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321. Anacardium.—Cashew nut.

Botanical name:

321. ANACARDIUM.—CASHEW NUT. The fruit of Anacar'dium occidenta'le Linné. Habitat: North America. Kidney-shaped, about 25 mm. (1 in.) long, invested with a grayish-brown, finely punctate pericarp containing cardol (a reddish-yellow fixed oil, very active and poisonous). The seed is white and consists principally of a bland fixed oil. Vermifuge and escharotic.


A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.



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