Bitter Almond

How does Bitter Almond work?

There is not enough scientific information available to know how bitter almond might work for any medical condition. Bitter almond contains a poisonous chemical called hydrocyanic acid (HCN) which can cause serious side effects.

Are there safety concerns?

Bitter almond is considered unsafe. It contains a poisonous chemical called hydrocyanic acid (HCN). Serious side effects can occur such as slowing of the nervous system, breathing problems, and death.

Do not use bitter almond.


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