Maranon Anacardium occidentale

Marañon, or cashew, in English, is widely known as a nut. It is, however, a seed—that of the Anacardium occidentale L. tree, an evergreen that grows to more than 40 feet tall. The fruit, a pseudocarp or false fruit, is oval or pear shaped and often called a cashew apple. It ripens into a yellow and/or red color and smells and tastes sweet. The true fruit is a drupe growing at the end of the cashew apple. It resembles a boxing glove. Within this is one seed, or the so-called cashew nut.

Caribbean, Central America, South America, India, China, East Africa
Decongestant, digestive, stimulant, diuretic, febrifuge, hypotensive, purgative, tonic, antibacterial, aphrodisiac, hypoglycemic, antimalarial, and used to treat wounds, “heat” in the system, cough, diarrhea, dysentery, colic
For all conditions, boil a large handful of leaves and branches in 1 gallon water. Strain, and drink 1/2 cup per day as necessary. You may also juice 2 fruits and drink throughout the day. For too much “heat” in the system, fever, hypertension, and high blood sugar, boil a 1-inch by 1-inch piece of bark and a leaf for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and steep for 20 minutes. Strain, and drink 1 cup two times per day. For colic, administer
2 teaspoons per day.