MEDICINAL PROPERTIES OF APRICOTS
WHAT ARE APRICOTS USED FOR IN NATURAL MEDICINE?
Are apricots a solution for cancer?
The apricot kernel oil has been traditionally used for curing tumors. With this oil, tumors were rubbed to reduce them or neutralize their growth.
This treatment was widely used in England until the late seventeenth century.
What is laetrile?
This vitamin was discovered in 1950 by Ernest Krebs, Jr. who said that cancer is a disease caused by deficiency of vitamin B17.
According to Edward Griffin, as proposed in his books "A World Without Cancer" and "Alive and in Good Health", this deficiency is alleviated with the administration of laetrile. However, according to this author, the administration of this drug has been banned for economic reasons, since it is a drug too easy to obtain and can not be patented.
What does the official medicine say about laetrile?
Laetrile has been banned in many countries because, according to some research, it is ineffective and dangerous. Amygdalin laetrile contains a compound in contact with the body produces hydrocyanic acid, commonly known as cyanide.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States Office for drug control) there is insufficient evidence to prove the safety of this drug, whereas, according to many studies, there have been many poisonings by ingestion of laetrile. (More information)
Despite the ban, in many countries it continues to operate. For example, in the United States was banned in 1980 by the National Cancer Institute and, as it can be administered in Mexico, many terminal patients resort to this solution by travelling to neighboring country. (More information )
Among the people defending the implementation of laetrile, there is Ralph Moss, author of numerous books on the subject.
Gum of the trunk of apricot tree, a cough therapy
The gum exuded from the trunk of this tree is rich in mucilage which, according to Pius Font Quer in his renewed "Dioscorides", can be used for the manufacture of an antitussive horchata (sweet drink made from tiger nuts and sugar). According to him this would be the formula:
Cosmetic uses of apricots
Apricots are used in cosmetics to make masks for the treatment of abnormalities of the skin, especially in regard to skin care. Its ability to nourish the skin of vitamin A and provide numerous minerals, makes it very suitable for the care of the skin of the face that need extra power.
A compendium of vitamins y minerals
Apricot fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals, so as to be usually added as a staple food in our diet.
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