Cashew Scientific Name
Cashew Other Names
What is Cashew?
Cashew, a dry fruit that is already very common in America, is high in nutritional value and vitamins. On the outside, cashews are uniformly white and are bean-shaped. On the inside, cashews are rich in vitamin K, E and B6. They also have a healthy amount of magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. Cashews are known for their ability to maintain bone health, maintain heart health, and lower cholesterol levels. A handful of cashews a day may help to lower your weight and applying oil to the skin is great for healing wounds.
Common forms of Cashew
Nuts, Powder, Oil
Cashew is commonly used for:
- Increasing immunity
- Treating gallstones
- Treating anemia
- Improving oral and bone health
- Creating more red blood cells
- Improving nerve and muscle health
- Maintaining heart health
Nut: 4-5 nuts daily or as prescribed.
Powder: ½-1 teaspoon or as prescribed.
Oil: 2-5 drops on the skin as prescribed.
Cashew Side-effects and Warnings
Common side-effects: You may develop an allergy to cashews. Excessive consumption of cashews may lead to kidney stones.
Not so common side-effects: Contact dermatitis, gastrointestinal discomfort, breathing difficulties.
Pregnant or Nursing Mothers: Safe to consume in small amounts.
Children: If no allergy is present, it is safe for children to consume.
Cashew nuts may cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachio or other types of nuts.