Post by vintage on Nov 24, 2018 13:47:49 GMT -8
Apricot Kernels have laetrile. Alternative Therapy advocates tell us to eato apricot kernels to prevent and cure cancer. About 1970, the medical profession declared it worthless. Yet, this new 2018 research, pending release, is right back advocating apricot kernels. . Peach kernels also contain laetrile. I wish I had the necessary $95 for getting to read it. Oh well. At least, here’s the Abstract.
“Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2018 Jan 5. doi: 10.2174/1871520618666180105161136. [Epub ahead of print]
Amygdalin, from Apricot Kernels, Induces Apoptosis and Causes Cell Cycle Arrest in Cancer Cells: An Updated Review.
Saleem M1, Asif J2, Asif M1, Saleem U1.
Amygdalin is a cyanogenic glycoside which is described as a naturally occurring anti-cancer agent. In 1830s, French chemists Robiquet and Boutron-Charlard isolated amygdalin from bitter almonds. Apoptosis is an important mechanism in cancer treatment by amygdalin. Amygdalin can probably stimulate apoptotic process in cancerous cells by increasing activity of Bax (pro-apoptotic protein) and caspase-3 and decreasing expression of Bcl-2 (anti-apoptotic protein). Amygdalin promotes arrest of cell cycle in G0/G1 phase followed by decreasing number of S and G2/M phase cells. So, amygdalin enhances deceleration of cell cycle by blocking cell proliferation and growth. The current review highlights that amygdalin has potential to be used as an anticancer agent in cancer therapy.”
“The substance laetrile was created by Dr. Krebs as a concentrate of amygdalin and is created by extracting it from apricot kernels.”
P.S. I saved the pits from the last three peaches I ate. Today, I fought to open those hard pits, then ate the delicious little almond-tasting kernel. I’m looking online to find a nut cracker strong enough to allow me to crack peach and apricot pits. Those kernels can also be used to make the liqueur Amaretto. Delicious. My favorite liqueur.
Aha! Look what else I’ve turned up. It goes full circle.
“Liqueurs are historical descendants of herbal medicines. They were made in Italy as early as the 13th century, often prepared by monks, as in Chartreuse). Today they are produced the world over, commonly served straight, over ice, with coffee, in cocktails, and used in cooking.“
And I just can’t stop talking about this!
“Tradition / Theory
The below uses are based on tradition, scientific theories, or limited research. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. There may be other proposed uses that are not listed below.
Anthelmintic (kills intestinal/parasitic worms), antiseptic, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis (acute or chronic), constipation, cough, emphysema, expectorant (encourages coughing up of mucus), eye inflammation, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, infertility, muscle or intestinal spasms, pain relief, rheumatic diseases (joint and muscle diseases), sedative, skin care, vaginal infections, vitamin deficiencies, wound healing.”