Review on Pharmacological Activity of Amygdalin

Amygdalin is obtained from the pebbles of rosaceous fruits, like apricots, almond, cherries, peaches and plums. It is a plant glucoside which is traditionally used as antitumor drug. It produces synergistic effect if it combines with conditional chemotherapy drugs. Amygdalin also used to cure many other diseases like to control asthma, improve immune system, causes apoptosis of human renal fibroblast, inhibit hyperglycemia. Amygdalin is banning to use as antitumor drug by FDA due to lack evidences of cure in case of cancer but in ancient times it is used as antitumor drug by Chinese.

Author(s): Muhammad Qadir, Kiran Fatima

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