Benefits of Apricot & Peach Kernels
Apricot and Peach kernels are used as efficient herbal supplementation in skincare and diet.
Various sources of important vitamins are provided by peaches and apricots. They have enough phosphorus, vitamin C (ascorbic acid), iron, vitamin A (beta-carotene), calcium and potassium. Peaches and apricots are Mother Nature’s way of offering us good health and wellness.
Apricots and peaches are often used in cooking in the Eastern Hemisphere. Armenia is thought to be the country where these fruits originated. Nonetheless, it appears that the peach tree was found in China several centuries earlier. The broad-leafed peach tree appeared in northwestern part of the world only until the 17th century. In less temperate climates, the peach tree must be less than 13 feet tall in order to have fruits. It grows spontaneous in warm climates and it can reach 25 feet in height. Peach trees can be recognized through their soft, extended greenish leaves and their pink blossoms.
The apricot has a small yellow fruit, with seed or kernel in its core. The peach has a fuzzy and smooth skin, yellow-orange colors and a pit that is also called kernel. The apricot seed can be pressed into oil that can be used in skincare products and foods. As an example, the Moroccan and Asian cuisine or cocktails, amaretto sour, are made out of sweet almond-flavored liqueurs. Once they mature, the peaches and apricots have amazing characteristics and aromas.
Apricot kernel oil mixed with essential oils is used as a base and it’s added to many skincare products. It is absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling. In addition, it is well received by all skin types. Those who have mixed or greasy skin will find this oil to be gentle, without clogging the pores. Those with dry skin will see that the oil will moisturize and hydrate the skin leaving a natural, young aspect.
Fatty oleic and linoleic acid are the main ingredients for apricot kernel oil, and these are the main source of vitamins A and E found in the seed. This oil is used to soothe skin irritations by keeping the skin soft. Apricot kernel oil can be found in products such as creams, scrubs, massage oils, lotions, abrasive gels and balms, and also in soaps. If you want to have a healthy meal, you can buy this oil from the health food stores, but as it is expensive, it may not be the greatest choice in daily cooking. However, the high concentration of fatty acids makes it necessary.
The top grade potency of kernel is maintained since the oil is cold pressed. Although the process is more complicated, the cold-pressed apricot kernel oil has stronger aroma. Heat can suppress the quality of the oil. This product is not the same in any location, since there are no specific rules regarding the process of manufacturing. That is why product labeling may be indefinable or ambiguous. A smart consumer should always read the label, and if it doesn’t have enough specifications, look at the color and fragrance, since the best oil is colored and intensely fragranced.
Peach kernels have many medicinal characteristics. As the apricot kernel oil, the peach kernel oil is recommended not to be bought if it’s of a poor quality and not be overused since it may have a high-toxicity. Apricot kernels are also ingredients for vitamin supplements, providing healthy blood flow and preventing occasional irregularity. Regular use of peach kernels is said to help almost entirely treat some symptoms associated with female complaints such as heavy bleeding, irregular menstrual cycles, uterine fibroids, bloating and fatigue.
Herb Information/Side Effects for Apricot & Peach Kernels
Given the mildly toxic nature of kernel, if overused some may develop symptoms such as severe headaches and heart palpitations. In case of any illness that appears during usage, stop the treatment immediately and consult a doctor. Lengthened exposure might lead to life-threatening toxicity, respiratory problems and coronary insufficiency. Pregnant or lactating women should not use herbal remedies.
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