Apricot tree - Prunus armeniaca

Prunus armeniaca


Originating in Mongolia, the apricot tree is a fruit tree of the Rosaceae family which thrives in hot climates. The fruit is juicy with a velvety skin. The pit contains a sweet or bitter kernel.


This tree was brought to the shores of the Caspian sea by Chinese caravans. Apricot pulp essence was used in numerous elixirs to arouse passion. Apricot kernel oil has been used for centuries by Hunza women in Pakistan for smooth, clear and wrinkle-free skin.


The oil is extracted from the kernel by mechanical pressing after the pit is cracked. Rich in vitamin E and with a pleasant smell, it serves as a natural emollient to soften dry skins. An antioxidant, it protects the cellular membranes from the harmful effects of free radicals.

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