In Hindi, it is known as Kadva-Badam (Bitter almonds kernel, ripe seeds). A tree which is cultivated in the countries bordering on the Mediterranean. It is exported chiefly from Morocco and Sicily. It is also found in Southern Asia.It contains hydrocyanic acid glucoside and fatty acids. It is a source of homoeopathic mother tincture. Fixed oil may be as high as 50%, amygdealin (3-4%), enzymes and essential oils. Tincture. Fixed oil may be as high as 50%, amygdealin (3-4%), enzymes and essential oils.A homoeopathic tincture is made from the Kerneal of ripe seeds. It is covered by Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of India and Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia of United States. It was proved by Dr. Harthlaub and Dr. Trinks.It is used in asthma, epilepsy, syncope and urticaria. It is used in ischuria and haematuria. It is the most valuable remedy in vomiting of various kinds, in cases of morning sickness, and irritation of eyes. It is also useful in gastric irritation of children, in cases of loss of smell and taste, when the tongue is elongated and pointed, tip and edges are red. It is also useful in cases of constant nausea and vomiting. It is also used for pain in the tonsils, dark throat with difficulty in swallowing; vomiting of cough and sore chest. Reported to be beneficial as nervine tonic. Mother tincture and higher.It is however that the product is to be used in therapeutic doses of drops only. Literature suggests use of infusion also. Almond oil is also used both externally as softening agent of ear wax, and nutritive and demulcent.Vomiting, morning sickness, gastric irritation of children, tonsils.
||Dr. Willmar Schwabe