April 30, 2016

Cashew

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How does Cashew work?

Cashew contains chemicals that might work against certain bacteria.

Are there safety concerns?

Cashew is LIKELY SAFE in normal food amounts. There isn't enough information to know if cashew is safe for use as a medicine. Unroasted cashew can irritate the skin and cause redness and blisters.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Cashew is safe when eaten as food, but there's not enough information to know if it's safe in the larger amounts that are used as medicine. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, stick with food amounts until more is known.

Allergy to certain other nuts or pectin: Cashew might cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to hazelnut, Brazil nut, pistachio, almond, peanut, or pectin. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking cashew.

Diabetes: There is some evidence that eating large amounts of cashew might increase blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes and use cashew, be sure to monitor you blood sugar carefully. The doses of your diabetes medications might need to be adjusted.

Surgery: Since cashews might affect blood sugar levels, there is some concern that it might interfere with blood sugar control during and after surgery. Stop eating large amounts of cashew at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.


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