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Synonym ► Prunus amygdalus Baill. A. communis var. dulcis (sweet almond).

A. communis var. amara (bitter almond).

Family ► Rosaceae.

Habitat ► Native to Asia Minor and Persia; cultivated in India in cooler parts of Punjab and Kashmir.

English ► Almond

Ayurvedic ► Vaataama, Vaataada.

Unani ► Badaam, Loz.

Siddha/Tamil ► Vaadumai.

Action ► Sweet almonds—nutrient, nervine tonic, demulcent. Oil— externally for skin. Bitter almonds— not used medicinally.

Almond flour and almond butter are free from starch and used in foods for diabetics and for patients with peptic ulcers. Chief protein in kernels is globulin.

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