Sweet almond milk is an extract of the fruits of Prunus amygdalus (L.) Batsch var. dulcis, which contains their lipids, proteins and sugar as an emulsion.
It improves wound healing and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Assyrians were the first to use sweet almond oil, in centuries XII to VII B.C., to prepare a “Magical Potion” by mixing it with animal fat, olive oil and flower essences.
Galen was the first physician to prepare an emulsion with rose water, bee-wax and sweet almond oil, which later spread world-wide under the name of cold cream.