Anacardium occidentale
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Anacardium occidentale


  family anacardiaceae 
  genus anacardium 

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Genus  Anacardium Species  occidentale Variety  Cultivar  Common names  cashew Family  ANACARDIACEAE Specimen number  S6376 Data source  MedPl p164;Frgnt p323
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Anacardium occidentale has strong perfume scented flowers.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  purgative   antifungal   detoxifier Medicinal parts  Nuts   Leaves   Root   Bark   Gum Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Cashew shell oil is irritating. Medicinal notes  Anacardium occidentale is used as a traditional herbal remedy. It's used as a purgative, an antifungal and a detoxifier. The nuts together with the leaves and the root and the bark and the gum are considered to be the valuable parts by the herbalist. Cashew shell oil is irritating.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  very fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Anacardium occidentale is a native plant in the natural environment and is thought to originate from Tropical America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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