Dry herbs semen armeniacae amarum dried bitter almond kernels

Bitter Almond (苦杏仁, semen armeniacae, semen armeniacae amarum, bitter almond kernels)is a variety of regular, sweet almonds. Bitter almonds contain traces of prussic acid—also known as hydrocyanic acid—in its raw state.

relieve cough and asthma, moisten intestines and defecate. It is used for cough, asthma, chest fullness, phlegm, blood deficiency, fluid dryness, intestinal dryness and constipation.

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What is Bitter Almond?

Bitter almond is a dried mature ftuits of rose plant apricot. Harvest mature fruit in summer, remove pulp and core shell, take out seeds, drying. Bitter almond is bitter, lukewarm, a small poison, into the lung, large intestine, with cough, asthma, moisten the effect of bowel laxative. In clinic, it can treat cold cough, often used with sappellate leaf and Pinellia pinellia. Bitter almond can also be used to treat wind-heat cough, with mulberry leaves and chrysanthemums. Bitter almond can also be used to treat lung heat cough, often with gypsum, anemarthrocyte and other drugs.

Active ingredients


(2)Prunase;linoeic acid;5'-caffeoylquinic acid

(3)chlorogenic acid;neochlorogenic acid

(4)3'-caffeoylquinic acid;3'-feruloylquinic acid

Product Description

Chinese Name 苦杏仁
Pin Yin Name Ku Xing Ren
English Name Bitter Apricot Seed
Latin Name Semen Armeniacae Amarae
Botanical Name 1.Prunus armeniaca L. var. ansu Maxim.

2.Prunus sibirica L.

3.Prunus mandshurica (Maxim.) Koehne Prunus armeniaca L.

Other name  semen armeniacae, semen armeniacae amarum, bitter almond kernels
Appearance Creamy white ripe seed
Smell and Taste Light smell, aroma of benzaidehyde when ground with water, bitter taste
Specification Whole, slices, powder (We can also extract if you need)
Part Used Ripe seed
Shelf life 2 Years
Storage Store in cool and dry places, keep away from strong light
Shipment By Sea, Air, Express, Train

Bitter Almond Benefits

1. Bitter Almond can relieve cough and dyspnea;

2. Bitter Almond can moisten intestines for relaxing bowels;

3. Bitter Almond can calm coughs and asthmatic conditions. 

Other benefits

(1)Bitter almond promotes the synthesis of pulmonary surfactant in normal animals.

(2)Effects of treating diabetes caused by the antineoplastic agent alutamide.

(3)Bitter almond oil are anthelmintic, bactericidal. In vitro assays showed killing effects on human Ascaris lumbricoides, earthworms, etc


1.Bitter Almond can not be used too much for a long time.

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