• Useful properties and harm of almonds

    Min distance has been used as a medicine since ancient times. Arab doctors considered almonds a valuable healing agent. Thus, the Arab doctor Ibn Masson used roasted almonds for intestinal diseases, and another Arab doctor, Mansuri, used almonds in cases of painful urination, and along with sugar to increase the amount of sperm.

    In Russian folk medicine there is an adequate application of almonds: "Male gender and female accept sweet almond kernels, then sperm is multiplied. The almond kernels, who hold them in their mouths, strengthen the patient's gum. The almond kernels are pleasant, the dream is sweet and the urine is moved. The same nuclei, pounded with mint garden, disease from the lower back. Who often eat almond kernels, the worms inside die and go out with the apfendron. "

    From the depth of the centuries, the results of the use of Ibn Sinai, bitter almonds, and, especially, his thoughts on use in hemoptysis, coughing, asthma, pleurisy, kidney disease, bladder and for removing stones from the kidneys and bladder have come down to us. In his book "The Canon of Medicine" he cites recipes in which the seeds of almonds are referred to as a means of "strengthening the brain, vision," "softening the body," "with abrasions and ulcers."

    Caloric content and chemical composition of

    The following is the content of nutrients( calories, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals) per 100 g of edible part.
    Nutritional value
    Caloric value 609 kcal
    Proteins 18.6 g
    Fats 53.7 g
    Carbohydrates 13 g
    Dietary fibers 7 g
    Water 4 g
    Starch 7 g
    Ash 3,7 g
    Saturated fatty acids 5 g
    Mono- and disaccharides 6 g

    Vitamin PP 4 mg
    Beta-carotene 0.02 mg
    Vitamin A( RE) 3 μg
    Vitamin B1( thiamine) 0.25 mg
    Vitamin B2( riboflavin) 0.65 mg
    VitaminB5( pantothenic) 0.04 mg
    Vitamin B6( pyridoxine) 0.3 mg
    Vitamin B9( folic) 40 μg
    Vitamin C 1.5 mg
    Vitamin E( TE) 24.6 mg
    Vitam(Niacin equivalent) 6.2 mg
    Choline 52.1 mg
    Calcium 273 mg
    Magnesium 234 mg
    Sodium 10 mg
    Potassium 748 mg
    Phosphorus 473 mg
    Chlorine 39 mg
    Sulfur 178 mg
    Iron4.2 mg
    Zinc 2.12 mg
    Iodine 2 μg
    Copper 140 μg
    Manganese 1.92 mg
    Selenium 2.5 μg
    Fluoride 91 μg
    Energy value
    Almond is 609 kcal.

    Glass 250 ml = 165 grams( 1004.9 kcal)
    Glass 200 ml = 130 grams( 791.7 kcal)
    Tablespoon( "top" except liquid products) = 30 grams( 182.7 kcal)

    Sweet corealmonds in its composition contains up to 8% water, 45-62% fat, 6% sugars, including 0.08% to 0.58% glucose and 2.11-3.78% sucrose to dry weight, 3%gum, 6% of fiber, 4.9% of ash, up to 21.3% of nitrogenous substances, of which globulin and amadine are the most important.

    Of the minerals contained in 100 grams of the core, most: potassium - 805, calcium - 385.6, phosphorus - 451, sulfur - 228, magnesium - 201, chlorine - 40 mg.

    In the nuclei found vitamins: thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, peredoxin, folic acid and biotin.

    The main constituent of the core is a non-drying fatty oil, reaching 62%.It consists mainly of oleic acid glyceride, as well as linoleic, stearic, palmitic and oleic acids.

    Useful properties

    Almond oil has a laxative and choleretic effect, and in the form of an emulsion it is enveloping.

    Obtained by pressing, it is widely used externally in ointments, creams, as well as the best solvent for subcutaneous injections, in particular camphor.

    Almond oil in an amount of 6-8 drops to 1 teaspoon per day should be taken as a soothing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant.

    With strong palpitation and lack of appetite, drip 5-6 drops of almond oil on a piece of sugar and eat it. For 4-7 drops of almonds with sugar take 3 times a day for acute coughing, as well as with clogging of the stomach.

    Almond oil is used to regulate the function of the gastrointestinal tract, with painful dermatitis, stomatitis, and gargling.

    Bitter almond oil is used for bronchial asthma, pulmonary diseases, otitis, as well as for the excitation of appetite and for bloating.

    External it is used for grinding, as a cooling, soothing and analgesic. It is widely used in medicine for the preparation of injectable solutions of fat-soluble vitamins, hormonal preparations, etc. In pharmaceutical practice, almond oil is used as the basis of liquid ointments and emulsifier.

    Almond oil is recommended to be taken 8 drops 3 times a day to induce appetite. It also helps with flatulence, constipation, heart neuroses, pneumonia, throat diseases, bronchial asthma and coughing. It is effective in ear diseases. With acute pain, noise in the ears should be instilled in 7 drops in the sore ear and covered with cotton wool.

    In people, almond oil is used as a soothing, anti-inflammatory and expectorant, regulating the function of the gastrointestinal tract. External oil is used to prevent pressure ulcers, or they lubricate places on the skin that are exposed to pressure when the patient remains in bed for a long time in a stationary state.

    The emulsion from the seeds of sweet and ordinary almonds is used for pain in the stomach and intestines.

    The fruits of sweet almonds are used to treat gastritis, stomach and duodenal ulcers. Use the nucleus with sugar for anemia, anemia, insomnia, cough. To strengthen the body from the nuts of sweet almonds, halva is produced, which actively contributes to the recovery of the human body after complex operations.

    Due to its high content in phosphorus cores, almonds are useful to people of mental work because of its high energy value.

    Peeled nuts are useful for coughing, hemoptysis, diseases of the bladder and intestines. Nuts of sweet nuts cause indulgence, cleanse the chest and soothe when urinating. The almond kernels are very tasty and are in great demand among the population.

    With a curative purpose, they are used as a general restorative. They are very useful in atherosclerosis, general or with localization of diseases of the peripheral nervous system, cardiovascular system, after a heart attack of the myocardium.

    In folk medicine, almonds and its oil are used for the same diseases: bitter almond oil - with asthma, cough, chest pain, with ear and lung diseases;seeds of sweet almonds with sugar - with anemia, cough, bronchial asthma, insomnia, headaches, numbness of limbs, convulsions, and decoction of seeds - with smallpox.

    Almond and its oil are recognized raw materials of scientific medicine. Seeds of sweet almonds - as emulsions;fatty oil is used externally to soften the skin;inside - as a laxative;in pharmaceutical practice - as an excellent solvent, including camphor.

    From the cakes of bitter almonds, which are waste products for obtaining oil, bitter-almond water is obtained, which, like almond emulsion, is used as a soothing agent for stomach and intestinal pain.

    Sweet almond kernels are used 10-15 units 2-3 times a day after meals, with anemia, diabetes, insomnia, migraine, coughing, seizures, bronchial asthma. The course of treatment is 3-4 weeks.

    Nuts of sweet almonds help with increased acidity of gastric juice, stomach ulcer, especially in ardent smokers. They are useful when growth retardation in children.

    30 grams of sweet almond kernels and 1 bitter kernel crushed and mixed with 100 grams of milk and 50 grams of cream. Take this mixture 2 times a day for 30 minutes before meals with a stomach ulcer.

    When balding, it is useful to lubricate the head with a gruel of crushed almonds mixed with fresh milk. This drug helps with furunculosis.

    Almond milk due to its enveloping properties is recommended for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as kidney diseases. To prepare it, grind 50 grams of cores and pour 100 grams of water or milk and cook for 10 minutes, then filter. The drug is ready for use.

    Almond preparations have analgesic, hemostatic, soothing, anti-seizure, enveloping and laxative effects. Apply them for pain in the stomach, diabetes, hemoptysis, renal colic and difficulty urinating, and, even, with bites of a rabid dog. Almond water is drunk with cardiac and nervous disorders.

    With increased acidity of gastric juice, it is recommended to eat sweet almond nuts 10 cores 3 times daily before meals for 3 days, and next week - only 20 nuts in the morning.

    Perhaps, the most widespread preparations of almonds have received in cosmetics. In this industry, seeds of sweet almonds and almond oil obtained by the method of cold seed pressing are used. The remaining oil cakes are dried and powdered - almond bran, which is also widely used in cosmetics.

    Vegetable "milk" for any skin: finely chop into a cup of 15 grams( a sixth of a piece) of toilet soap, dilute with half a glass of water, put the mixture on a water bath and heat until the soap is dissolved. To this solution add 15-20 grams of beeswax. Continuing the heating, allow it to slowly melt, stirring occasionally. Separately, prepare almond milk and mix it with dissolved soap and pour into a bottle, shaking the mixture carefully, add 0.75 cups of vodka. Prepared lotion should be wiped face to preserve fresh skin and reduce pores. The resulting drug does not deteriorate during long-term storage.

    Pound 50 grams of sweet almonds, pour 0.5 liters of distilled or boiled water, let it brew for one day. Then strain and add to the infusion 5 grams of baby soap, previously finely planed. The resulting toilet water is recommended for rubbing dry skin.

    Tablespoon peeled shell and peeled sweet almond seeds to powder and carefully grind with a small amount of warm water or milk until a homogeneous mass is formed which is then applied to the face and neck for 15-20 minutes. The procedure is repeated after 1-2 days. The course is about 20 masks. During the year, 2-3 such courses can be conducted. This mask is recommended for dry skin.

    Mix 2 tablespoons of crushed nuts with a cup of milk and apply on face and neck for 1 hour, then rinse with warm water. It is especially effective for dry, wrinkled skin. Dry skin that does not tolerate soaps cleans well the almond bran. A tablespoon of bran to pour a small amount of hot water to get a mushy mass, apply it to your face for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with boiled water. After washing, the skin should be dried with a soft towel and apply a greasy cream. Washing with bran softens the skin of the face.

    Nutritional vitamin masks from fruits and berries are useful regardless of skin condition, but are especially effective for dry, flaccid skin. Juice fruits and berries interfere with almond bran, put on the face, covering the top with gauze or a specially sewn linen mask.

    When dry, and also coarse, flaky and acne prone skin, masks from almond oil are recommended. Pour the bottle with oil into hot water or heat it in a water bath to 37 degrees. A thin layer of cotton wool soak with this warm oil and apply to the face( without touching the mouth, nose and eyes), and over cotton wool - parchment paper or thin film. To preserve the warmth, the face should be wrapped in a towel folded several times. After 20 minutes, remove the mask, rinse your face with hot water.

    To eliminate "crow's feet" near the eyes, it is recommended that every evening, rubbing a small amount of almond oil in the skin around the eyes with your fingers, leaving for 30 minutes. Excess it or him to get wet with a napkin or a handkerchief.

    Mix and carefully grind the yolk of a chicken egg with 1 teaspoon of almond oil and

    with 1 teaspoon of honey, preferably liquid. Using a soft brush or cotton swab, apply a mask on the face and neck layer by layer, after drying each layer, apply a second and then a third. After 20-25 minutes, remove the mask with a swab dipped in warm water. The procedure is done 1-2 times a week for 4-6 weeks. After 2-3 months, the course can be repeated. This mask is recommended for coarse, fading and flaky dry and normal skin.

    Protein mixed with almond bran until the consistency of the liquid paste and put on the face. It is recommended for oily, porous skin. You can impose it not more than once a week.

    Mask of yolk with almond bran is an effective remedy for wrinkles. Rinse the yolk with 1 teaspoon of almond bran, the paste should be a soft consistency. Apply the mask to the wrinkled part of the face and leave it for 1-1.5 hours. Wash off with warm water.

    Nourishes, cleans any skin, improves its water balance mask of 2 egg whites, 1 tablespoon of honey, 0.5 teaspoon of almond oil and 2 tablespoons of oatmeal. The unbroken protein of a chicken egg is mixed with honey and butter until a homogeneous mass is obtained. Then add the flour. Apply mask on face for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water and then with cold water.

    Brush the almonds with lean cream or peach oil in a ratio of 1: 1.Apply the mixture on face for 20 minutes. Wash off first with warm water and then with cold water.

    A good cleansing effect for acne prone skin can be achieved by massage with almond bran: stir 1 tablespoon of bran with water( with normal skin), with milk( with dry) or with hydrogen peroxide( with oily), until a mush is formed,are acne. Then wash with warm and cool water and wipe face with lotion. This procedure should be performed daily or every other day until a positive result is obtained, and then repeated as necessary, usually every 7 to 10 days.

    For pigmented skin, mix almond bran with water or hot milk( with dry skin) until a gruel is obtained. Apply the mixture on your face for 20-30 minutes. The course of treatment is 25-30 procedures daily.

    300 grams of almond bran to put in a gauze pouch and lower it into a hot bath. One bag is enough to hold 2-3 baths. The bath with the addition of almond bran acts soothingly on the inflamed skin, relieves irritation, eliminates dryness and roughness of the skin, stops itching.

    Warm up 1 liter of milk in one container without boiling, and a cup of honey in another bowl( on a water bath).Dissolve honey in milk, adding 2 tablespoons of almond oil, and pour the contents into a bathing bath. After taking such a bath, the skin becomes tender and smooth. This bath was taken by Cleopatra.

    Crushed almond nuts mixed with milk are used in folk medicine to stimulate hair growth( rubbing).

    Before washing, dry brittle hair is useful to lubricate with almond oil, then wrap in a towel soaked in hot water and wrung out. After an hour, wash your hair and apply a whipped fresh egg or fresh sour milk. Then rinse them with tea, infusion of chamomile or lime-colored.

    Almond oil stimulates the growth of eyelashes and eyebrows. Apply a thin tow of cotton wool soaked with heated oil, cover with parchment paper and fix with a bandage for 10-15 minutes.

    Half a cup of almond grains pour 1 cup of boiling water, after 5 minutes, drain the water, and grind the grain through a meat grinder. Mix the resulting gruel with 15 ml of lemon juice and 15 ml of water. Rub and apply on face for 20 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and apply the cream according to the type of skin.

    A firming and fragrance for hands can be a cream made from a handful of crushed flaxseed and 1 teaspoon of almond oil. Add in this mixture a small amount of hot water to form a liquid slurry. Soak in the received weight of a hand for 15 minutes, then rinse them in warm water.

    From the shell of almond nuts, gas-absorbing coals are prepared.


    Harm almonds in its excessive use. Contraindicated in the use of unripe fruits of bitter almonds, because they contain cyanide acid.

    The harm of almonds and the fact that its fruits are capable of provoking an allergic reaction. Since there are a lot of calories in sweet almonds - they should not be misused by people who are prone to obesity. Do not be overly addicted to almonds - it can lead to dizziness or light narcotic intoxication.

    The harm of almonds is that it is indigestible product, so do not get involved with almonds to people with weakened intestines and stomach. In addition, almonds contain a huge amount of essential oils. Do not get involved in nuts almond people who have heart disease.
    Almond is a very strong allergen, so overeating almonds can lead you not only to poisoning, but also to the manifestation of allergic reactions, varying in their degree of influence. It is impossible, it is strictly forbidden to eat bitter and unripe almonds! In bitter forms of almonds, prussic acid is found - a fairly poisonous substance that is used in homeopathy to treat a number of diseases, such as asthma, diphtheria, in small( or more accurately say, minimum hundredths), but with uncontrolled use of products containingcyanic acid - even death can occur.
    Almonds - a high-calorie product, to fight excess weight and eat almond nuts - is very unreasonable. Perhaps, only one thing, otherwise the benefits of using almonds in the body will be observed, but, the extra pounds, still remain with you. Contraindications to consumption and inclusion in their diet of almonds are also distributed to people who have cardiac arrhythmias and disorders of the central nervous system.