Apricots are a fruit and the tree that they come from.
- botanical information
- nutritional information
- magick correspondences and uses
- base oil
- health care
- Chinese herbology
- Ayurvedic herbalism
- external skin care
Botanical name: Prunus armeniaca (meaning Armenian plum); also called Armeniaca vulgaris
Common name: apricot
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
Family: Rosaceae (rose)
Origin: Uncertain because of prehistoric culitvation. Most likely northern and western China and central Asia. Possibly also Korea and Japan.
Eat at least one serving of apricot per month, taking in account the season and local availability. For more information on healthy diet, see Goddess Diet Plan.
Apricots are an alkaline-producing food (measured by the ash content resulting from laboratory titration.
See also Chinese herbalism below for Chinese gender and Chinese flavor.
Storage: Eat apricots within a week (seven days) of purchase.
magickal correspondences and uses:
Apricot kernel oil is an excellent base oil for dilluting valuable essential oils. Pour your base oil into the sterilized glass jar. A typical amount is 1/8th of a cup of base oil.
Gender: feminine (traditional western European magickal gender)
Love spells: Apricot blossoms are appropriate for use in love spells, such as the Aphrodite New Moon love spell.
Magick food for love spells: Apricot (both fruit and juice) is an appropriate food for love spells, such as the Aphrodite New Moon love spell, Hecate black candle love spell, or Isis Full Moon love spell. See the article on foods for more information on using food magick in spells.
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base or carrier oil:
Base Oil: Apricot kernel oil can be used as a base (or carrier) oil for both aromatherapy and magick.
Texture: Somewhat oily; absorbs semi-quickly.
Color: Clear with a tinge of yellow.
health care uses:
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Chinese gender: yin (cool)
For more information, see the article on Ayurvedic medicine.
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