Cashew nut is actually a tree which lies in the Anacardiaceae family. Its botanical name is Anacardium occidentale. The whole of cashew nut oil production is done through hand. The name Cashew is basically derived from the Portuguese name Caju. It is widely cultivated in Brazil for getting the cashew seeds and cashew apples. The cashew nuts are always extracted when the apples of cashew fall on the ground. After that, they are dried and then processed. It is widely grown in the parts of tropical climate. The leaves of this tree are spirally arranged, elliptic and grow up to 10 to 12 meters high. It is usually short in height.
|Botanical Name||Anacardium occidentale|
|Origin||It was originated in Northeast Brazil and is found in the area having tropical climate.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||The oil is extracted from the seeds of the plant by the cold pressed method.|
This oil is pale yellow to dark yellow liquid.
It has a mild and not very strong smell.
|Integrants||Cashew Nut Oil has unsaturated phenols which includes Anacardic acid, Cardanol, Cardol and Methyl Cardol.|
|Therapeutic Properties||Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Antifungal, Antipyretic, Anti-Diarrheal and Therapeutic|
|Blends Well With||
This oil blends well with some of the specific oils.
Sometimes, this oil proves to be allergic to some people. Since, cashews contain intestinal and gastric soluble oxalates so, people having a propensity to have a kidney stone should avoid it or take medical advice before using it.
Skin Nourishment: Massaging few drops of cashew nut oil regularly over the skin is perfect to rejuvenate skin for clear look and soft and supple feel.
Skin Infections: Cleaning infections of skin through cotton balls soaked in cashew nut oil is ideal for curing skin infections due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature.
Teeth and Bones: Adding few drops of cashew nut oil in toothpastes or cooking oil is ideal to strengthen bones and teeth due to its rich calcium and magnesium content.
Hair and Scalp Problems: Add 5-6 drops of cashew nut oil to your regular hair oil. Thoroughly massage with this oil is perfect to minimize chances of hair-loss, dandruff, fungal growth over scalp and premature graying.
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