Overview

Sweet almond is a plant. It produces kernels (nuts) that are a familiar food. Sweet almond and its oil, prepared by pressing the kernels, is used to make medicine.

Sweet almond is used for high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, skin conditions, and other conditions, but there's no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Sweet almond is also used to dissolve certain medications in a liquid so they can be given as shots.

In manufacturing, sweet almond is used widely in cosmetics.

How does it work ?

Sweet almond contains fiber, fatty acids, and other plant compounds. These compounds might help lower cholesterol and regulate blood sugar, helping people with high cholesterol and heart disease. Sweet almond might also help people stick to diets when trying to lose weight.

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