Apricot Kernels for Cancer

Apricot Kernels

Genesis 1:29; The Lord says; “I give you every seed bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with a seed in it. They will be yours for food.” God already gave us everything we need on this earth in order to heal our bodies naturally, we just have to do our due diligence to find which food goes with which ailment.

What Dr. Ernest T. Krebs Jr. Discovered

Dr. Ernest T. Krebs Jr. had discovered that on the inside of an apricot is a hard shelled pit about the size of a marble. It is within this hard shell that offers the miracle. When the pit is cracked open, it reveals a small kernel that is pure amygdalin, mistakenly called vitamin B17 in that it is not a vitamin at all. Many people mistakenly interchange the terms amygdalin, laetrile, and vitamin B17 to mean the same thing. Amygdalin is the organic form of the cancer fighting kernel. Laetrile is a compound derived from amygdalin which is highly concentrated and made in a lab, this is the form that is usually injected via IV treatment or taken in pill form.

Amygdalin contains a cyanide compound that is not toxic to the body, but is toxic to a cancer cell. Unlike a normal cell, the cancer cell contains a special enzyme that allows the cyanide to release the amygdalin. So, the cyanide leaves the normal cells alone and only targets the cancer cells. Amygdalin is found in many foods that you eat daily; such as:

  • Apple seeds
  • Apricot kernels
  • Bitter almonds
  • Wheatgrass
  • Millet
  • Barley
  • Lima beans
  • Lentils
  • Corn
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Loganberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cranberries
  • Elderberries
  • Mulberries
  • Gooseberries
  • Huckleberries
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Flaxseed
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Kidney beans
  • Cassava
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • plums
  • Prunes

The highest concentration of amygdalin is found within the apricot kernel.

How to Use

When I had Cancer, one of the protocols I used was apricot kernels and I used to crack them open fresh daily by putting the apricot pits into a plastic baggie and hitting them with a hammer to separate the kernel from the pit. It was not easy but that is when the amygdalin is the freshest. When the kernels are allowed to stay out of its shell for extended lengths of time, it can grow moisture on the kernel and create a mycotoxin, which is toxic to the body.

Make sure that if you buy your kernels already cracked open that you know how long they were kept outside of the shell prior to vacuum packing. Many people have told me that they can definitely tell a difference in the bitterness of the kernel between the ones cracked open fresh and the ones which came out of a vacuum pack, suggesting that the kernel will lose its efficacy if opened and not used for a long period of time.


Be careful and go slow with eating apricot kernels, if you notice any symptoms of lysing; such as, vomiting or diarrhea, scale back the dosage as this means you are detoxing from cancer too fast. For more tips and information on the protocols I used to heal Cancer and how to use them properly, check out my book; “Defeat Cancer Now.”


Tamara St. John


1. Genesis 1:29. Life Application Study Bible. New Living Translation. Illinois; Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

2. St. John, T. (2013). Defeat Cancer Now; A Nutritional Approach to Wellness for Cancer and Other Diseases. California: Alternative Health Solutions Publishing.


    • tamarastjohn

      I have used many references in my book about how this works, I have also used it to heal my own cancer naturally.

      • Correction: girlfriends size tumor 5-7mm. found in the summer of 2013. Oh yes and she is also taking 3-4 kernels daily and B17-100mg daily. She just went for breast exam a month ago, absolutely nothing….gone, no re-occurence.

    • Let me start by saying, from researching Amygdalin for 18 months now and taking B17-500mg with Apricot Kernels daily, (kernels anywhere from 6-8/day up to 14-16/day… I have absolutely no side effects what so ever. I have felt as I read from Dr. Krebs, that sometimes after I take the kernels, it gives me a sense of hunger, which is good in the case of a cancer patient. I have also experienced a good large pea sized growth on my right rib cage, which i started to feel back in the mid 1980’s. I just ignored it and let it go. It started growing bigger through the 1990’s and through the 2000’s… after 2010 I was trying to mentally think about getting it checked out. Then my girlfriend had a small 5-7ml size tumor in her breast. Thats when i started reading and found Amygdalin, B17, Laetrile… Well I ordered the Kernels in Sept.2013 and the B17-100mg. Started taking them gradually and climbed up to a 5-7 kernels in a month and upgraded to B17-500mg. After a month I was getting out of the shower and was drying myself off when I noticed, (mouth dropped) I noticed that the pea sized lump felt softer…. literally said out loud to myself there, “no friggin kidding” well, I was not diagnosed with cancer but cancer ran through my family many Aunts & Uncles died from cancer. OK, so I kept on with the Kernels & B17, and the pea sized lump grew smaller and softer and softer and up to date, now staying flatter and softish…. How do I explain to myself this bump was there from the mid 80’s and now all of a sudden its almost gone..? And as i read it may not dissappear completely, that when amygdalin attacks the tumor, there can remain some dead tissue left….ok, cool anyway, it got smaller and softer and doesn’t hurt anymore when I press on it. This and continual research on amygdalin really got me thinking that YES, it is the immune system that can fight off cancer. And wait a minute, do we really need to call it cancer, or can we really just call it, “dead cells” that reproduce and can spread. So, how do I stop cells from dying in my body..? Well I believe our immune system needs to be in tip-top shape, or as good as can be…. Less medical drugs with side effects… More Vitamins and continue with my B17 and Kernels. And lately I have been taking a liquid oxygen that you add with water to get more pure oxygen in my body. All our cells need oxygen and cholesterol to live, other wise the cells die off, well then, uhm there’s a possible start of cancer, “dead cells”. /// I am not selling this stuff or in no where connected to anyone selling B17 & Kernels other then just purchasing it for myself. But it has been bothering me that if this stuff helps, why is it being supressed…? Money I guess as many other things. Read Read Read and then Read more on this. I found many scientific articles that take it down very deep into the cells on where amygdalin inhibits growth factors which can prevent dead cells from occuring…. I said enough,, please, just read.

  1. i have a brothers in the church that has cancer tumors in the lining of stomach i have your book would you follow these protocols ONLY. or is there something else you would do if it were you. ps. we have a colloidal machine would it help if it were you. what would you do. i know prayer first. GOD BLESS you and your work.

    • tamarastjohn

      Everything I would do for Cancer, I have already done and wrote about it in my book. Stay positive and lots of prayer. God Bless.

  2. Lorna

    Hello Tamara I’m new to your site I will be ordering your book I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer and have done many natural therapies including black salve which went wrong and left me with the tumor open I’ve had some chemo which reduce the size of the tumor but it’s growing again where would I get the apricot seeds and do you grind them up etc

    • admin

      I bought my apricot kernels from apricotking.com and cracked them open fresh daily. I explain how in my book. You can also get information from my website.

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