Amygdalin as a promising therapeutic agent: A review

Keshav Jindal, Manish Goswami
2020 Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health  
Amygdalin is obtained from stones (hard seed form) of apricots, bitter almonds, peaches, plums and cherries. Amygdalin is a plant glycoside which is used to treat multi diseased/disorder conditions including cancer. Amygdalin is helpful to induce apoptosis to treat some severe conditions like cancer and human renal fibroblast. US banned amygdalin for cancer cure while this drug is used as prescription drug in UK. Synthesis of hydrocyanic acid (HCN) is the uniqueness of this compound, further
more » ... ompound, further metabolism of hydrocyanic acid is proven as toxic for target cells and for cancerous cells.
doi:10.36295/asro.2020.232030 fatcat:jr5wsmsinfezvfm6brhamyneta