ELIMINATE TOOTHACHE (ABSCESS) IN TEETH WITH ANTIBIOTIC IN CASHEW NUTS
by Charles Weber, MS, ----- Any procedures in this article are meant to be of assistance to those with a toothache but are to be adopted at your own risk and you should seek additional advice from competent medical professionals. You may see how to obtain a very comprehensive book about potassium nutrition and physiology in the HEALTH LINKS below.
Gram positive bacteria, which cause tooth decay, acne, tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Francisella tularensis, and leprosy are killed by anacardic chemicals (salicylic acid with an unsaturated aliphatic side chain) in cashew nuts, cashew apples, and cashew shell oil.
I have made raw cashew nuts the main part of my diet for 24 hours on five occasions and have eliminated an abscessed tooth all five times.
There were no obvious side effects except possibly a mild transient headache [#29 Weber 2004]. Limited experience since makes me suspect that even this may be prevented with taurine supplements. Taurine will be discussed at the end under "Some Health Links". A sixth time with cashews required several days. It is possible that just eating a couple of ounces each day for a week or so would work also and might avoid any intolerance to cashew nuts. I have tried this successfully on another occasion. It is said that the people of the Gold Coast use cashew leaves and bark for a toothache. Vietnam has the highest per capita consumption of cashews, so this would be a good place to look for epidemiological evidence.
Indeed, Vietnam has had a much lower rate of caries than other grain eating areas for the last several thousand years.
I have no absolute certainty that the nuts contain anacardic acids as do the pears. However, it is very unlikely that the plant would synthesize an antibiotic and then fail to place it in the most important part. Mango fruit also contains anacardic acid. One of my correspondents believes they are a little more effective than cashews. If mangoes prove to be effective, they would have the additional advantage of being very nutritious.
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