Botanical Name :Prunus Amygdalus var amara
Common Name : Bitter almond oil, Prunus amygdalus amara I. oil
CAS # : 8013-76-1, F.E.M.A. : 2046
Plant Parts Used : Seeds
Extraction Method : Cold pressed
Color & Odor : Pale yellow clear liquid with sweet nutty aroma reminiscent of almond kernels, cherry aroma.
A middle sized tree upto 8 metre in height, leaves simple, flowers white tinged with red, fruits velvety drupes about 3-6 cm long, separating into two valves.
Constituents & Specifications :
Almond oil has various chemical compounds that include amygdalin, benzaldehyde, leucine, valine, phenylalanine, lysine, arginine and hydrocyanic (prussic acid) etc.
Specific Gravity : 1.04200 - 1.05400 @ 25°C
Refractive Index : 1.54100 - 1.55400 @ 20°C
Aphrodisiac, febrifuge, vermifuge, bactericidal, germicidal, fungicidal and anti viral, sedative & anesthetic,anti spasmodic & anti hydrophobic, aperient, diuretic, anti intoxicating:, anti carcinogenic, nervine, regulator, sedative, stimulant and tonic.
Benefits & Uses :
Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E oil.
It is uses such as, an antibacterial, anti-itch, local anesthetic and muscle relaxant.
It is used to remove black spots and black marks on the skin
Almond oil has been used worldwide as an alternative cancer treatment.
It is widely used in flavorings & fragrances industries as well.