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Latin NamePrunus amygdalus Batsch (Rosaceae)
English NameAlmond
Sanskrit NamesVatada, Netropamaphala
Local NameBadam
Originally a native of central and western Asia, in India it is cultivated in Kashmir at elevations of 760-2,400 m.Habit:
It is a tree, with oblong-lanceolate, minutely serrate leaves; the flowers are solitary, pink or nearly white and showy; the fruit is a pubescent drupe; the seed is flattened, long and oval, with a brownish seed coat.Principle constituents:
A globulin called amandin.Indications:
Almonds are extensively used in confectionery and also for pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations. Almond kernels are considered a highly nutritious, demulcent and stimulant nervine tonic in indigenous medicine. They are also considered lithontriptic and diuretic.Product range:
Mentat, DermaCare AC, DermaCare SN cream & lotion, Antiseptic Cream. 

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