rich in calcium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin A
contain 59 per cent fat, 2l per cent protein
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75-100g of almonds eaten daily will supply you with all the protein your body requires. It can be used as a substitute for meat or milk. Almond milk (see recipe below) is highly nutritious, but the shn has irritating properties and should not be eaten. It is best to soak almonds overnight and blanch and peel them the next morning. Almonds do not decay if they are kept dry because they contain no putrefactive bacteria. Their emollient properties allay irritation of the skn and alleviate swelling and pain. This makes them an acceptable ingredient in cosmetics.
Beneficial in the treatunent of
colon and bowel problems - can lessen the putrefactive effect of many foods
asthma and skn diseases, which can be provoked by cow's milk, eggs and meat - act as an antidote
disturbances of gastric motility and secretion
uric acid diathesis
weak muscles, nerves and brain
Almonds mixed with figs are an instant laxative if chewed thoroughly.
Natural therapeutic effects
They are beneficial in the treatrnent of osteoporosis and when extra calcium is needed, for example:
during the menopause
for children durlng growth
to heal a broken bone
ALMOND MILK RECIPE
225g of sweet almonds will produce between 1 and 1½ litres ol rriilk. Soak overnight, blanch, peel and blend into a paste and add water. The liquid will then have the same structure as milk and can be processed irrto curd or butter.
strengthen the immune system, anticancerous, blood-purifier
Natural therapeutic effect
They contain cyanide, which is what gives them their bitter taste. They are useful in the treatment of cancer because they inhibit the growth of random cells. Bitter almonds also have calming properties.
Almond oil is used for earache, especially when it has been brought on by a cold, draughts or rheumatism. Put 7-8 drops into one ear and the next day the same quantity into the other ear. Syringe each ear the day after inserting the drops.
Tumours that generate great heat (inflammation) should be rubbed softly with alrnond oil. It will have a cooling effect.
For lung inflammation take 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day.