Bitter Almond Solid Drink
Almonds are a familiar type of nut. They can be sweet or bitter, depending on the type of tree that produces them. Sweet almond is produced from one type of almond tree (Prunus amygdalus var. dulcis) and does not contain poisonous chemicals. Bitter almond comes from a different type of almond tree (Prunus amygdalus var. amara) and does contain toxic chemicals.
Despite serious safety concerns, people make medicine from the center (kernel) of the bitter almond. It is used for spasms, pain, cough, and itch.
“Bitter almond” volatile oils can also be produced from other related fruit kernels including apricot (Prunus armeniaca), peach (Prunus persica), and plum (Prunus domestica). Similar to bitter almond, these volatile oils are considered poisonous.
How does it work?
There is not enough scientific information available to know how bitter almond might work for any medical condition. Bitter almond contains a poisonous chemical called hydrocyanic acid (HCN), which can cause serious side effects.
Functions and Indications: regulating qi-flowing for strengthening spleen,eliminating dampness and eliminating phlegm,For flatulence, eat less, vomiting and diarrhoea,cough phlegm.
Pharmacological activity: anti tumor; protect the nervous system; protect the kidneys; antiasthmatic and anti allergic inflammation.