Semecarpus anacardium Linn.

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Semecarpus anacardium Linn.belongs to Anacardiaceae, family.
The Arabic Names for this herb are Hab-ul-Feham, Hab-ul-Qalb.
The English Names for this herb are Marking Nut Tree, Oriental Cashew.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Bhilanwan, Bhilawan, Biladar.

Pharmacological Actions

The pharmacological Actions of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. are Abortifacient, Anthelmintic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-bilious, Anti-epileptic, Anti-gonorrhoeal, Anti-gout, Anti-haemorrhagic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-leprotic, Anti-leucodermal, Anti-neuralgic, Anti-paralytic, Anti-phlegmatic, Anti-septic, Anti-syphilitic, Anti-tumor, Aphrodisiac, Appetizer, Brain Tonic, Cardiac Tonic, Carminative, Caustic, Cephalic Tonic, Cholagogue, Counter-Irritant, Desiccative, Digestive, Emmenagogue, Escharotic, Muscle Tonic, Nervine Tonic, Nutritive, Resolvent, Respiratory Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic, Vesicant.


  • Anti-septic
  • Cholagogue
  • Digestive
  • Escharotic
  • Stimulant
  • Vesicant

  • Fruit:
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Resolvent
  • Tonic

  • Seed Kernel:
  • Appetitive
  • Cardiac Tonic
  • Carminative
  • Nutritive
  • Respiratory Stimulant

  • Indications

    The Indication of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. is Memory Weakness.

    The Indications of Oil of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. are Intestinal Worms, Leucoderma, Rheumatic Pain, Coryza.

    The Indications of Fruit of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. are Sexual Weakness, Secondary Syphilis, Eczema, Scrofula, Epilepsy, Leucoderma, Palsy, Inflammations, Rheumatic Swellings, Stomatitis, Fever, Dysmenorrhoea, Nervous Disorder, Paralysis, General Debility, Piles, Neuralgia, Asthma, Sciatica, Skin Eruptions, Pneumonia, Amenorrhoea.

    The Indications of Gum of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. are Ulcers, Piles, Phlegmatic Disorders, Chorea, Sores, Epilepsy.

    The Indications of Ripe Fruit of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. are Nervous Debility, Asthma, Dyspepsia.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Semecarpus anacardium Linn..


    The Temperaments of Seed Kernel of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. are 1st order, dry, 2nd order , warm.

    The Temperament of Pericarp juice of Semecarpus anacardium Linn. is 4th order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    QURS-E-SEHARHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Semecarpus anacardium Linn. is used in the preparation of Anqaruya-e-Saghir, Anqaruya-i-Kabir, Hab Dhiqul-Atfal, Ma'jun Baladur compounds.


    Pericarp juice12.000ml - 25.000ml
    Seed Kernel250.000mg - 500.000mgN/A

    Herb's Description

    Semecarpus anacardium Linn.. A moderate-sized deciduous tree, reaching up to a height of 12-15 m and a girth of 1.25 m. Bark dark brown, rough; leaves large, simple, 17.5-60.0 cm. x 10.0-30.0 cm, obovate-oblong; flowers small, dull greenish-yellow, dioecious, in .terminal panicles; drupes 2.5 cm long, obliquely ovoid, smooth and shining, black when ripe, situated on a fleshy orange coloured receptac!e

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in East Archipelago, India, North Australia, Sub Himalayan Tract.. The plant also found in some other parts of world.
    Fruit: Sweet,Acrid


    No information regarding Semecarpus anacardium Linn.'s substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Semecarpus anacardium Linn.'s Active constituents:


    No information regarding Semecarpus anacardium Linn.'s antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    It is irritant and may cause irritation, also producing blisters, swelling and painful micturition, the urine being reddish brown and bloody.In excessive doses may produce internal inflammation, pharyngitis ,and death; but in prescribed doses may produce harmful effects in individuals with warm temperament.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Semecarpus anacardium Linn.. (work in progress)