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Health Benefits of Using the Apricot Kernels

Let’s take a deeper look into what apricot kernel can do for your well-being.

Exercise & Fitness By Ariba Khaliq / Mar 09, 2014

Surprisingly Versatile Apricot Kernels

All of us love to eat apricots but are we aware of the health benefits of apricot’s seeds? Apricot kernels can be sprinkled on smoothies, taken in form of capsules, or can be added as an oil to cosmetic products. In some societies, it is even used as a medicinal supplement. Let’s take a deeper look into what apricot kernel can do for your well-being. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


Skin scrub

You can get glowing skin in just 3 minutes with this delicious smoothing scrub. This will give you radiant skin as with olive or almond oil. Mix the seed oil with sugar and scrub your face to exfoliate. Do this gently for deeply cleansed skin with no impurities. This gives a glowing complexion and renewed radiance. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



It is a widely known benefit of apricot seed that this contains Vitamin B17 that prevents cancer. Apricot seed oil helps to kill cancer cells immediately. This can be useful to cure bone cancer, skin cancer and cervical cancer. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


Blood pressure

This contains Vitamin B17 that is useful to maintain blood pressure and also lowers high blood pressure. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



Apricot seed oil contains high fatty acids, Vitamin E and A which can be used to moisturize and nourish dry and mature skin. This oil is popularly used in cosmetics like creams, soaps and skin lotions. The oil gets easily absorbed into the skin without leaving any oily residue. Hence, this is also used for massage and as sunbathing oil. You can use this as a base with other aromatherapy oils. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


Hair health

Massage your hair by mixing this with other oils like Amla, coconut, and olive to cure a dry and flaky scalp.  It is very good for damaged and chemically treated hair. This will restore the shine of your hair. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


Night oil

This oil can give you best results when used as a night moisturizer. Mix it with any other essential oil that suits you and massage gently. Please don’t forget to cleanse and tone your face before doing this!  This will help you to get rid of clogged pores, a shiny nose and will also moisturize dry skin. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


Immune System Support

Sick of being sick? Apricot kernel has been shown to have a positive effect on the immune system, which could help feel well and stay well. Talk to your doctor about adding apricot kernel to your regular routine and you may benefit from a stronger, tougher immune system, no matter the season. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


Heart Health

Apricot kernel is an excellent source of unsaturated fats, just like fish and olive oil. It can help support lower cholesterol and heart function overall for a healthier heart and body. Image Courtesy: Getty Images



This can be used like a moisturizer for dry areas such as elbows, knees, feet and hands. This will make your skin extra soft and smooth. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


Colds and flu

This helps to maintain the immune system. This strengthens your body’s ability to fight infections such as colds and flu. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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