A lot of people may freak out at the mention of eating apple seeds, cherry pits, or apricot seeds, because all of them contain cyanide. But, there are some new researches which suggest that those seeds may be actually a cancer cure in waiting.
It is true that these seeds contain cyanide, and most experts agree that it would take a whole lot of them to poison a person. And in this case, there is a lot more that we may not be adequately investigating.
In this case, on what we should pay attention in our research is amygdalin, which is actually the compound that contains cyanide. Some new anecdotal evidence from Australia shows that eating apricot seeds in large quantities, dozens daily, for months, they can help in eliminating cancer.
Here is what we actually know: Amygdalin has four molecules – two glucone, one cyanide, and one benzaldyhide. And here is what actually happens: the cancer cells attack the amygdalin compounds, because they want the glucose, but the other two molecules of the amygdalin, cyanide and benzaldyhide, end up killing the cancer cells.
So, the cancer cells attack the compounds of the amygdalin because of its glucose, but are whacked when they metabolize those compounds that free the benzalldyhide and cyanide. The glucose is actually the sugar bait. The cancer cells contain one enzyme which cannot be found in healthy cells, and it is beta-glucosidase.
The beta-glucosidase enzyme unlocks the amygdalin compound, and in that way it releases deadly toxins within the cancer cell. Only the cancer cells can metabolize amygdalin, the healthy and normal cells do not. Most non-cancerous cells contain another enzyme which is known as rhodanese. The free cyanide molecules are bound to sulfur molecules by the rhodanese, and in that way they create harmless cyanates which are eliminated in the urine.
Even though they are not promoted as cancer cure, the apricot seeds are not banned. While you attempt to cure cancer by using any method, you should avoid sugar. Also, it is obvious that more research needs to be done before considering this a scientifically valid treatment, but the anecdotal evidence so far, exists for sure.