People may lose their mind when it comes to eating apple seeds, cherry pits or apricot seeds, as they contain the poisonous cyanide. New studies show that seeds of these fruits could actually cure cancer, if they are consumed right.
It’s true that those seeds contain cyanide, but studies show that it can be poisonous if you take huge amount of these seeds.
There is anecdotal evidence from Australia, which proves that eating apricot seeds in large amounts (dozens, daily, for months) may help in curing cancer.
Amygdalin is compound that can be found in the seeds and contains cyanide. It is built of 4 molecules-2 glucose, 1 cyanide and 1 benzaldyhide. In the curing process, cancer cells attract amygdalin compounds for their glucose (sugar), while in the meantime other 2 molecules (cyanide and benzaldyhide) end up killing cancer cells.
Cancer cells contain beta-glucosidase, an enzyme that can’t be found in healthy cells. This enzyme “unlocks” the amygdalin compound, releasing the deadly toxins within the cancer cell. Only cancer cells metabolize amygdalin, which is not the case with any other healthy, normal cell. Most of this normal, non-cancerous cells carry another enzyme, called rhodanese. By this enzyme, free cyanide molecules are bounded to sulfur, creating harmless cyanates which we eliminate with the urine. If you fight cancer with any method, avoid sugar.
These seeds aren’t officially promoted as a cancer cure, but they are not banned either. However, many more research needs to be done before considering this as a scientifically valid treatment.
Anecdotal evidence from Australia: http://www.smh.com.au/national/can-apricot-kernels-keep-cancer-at-bay-20100306-pptb.html