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Cashew Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Glycemic Index / Load
GI 25. GL 3.1
Botanical Name
Anacardium Occidentale
Hindi Name
Kaju, Munthri Parupu
Chinese Name
Ji Yao Guo
Homeopathic Name
Anacardium Occidentale   -   Mother Tincture

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Cashew Cures

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Action of Cashew

Nutrients in Cashew

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Nature of


Parts Used

Bark, stems, nuts, and resin, Leaves, Oil, Ripe Fruit.

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Cashew

It can cause Skin Irritation.
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Cashew is a tree.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 12 M.
Best use for High Cholesterol.


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Materia Medica for Cashew

Cashew General

Cashew is known as Kaju in India. It belongs to the Anacardiaceae family.
It contains Proanthocyanidins which stops the growth of Cancer cells. Cashews being high in Copper reduce the risk of Colon Cancer.
Cashew is low in fat and high in Oleic acid which makes it healthy for heart. The Unsaturated Fat and Omega Fatty Acids lower the bad cholesterol in the body. Cashews reduce the formation of plague in the arteries and keep the blood flow normal. This curbs the occurrence of Atherosclerosis. Cashew is a good source of Magnesium which maintains the Blood Pressure. It possesses the tendency to lower the Blood Pressure and prevent the risk of Heart Attack.
Cashews are a rich source of Copper. Copper keeps the Hair healthy. It nourishes the hair and helps to maintain the natural color. It makes the Hair smooth and strong.
It contains all the essential nutrients like Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin K and Phosphorus. These nutrients are beneficial in strengthening the bones. Cashews improve joint flexibility and bone functions. It prevents the occurrence of diseases like Skeletal deformity and Osteoporosis.
Cashews being high in Magnesium improve the health of teeth and gums. It counteracts Tooth Decay and Dental Abscesses.
Copper is required for the proper functioning of brain. It improves the flow of blood to the brain which improves the memory. It prevents the Neurological Disorder and Depression.
Cashews are good for Skin health. They improve the absorption of iron in the body. They produce a pigment called Melanin which gives color to the skin. Cashews rejuvenate the Skin and make it healthy and glowing. They protect the skin from foreign damage and Dermatitis.
It protects the eyes from age related eye problems. It prevents the eyes from UV radiations and Macular Degeneration.
It prevents the deposition of cholesterol in the Gallbladder. Regular consumption reduces the development of Gallstones.
Cashews help in the metabolism of iron which increases the production of Red Blood cells. Iron is necessary for carrying blood throughout the body. This is effective in curing the problem of Anemia.
Note : Always roast the Cashewnuts before consuming it. Do not take it raw.

Caution: Avoid Excessive Consumption.
Do not consume raw Cashews, as it may lead to Insanity or other mental disorders.
Keywords: Colon Cancer, Atherosclerosis, High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack, Osteoporosis, Anemia, Tooth Decay, Dental Abscesses, Dermatitis, Macular Degeneration, Gallstones.
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Cashew for Skin Diseases

Apply paste of Cashew nuts on the affected areas.
OR :
You may use Cashew nut oil. It is easily available in market. Massage the affected area using it.

Cashew Oil ( Kaju ) for Warts

Apply Cashew oil directly over the warts two -three times a day

Cashew for Diarrhea

Make a decoction using bark of Cashew tree. Drink 10 ml when symptoms persist.

Cashew for Diabetes

Boil 5 g bark of Cashew tree in a cup of water. Have it twice a day.

Cashew for Aphthous Ulcers

Add quarter tsp bark powder of Cashew tree in 25 ml lukewarm water. Swish with it.

Cashew for Toothache

Prepare an infusion using leaves and or bark of Cashew tree. Swish with it twice a day.

Cashew for Dysentery

Extract juice from ripe fruit of Cashew. Drink 20 ml once a day.
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Tina ( Ca )
03 Apr 2017
Oh boy! I read that eating raw cashews was best vs roasted. I heard on a program that consuming raw nuts benefits the body and eating roasted just adds weight to our body.
I've been eating raw cashews everyday for 3 years. Please explain the best ways to eat: walnuts, cashews and almonds. We, my family, eat these everyday in raw form.
Thank you
King Kobra... ...
23 Dec 2017
God only knows best way to eat ?? not human beings??
Agidife Stella ( Delta state )
23 Feb 2019
I find this information to be useful because I have used severely for running stomach when shed the fresh leaves thanks
Yonette Mccollin ( Guyana )
09 Apr 2019
Which one of the cashews?
Ernest bediako ( Ghana - Accra )
13 Oct 2020
Can dried cashew leaves cook as tea
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