for warts or leprosy.