Almonds belong to the Rosacea family, within the subgenus Amygdalus and the genus Prunus. They are native to the eastern region of the Middle East and are used throughout the world for both healing and culinary applications. There are two types of almonds that are currently marketed. The bitter almond or Amygdalus communis and the sweet almond or Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis. Remember that almond oil has many properties. Do you already know what almond oil is for?