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Cashew nut oil
Cashew nut oil
Cashew nut oil is basically extracted from the fruit of cashew by the cold pressed method. The cashew nuts have a shell which has a hard layer inside and an oily layer outside. The cashew nut is actually contained within this. The oil comes out of the outer ashy colored shell. This oil is basically considered as toxic for the human beings but still, it has various uses.
Cashew nut oil Description
- General Name:
- Cashew nut oil
- Botanical Name:
- Anacardium Occidentale
- Method of Extraction:
- Cold pressed method
- Part Of Plant Used:
- Nuts of the plant
- This oil was originated in North East Brazil. Mostly, areas having tropical climate are rich in this oil.
- Since, this oil is many times considered to be toxic so, it should be used only after the advice of a doctor. Pregnant ladies and children are advised to not to use this oil. Also, the people who are suffering from the problem of kidney stone should not use this oil.
- Blends Well With:
- Not with all but this oil has a tendency to blend with some particular oils.
- Cashew nut oil has a mild smell.
- Chemical composition::
- This oil contains unsaturated phenols. It includes Cardanol, Methyl Cardol, Anacardic acid and Cardol.
- This oil is basically pale yellow to dark yellow in color.
- Therapeutic properties::
- It works best when applied to warts, corns, cancerous ulcers, elephantiasis and even in ringworms. Cashew nut oil is also helpful in healing cracked heels and is great in fighting against fungal infections. It has been seen that some people who are related to the field of fashion and beauty use this oil to remove all the skin of the face so that a new one can grow.