The peach is a tree native to China and the trees grows to 4–10 m (13–33 ft) tall and 6 in. in diameter. A yellowish or whitish flesh fruit, peaches and nectarines are essentially the same fruit but differentiated for commercial purposes only. Nectarines have a recessive gene that blocks the production of the fuzzy skin on the fruit.
Steeping 1 oz of the bark or 1 oz of the dried leaves to a pint of boiling water aids in digestion and treats coughs, whooping cough, and chronic bronchitis. It can help to increase the appetite while also soothing stomach irritations like diarrhea and nausea. Peach can also counteract allergic reactions to insect bites. Also helpful as a relaxant for those with insomnia or anxiety. As a diuretic, it works wonders for UTI’s or urethral irritation due to dryness or dehydration.
None when eaten ripe. Medicinally when used in moderation it is safe, large concentrations not recommended.
Leaves, Bark, Flowers, Seed (kernel)
Works as an anti-inflammatory, sedative, diuretic and expectorant.
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