Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha Literature Attribute Important Health Benefits to Almonds
Aug. 31, 2017
New research conducted by Dr. Padma Venkatasubramanian and Dr. Subrahmanya Kumar of Trans-Disciplinary University (TDU) in New Delhi indicates that almonds are not only recognized in Western science for packing a nutrition punch, but also prized for their qualities and health benefits in traditional Indian medicinal systems.
Ayurveda, a form of alternative medicine, dates back 3,000 years. It integrates and treats body, mind and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach, especially by emphasizing diet, meditation and yoga.1
Researchers conducted an exhaustive search of published literature sources of traditional Indian medicinal systems - Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha – that are recognized by the Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), Government of India.
Texts from these traditional medicinal systems refer to almond health benefits frequently, including use of various varieties, parts, their functional properties, pharmacological actions and therapeutic indications. In addition, the texts refer to multiple compound formulations using almonds as an ingredient.
In a press conference organized by Almond Board of California on July 20, 2017, in Bengaluru, India, Dr. Padma presented her findings. Initial media pick-up is strong, with more than 50 print articles, several online clips and nearly 14 million impressions. We are looking at the best ways to share our learnings about almonds and traditional Indian medicinal systems in regions around the world.