Theoretical Analysis for the Safe Form and Dosage of Amygdalin Product

Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2020;20(7):897-908. doi: 10.2174/1871520620666200313163801.


Indroduction: This article presents a theoretical analysis of the safe form and dosage of the amygdalin derivative. By making a precise socio-anthropological analysis of the life of the ancient people of Botra (Hunza people, Burusho/Brusho people), a hypothesis has been postulated through a number of modern quantum-mechanical, molecular-topological and bio analytical checks, and has also been confirmed by two proofs.

Methods: The proposed hypothesis underwent theoretical and logical analysis to confirm and/or reject it. The methodological scheme was: determining the optimal chemical formula, determination of the pharmaceutical molecular form and determination of the drug dose.

Results: A convenient, harmless, form of amygdalin derivative is available that has the same biological and chemical activity and could be used in conservative clinical oncology. The article also presents a theoretical comparative analysis of biochemical reactivity in in vivo and in vitro media, by which we also determine the recommended dosage for patient administration. A comparative analysis of the data, obtained in published clinical studies of amygdalin, is presented, summarizing a scheme of the anti-tumor activity of the proposed molecular form.

Conclusion: The hydrolyzed to amide / carboxylic acid cyano / nitrile glycosides are potential drugs. Their biological activity remains unchanged, but their toxicity is many times lower than unmodified native molecules. We claim that this study we have conducted on amygdalin / dhurrin-derived amide is the only study on this molecular form. Other substances in these groups with pronounced biological activity (including anti-tumor) are the hydrolyzed nitrile groups by Prunasin, Lucumin, Vicianin, Sambunigrin, Dhurrin, Taxiphyllin, Zierin, Preteacin, p-Glucosyloxymandelonitrile, Linamarin, Lotaustralin, Acaciapetalin, Triglochinin, Dejdaclin, Tetraphyllin A, Tetrallin B, Gynocardin etc., to their amide/carboxylic acid.

Keywords: Oncology; PM6; PM7; TD-DFT; amygdalin; pharmacological activity.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Amygdalin / analogs & derivatives
  • Amygdalin / analysis*
  • Amygdalin / therapeutic use
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic / analysis*
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic / therapeutic use
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Conformation
  • Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Young Adult


  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
  • Amygdalin