Learn an herbal every day - bitter almond
Bitter almond is the ripe fruit of apricot, the surface is yellow-brown to dark brown, flat and heart-shaped, milky white, rich in oil, odorless, and bitter in taste.
The chemical components in the bitter almond extract mainly contain amygdalin, amygdalinase, cherry leaf enzyme, alcohol nitrase, etc.; and fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, and palmitic acid.
Bitter almond products contain the active ingredient amygdalin, and the hydrocyanic acid decomposed in the body can inhibit the respiratory center and play an antitussive and antiasthmatic role, deepening breathing and reducing cough. The benzaldehyde decomposed by bitter almonds can inhibit the activity of pepsin and affect digestive function. Bitter almond oil has an inhibitory effect on roundworm, hookworm, pinworm, and typhoid bacillus in vitro.
In addition, bitter almonds have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, enhanced cellular immunity, anti-cerebral ischemia, hypoglycemic and other effects.