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Cashew

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What other names is Cashew known by?

Anacarde, Anacardier, Anacardium occidentale, Anacardo, Cajou, Cajuil, East Indian Almond, Kaju, Marañon, Noix d'Anacarde, Noix-Cajou, Noix de Cajou, Pomme-Cajou.

What is Cashew?

Cashew is a tree. Its nut, also known as cashew, is commonly eaten as food. People also use the nut to make medicine.

Cashew is used for stomach and intestinal (gastrointestinal) ailments.

Some people apply cashew directly to the skin as a skin stimulant and to seal (cauterize) ulcers, warts, and corns.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Metabolic syndrome. Early research suggests that eating a diet that contains a high amount of cashew does not improve blood pressure, blood fats, waist circumference, or body mass index (BMI) in people with metabolic syndrome. In fact, this diet might increase pre-meal blood sugar levels.
  • Stomach and intestinal disorders.
  • Skin ulcers, when applied to the skin.
  • Warts, when applied to the skin.
  • Corns, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cashew for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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