Individuals interested in home remedies may be intrigued by apple seeds, which are found in the core of the fruit. Apple seeds are also processed into apple seed oil and extract. The seeds have medical applications for an array of conditions. However, apple seeds are toxic when eaten in high doses, and so should be used with caution, and outright avoided by pregnant or breastfeeding women and children.
The cyanide in apple seeds can destroy cancer cells, thus preventing or limiting the occurrence of cancerous growths, according to worldwithoutcancer.org.uk. However, using apple seeds or their chemical derivatives known as vitamin B-17 or Laterile for cancer therapy is not endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration, so the therapy is not publicly practiced in the United States.