The posts created within this blog are my opinions or those of other proponents of apricot kernels and their use therapeutically. Though I endeavor to write nothing that isn't factual, I am not a scientist nor am I doctor. My writings are based on many years of experience, observation and research, and the conclusions drawn are my own. I want to stress the importance of having the advice and guidance of a practiced and experienced healthcare professional. You should only take my writings into consideration in the course of arriving at your own conclusions following extensive research. Research is essential in a proactive approach to well-being. You should feel well-informed and empowered before making any decisions about your health.

Apricot Kernels - Research Section

Links to amygdalin research and reference material in no particular order
(This is an incomplete resource and does not involve studies conducted to find no therapeutic value)

2.2.3 Long-term carcinogenicity studies 

No data on the carcinogenicity of hydrogen cyanide have been published. However, anticarcinogenic effects of cyanide have been reported. Longevity of mice with transplanted Ehrlich ascites tumours and Sarcoma 180 was increased 20 to 70% on i.p. injection of sodium cyanide in the dose range 0.75 to 2.0 mg/kg bw (EPA, 1990).

World J Gastroenterol 2005 September 7;11(33):5156-5161

Biol. Pharm. Bull. 29(8) 1597—1602 (2006)
"Based on these results, amygdalin shows considerable promise in the treatment of prostate cancers."

Arch Pharm Res. 2003 Feb;26(2):157-61.

Biol Pharm Bull. 2003 Feb;26(2):271-3.

Int J Cancer. 1998 Dec 9;78(6):712-9.

Braz J Med Biol Res. 2009 Apr;42(4):346-52.