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Title: Gum and Horticulture
Issue Date: Feb-2002
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Gum- Cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale Linn.) is rich in vitamin C and sugars. The gum obtained from its stem bark is recommended in leprosy, ringworm, corns, hair problems and obstinate ulcers. Ibezim and others at CDRI Lucknow have studied the suspending properties of cashew gum, a white powder, having a low ash content.      
Horticulture- Carambola (Averrhoea carambola Linn.)bears fruits mainly on is easily damaged (wind-scar) during windy conditions. Pruning as well as fruit drop caused by strong winds, stimulates rebloom of Carambola trees.
Page(s): 22
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Appears in Collections:NPR Vol.1(1) [January-February 2002]

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