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Cashew nut tree (Anacardium occidentale)

Cashew nut tree


Illustration of cashew nut tree from the Elegancies of Jamaica , by Rev John Lindsay.
Many of the enslaved Africans had a knowledge of herbal medicine using African plants, and they found medicinal uses for the plants or the Caribbean. For example the tea made from the bark of the cashew nut tree might have been used for venereal diseases, colds, jaundice and pains.

Creator: Rev John Lindsay

Date: 1758 - 1771

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

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