Based on the findings of this work, the researchers said the leaf extract of cashew tree
dissolved in distilled water and ethanol with estimated concentration have good potential for the development of antibacterial drugs.
Known as the "apple of the tropics" with its origins in India, Mangifera indica is displayed next to its cousins from the Anacardiaceae family--the tropical American "Cashew Tree
" (Anacardium occidentale) on the left and "Peruvian Pepper" (Schinus molle) on the right.
The cashew tree
, from its wood and bark to its fruit, was highly prized for its healing properties.
Then there is that largest cashew tree
in the world occupying two acres (I am nuts about cashews)!
The main goal of this innovator study was to evaluate if the gum extraction influences the production of nut and peduncle of precocious dwarf cashew tree
grown under different water regimes and mineral nutrition.
Cashews are actually seeds that adhere to the bottom of the cashew apple, the fruit of the cashew tree
, which is native to the coastal areas of northeastern Brazil.
(Average yield of a good cashew tree
ranges from 20-30 kg/tree per year).
Nitrogen appears necessary during the vegetative phase of the cashew tree
Key initiatives that will be undertaken include cash-for-work program for debris clearance, land preparation for cashew tree
plantation, creation of common livelihood interest groups of small farmers, training on sustainable cashew cultivation practices and capacity building for farmers.