Amygdalus korschinskii

Amygdalus korschinskii (Hand.-Mazz.) Bornm.


  • Prunus korshinskyi Hand.-Mazz.
  • Bitter Almond
  • loz murr لوز مر
  • שָׁקֵד קְטַן-עָלִים
  • shaqed qetan-'alim


  • Mediterranean maquis and forest. Hard rock outcrops

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Amygdalus korschinskii (Hand.-Mazz.) Bornm.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Eat x 6-7 seeds/day before breakfast.

Seed B

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Prunus genus has some species whose seeds & leaves contain Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), a poison that gives almonds their characteristic flavour detected by a bitter taste. Therefore wild very bitter seeds or fruit should not be eaten. HCN in excess (10 seeds in children) can cause respiratory failure & death.