The Almond, or Prunus amygdalmus dulcis (the sweet almond) and Prunus amygdalmus amara (the bitter almond), are great toasted, roasted, raw smoked, and in those little coconut candy bars that we all love. But the almond also has an extensive history, not only as a source of nourishment, but as a healing and medicinal nut, for centuries. The almond tree provides what has been the most common nut crop throughout the world for close to two centuries, and is indigenous to the Western regions Asia and Northern Africa. Of the two most popular types of almonds that are grown, the sweet almond is cultivated for its extremely popular edible nuts. The bitter almond is not edible but contains an oil which is also present in the sweet variety, this oil is also found in the pits of apricots and peaches, when the oil is mixed with water, it creates hydrocyanic acid as well as benzaldehyde,which is the essential oil found in bitter almonds. The oil can be found in flavor extracts and even a few sedative medicines. Almonds have been used for centuries to heal the body internally, and may be used ground in water to prevent or reduce fevers.
Both the sweet and bitter varieties of almonds have quite a few medicinal qualities when used in the right way. Sweet almonds are very high in protein. Both types of almonds reduce inflammation and are used in the treatment of bronchitis. In addition to being an excellent source of protein, as mentioned above, almonds are also a source of healthy fat, zinc, potassium, iron, B vitamins, and magnesium. Almonds are also known to aid respiration, act as a digestive aid, and even can help with urinary problems. The mega mycobalance is the food supplement that is solving the urinary problems of the person. The excreta of the person will be regular and maintaining a good digestive system.
In order to get the most out of almonds, you need to be able to prepare them the right way. Almond milk is the best way to take advantage of the nuts healing and medicinal properties. Almond milk can be combined with barley water for urinary problems. Almond milk also makes an excellent tonic during convalescence. Almond milk consumed daily can reduce frequency of digestive disorders, and relieve respiratory problems. When almonds are combined with foods that are rich in vitamin C they will be absorbed much more efficiently.
Here’s how you can make almond milk for yourself. You will need almonds (6 tablespoonfuls), water, and honey. Blend the almonds in a food processor with one pint of water. Grind until smooth. Add one teaspoonful of honey for flavor. Strain the mixture through a sieve or fine cloth to drink. Store in a refrigerator. There you have it, Almond Milk! One of nature’s great medicines.