Cashew contains wealth of antioxidants like anacardic
acids, cardanols and cardols.
vera L., showed a cytoxic effect by various rates of inhibition against the PVK-3 (anacardol 15:1), PVK-6 (anacardic
acid 13:1), and PVK-8 (shikimic acid) A549 cancer cell lines (51).
The lower counts of viable organisms in the cashew nuts may be due to the presence of anacardic
acids and phenolic compounds present in cashew nut oils which are inhibitory action against Gram-positive bacteria, yeast, and fungi.
Himabindu, "Synthesis and antibacterial activity of urea and thiourea derivatives of anacardic
acid mixture isolated from a natural product cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL)," International Journal of Organic Chemistry, vol.
In the cashew nut shell, cashew nut shell liquid occurs mainly as anacardic
acid (~90%) and cardol around slightly lower than 10%.
Synthesis and antibacterial activity of sulfonamide derivatives at C-8 alkyl chain of anacardic
acid mixture isolated from a natural product cashew nut shell liquid (CNSL).
And tamoxifen  or anacardic
acid  could boost NETs formation and bacterial killing of neutrophils.
These effects were associated with presence of anacardic
The other component of CAJ, the anacardic
acids (32), have been shown to decrease body fat deposition in rat livers, possibly due to an uncoupling action of the anacardic
acids on mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation (31).