Latin Name: Prunus amygdalus
English Name: Almond
Sanskrit / Indian Name: Vatadha
Prunus amygdalus is a tree with minutely serrate leaves.
It is known for its astringent effect. It has a globulin called amandin. It contains folic acid, alpha tocopherol and zinc, which are useful in skin disorders. In Ayurveda, almond kernels are considered demulcent, lithontriptic and diuretic as well as being a nervine tonic.
It is reported to improve brain functions.