Essential oil composition of Anacardium occidentale from Nigeria
Anacardium occidentale L. (Anacardiaceae) is a multipurpose tree growing up to 8–10 m. It is native to the Amazon but is now dispersed in all tropical countries where it is cultivated . The bark, fruit juice, and leaves of the tree are used medicinally, particularly in treating yaws and diarrhea, and the cashew nut has international appeal and market value as a food . The fruit, apart from being delicious, is a richer source of vitamin C than oranges. The species is also esteemed as a reforestation species. Biological activities, including hypoglycemic , antimicrobial , molluscicidal , and leishmanial , has been reported for A. occidentale. The essential oil constituents of this plant growing in Brazil  and Malaysia  have also been investigated.
KeywordsMethyl Salicylate Germacrene Spathulenol Tiglate Globulol
The authors from Serbia are grateful to the Ministry of Science of Serbia for financial support (Grant No. 143049 and Grant No.143041).
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