S. G. De Lima, Feitosa, C. M., Citó, A. M. G. L., Neto, J. M. Moita, Lopes, J. A. D., Leite, A. S., Brito, M. C., Dantas, S. M. M., and Cavalcante, A. A. C. Melo
, “Effects of immature cashew nut-shell liquid (Anacardium occidentale) against oxidative damage in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and inhibition of acetylcholinesterase activity”
, vol. 7, pp. 806-818, 2008.
The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) represents one of the major cheapest sources of non-isoprenoid phenolic lipids, which have a variety of biological properties: they can act as molluscicides, insecticides, fungicides, have anti-termite properties, have medicinal applications, and demonstrate antioxidant activity in vitro. Immature cashew nut-shell liquid (iCNSL) is a unique natural source of unsaturated long-chain phenols. Their use has stimulated much research in order to prepare drug analogues for application in several fields.