Author: Jay Nelz
Date: April 28, 2017
in: Health
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Cashew Leaves And Bark Health Benefits

Cashew leaves and its barks have more beneficial effects than we though, it is very effective in addressing numerous health issues.

Cashew tree has a scientific name of “Anacardium occidentale,” a tropical evergreen tree that can be usually found in tropical countries such as northeastern Brazil, Vietnam, India, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, and the Philippines.

Anacardium occidentale produced cashew nuts, which are consumed worldwide due to its delicious taste and high nutritional value. It also bears cashew apple that a light reddish to yellow color, which was mostly processed into sweet astringent fruit drink or liquor.

Cashew Leaves

In the Philippines, young leaves of cashew were used in treating numerous diseases and skin Issues. While its barks are also used in addressing various health problems and provides more beneficial effects on the body’s health.

Its barks and leaves contain antifungal, anti-parasitic, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Similar to cashew nuts its leaves also contains vitamins B, C, E, K thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid.

It has minerals such as protein, zinc, iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, and potassium. It is also rich in antioxidants that can help the body to fight free radicals, which can cause harm to the body.

Cashew Leaves

Soaking its barks in water for about a day can be used to control blood sugar levels, treats a sore throat, influenza, used as a mouthwash, and reduces blood pressure. The decoction of its leaves can treat diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, skin disorders, cuts, burns, and wounds.

It can also treat allergies, kidney stones, dermatitis, gall stones, anemia, diabetes, and heart diseases. It also promotes healthy bones, teeth, skin, and hair. It can also boost the immune system, increase red blood cells, and can be used to treat cancer.

Cashew Leaves

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  • mikail June 30, 2017, 7:16 pm

    nice one

  • Richie September 26, 2017, 3:30 am

    I’m really impressed. Please keep on with the good work.

  • Obiyomi October 23, 2017, 3:56 pm

    Can cashew barks treat early stage of tuberculosis.

    • Ibifuro April 10, 2019, 6:26 am

      Can cashew leaf cure long stubborn cough and tuberculosis?

  • Elias February 14, 2018, 9:38 pm

    QUESTION. CAN Cashew cure enlarged

    heart so it return to its normal size?

  • Bolaji Lukman September 22, 2018, 6:43 pm

    It is a very good information keep on with the good work.

  • Oluwamoroti Bukola Justina October 31, 2018, 2:46 am

    very informative.

  • Akinyeye Olanike February 18, 2019, 1:43 am

    I really appreciate this information, I prepared the leaves together with some other leaves to drink.i just wanted to know more about its function. I learnt also about the bark which I will use next time to prepare ‘ àgbo iba’

  • Abiola March 9, 2019, 8:18 am

    Can cashew leave cure apendix

  • Andy March 16, 2019, 2:53 pm

    Very educative and useful

  • Bright March 26, 2019, 3:18 pm

    It is would nice if more emphasis is being put on the uses of the leaves and how to prepare it .

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