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Prunus armeniaca is a deciduous tree with sturdy, tortuous branches forming a rounded canopy. It can grow 5 - 10 metres tall. The apricot has a long history of cultivation, dating back in China to around 2,000 BCE. It is often cultivated as a fruit crop in many areas of the temperate and subtropical zones - the fruits mainly being dried or processed due to the difficulty of bringing them fresh to the market in good condition. The tree also produces edible seeds and oil has a range of medicinal applications and yields a good quality wood.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Apricot contains vitamin C, beta-carotene, thiamine, iron, fiber, potassium, niacin, fruit acids, and a variety of sugars. Hamawy apricot seed kernels (sweet), Amar apricot seed kernels (bitter) and treated Amar apricot kernels (bitterness removed) have been evaluated biochemically. 
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The apricot grows best in warm temperate and subtropical zones. It prefers a more continental climate, with its clearly defined seasons, and can be very disappointing in more maritime areas with mild winters that can excite it into growth only for the flowers and young leaves to be damaged by late frosts.