Laetrile is often wrongly called amygdalin or vitamin B17.
Rather, it is a drug that contains purified amygdalin — a compound found in the seeds or kernels of many fruits, raw nuts, beans and other plant foods
Laetrile is best known as a controversial treatment for cancer. However, there is little scientific evidence to support this hefty claim.
This article explains everything you need to know about laetrile, backed by science.