Apricot seeds are used by Chinese herbalists to relieve bronchial problems. These seeds also known as bitter almonds are believed to serve as an expectorant and also help to stop coughing. In addition apricot seeds may act as a laxative. In traditional Chinese medicine, apricot seeds are classified as bitter and slightly warm. Common Name: Apricot Seed, Bitter Apricot Seed or Kernel. Taste: Bitter, slighty warm, slightly toxic. Function:
1. Antitussive and anti-asthmatic
2. Emollient Use for: Cough and asthma accompanied by stuffiness in the chest and profuse expectoration; constipation due to deficiency of blood and fluid.