Contractions. - Anac. Ana.
Semecarpus Anacardium. Nat. ord., Anacardiaceae.
Synonyms. - Anacardium ofncinarum, Anacardium ori-entale.
Fig. - Flora Hom., pl. 4.
Marking-nut Tree. - For. names: German, Elephanten Loeusebaum, Anacardien Baum; French, Anacardien; Italian, Anacardos; Spanish, Anacard.
Habitat. - Dry mountainous forests in Asia.
Part employed. - The juice contained in the cells under the external rind of the nut.
Characters. - A blackish-brown, heart-shaped nut, with a somewhat reddish tinge, containing a corrosive resinous juice, in cells between the hard outside shell and the sweet kernel; the juice is at first pale and of the thickness of honey, but afterwards turns blackish-brown, and dries up.
N.B. - It is very necessary to distinguish between the Marking-nut Tree, which is evidently the one Hahnemann described, and the Cashew Nut (Anacardium occidentale), which is often mistaken for it. It is quite possible that they may possess similar actions, but it is essential that homoeopathists should use the precise species which has been employed in the proving.
Mode of preparing. - Triturations are made in the usual manner from the resinous juice.
Reference to Hom. Proving. - Chr. Kr., ii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - Below 3, Trituration only. 4, dilute Tincture. 5 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Angustuba Spuria. Vide BRucea Antidysenterica.