I just read this and wanted to share:
Almonds have many healing properties. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, almonds are considered anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic. They help with alkalinizing the blood and relieve stagnation in the liver. In Ayurvedic medicine almonds are used to calm the mind and nerves.
Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fiber and are a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat. They are good for the bones and contain more calcium than any other nut. Almonds are also said to contain anti-cancer nutrients and help keep the heart healthy by lowering cholesterol.