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    Almonds are a fantastic Superfood that are versatile and tasty in both savory and sweet dishes. They are always satisfyingly crunchy whether they are raw, roasted, sweet, salty, sprouted, or otherwise. They are divided into many categories according to their color, shape, and size. The majority of almonds are grown and produced worldwide in California. Even though we refer to them as nuts, almonds are tree seeds. Almonds have been consumed by people for thousands of years all across the world. Although California produces the majority of the world’s almonds now, almonds are used in cuisine and even as a flavoring in beverages all over the world.

    Synonyms of Almonds

    • Badam
    • Almonds
    • Vaadumai
    • Badami

    Nutrition Facts of Almonds

    Calories:579
    Protein:21.2gm
    Fat:49.9gm
    Carbohydrates:21.6gm

    Phytochemical Constituents of Almonds

    • Phenolic compounds
    • Phytosterols
    • Flavonoids
    • Phenolic acids
    • Vitamins and fatty acids

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    Therapeutic Uses of Almonds

    • Enhances Brain Activity

    Experts have established that consuming 4 to 6 soaked almonds daily can act as brain food and significantly improve the Central Nervous System’s (CNS) functionality. Almonds help with brain function.

     

    • Rich In Antioxidants

    Antioxidants are abundant in almonds, and the majority of them are found in the brown skin of the nut. Almonds’ abundance of potent antioxidants is one of their many important health advantages. These antioxidants enhance health since they can shield the body from illness and harmful oxidative stress.

     

    • Helps In Diabetes

    Almonds that have been soaked are a fantastic all-natural treatment for diabetic Mellitus. They support maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and preventing serious diabetic consequences like clogged arteries, obesity, and extreme fatigue.

     

    • Treats Constipation

    Consuming soaked almonds might also help people who experience persistent constipation. The nut has a lot of insoluble fibers, which raise your body’s roughage level and aid in problem resolution.

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    Home Remedies of Almonds

    • For Skin 

    Soak almonds overnight and then make a paste of it. Scrub this to the face, then gently wash it off after 20 minutes. It clears blemishes and smooths the skin.

     

    • For Health and Wellness

    The body will digest protein more efficiently throughout the day if you eat just 4 to 5 soaked almonds in the morning.

     

    • Promote Hair growth

    Almond is also helpful in promoting hair growth almond oil when massaged on the scalp aids in hair growth

     

    • Relieves Anemia

    Almonds contain significant amounts of iron in addition to a variety of potent antioxidants that improve blood flow to the internal organs. Thus, it is particularly successful in treating anemia caused by iron deficiency.

    Anemia symptoms are markedly improved after consuming the soaked almond paste every day for a month.

     

    • Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety

    Almonds are a great way to improve bad moods and bring harmony and calm to a troubled, sad mind because of their strong sattva and rajas nature.

    When you combine 2 teaspoons of almond oil with 1 teaspoon of rose oil and inhale the resulting essence, any anxiety, fear, or concern will be quickly relieved.

    Ayurvedic Aspects of Almonds

    In Ayurveda, almonds are referred to as “Vaataadah.” These are advised for male infertility and erectile dysfunction in men. It can be used as a weight-loss diet as well as a treatment for PCOS or PCOD.

     

    Almonds are a common eating nut that has been enhanced with several medicinal characteristics to offer several health benefits. Although the fruits are known to be high in fat, they are also packed with beneficial nutrients. Almonds naturally possess the laghu and ruksha gunas and have a madhura rasa (sweet flavor). It has ushna virya (heating power), which balances the Kapha (earth and water) and pitta (fire and water) doshas while adversely affecting the vata (air and ether) and pitta doshas. 

     

    Daily Dose: One ounce, or 28–30 grams, of almonds, or 22–23 almonds, can be consumed daily.

    Side Effects of Almonds

    • Can Cause Bloating:  Almonds can cause bloating, constipation, and stomach irritation if you eat a lot of them.
    • Kidney Infection: If too many almonds are consumed, one may have kidney stones as a health problem.
    • Tree Nut Allergy: Almond consumption in excess or uncontrolled consumption over an extended period of time might cause tree nut allergy. Allergies to almonds may cause swelling, rashes, anaphylaxis, and shortness of breath.
    • Blood clotting problems and Hemorrhage: Almonds contain a lot of vitamin E, and consuming too much of it can result in an overdose and dangerous repercussions like blood clotting problems and hemorrhage.

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist

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