Another kind is called bitter almond, also called northern almond, with bitter taste, and it is mostly used for medicinal purposes. It has the effects of moisturizing the lungs and asthma. Cancer effect. “Almonds have anti-tumor effects mainly because bitter almonds contain a biologically active substance, amygdalin, which can enter the blood to kill cancer cells, but has no effect on healthy cells, so it can improve the symptoms of patients with advanced cancer and prolong the patient. Lifetime. At the same time, because it is rich in carotene, it can prevent oxidation, prevent free radicals from attacking cells, and have the effect of preventing tumors! “Therefore, cancer patients often eat bitter almonds.
However, Ma Jun said that if bitter almonds were not consumed properly, it would lead to poisoning, dizziness, sudden fainting, palpitations, headaches, nausea and vomiting, convulsions, coma, cyanosis, dilated pupils, disappearance of light reaction, and weak pulse. Symptoms such as slowness, shortness of breath, or slowness and irregularity. If the rescue is not carried out in time, it may die due to organ failure, because the seed coat and germ of bitter almonds contain highly toxic hydrocyanic acid.
Bitter almonds should be cooked and sharpened before eating
“Although almonds have many medicinal and edible values, they should not be eaten in large quantities. Do not exceed 10 capsules a day.” Because hydrocyanic acid will volatilize when heated, Ma Jun suggested that people must first eat bitter almonds. Soak in water many times and heat to boil to reduce to eliminate the toxic substances in it. At the same time, be sure to peel and sharpen (germ). In addition, pregnant women, infants, people with hot and humid constitutions and people with diabetes should not eat apricots and their products.