Medicinal Uses of Cashew (Anacardium occidentale): Review

Journal of Science Technology and Research (JSTAR) 2 (1):1-10 (2021)
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The cashew nut is essential for physical and emotional well-being. It is an energetic diet and the best food medication for many illnesses. Nuts protects from malignant growth, coronary illness, circulatory strain, and various degenerative infirmities connected to aging. It can be used for several medicinal purposes. Every part of cashew has some important medicinal properties. Cashew kernel contains proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, and fats which help gain energy. Cashew nuts are used for many purposes like blood sugar, weight loss, cancer, cold and flu, aging, urinary disorders, digestive disorders, and bone relaxation. In comparing cashew with other nuts, Cashew kernels have good properties, including proteins, carbohydrates, fibers, and minerals, then almond, hazelnut, and walnuts. Cashew kernels contain the highest number of proteins (21%) when compared with Almonds (20.8%), Hazelnuts (15.6%), and Macadamia Nuts (60.9%). Cashew contain large amount of carbohydrate (22%) compared to other nuts like almonds, walnuts, etc. There are some strong benefits of Cashew for health. They boost the immune system, act as an antioxidant, remove gallstones, and beneficial for anemia. They are good sources of healthy fats that are necessary for our body to absorb fat-soluble vitamins. Its bark is known as the antihypertensive and glucose-lowering part. It has beneficial effect on the eyes and skin. This is rich in vitamin C, so it can be used for skin problems like acne, flawless freckles, skin lines and protects from aging.


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