Functions and effects of Apricot kernels and Apricot Seed :
1. Good for treating cough, and asthma;
Bitter apricot kernel contains laetrile, laetrile can enzyme by microbial in the body, and hydrolysis of Bitter apricot kernel can also enzyme laetrile. The amounts of hydrocyanic acid and benzaldehyde have inhibitory effect on respiratory center, and it is good for treating cough, and asthma.
2. The effects on the digestive system
Apricot kernel is bitter, and rich in fat oil. Fatty oil can improve the lubrication effect of intestinal contents of mucous membrane; and the apricot kernel has a laxative function.
3. Anti inflammation, analgesic effect
Bitter apricot kernel produces benzaldehyde static, by decomposition and condensation enzyme of benzoin. Benzoin has analgesic effect, so people eat Bitter apricot kernel in the treatment of advanced liver cancer can relieve the patient's pain, and sometimes they do not even need to take painkillers.
4. Effects of Lowering blood lipid
Clinical reports show that apricot kernel can significantly decrease the serum lipid level of hyper lipidemia patients. Spiller (1990) thought that monounsaturated fatty acids in apricot kernel can help to reduce patients with mildly elevated blood lipids, and there is no need to strictly limit the diet.
5. Beauty effect
According to the theory of the lung and the skin, in the clinical treatment of certain skin diseases can be treated by the theory of the lung, and with combination of apricot kernel, it often has better effects. Modern research has proved that the fatty oil contained in bitter apricot kernel can make the skin cuticle soften; it can kill bacteria and protect the skin. It also has the function of protecting nerve endings blood vessels and tissues and organs. In addition, generated by enzymatic hydrolysis of HCN, it can inhibit the activity of tyrosinase in the body; eliminate pigmentation, freckles, dark spots, etc., so as to achieve the effect of beauty.