Bitter apricot kernels are the most potent source of B17 (amygdalin). Vitamin B17 is best known for its immune defense properties. Studies have shown that B17 may help boost immunity by slowing down the spread of illness throughout the body by attacking harmful cells. Bitter Apricot kernel is the hard stone or pit found inside apricots. The kernel is used to produce oil and other chemicals used for medicinal purposes.
Bitter Apricot kernel is commonly taken by mouth or given as an injection into the veins for treating cancer. But research shows that the apricot kernel is not safe to use and does not seem to help treat cancer.
Bitter Apricot kernel extract is used as a flavoring in liqueur.