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Used Part.

The fruits.

Active Principles.

Fruits: pectin, citric acid and malic acids, beta - carotene, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, ascorbic acid, flavonoids: licopina, Querceta, isoquercitrósido; sugars: xylose, fructose, glucose, sucrose, sorbitol. Traces of essential oil: mirceno, limonene, p - cymene, terpineol, geranial, geraniol.

Seeds: Protos, lipids, B vitamins, carbohydrates, phenolic acids: caféico, p - coumarin, ferúlico. Heterósidos cianogenéticos: amygdalin. Tannins.

Drug Action.

Pectin is a regulator of intestinal transit: mild laxative (increases the size of fecal bolus, for fluid retention) demulcent, protective mucous membranes. The apricot is characterized also by its contribution vitamin. The oil obtained from seeds is emollient.

The essence of apricot is used as flavoring.


Constipation, vitamin deficiency, convalescence. In topical use, as moisturizing skin dermatitis, dry skin, aging skin, ichthyosis.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Use a food (apricot) ad libitum.

External use: glycolic extract in the form of creams, ointments and gels.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M. Dans la Plantes Les Thérapeutiques Moderne. 2. Paris: Maloine, 1986, p. 351.

James, A; Duke, Ph. D. Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. 5. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1987, pp. 394 - 5.

Valnet, J. Treatment of disease by the vegetables, fruits and cereals. Madrid: Reus, 1973, pp. 131 - 2.

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