Health Benefits of Using the Apricot Kernels

By:Ariba Khaliq, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 09, 2014

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Let’s take a deeper look into what apricot kernel can do for your well-being.
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    Surprisingly Versatile Apricot Kernels

    All of us love to eat apricots but are we aware of the health benefits of apricot’s seeds? Apricot kernels can be sprinkled on smoothies, taken in form of capsules, or can be added as an oil to cosmetic products. In some societies, it is even used as a medicinal supplement. Let’s take a deeper look into what apricot kernel can do for your well-being. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Skin scrub

    You can get glowing skin in just 3 minutes with this delicious smoothing scrub. This will give you radiant skin as with olive or almond oil. Mix the seed oil with sugar and scrub your face to exfoliate. Do this gently for deeply cleansed skin with no impurities. This gives a glowing complexion and renewed radiance. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Cancer

    It is a widely known benefit of apricot seed that this contains Vitamin B17 that prevents cancer. Apricot seed oil helps to kill cancer cells immediately. This can be useful to cure bone cancer, skin cancer and cervical cancer. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Blood pressure

    This contains Vitamin B17 that is useful to maintain blood pressure and also lowers high blood pressure. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Cosmetics

    Apricot seed oil contains high fatty acids, Vitamin E and A which can be used to moisturize and nourish dry and mature skin. This oil is popularly used in cosmetics like creams, soaps and skin lotions. The oil gets easily absorbed into the skin without leaving any oily residue. Hence, this is also used for massage and as sunbathing oil. You can use this as a base with other aromatherapy oils. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Hair health

    Massage your hair by mixing this with other oils like Amla, coconut, and olive to cure a dry and flaky scalp.  It is very good for damaged and chemically treated hair. This will restore the shine of your hair. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Night oil

    This oil can give you best results when used as a night moisturizer. Mix it with any other essential oil that suits you and massage gently. Please don’t forget to cleanse and tone your face before doing this!  This will help you to get rid of clogged pores, a shiny nose and will also moisturize dry skin. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Immune System Support

    Sick of being sick? Apricot kernel has been shown to have a positive effect on the immune system, which could help feel well and stay well. Talk to your doctor about adding apricot kernel to your regular routine and you may benefit from a stronger, tougher immune system, no matter the season. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Heart Health

    Apricot kernel is an excellent source of unsaturated fats, just like fish and olive oil. It can help support lower cholesterol and heart function overall for a healthier heart and body. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Moisturizer

    This can be used like a moisturizer for dry areas such as elbows, knees, feet and hands. This will make your skin extra soft and smooth. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

     

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    Colds and flu

    This helps to maintain the immune system. This strengthens your body’s ability to fight infections such as colds and flu. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

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