People use bitter almond for conditions such as stretch marks, spasms, pain, and cough, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using bitter almond can also be unsafe.
"Bitter almond" volatile oils can also be produced from other related fruit kernels including apricot (Prunus armeniaca), peach (Prunus persica), and plum (Prunus domestica). Similar to bitter almond, these volatile oils are considered toxic.
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