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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
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.
Useful plant parts:
Bark, seed, resin
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.
Caustic phenolic resin, Urushiol, nut shell produces a corrosive oil