Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cashew leaves: nutrients and health benefits

Cashew leaves contain antifungal, anti-parasitic, antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. The leaves also contain vitamins B, C, E, K thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, panthotenic acid and minerals such as protein, zinc, iron, calcium, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, sodium, and potassium.

The leaves (also bark and roots) are use in the management and control of arthritis, diabetes and other inflammatory conditions among the Yoruba-speaking people of western Nigeria and the treatment of diabetes mellitus, diarrhea and hypertension in south of Cameroon and other African countries.

Cashew leaves area also used for the treatment of fevers and skin disease. The study published in Journal of King Saud University-Science edition July 2015 concluded that the extracts and isolated compounds had strong antioxidant and moderate antibacterial activities and could be effective in the management of oxidative stress related diseases. These findings justified the use of this plant’s extracts in folk medicine.
Cashew leaves: nutrients and health benefits 

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