Useful properties of almond and harm

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Min distance from ancient times used as a medicine.Arab doctors believed almonds valuable healing tool.Thus, the Arab physician Ibn Massun used the roasted almonds with bowel diseases, and other Arab physician, Mansuri, almonds applied in cases of painful urination, along with sugar to increase the amount of sperm.

In Russian folk medicine, meets the adequate use of almonds: "Male and female sex accept sweet almond kernel, then multiplies sperm.Almond kernels, who keeps them in the mouth, gums that have strengthened the patient.Almond kernels are pleasant, sweet sleep, and induce urine dvizhat.The same core, crushed mint vegetable garden, a disease of the lumbar output.Those who often eat almond kernel, in addition die and worms inside afendronom go. "

From time immemorial we have come to use the results of Ibn Sina of bitter almonds, and especially his thoughts on the use of at hemoptysis, cough, asthma, pleurisy, kidney disease, urinary bladder and for the removal of kidney stones and bladder

.In his book "The Canon of Medicine", he cites the recipes in which almonds seeds are mentioned as a means of "strengthening the brain, eyesight," "moderating body", "with cuts and sores."

Calorie and chemical composition

Below is the content of nutrients (calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals) per 100 grams of edible portion.

Nutritional value Calories 609 kcal Protein 18.6 g

Fat 53.7 g Carbohydrates 13 g

Dietary Fiber 7 g
Water 4 g
starch 7 g
3.7 g saturated fatty acids 5 g
Mono- and disaccharides 6 g

Vitamins Vitamin PP 4 mg
beta-carotene 0.02 mg
Vitamin A (RE) 3 mg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
0.25 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.65 mg
Vitamin B5 (pantothenic)
0.04 mg Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is 0.3mg
Vitamin B9 (folic) 40 mcg Vitamin C 1,5

mg Vitamin E (TE) 24.6 mg
Vitamin PP (niacin equivalent) 6.2 mg, 52.1 mg Choline

Macronutrients Calcium 273 mg Magnesium 234 mg

Sodium 10 mg Potassium 748 mg

Phosphorus 473 mg 39 mg Chlorine

Sulfur 178 mg Trace elements

Iron 4.2 mg
Zinc 2.12 mg Iodine

2 mg Copper 140 mcg Manganese 1,92 mg

Selenium 2.5 mg Fluoride
91 g Energy value

Almond is 609 kcal.

glass of 250 ml = 165 g (1004.9 kcal)
glass of 200 ml = 130 g (791.7 kcal)
Tablespoon ( "uppers" except liquids) = 30 m (182.7 kcal)

sweet almond kernel in its composition contains up to 8% water, 45-62% fat, 6% sugar, including from 0.08% to 0.58% glucose and 2,11-3,78% of sucrose on dry weight,gum 3%, 6% fat, 4.9% ash, 21.3% - nitrogenous substances, most of which falls on proteins - globulin and finches.From

minerals contained in 100 grams of core most: potassium - 805, calcium - 385.6, phosphorus - 451 sulfur - 228 Magnesium - 201 chloride - 40 mg.

nuclei found in vitamins: thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, peredoksin, folic acid and biotin.

main component of the core is a non-drying fatty oil, reaching 62%.It consists mainly of oleic acid glyceride and linoleic, stearic, palmitic, and oleic acids.

Useful properties

Almond oil has a laxative and choleretic action and as an emulsion - shielding.

obtained by molding, it is widely used topically in ointments, creams, as well as the best solvent for hypodermic drugs, in particular camphor.

Almond oil in an amount of 6-8 drops to 1 teaspoon a day should be taken as a sedative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant.

When palpitations and lack of appetite to drip 5-6 drops of almond oil on a piece of sugar and eat it.At 4-7 drops of almond and sugar taken 3 times a day for acute cough, as well as blockage of the stomach.

Almond oil is prescribed for the regulation of the gastrointestinal tract, with painful dermatitis, stomatitis for gargling.

bitter almond oil is used in bronchial asthma, lung diseases, otitis, as well as the excitation of appetite and bloating.

Externally it is used for grinding, a cooling, calming and sedative.It is widely used in medicine for the preparation of injectable solutions of fat-soluble vitamins, and hormones. In pharmaceutical practice almond oil is used as the basis of liniments and emulsifier.

Almond butter is recommended to be taken orally for 8 drops 3 times a day for the appetite.It also helps with flatulence, constipation, neuroses of the heart, pneumonia, sore throat, asthma and cough.It is effective in ear diseases.In acute pain, tinnitus Bury 7 drops in a sore ear and close cotton wool.

popularly almond oil is used as a sedative, anti-inflammatory and expectorant, regulates the function of the gastrointestinal tract.External oil used to prevent pressure sores or they smeared on the skin places which are subjected to pressure at the long stay of the patient in the bed in the same position.

emulsion of seed and sweet almond is used in an ordinary pain in the stomach and intestines.

sweet almond fruits are used for the treatment of gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.Use the core of sugar with anemia, anemia, insomnia, cough.To strengthen the body nuts almond halva made that actively contributes to the restoration of the human body after an operation difficult.

Due to the high content of phosphorus nuclei of almonds is useful for people of intellectual labor because of its high energy value.

Peeled nuts are useful when you cough, hemoptysis, diseases of the bladder and bowel.The kernels of sweet nuts cause relaxation, cleanse and soothe the chest during urination.almond kernels are delicious and are in constant demand among the population.

With the purpose of treatment they are used as a fortifying agent.They are very useful in atherosclerosis, or the localization of general diseases of the peripheral nervous system, the cardiovascular system, heart after myocardial infarction.

In folk medicine, almonds and oil are used for the same disease: the oil of bitter almonds - asthma, coughing, chest pain, at the ear and lung diseases;sweet almond seeds with sugar - for anemia, cough, asthma, insomnia, headaches, numbness of limbs, convulsions, and a decoction of the seeds - if smallpox.

Almond oil and raw materials are recognized by scientific medicine.Seeds of sweet almond - as emulsions;fatty oil is used externally for softening the skin;inside - as a laxative;pharmaceutical practice - as an excellent solvent including camphor.

pomace bitter almonds, which are waste in the preparation of butter, get bitter-almond water, which, like the almond emulsion is used as a sedative for pain in the stomach and intestines.

kernels of sweet almond upotreolyayut 10-15 pieces 2-3 times a day after eating, anemia, diabetes, insomnia, headaches, coughing, cramps, asthma.The course of treatment - 3-4 weeks.

Nuts sweet almond to help with the increased acidity of gastric juice, gastric ulcer, especially among hard-core smokers.They are useful in case of delay of growth in children.

30 grams sweet almond kernels and 1 core bitter crushed and mixed with 100 grams of milk and 50 grams of cream.Take this mixture two times a day for 30 minutes before meals with a stomach ulcer.

When baldness is useful to lubricate the head gruel of crushed almonds, mixed with fresh milk.This tool helps with abrasions.

Almond milk because of its shielding properties is recommended for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and kidney diseases.To make it 50 grams of milled kernels and pour 100 grams of water or milk and boil for 10 minutes, then filtered.The product is ready for use.

almond drugs have analgesic, hemostatic, sedative, anti-convulsive, enveloping and purgative.Apply them with pains in the stomach, diabetes, hemoptysis, renal colic and difficult urination, and even when bitten by a rabid dog.Almond drink water with heart and nervous disorders.

With increased acidity of gastric juice is recommended to use sweet almond nuts to 10 cores, 3 times a day before meals for 3 days, and the following week - only in the morning to 20 nuts.

Perhaps the most widely used drugs almond received in cosmetics.In this industry, we used the seeds of sweet almonds and almond oil is obtained by cold pressing of the seeds.The remaining oil after squeezing cakes dried and pulverized - almond bran, which is also widely used in cosmetics.

Vegetable "milk" for any skin: finely planed into the cup 15 grams (one sixth of pieces) of soap, dissolve half a cup of water, the mixture is put in a water bath and heated to dissolve soap.To this solution was added 15 to 20 grams of beeswax.Continuing heat, give it to melt slowly, from time to time stirring vigorously.Separately, prepare the almond milk and mix it with the dissolved soap and pour into a bottle, thoroughly shaking the mixture, add 0.75 cups of vodka.Cooked lotion should wipe the face to save the fresh appearance of the skin and reduce pores.The resulting drug for long-term storage does not spoil.

Pound 50 grams of sweet almond, pour 0.5 liters of distilled or boiled water, let stand for one day.Then strain and add to the infusion of 5 grams of baby soap, finely planed beforehand.The resulting eau de toilette is recommended to wipe dry skin.

tablespoon of shelled and peel sweet almond seeds crushed to a powder and carefully rub with a small amount of warm water or milk until smooth, which is then applied to the face and neck for 15-20 minutes.The procedure is repeated every 1-2 days.Course - 20 masks.During the year, you can spend 2-3 such courses.This mask is recommended for dry skin.

Mix 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts with a cup of milk and apply on face and neck for 1 hour, then rinse with warm water.Especially effective is the agent in the dry, wrinkled skin.Dry skin can not tolerate soap and clean almond bran.A tablespoon of bran pour a small amount of hot water to obtain a pasty mass, apply it on your face for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with boiled water.After washing, the skin should be dried with a soft towel and apply a rich cream.Washing bran softens the skin.

Nutritional vitamin mask from fruits and berries are useful regardless of the condition of the skin, but is especially effective in a dry, sluggish skin.Juice of fruits and berries interfere with almond bran mush put on your face, covering the top with gauze or specially crosslinked linen mask.

When dry and rough, flaky and acne prone skin are recommended mask of almond oil.Bottle of oil into hot water or heat it in a water bath to 37 degrees.A thin layer of cotton wool to soak this warm oil and apply on face (not touching the mouth, nose and eyes), and on top of wool - parchment paper or a thin film.To keep warm person should wrap the folded towel several times.After 20 minutes, remove the mask, rinse your face with hot water.

To disappeared "crow's feet" around the eyes, it is recommended every evening to rub his fingers a small amount of almond oil into the skin around the eyes, leaving for 30 minutes.Excess his wet cloth or handkerchief.

Mix thoroughly and grind yolk of an egg with 1 teaspoon of almond oil and

1 teaspoon of honey, preferably liquid.Using a soft brush or cotton swab, apply the mask on face and neck in layers, each layer after drying, apply a second and then a third.After 20-25 minutes, remove the mask swab dipped in warm water.The procedure is done 1-2 times a week for 4-6 weeks.After 2-3 months can be repeated.This mask is recommended in the coarsened, fading and peeling dry and normal skin.

Protein mix with almond bran liquid to a paste and apply on face.It recommended for oily, porous skin.Overlay can be no more than once a week.

mask of egg yolk with almond bran - effective against wrinkles.Yolk rub with 1 teaspoon of almond bran should get a paste soft consistency.The mask is applied to the wrinkled part of the face and leave for 1-1.5 hours.Rinse with warm water.

nourishes, cleanses any skin, improves its water balance mask of 2 egg whites, 1 tablespoon of honey, 0.5 tsp almond oil and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal.Nevzbity egg protein mix with honey and butter until smooth.Then add the flour.Apply mask on face for 20 minutes, rinse with warm, then cold water.

Almond bran grind with low-fat cream or peach butter in a ratio of 1: 1.The mixture was put on face for 20 minutes.Rinse first with warm, then cold water.

good cleaning effect with acne prone skin can be achieved by a massage with almond bran 1 tablespoon of bran mix with water (for normal skin), milk (when dry) or hydrogen peroxide (oily) to form a slurry, which is a few minutes to wipe the place onwhich are located eels.Then wash with warm and cool water and wipe the face lotion.This procedure should be performed daily or every other day until a positive result, and then repeated as needed, typically every 7 - 10 days.

When pigmented skin almond bran mix with water or hot milk (for dry skin) to obtain a slurry.Apply the mixture on the face for 20-30 minutes.The course of treatment is 25-30 procedures daily.

300 grams almond bran placed in a gauze bag and put it in a hot bath.One bag is enough to hold 2-3 baths.Bath with the addition of almond bran has a calming effect on inflamed skin, relieves irritation, eliminates dryness and roughness of the skin, itching stops.

Heat in a single container, not boiling, 1 liter of milk, and in another bowl (for water bath) - a cup of honey.Dissolve the honey in the milk, add 2 tablespoons of almond oil, and pour the contents into the tub for bathing.Upon receipt of such a bath the skin becomes soft and smooth.This Cleopatra took a bath.

crushed nuts almond, mixed with milk, is used in folk medicine to stimulate hair growth (rubbing).

Before washing, dry brittle hair is useful to lubricate the almond oil, then wrap in a towel soaked in hot water and wrung out.An hour later wash your hair and apply a beaten fresh egg or fresh sour milk.Then rinse them tea, infusion of chamomile or lime blossom.

Almond oil stimulates the growth of eyelashes and eyebrows.To impose on them a thin plait of wool soaked in heated oil, cover with parchment paper and secure the bandage for 10-15 minutes.

Half a cup of almond grains pour 1 cup boiling water, after 5 minutes drain the water and grind grain through a meat grinder.The resulting slurry was mixed with 15 ml of lemon juice and 15 ml of water.Grind and apply on face for 20 minutes.Then rinse with warm water and apply the cream according to skin type.

strengthen and flavoring agents for hand cream can be made from a handful of powdered flaxseed, and 1 teaspoon of almond oil.Add to the mixture a small amount of hot water to form a gruel.Immerse the resulting mass hand for 15 minutes, after which they are rinsed in warm water.

From almond shell is prepared getter coals.


harm almond in its excessive use.It contraindicated use of immature fruits of bitter almonds, since they contain prussic acid.

harm almond and that its fruits are capable of provoking allergic reactions.