induces apoptosis in human cervical cancer cell line HeLa cells.
Prunus serotina amygdalin
hydrolase and prunasin hydrolase.
In addition, three were positive for glucose, mannitol, rhamnose, saccharose, amygdalin
, or arabinose oxidation.
Banned in the US, laetrile is rebounding on the Internet, sometimes sold under the aliases amygdalin
or Vitamin B17.
However, some seeds or pits (apricots, apples, cherries, plums, pears, and bitter almond) contain a small amount of amygdalin
, which releases cyanide, a poison.
Antioxidant, anticancer and hepatoprotective activities of Cotoneaster horizontalis Decne extract as well as [alpha]-tocopherol and amygdalin
production from in vitro culture.
No acid production from inositol, sorbitol, rhamnose, saccharose, melibiose, amygdalin
, or laetrile as it is popularly known, is a product made from the pits of apricots.
Use of sweet pollinizer in almond is reported to reduce amygdalin
content causing bitterness in almond up to 21% (Sanchez-Perez et al.
Previous studies have already shown that amygdalin
can be found in almond nectar at a concentration of 4-10 milligrams per liter.
Vitamin B17, amygdalin
or laetrile, though little known by the general public, has become a subject of debate for cancer victims and natural healing practitioners on the one hand and medical professionals, researchers and special interest groups on the other.
Laetrile--also called amygdalin
or vitamin B17, though not an official vitamin--is a natural substance extracted from apricot pits that's been a popular underground treatment for cancer for decades.