Almonds, rather kernels, eaten fresh, roasted, salted, used in the preparation of chocolate, sweets, pastries and cakes.In pharmacology, as well as food and perfume industry use a fatty oil which is drained from almond kernels.In addition to all of the above, almonds has a number of medicinal properties, so in today's publication, we consider the use of almonds in folk medicine.
Description of the plant.
Medicinal plant - an ordinary almond or grows as a tree or shrub, up to 6 meters.Almond belongs to the family Rosaceae.
branches gray-brown color, and barrel - dark brown.Young shoots are reddish-brown color.
almond leaves have the shape of an ellipse, as a rule, they are narrow, long-petiolate, lanceolate, alternate.The edge of the sheet in the form of teeth.Flowers plants large, single, white or light pink.
fruit of the almond is a nut ovoid, elongated shape, measuring about 3.5 cm, with a longitudinal groove.The surface of the nut greenish or brownish-gray color with a velvet cover.Bone size
Flowering almond occurs before leafing from February to April.Ripening fruit occurs in June - July.
In homeopathy, used the oil from the seeds, bark, roots of almond kernels of sweet and bitter almond, gum.According to its beneficial properties of sweet almond gives bitter, but both species harvested this plant.Seed collection occurs when the pericarp cracking.They are removed from the shell and dried in the sun.
medicinal plant seeds contain up to 60% of non-drying oil, which consists of glycerides of oleic acid, glucose, protein, and other substances.The seeds of bitter almonds contain a type of glycoside amygdalin, which, under the action of the enzyme to the emulsion breaks benzaldehyde, glucose and hydrogen cyanide.
Healing properties of almonds.
In folk medicine, almonds, as a medicinal plant, has a very wide application.It strengthens vision.In asthma, chronic cough, pleurisy, hemoptysis, a mixture of bitter almonds and wheat starch.Oatmeal seed plant cures cough and hemoptysis.Bitter almonds are used in a variety of freckles, bruises, sunburn spots, combined with the wine - with hives and to wash your hair dandruff.
hoists sores and herpes smeared almonds mixed with honey and almond mixture of lichens, vinegar and wine.
When headaches, anemia, insomnia, cough, numbness or cramps hands and feet are used milled seeds of sweet almond type.
If you take almonds with fresh skin, it will clear the stomach and give strength to the body.
roasted almonds take in diseases of the bowel, painful urination, and when combined with sugar - to increase the number of sperm.
application of almond oil.
almond oil is used in breast tumor, bedsores, sprains, as well as softening and nourishing means for rubbing the skin.
oil of almonds is useful for pain and tinnitus.
In conjunction with the root violet almond oil cleanses the kidneys and bladder, and produces crushing stones.
Application almonds in folk medicine.
used to treat jaundice sweet almond.On the first day take 5 walnut kernels, 2 times a day before meals.Every day the number of nuclei is increased by 5 and brought to 15 for receiving cores 3 times a day, then the treatment is complete.
to prevent intoxication necessary before taking alcohol eat bitter almond nut 5.
- Increased heart rate.
the treatment of elevated heart take 6-7 drops of oil of almonds, 3 times a day, or 3 fetus pitted.
When constipation almond oil has a laxative and normalizing action.Apply ½ to 2 tablespoons of the oil from the seeds of almonds.In the same manner treat chronic bronchitis, gastritis and colitis.
the treatment of pneumonia take 1 tablespoon oil 3 times a day.
- pain in the ears.
When the pain in the ears in each ear instill 2-3 drops of warm oil of almonds, 2 times a day.
When headache ear instill 5-7 drops of oil.
- The noise in my head.
When noise in the ear instilled 2 drops of oil and cover with cotton wool.
- Treatment of freckles.
To prepare the broth crushed roots of bitter almonds (1 tablespoon), pour boiling water (1 cup) and warmed in a water bath for 25 minutes.The cooled and strained broth is applied topically at freckles.
- Treatment of hearing.
With the weakening of hearing due to colds, buried 7 drops of oil into the ear and cover with cotton wool.The next day, doing a same procedure, but with the other ear.A few days later the ears need to rinse with warm water.
Be careful not to eat too much almond seeds - it can lead to death, as the seeds contain prussic acid, which causes respiratory paralysis.If, however, the poisoning occurred, prior to the arrival of the doctor is necessary to drink a solution of potassium permanganate bright red up to 1 liter and cause vomiting repeatedly.