Aromatherapy Essential Oils



Bitter Almond Essential Oil

Bitter Almond Essential Oil

Prunus amygdalus var. amara



Properties:
It contains cyanide (prussic acid) which is a well known poison.

Origin:
It originated in Western Asia and North Africa and is widely cultivated in Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted by maceration and distillation process.

Chemical composition:
benzaldehyde and hydrocyanic (prussic acid).

Therapeutic properties:
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Uses:
The ‘almond essence’ used as a food flavouring.

Precautions:

  • This oil should not be used in therapy.
  • This oil should be handled with care.

Blends well with:

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