Almonds or Badam are native to Middle East and South Asia. Almonds are super food and are rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B complex, vitamin E, folic acid, dietary fibre, minerals and oil.
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Almonds are sweet, nutritious and hot in potency. These alleviates pitta vata and increases Kapha. Almonds have anti-stress, anti-oxidant, immunostimulant, lipid lowering, and laxative properties. It is rich in Vitamin E, monosaturated fats and phenolic make it excellent natural anti oxidant.
- Health building, gives strength and stamina, Strengthen muscles
- Improves hair growth and prevents premature hair fall
- Reduces risk of heart diseases
- Reducing cholesterol
- Treating anaemia
- Skin problems
- Improving memory, Amnesia
- General weakness
- Sexual tonic
Almonds are very beneficial for breast feeding mothers. Drinking Shatavar churna in almonds containing milk helps to improve breast milk and it nutrition. It also cure weakness in mother and gives strength.
Almonds are used in traditional medicines to improve fertility. These are helpful in improving libido, arousal and performance. Soak almonds (as per digestive strength but not more than 25) in cold water at night. Next morning grind, make paste of it and add in a glass of lukewarm milk. Now add grinded black pepper (4-5), sonth (2 gm), misri in milk and drink. Do this twice a day. At night take this milk after two hours of eating meal. Do this regularly for two months.
If you are very thin, get tired easily and want to increase weight then almonds can help. Soak almonds in water at night and next morning grind to make paste. Mix this paste in butter. Spread this on roti or bread and eat. Also drink a glass of lukewarm milk. Do this regularly for few months.
This helps in gaining weight, improving memory, vision and provides adequate nutrition.
For painful urination, take soaked and grinded almonds (5), choti elaichi(7)powder, misri and mix in glass of water. Drink this for twice a day.
Take almonds (6), choti elaichi(3), chuhare(2) and soak in water at night. Next morning, grind and mix this in butter, misri and eat.
Almonds should be consumed as per the digestive strength of a person. The recommended dose of almond in day is around 20 to 25 (in number). Also it must not be eaten too much in a day because it may cause abdominal pain, bloating, vitamin E overdose, and headache and digestive system problems. Another important thing to note is that almonds are rich in oxalate content so if you are prone to or suffering from kidney stone always eat in lesser amount. So to take maximum benefits out of eating almonds it is important to eat almonds after proper soaking and consuming it as per digestive strength.
Almond skin should always be removed before consuming as it has irritating properties. Also almonds should be soaked in water for 10 – 12 hours before consumption. Do not eat much, just eat according to your need, 10-15 per day is best.