Everyone knows very well such a tree as the common apricot. However, many do not even know about a number of medicinal properties that this plant possesses.
Apricot fruits contain a huge amount of nutrients. These are pectin substances, citric and malic acids, vitamins of group B1, B2, B15, ascorbic acid, mineral salts, carotene and others. Thanks to such an amazing composition, apricots quickly satisfy hunger, saturate the body with the necessary microelements, and also contribute to an increase in efficiency.
In high-quality medicines, common apricot is used both fresh and dry. Since ancient times, jam and compote have been cooked from the fruits of this plant. In addition to the pulp itself, the use was found for bones and leaves.
Due to the high content of potassium salts, it is recommended for diseases of the cardiovascular system and anemia. Apricot juice is very beneficial for liver diseases, and no doubt everyone knows that carotene is the health of the eyes. Apricot pits are brewed and used as a medicinal tea. The leaves of this plant can be used for toothaches, as well as stomatitis.
However, when taking the seeds, you need to be careful as they contain toxic substances. Therefore, a one-time admission should not exceed 20 grams. People suffering from acute gastritis or ulcers also need to dose the consumption of fresh apricots. You should also pay attention to the fact that the high content of sugar in apricot can have a detrimental effect on people suffering from diabetes. It is also not recommended to consume fresh fruits on an empty stomach or immediately after a meal, as this can lead to an upset stomach.