The avocado is considered to be the planet’s most nutrition-packed food. It contains vitamins (K, E, C, B), minerals, lot of fibers, potassium and copper. It has numerous health benefits, such as: reduces risk of cardiovascular disease, helps weight loss, reduces symptoms of arthritis, lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels and many more.
However, the avocado pits, or seeds, have been used medicinally for generations. It contains 65% of the amino acids in the fruit, with more fiber than any other fruit.
Benefits of Avocado Seeds
It prevents cell aging.
It is revitalizing for fatigue and stress.
It prevents cardiovascular diseases thanks to its amino acid content: great for excess cholesterol and triglycerides treatment and as a coronary disease prevention.
Helps raise defenses and fight diseases caused by microbes, fungus, and parasites.
Treats diarrhea and gastrointestinal tract inflammation.
Relaxes joint and muscle pain when used topically.
Prevents tumor growth.
Eliminates the appearance of blemishes and boils when applied topically.
Regulates thyroid disorders.
Rejuvenates the skin, eaten as well as applied, because it boosts collagen formation
It is a good supplement for naturally treating asthma.
Persin is a substance found in the avocado pit, skin, bark, leaves. Persin is harmful to some animals. It is generally harmless to humans, but when consumed by domestic animals in large quantities it is dangerous.
Note: In case you have any nut or peach seed allergies, consult your doctor before consuming avocado seeds.
Some people experience allergic reactions to avocado. Avocado allergies aren’t all that common, but for those who have this allergy, the symptoms can range from mild to severe. There are two types of allergies:
Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). This is a less severe case and the body reacts to foods that contain certain proteins in a similar way that it does with allergens like pollen. Some of the symptoms may be: sneezing, itchy eyes, itchy throat and swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat.
The Latex-Avocado Allergy. People with latex allergies may also experience avocado allergy. Latex allergies can range from mild to life-threatening and some of the symptoms of a latex allergy can include a skin rash, hives, eye tearing, sneezing, congestion, wheezing and itching.