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Introduction to Peach

Peach (Prunus persica) is very widespread fruit in the world (there are about 2500 species). Its homeland is China and it was brought to Europe by Marco Polo. Now, it grows in warm world's wine-growing regions. Peach is usually used in the raw state, but it is also suitable for making compotes, juices, jams, and for drying. Peach flowers are harvested in March, April and May and the fruit from early June to September.

The peach fruit is rich in sugar, carotene, fruit acids, protein, starch, mineral substances, vitamins A, B, C, and iron. It is used in general consumption, industry and medicine. Peach is often used in folk medicine as a remedy for cleaning the intestines. The healing properties of peach juices, syrups and teas are also familiar.

This fruit is a real treasury of beta-carotene (provitamin A) – 0.5 mg in peach and 0.44 mg in nectarine. Peach is a good source of vitamins - most B group vitamins, including folacin (B9) and niacin (B3 or PP), vitamin C, and biotin (vitamin H).

Parts of the plant used in medicine are the fruit, flower and leaf.

Remedial Action

It is important to note that the peach's ratio of potassium and sodium is seven to one, which makes this aromatic and juicy fruit useful for those who have problems with swelling.

Also, it is useful in treating anemia and intestinal diseases and reducing the gallbladder.

Peach juice is recommended for those with heart arrhythmia, reduced secretion of gastric acid, sensitive nervous system, as well as for body cleansing. Peaches and their juice are not recommended for diabetics and for people with allergies.

Peach has laxative and diuretic properties. It is good for the nerves, and generally for digestive organs.

Peach tea against vomiting during pregnancy

It should be prepared in the evening. Pour 5 dl of hot water over 50 grams of dried peach leaves. After it cools down, strain it and leave overnight in the refrigerator. Warm up the tea and take it on an empty stomach in the morning, and in the same amount every 2 hours. Peach tea for strengthening the liver, stomach and lung Peach tea is made of the 30 grams of flowers poured over with half of a liter of boiling water or milk. Drink one cup of tea three times a day.

Diuretic Pour a liter of boiling water over 30 grams of peach leaves and 30 grams of the flower and leave it to soak for 15 minutes. Strain and drink instead of water.

Face Care Remove the make-up and impurities from the face with almond oil, and then put a mask made of fresh, ripe peaches. After 20 minutes, remove the mask and wash the face with warm peach flower tea. Skin becomes clean and smooth after several treatments.

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