AromaDb: A Database of Plant's Aroma Molecules

Essential Oil Details

Essential Name
: Anacardium occidentale essential oil
Plant Name
: Cashew tree
Plant Variety Name
: NA
Plant Tissue Name
: Leaf


Cashew oil is a dark yellow oil for cooking or salad dressing pressed from cashew nuts (typically broken chunks created during processing). This may be produced from a single cold pressing.


1. Maia, José Guilherme S., Eloisa Helena A. Andrade, and B. Zoghbi Maria das Graças. "Volatile constituents of the leaves, fruits and flowers of cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.)." Journal of food composition and analysis 13.3 (2000): 227-232.

2. da Silva, Rubenice Amaral, et al. "Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activity of Anacardium occidentale L. Flowers in Comparison to Bark and Leaves Extracts." Journal of Biosciences and Medicines 4.04 (2016): 87.

Major Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1(E)-Beta-Ocimene 28.8
2Alpha-Copaene 13.6
3Delta-Cadinene 9.1

Minor Compound Details

Serial No.Compound Name Compound Percentage(%)
1Beta-Caryophyllene 7.6
2Gamma-Muurolene 3.7
3Germacrene D 3.4
4Valencene 3.5
5Allo-Aromadendrene 2.5
6Gamma-Cadinene 2.6
7A-Cubebene 0.5
8Alpha- Pinene 0.6
9Trans-Alpha-Bergamotene 0.7

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