Prunus amygdalus var. amara
Harmonising and nurturing
Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist. Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.
Properties and applications:
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Euphoric - depression, chronic conditions, lack of confidence, general unhappiness
Country of origin:
USA, Spain, across Middle East
Part of plant used:
Method of extraction:
Steam distillation - Prussic acid then removed through rectification.
Spice, citrus and floral oils.
Has a short shelf life as it readily oxidises. Hypersensitivity - avoid damaged diseased, delicate or children's skin.
Sweet marzipan, heady and overpowering.
Bushy almond tree, pink or white flowers and velvety fruit.
The essential oil was used to flavour marzipan.