Cashew is a tree in the family Anacardiaceae. Its English name derives from the Portuguese name for the fruit of the cashew tree, caju, which in turn derives from the indigenous Tupi name, acajú. Originally native to Northeast Brazil, it is now widely grown in tropical climates for its cashew seeds and cashew apples.
Jackass Bitters (English) Mano de Lagarto, Tres Puntas (Spanish) it is widely used as a folk medicine to treat and prevent a wide range of parasitic organisms such as malaria, amoebas, intestinal parasites and fungal infections. Made famous in recent years by Rosita Arvigo, a traditional healer, author, and researcher in Belize. Boil leaves in water for fever. Dry and grind leaves to powder for skin rashes.