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Doctor insights on: Bitter Almond Essential Oil

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What number of bitter almonds does it take to kill you?

What number of bitter almonds does it take to kill you?

Why ?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Benefits of almond oil for skin, hair, and internal health?

Benefits of almond oil for skin, hair, and internal health?

None: There is no end to the various permutations of snake oil. Almonds are a good food. If you like them, eat them. Prefer UNsalted. ...Read more

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What are the health and skin benefits of coconut oil and almonds?

What are the health and skin benefits of coconut oil and almonds?

Protein Source: Almonds are a good fat and a good protein source, so they are a nice and healthy snack. Otherwise there are no special or extra health benefits. And, medicine would remain fully neutral on the topic of coconut oil on the skin. There is nothing there for health or not health. ...Read more

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What to think about almond oil for skin for male adult ? Is almond oil as oestrogenic as soja ? Is it a good oil for skin ?

What to think about almond oil for skin for male adult ? Is almond oil as oestrogenic as soja ? Is it a good oil for skin ?

No problem: I am not aware of any estrogen effect from almond. Since oil contains so little protein, even soy oil would not likely have measurable estrogen effect. ...Read more

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I just recently purchased some sweet almond oil, how can I use this to cleanse my body of toxins?

I just recently purchased some sweet almond oil, how can I use this to cleanse my body of toxins?

Do not need it.: I am not sure what this is supposed to do but- if you feel normal then you probably do not have toxins. People speak of having toxins and using a colon cleanse, or gall bladder cleanse, etc. if you are young and healthy the body rids itself of what it does not need. It takes care of itself. I would recommend against a cleansing. ...Read more

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Does sweet almond oil cause an increase in facial hair for women??

Does sweet almond oil cause an increase in facial hair for women??

Unknown.: There is no good clinical evidence on its use as an oral medicine. It is used in multiple skin care products and appears to be safe. See the references & article in the "Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version:" here: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-59-sweet%20almond.aspx?activeingredientid=59&activeingredientname=sweet%20almond ...Read more

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Do bitter walnuts contain cyanide also do whole almonds? Quite concerned

Stop worrying: These contain cyanide as nitriles, part of larger molecules, and in amounts your body can handle easily. Nitriles are actually quite common in nature. You'd be doing yourself a favor to stop reading internet scare stuff. Even the huge amounts of nitrile taken by Laetrile users killed only a few of them. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was eating coated almonds from a shop and one tasted really bitter , could that be the almond that contains cyanide ?

It might: bitter almonds do contain cyanide as do other foods. Most almonds sold in the U.S. Are sweet almonds but a portion of imported almonds may have bitter almonds mixed in. Benzaldehyde is what causes the bitter flavor. Emulsin causes hydrolysis of amygdalin making cyanide. Adults who consume large amounts of bitter almonds (~50 or more) can be lethal. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to lotions with almond oil, how should I treat it?

Allergic reaction to lotions with almond oil, how should I treat it?

Hydrocortisone cream: A Hydrocortisone cream may help but allergy to almond oil is rather rare. ...Read more