Almonds (or Sweet Almonds to some) apparently refer to the scientific terms Prunus
Dulcis or Prunus Amygdalus. Almonds however appear to be more popular as an ideal
partner of our all time favorite - the chocolates.
Almonds are trees, from where almond nuts grow comes from a plant genus belonging
to the family of Rosaceae Rose.
Stories have it that almond is actually Phyllis, grieving over a lost love. It was
told in the Greek Mythology that Demophoon, left her and soon after, she died because
of extreme grief. Greek Gods were said to have turned her remains to a tree, which
later became almond. It was said that the tree remained flower-less and had no fruits
until Demophoon returned.
Aside from its fruits, specifically the nuts, being used as an add-on in chocolate
bars, expressed oil extracts are also said to be very beneficial both as herb and
natural skin care.
Almond trees are medium sized plants. It could actually grow by as tall as seven
feet. It has physical attributes like pale branches, oval leaves, stalk-less flower,
green fruits that splits up in time to open up for the nut itself.
Almond has been in existence for who knows how long. It could be found in abundance
in the Middle East Asia. It has found its way into our taste-buds, our skin and guess
where - in our toes for treatment of fungal disorder known as fungus.
Almonds are made to form part of the chocolate preparations. The inclusion of almond
nuts in various chocolate bars brands have in fact largely contributed to an added
cost. Chocolates and almonds when mixed up complement the taste of the people with
great passions for sweets.
It is also widely used as a natural skin care herb. Its oil extracts have been proven
to have natural healing effects.
Almond oil extracts consist of properties which are essential in treating nail fungus.