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Uses of Apricot

Apricot is used as medicine in different forms like fruit, oil, nut and flowers.

Apricot fruit

Apricot fruit

CONSTITUENTS:

FRESH APRICOT:

Carbohydrates – 11.6%

Moisture – 85.3%

Fat – 0.3%

Minerals – 0.7%

Fibre – 1.0%

Protein – 1.0%

Calcium – 20mg

Iron – 2.2mg

Phosphorus – 25mg

Vitamin C – 6mg

Vitamin B complex – Trace

Apricot

Apricot

DRY APRICOT:

Carbohydrates – 73.4%

Moisture – 19.4%

Fat – 0.7%

Minerals – 2.1%

Fibre – 2.8%

Protein – 1.7%

Calcium – 100mg

Iron – 4.6mg

Phosphorus – 70mg

Vitamin c – 2mg

Vitamin B complex – Trace

Apricot is rich in natural sugar, vitamin A, calcium, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, riboflavin and niacin. Nut of apricot is rich in fat and protein. It contains about 40-45% almond oil.

TREATMENT AND DOSAGE:

Various components of apricot are useful in curing different disorders in our body namely-

ANAEMIA:

Apricot is rich in Iron along with traces of calcium, thus it is very good source to prevent anaemia. It shoots up the haemoglobin level in our body.

CONSTIPATION:

High laxative content present in apricot serves as medicine for treating constipation. Cellulose and pectin helps good bowel movements by retaining water. 5 to 9 apricots must be consumed per day.

FEVER:

During the time of fever, apricot juice along with honey quenches the thirst and helps in eliminating waste from the body.

SKIN DISEASES:

Various skins related diseases such as scales, eczema, sun-burn and itching can be cured by apricot juice consumption.

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