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Useful properties of an apricot

Fruits of an apricot contain apple, lemon, wine acids, sugar, starch, iron, phosphorus, tannins, magnesium, silver, compounds of iodine, vitamins C, In, P, N, E, pectin.

Useful properties of an apricot: increase in level of hemoglobin, hemopoiesis process regulation, improvement of memory and activity of a brain, also it has laxative effect, diuretic, antiedematous action, removes salts of heavy metals.

Seeds of apricots use for production of the oil which is applied as solvent to some medicines. Apricot oil contains 5% of myristic acid, 14% - stearin and 20% of linolic acid.

Use of an apricot

The apricot is useful suffering anemia, obesity, cardiovascular, renal diseases, locks.

The recovering properties of an apricot apply in the period of the raised intellectual loadings, also include it in a maintenance therapy of oncological patients.

The dried-up apricot – dried apricots is included in structure of magnesian diets which appoint the patient with a hypertension, an anemia. Hypertensive persons during a season of maturing of fruits are recommended to eat them as much as possible. Also dried apricots as fortifying means is useful to pregnant women, children, elderly people – use it in quantity 100-150gr in day.

Apricot seeds except production of oils successfully apply as cure to elimination of cough for bronchial asthma, bronchitis, tracheitis, Qatar of respiratory tracts, laryngitis. For preparation of medicine, it is necessary to dry up and crush 20 g of the cleared kernels from apricot stones in powder. Accept powder from apricot seeds on one teaspoon about four times a day with tea or milk. More than 20 g of kernels for once cannot be accepted - it can lead to poisoning.

Diuretic properties of an apricot use for treatment of diseases of kidneys, heart and vessels. For this purpose prepare dried apricots infusion: the crushed dried apricots (100 g) is filled in with boiled water liter, insisted 6 hours. Sugar cannot be added to infusion.

It is established that the glass of juice from an apricot is enough to satisfy the day need for vitamins. Thanks to bactericidal properties of an apricot juice from its fruits can be drunk at a hyperoxemia of a gastric juice and intestinal diseases which are followed by putrefactive processes.

Useful properties of an apricot apply also in cosmetology: masks from the ground fresh fruits have the calming effect on skin.

Gum from apricot trees found application in medicine – from it produce the liquids replacing blood. Besides, apricot gum is used as enveloping, astringent.


There is a lot of useful properties at an apricot, but it has some contraindications.

It is impossible to eat fruit on an empty stomach, after the use of meat and other products which long are digested – digestion can be broken.

The fresh apricot cannot be eaten at GIT ulcers, gastritis with a hyperoxemia.

Use of an apricot at pancreatitis, pathologies of a liver should be limited. At diabetes fruit is contraindicated in any kind – contains a lot of sugar.

At a lack of carotene, for its completion it is possible to use an apricot, but it is necessary to remember that this vitamin is not acquired at oppression of function of a thyroid gland. In these cases it is recommended to apply vitamin A in pure form.

The use of a large number of fruit - in number of more than 10-15 fruits a day can provoke diarrhea. Abuse of dried and fresh fruits is rare, but causes pressure decline, respiratory depression, reductions of heart, dizziness.

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