>>>>>>>Many people are familiar with chew not. The cashew belongs to the family Anacardiaceae. It is classified as Anacardium occidentale. The cashew tree, native to the Americas, primarily Brazil. It also be widely found India and some parts of Africa.
Cashews have been used as a folk medicine for centuries. It has been
reported that indigenous people used cashew leaves and bark to treat
toothaches. The active chemical is anacardic acid with a 15 carbon unsaturated side chain. The anarcadic acids tend to destroy Gram positive bacteria which causes tooth decay.
An independent report has also been published by Charles Weber who
describes using cashew nuts to eliminate tooth abscess. According to him, gram-positive bacteria, which cause tooth decay, among other diseases are killed by chemicals in cashew
apples, cashew shell oil, and probably cashew nuts. He stated that the acid can be lethal to bacteria in 15 minutes. He claims to
have used cashew nuts on several occasions to successfully treat an
He simply made nuts the main part of his diet for 24
hours, and he observed positive results on each occasion. In another study,
Two Japanese scientists, Masaki Himejima and Isao Kubo, confirmed that
bacteria-fighting components found in cashews and juice destroy tooth
decay and other infections, and could be used commercially. The report which was
published in The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, suggested that the cashew compounds could be safely included in toothpastes and mouth washes. According to Kubo, these compounds also appear to
interfere with production of the microbes’ enamel-eroding acids.