Cashew nut seeds are very special indeed, they are known to be effective in the destruction of the bacteria that is responsible for tooth decay, pneumonia, tuberculosis and even acne. The cashew nut seed is known to consist of an anacardic chemical which is the active compound that can eliminate the bacteria. These seeds are usually shaped like kidney beans and the cashew tree is a tropical fruit tree that can be found in the tropical regions of the world, such as in South America and Africa.
If you intend purchasing cashew from the open market, you will most often than not get them without their shell, this is because the shells have a resin which is used in the manufacture of products such as varnishes and insecticides. Making it harmful for human consumption, the cashew balm as it is popularly called is used by manufacturers on countries like Nigeria, India, Mozambique, Brazil and Tanzania.