Gemmotherapy Prunus amygdalus (Sweet Almond)

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-22 (EDT)

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Prunus amygdalus or the Almond tree, is a tree of arid land which is native to the mountains of Western Asia. It has beautiful flowers each with five petals, white or pink, with subtle fragrance, and appears before the leaves. Both its fruit or drupes, and seed are referred to as almonds. This tree can grow up to twelve meters high and live up to a hundred years.[1]

Key notes

  • Cardiovascular[2]
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Antisclerotic and antithrombotic
  • Stimulates immune system

Therapeutic actions

  • Affinity for cardiovascular system
  • Specific for hypertriglyceridemia
  • Antisclerotic
  • Stimulating effect on the immune system
  • Psychiatric
  • Endocrine thyroid stimulant
  • Liver antilithic properties

Clinical indications

  • Cardiovascular: useful circulatory remedy in hypercoagulation phenomena
  • Renal: Decreases urea/ uric acid levels, nephrosclerosis/ lipid nephrosis/ renal amyloidosis
  • Psychiatric: neurosis
  • Endocrine: stimulates the thyroid and reduces thyroid adenoma
  • Liver: choledocolithiasis


  1. Ledoux Frank and Gueniot Gerard (2012) Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris. Spain.
  2. Dr. Reckeweg (2012) Product Catalog, Bio Lonreco. Quebec.