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Cashew nut tree

Scientific name of Cashew nut tree: Anacardium occidentale 

Name of Cashew nut tree in different languages:-

Hindi: काजू Kaju, Kajoo

Malayalam: Kashumavu – കശുമാവ്, Kappalumavu, Parangi mavu

Tamil: முந்திரி Mundiry

Sanskrit: Agnikrita

Plant- Description:

The cashew tree is a tropical evergreen tree grows up to 14 meters, that produces the cashew nut. Leaves are dark green ovate, elliptical, apex rounded, stem irregularly, multi-branched, flowers are small, white or pink, aromatic, flowering in May-June.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Bark, seed, resin

Medicinal uses:

To treat Vata disorders, sexual weakness, low blood pressure, nut shell’s oil is used to treat athlete’s foot.

How to prepare medicines:

10 gram of cashew nut ground well and mix in milk is used in after delivery care, Burn the nutshell in stone and collect the oil and apply on affected areas of athletes foot diseases.

Chemical contents:

Caustic phenolic resin, Urushiol, nut shell produces a corrosive oil

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