Almond

Summary

Medicinal plant used externally as oil or milk against dry skin, and used internally as an infusion in cases of cough.

names

Portuguese name: almond
Binomial name: Prunus dulcis (mainly the variety Prunus dulcis var. dulcis)
French name: amande , fruit de l’amandier
English name: almond
German name: Mandel
Italian name: mandorla
Spanish name: almendra

Family

Rosaseae

Constituents

Vegetable oil (lipids), omega-3, linoleic acid, vitamin E.

parts used

Vegetable oil and leaves.

Effects

Sedative, laxative, emollient, antioxidant.

Indications

External use (cream, oil)

– dry skin

– Stretch marks

Internal use (infusion)

– Cough

– Constipation (in babies, in the form of sweet almond oil)

– Gastroenteritis (in popular medicine, most used today)

Secundary effects

Internal use (consumption of almonds) in very high doses leads to the risk of toxicity, due to the concentration of hydrocyanic acid.

contraindications

None known, in our opinion.

Interactions

None known, in our opinion.

– Sweet almond oil

– almond milk

– Infusion of almonds (based on leaves)

– Almond decoction (leaf based)

Where does the almond grow?

The almond tree originated in Asia, it now grows in other parts of the world. It prefers a fairly warm climate, such as California (largest regional producer of almonds). This tree usually reaches a height of between 2 and 8m.

When to harvest the almonds?

Almonds are usually harvested in winter. Flowering usually occurs in the northern hemisphere from February to April.

Interesting Observations

Almonds, the fruit of the almond tree, can be sweet or bitter. Sweet almonds are mainly used in medicine and cosmetics, for example in the form of sweet almond oil.

California (USA) is the largest producer of almonds in the world.

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