Also Known As:
Amygdaloside, Apricots, Armeniaca, Chinese Almond, Laetrile, Madelonitrile, Vitamin B17. Prunus armeniaca.
Properties: BITTER – WARM/TOXIC
Dosage:3 – 9g.
Meridian: LARGE INTESTINE, LUNG
-stop cough and calm wheezing due to hot or cold
–moistens intestines, unblocks bowels
-use bitter seeds (from north) not sweet seeds (from south)
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Also Used For:
Orally, small amounts of toxic kernel constituent, hydrocyanic acid, a source of HCN is used orally for asthma, cough, and constipation.
Folk medicine, apricot is used orally for hemorrhage, infertility, eye inflammation, spasm, and vaginal infections.
Historically, laetrile, the semi-synthetic derivative of amygdalin constituent, has been fraudulently acclaimed as a cancer treatment.
In manufacturing, apricot oil is used in cosmetics or as a vehicle for pharmaceutical preparations.