Xing Ren
(Prunus Armeniacae amarum Semen)

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Xing Ren
(Prunus Armeniacae amarum Semen)

from 35.00

CO2 extracted Ku Xing Ren - Xing Ren - Prunus Armeniacae amarum Semen
“Bitter Apricot Kernel”


Our Xing Ren essential oil captures the true nature of the apricot kernel’s distinctive aroma, Bitter sweet and nutty, it reminds one of the almond extract used in food flavoring. It’s bitter quality strongly moves downward, anchoring one to the earth. This oil is produced by CO2 extraction.

The main function of Xing Ren is to Stop coughing and wheezing. It can be used for many types of respiratory disorders depending on how it is combined with other herbs and essential oils.

For wind heat coughs Xing Ren can be blended with the essential oils of Ju Hua, (Chrysanthemum), Jin yin Hua (honeysuckle) and Lian Qiao (Forcythia), and for wind cold with Zi Su Ye (Perilla leaf) and Gui Zhi/Gui Ye (cinnamon twig and leaf). This would particularly helpful diffused into the air for inhalation.

Bitter Apricot Kernel oil has been found to have rich antioxidant and anti carcinogenic properties that can help arrest free radicals, support apoptosis (cancer cell death) and prevent cellular damage. It also shows strong antimicrobial activity.

TCM Category: Relieve Coughing and Wheezing

Channels Entered: Lung, Large intestine

Note: Base

*This oil is for external use. It should not be taken internally. Chinese Materia Medicas identify this herb as “slightly toxic.” It may also be useful to know that Apricot kernel is a major source of laetrile, a controversial cancer treatment. Practitioners are encourages to research and to carefully draw their own conclusions.

Major Chemical constituents: Benzaldehyde (90.6%), mandelonitrile (5.2%) and benzoic acid (4.1%, linalool, 4-terpinienol, a-terpineol


15ml bottles of essential oils are offered at a 15% discount for licensed professionals only. This offer is available on web orders only. For discount pricing on even larger sizes or orders of 10 or more bottles of the same oil please send us an email with your requirements.

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