Botanical name - Anacardium occidentale
Family - anacardaceae
A spreading evergreen tree up to 12m height with rough barks cultivated in Brazil, India etc. The juice of bark may produce skin blister but is used in leprosy, in worm and corns for local application. The cashew nut shell oil is applies externally against wart, corns, psoriasis and leprosy. Nut oil allays skin irritation.