Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) Medicinal Uses


The Apricot is a small tree, classified with the plum. The fruit is a drupe, yellow to orange in colour. There is a single seed in the middle. The native is said to be China. Greek physicians regarded it as a food medicine.
Research on Apricots says that it possess the highest levels and widest variety of carotenoids. Carotenoids prevent heart diseases and protects from cancer.

100 grams contains:
(The values are approximate only and not exact)

Energy :                  241 Kcal
Carbohydrates :    63gm
Sugar :                    53gm
Protein :                 3.4gm
Fat :                        0.5gm
Fibre :                    7gm
Calcium :              100mg
Phosphorous :     70mg
Iron :                     4.6mg
Vitamin A :          180µg
Vitamin C :          2mg
Vitamin E :          4.33mg
Niacin :                2.59mg
Magnesium :       32mg
Potassium :         1.16gm
Sodium :              10mg

Medicinal Uses:

* It is excellent for anaemia due to its high content of iron.
* Apricot is a good remedy for constipation. Regular use of apricot stimulates smooth bowel movement due to its high fibre. Eat 2 or 3 to see the effect.
* It maintains good health.