Semecarpus Anacardium

Scientific Name: Semecarpus Anacardium Linn.
Synonyms: Anacardium Officinarum Gaertn.
English Name: Marking Nut
Other Names in English: Marsh Nut, Phobia nut
Family: Anacardiaceae

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Health Benefits

It contains 100 IU vitamin A.
1- Roast it and eat its kernel. It is beneficial for strengthening sexual power.
2- Take its kernel oil and consume it, it is emollient.
3- Eat its shell. It is invigorating and is useful for darkening hair.
4- Boil it and drink its strained tea. Stops diarrhea.


It has an almost large tree of the family Anacardiaceae, which is planted in most tropical regions and is native to the United States. The fruit is large, four to five centimeters long and 3 to 3.5 centimeters wide, in the shape of a heart or a large bean seed, and at the beginning the color of its skin is green and after ripening it turns yellow. The base of the fruit is a swollen and bulky part like a pear, inside this swollen fleshy part, it is a little sweet and delicious, and the main part of the fruit, which is in the shape of a bean seed on top of this swollen part, has a kernel like almond kernels.

Chemical Constituents

The most significant components of the S. anacardium Linn. are bhilwanols, phenolic compounds, biflavonoids, sterols and glycosides. Bhilwanol from fruits was shown to be a mixture of cis- and transisomers of ursuhenol; this compound consists mainly of 1,2,dihydroxy-3(pentadecadienyl 8’,11’)benzene and 1,2,hydroxy-3(pentadecadienyl 8’)benzene. Other components isolated are, anacardoside, semecarpetin, nallaflavanone, jeediflavanone, semecarpuflavanone, galluflavanone, anacarduflavone mono-olefin I, diolefin II, bhilawanol-A, bhilawanol-B, amentoflavone tetrahydroamentoflavone semicarpol, anacardic acid, tetrahydrobustaflavone, O-trimethyl biflavanone A1(21), O-trimethyl biflavanone A2, O-tetramethyl bifl avanone A1, O-hexamethyl bichalcone A, O-dimethyl biflavanone B, O-heptamethyl bichalcone B1, O-hexamethyl bichalcone B2, O-tetramethyl biflavanone C., phenolics.

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