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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness
Nutrition Basics

Herbs
PEACH
& Nectarine

(Prunus Persica, Semen Persicae, Prinus Davidiana)


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  • Peach Herbal Description
  • Peach Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Peach Dosage Information
  • Peach Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Peach Supplements & Products




  • peach fruit


    PEACH HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    PEACH FRUIT

    The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduous tree, native to North-West China, in the region between the Tarim basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Shan mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit also called a Peach. The species name persica refers to its widespread cultivation in Persia, whence it was transplanted to Europe. The deciduous peach treee was introduced to the United States in the 17th century. It belongs to the genus Prunus which includes the cherry and plum, in the family Rosaceae. The peach is classified with the almond in the subgenus Amygdalus, distinguished from the other subgenera by the corrugated seed shell.

    Prunus persica grows to an average height of nearly 25 feet with a range from 13 to 33 feet tall and 6 inches in diameter. When grown for cultivation, the tree is kept to a height of approximately 13 feet. The tree thrives in warm, temperate climates. Recognizable by its pink and lavender flowers, the peach tree, also known by its Latin name semen persicae, is characterized by its elongated, glossy green leaves.

    The leaves are lanceolate, 2.8 to 6.3 inches long, 0.79 to 1.18 inches broad, pinnately veined. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, 2.5 to 3 cm diameter, pink, with five petals. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety (peaches) or smooth (nectarines) in different cultivars. The flesh is very delicate and easily bruised in some cultivars, but is fairly firm in some commercial varieties, especially when green. The single, large seed is red-brown, oval shaped, approximately 1.3 to 2 cm long, and is surrounded by a wood-like husk. Peaches, along with cherries, plums and apricots, are stone fruits (drupes). There are various heirloom varieties, including the Indian peach, which arrives in the latter part of the summer.

    Cultivated peaches are divided into clingstones and freestones, depending on whether the flesh sticks to the stone or not; both can have either white or yellow flesh. Peaches with white flesh typically are very sweet with little acidity, while yellow-fleshed peaches typically have an acidic tang coupled with sweetness, though this also varies greatly. Both colours often have some red on their skin. Low-acid white-fleshed peaches are the most popular kinds in China, Japan, and neighbouring Asian countries, while Europeans and North Americans have historically favoured the acidic, yellow-fleshed kinds.

    Peaches and nectarines are the same species, even though they are regarded commercially as different fruits. In contrast to peach whose fruits present the characteristic fuzz on the skin nectarines are characterized by the absence of fruit skin trichomes (fuzz-less fruit); genetic studies suggest nectarines are produced due to a recessive allele, whereas peaches are produced from a dominant allele for fuzzy skin.

    peach and nectarine


    NECTARINES

    The variety Prunus persica var. nucipersica (or var. nectarina), commonly called nectarine, has a smooth skin. It is on occasion referred to as a "shaved peach", "fuzzy-less peach", "juicy peach", or "Brazilian peach" due to its lack of fuzz or short hairs. Though fuzzy peaches and nectarines are regarded commercially as different fruits, with nectarines often erroneously believed to be a crossbreed between peaches and plums, or a "peach with a plum skin", nectarines belong to the same species as peaches. Several genetic studies have concluded nectarines are produced due to a recessive allele, whereas a fuzzy peach skin is dominant. Nectarines have arisen many times from peach trees, often as bud sports.

    As with peaches, nectarines can be white or yellow, and clingstone or freestone. On average, nectarines are slightly smaller and sweeter than peaches, but with much overlap. The lack of skin fuzz can make nectarine skins appear more reddish than those of peaches, contributing to the fruit's plum-like appearance. The lack of down on nectarines' skin also means their skin is more easily bruised than peaches.

    The history of the nectarine is unclear; the first recorded mention in English is from 1616, but they had probably been grown much earlier within the native range of the peach in central and eastern Asia. Although one source states that nectarines were introduced into the United States by David Fairchild of the Department of Agriculture in 1906, a number of colonial era newspaper articles make reference to nectarines being grown in the United States prior to the Revolutionary War. 28 March 1768 edition of the "New York Gazette", for example, mentions a farm in Jamaica, Long Island, New York, where nectarines were grown.

    PEACHERINES

    Peacherine is claimed to be a cross between a peach and a nectarine, and are marketed in Australia and New Zealand. The fruit is intermediate in appearance between a peach and a nectarine, large and brightly colored like a red peach. The flesh of the fruit is usually yellow but white varieties also exist. The Koanga Institute lists varieties that ripen in the Southern hemisphere in February and March. In 1909, Pacific Monthly mentioned peacherines in a news bulletin for California. Louise Pound, in 1920, claimed the term peacherine is an example of language stunt.

    peach blossoms


    PEACH GROWING & HARVESTING

    China is the world's largest producer of peaches and nectarines. Important historical peach-producing areas are China, Iran, and the Mediterranean countries, such as France, Italy, Spain and Greece. More recently, the United States (where the three largest producing states are California, South Carolina, and Georgia), Canada (British Columbia), and Australia (the Riverland region) have also become important; peach growing in the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, Canada, was formerly intensive, but slowed substantially in 2008 when the last fruit cannery in Canada was closed by the proprietors. Oceanic climate areas, like the Pacific Northwest and coastline of northwestern Europe, are generally not satisfactory for growing peaches due to inadequate summer heat, though they are sometimes grown trained against south-facing walls to catch extra heat from the sun. Trees grown in a sheltered and south-facing position in the southeast of England are capable of producing both flowers and a large crop of fruit.

    For home gardeners, semi-dwarf (9.8 to 13.1-feet tall) and dwarf (6 feet 7 inches to 9 feet 10 inches tall) varieties have been developed by grafting desirable cultivars onto dwarfing rootstock. Fruit size is not affected. Another mutation is flowering peaches, selected for ornamental display rather than fruit production. Depending on climate and cultivar, peach harvest can occur from late May into August (Northern Hemisphere); harvest from each tree lasts about a week.

    The State of Georgia, in the U.S., has long been known as a center for growers and consumers of peaches. Georgia is known as the "Peach State" because of the production of its peaches. In 1875, Samuel Rumph, a Georgia peach farmer, made possible and practical large-scale peach farming by inventing a refrigerated railcar and mortised-end peach crate; these enabled farmers to ship large quantities of peaches a long distance.

    The most productive farms for peaches and nectarines, on average, were in Austria. In comparison to world average yield of 13 metric tons per hectare, Austrian farm yields topped 40 metric tonnes per hectare for each of the years between 2006 and 2010, with highest observed average yield of 56.8 metric tonnes per hectare in 2010.

    Peaches grow very well in a fairly limited range, since they have a chilling requirement that low altitude tropical areas cannot satisfy. In tropical and equatorial latitudes, such as Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia, India and Nepal, they grow at higher altitudes that can satisfy the chilling requirement. The trees themselves can usually tolerate temperatures to around -15 to -22°F, although the following season's flower buds are usually killed at these temperatures, leading to no crop that summer. Flower bud kill begins to occur between 5 and -13°F, depending on the cultivar (some are more cold-tolerant than others) and the timing of the cold, with the buds becoming less cold tolerant in late winter.

    Typical peach cultivars begin bearing fruit in their third year and have a lifespan of about 12 years. Most cultivars require between 600 and 1,000 hours of chilling; cultivars with chilling requirements of 250 hours (10 days) or less have been developed enabling peach production in warmer climates. During the chilling period, key chemical reactions occur before the plant begins to grow again. Once the chilling period is met, the plant enters the so-called uiescence period, the second type of dormancy. During quiescence, buds break and grow when sufficient warm weather favorable to growth is accumulated. Quiescence is the phase of dormancy between satisfaction of the chilling requirement and the beginning of growth.

    Certain cultivars are more tender, and others can tolerate a few degrees colder. In addition, intense summer heat is required to mature the crop, with mean temperatures of the hottest month between 68 and 86°F. Another problematic issue in many peach-growing areas is spring frost. The trees tend to flower fairly early in spring. The blooms often can be damaged or killed by frosts; typically, if temperatures drop below about 25°F, most flowers will be killed. However, if the flowers are not fully open, they can tolerate a few degrees colder.

    There are hundreds of peach and nectarine cultivars. These are classified into two categories - the freestones and the clingstones. Freestones are those for whom the fruit flesh separates readily from the pit. Clingstones are those for whom the flesh clings tightly to the pit. Some cultivars are partially freestone and clingstone, and these are called semi-free. Freestone types are preferred for eating fresh, while clingstone for canning. The fruit flesh may be creamy white or deep yellow; the hue and shade of the color depends on the cultivar.

    Peach breeding has favored cultivars with more firmness, more red color, and shorter fuzz on fruit surface. These characteristics ease shipping and supermarket sales by improving eye appeal. However, this selection process has not necessarily led to increased flavor. Peaches have short shelf life, so commercial growers typically plant a mix of different cultivars in order to have fruit to ship all season long. Most peach trees sold by nurseries are cultivars budded or grafted onto a suitable rootstock. This is done to improve predictability of the fruit quality.

    Peach trees need full sun, and a layout that allows good natural air flow to assist the thermal environment for the tree. Peaches are planted in early winter. During the growth season, peach trees need a regular and reliable supply of water, with higher amounts just before harvest. Peaches need nitrogen rich fertilizers more than other fruit trees. Without regular fertilizer supply, peach tree leaves start turning yellow or exhibit stunted growth. Blood meal, bone meal, and calcium ammonium nitrate are suitable fertilizers.

    The number of flowers on a peach tree are typically thinned out, because if the full number of peaches mature on a branch, they are under-sized and lacking in flavor. Fruits are thinned midway in the season by commercial growers. Fresh peaches are easily bruised, and do not store well. They are most flavorful when they ripen on the tree and eaten the day of harvest.

    PEACH SYMBOLISM & CULTURAL TRADITIONS

    Peaches are not only a popular fruit, but are symbolic in many cultural traditions, such as in art, paintings and folk tales such as Peaches of Immortality.

  • China: Peach blossoms are highly prized in Chinese culture. The ancient Chinese believed the peach to possess more vitality than any other tree because their blossoms appear before leaves sprout. When early rulers of China visited their territories, they were preceded by sorcerers armed with peach rods to protect them from spectral evils. On New Year's Eve, local magistrates would cut peach wood branches and place them over their doors to protect against evil influences.

  • The Chinese also considered peach wood protective against evil spirits, who held the peach in awe. In ancient China, peach-wood bows were used to shoot arrows in every direction in an effort to dispel evil. Peach-wood slips or carved pits served as amulets to protect a person's life, safety, and health. Peach-wood seals or figurines guarded gates and doors, and, as one Han account recites, "the buildings in the capital are made tranquil and pure; everywhere a good state of affairs prevails." Another aid in fighting evil spirits were peach-wood wands. The Li-chi (Han period) reported that the emperor went to the funeral of a minister escorted by a sorcerer carrying a peach-wood wand to keep bad influences away. Since that time, peach-wood wands have remained an important means of exorcism in China.

    Peach kernels are a common ingredient used in traditional Chinese medicine to dispel blood stasis, counter inflammation and reduce allergies.

    It was in an orchard of flowering peach trees that Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhang Fei took an oath of brotherhood in the opening chapter of the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Another peach forest, the "Peach Blossom Spring" by poet Tao Yuanming is the setting of the favorite Chinese fable and a metaphor of utopias. A peach tree growing on a precipice was where the Taoist master Zhang Daoling tested his disciples. Old Man of the South Pole one of the deity from the Chinese folk religion Fu Lu Shou is seen holding a large peach, representing long life and health.

  • Japan: Momotaro, one of Japan's most noble and semihistorical heroes, was born from within an enormous peach floating down a stream. Momotaro or "Peach Boy" went on to fight evil oni and face many adventures.

  • Korea: In Korea, peaches have been cultivated from ancient times. According to Samguk Sagi, peach trees were planted during the Three Kingdoms of Korea period, and Sallim gyeongje also mentions cultivation skills of peach trees. The peach is seen as the fruit of happiness, riches, honours and longevity. The rare peach with double seeds is seen as a favorable omen of a mild winter. It is one of the ten immortal plants and animals, so peaches appear in many minhwa (folk paintings). Peaches and peach trees are believed to chase away spirits, so peaches are not placed on tables for jesa (ancestor veneration), unlike other fruits.

  • Vietnam: A Vietnamese mythic history states that, in the spring of 1789, after winning a great victory against invaders from the Qing Dynasty of China, the King Quang Trung ordered a messenger to gallop to Phu Xuan citadel and deliver a flowering peach branch to the Princess. This took place on the fifth day of the first lunar month, two days before the predicted end of the battle. The branch of peach flowers that was sent from the north to the center of Vietnam was not only a message of victory from the King to his wife, but also the start of a new spring of peace and happiness for all the Vietnamese people. In addition, since the land had freely given that very branch of peach flowers to the King, it became the loyal garden of his dynasty.

  • It was by a peach tree that the protagonists of the Tale of Kieu fell in love. And in Vietnam, the blossoming peach flower is the signal of spring. Finally, peach bonsai trees are used as decoration during Vietnamese New Year in northern Vietnam.

  • Europe: Many famous artists have painted still life with peach fruits placed in prominence. Caravaggio, Vicenzo Campi, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude Monet, Édouard Manet, Henri Jean Fantin-Latour, George Forster, James Peale, Severin Roesen, Peter Paul Rubens, Van Gogh are among the many influential artists who painted peaches and peach trees in various settings. Scholars suggest that many compositions are symbolic, some an effort to introduce realism. For example, Tresidder claims the artists of Renaissance symbolically used peach to represent heart, and a leaf attached to the fruit as the symbol for tongue, thereby implying speaking truth from one's heart; a ripe peach was also a symbol to imply a ripe state of good health. Caravaggio paintings introduce realism by painting peach leaves that are molted, discolored or in some cases have wormholes – conditions common in modern peach cultivation.





  • PEACH HERBAL USES, HEALTH BENEFITS, & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    PEACH FRUIT

    Delicious and widely popular peaches are native to China, from where they spread to rest of the world via ancient silk route. Peach fruits belong to the genus, Prunus; in the family of Rosaceae. Scientific name: Prunus persica. Technically, peach fruit is a "drupe" having similar features as that of other Prunus members including plums, nectarine, almonds, and damson.he peach plant is described as a small, deciduous tree that grows upto 25 to 30 feet tall, and widely grown inside the United States, Europe, and China for its juicy fruits. There are several cultivars of peach grown all over the world which differ in their color, size and growing characteristics based upon their regions of origin.

    In general, each peach tree bears numerous, almost uniform sized fruits between May and September months. Its fruit is about the size of small apple, measuring about 7 to 10 cm in diameter and weigh about 130 to 160 grams. It features fuzzy outer surface with longitudinal depressions extending from its stem end to the tip. Depending upon the seed that is free or firmly attached to the pulp, they are classified into free-stone variety or clinging seed variety.

    Flat or donut peaches are flattened, disc like stone-free fruits drawn inward like a disc at its center. They have similar peach flavor and taste.

    Internally, its pulp is juicy sweet and tart in taste with pleasant aroma. Depending upon the variety, its flesh has white to creamy-yellow with a centrally placed single seed enclosed inside the hard shell. Seeds are inedible.

    PEACH HEALTH BENEFITS

    Peaches are wonderfully delicious and are low in calories. 100 grams provide just 39 calories and contain no saturated fats. Nonetheless, they are packed with numerous health promoting compounds, minerals, and vitamins. The total measured anti-oxidant strength (ORAC value) of 100 grams peach fruit is 1814 TE (Trolex equivalents).

    Fresh peaches are a moderate source of antioxidant, vitamin-C. Vitamin-C has antioxidant effects and is required for connective tissue synthesis inside the human body. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps develop resistance against infectious agents, and help scavenges harmful free radicals.

    Fresh fruits are also a moderate source of vitamin-A and beta carotene. Beta carotene is a pro-vitamin, which converts into vitamin A inside the body. Vitamin A is essential for night vision. It is also essential for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin A is known to offer protection from lung and oral cavity cancers.

    Peaches are rich in many vital minerals such as potassium, fluoride and iron. Iron is required for red blood cell formation. Fluoride is a component of bones and teeth and is essential for prevention of dental cavities. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

    Peaches contain health promoting flavonoid poly phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-cryptoxanthin. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.

    PEACH FRUIT STORAGE

    Peaches may be available year round; however, the season for fresh fruits lasts from May until October. In the stores, look for fresh ones featuring rich color and may still have a slight whitish "bloom" on their surface indicating freshness, and that they have not been over handled. Avoid ones with excessive softness, or with surface cuts and bruises. Ripe fruits yield to gentle pressure and feature sweet aroma.

    Slightly hard but mature fruits can be kept at room temperature until they ripen. Ripening process can be enhanced by applying ethylene (similar to ripening of bananas). Storing inside a paper bag concentrates this gas and hastens ripening process.

    Peaches and nectarines are best stored at temperatures of 32°F and high-humidity. Ripe fruits can be kept inside the refrigerator but preferably be brought back to room temperature before eating to enjoy their rich flavor. They are highly perishable, and typically consumed or canned within two weeks of harvest. Peaches are climacteric fruits and continue to ripen after being picked from the tree.

    Dried peaches are also available in the special stores along with raisins, currants, apricots, dates, and other dehydrated-dried fruits.

    PEACH FRUIT NUTRITION


    PEACHES
    (Prunus persica), Raw)
    Nutrition Value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

    (Source: USDA National Nutrient Data Base)
    Principle
    Nutrient Value
    Percentage of RDA
         Energy
    165 kJ (39 kcal)
    -
         Carbohydrates
    9.54 g
    -
         Sugars
    8.39 g
    -
         Protein
    0.91 g
    -
         Total Fat
    0.25 g
    -
         Cholesterol
    0 mg
    0%
         Dietary Fiber
    1.5 g
    -
    Vitamins
         Vitamin A
    16 µg
    2%
         Thiamin (B-1)
    0.024 mg
    2%
         Riboflavin (B-2)
    0.031 mg
    3%
         Niacin (B-3)
    0.806 mg
    5%
         Pantothenic Acid (B-5)
    0.153 mg
    3%
         Pyridoxine (B-6)
    0.025 mg
    2%
         Folate (B-9)
    4 µg
    1%
         Vitamin C
    6.6 mg
    8%
         Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
    0.73 mg
    5%
         Vitamin K
    2.6 µg
    2%
    Phyto-Nutrients
         Beta-Carotene
    162 µg
    2%
         Choline
    6.1 mg
    1%
    Electrolytes
         Sodium
    0 mg
    0%
         Potassium
    190 mg
    4%
    Minerals
         Calcium
    6 mg
    1%
         Fluoride
    4 µg
    --
         Iron
    0.25 mg
    2%
         Magnesium
    9 mg
    3%
         Manganese
    0.061 mg
    3%
         Phosphorus
    20 mg
    3%
         Zinc
    0.17 mg
    2%

    Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.

    Source: USDA Nutrient Database

    Note: A medium peach weighs 75 grams (2.6 oz) and typically contains 30 Calories, 7 grams of carbohydrate (6 grams sugars and 1 gram fiber), 1 gram of protein, 140 mg of potassium, and 8% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin C. Nectarines have a small amount more of Vitamin C, provide double the vitamin A, and are a richer source of potassium than peaches.


    PEACH PREPARATION & SERVING TIPS

    Wash them in cold running water just before using. Fresh ripe peaches should be enjoyed as a whole along with skin. Otherwise, incise the fruit lengthwise deeply until its hard seed felt and then remove the seed. Skin can be peeled using a paring knife as in apples. As in apples, sliced peach fruit sections turns brown on exposure to air (an enzymatic brownish discoloration due to conversion of ferrous oxide to ferric oxide). If you have to serve them sliced, rinse slices in water added with few drops of fresh lemon. To peel the skin, score a small cross at the base end using a knife. Dip in boiling water just for a half-a-minute and immediately immerse in cold water to cool quickly. Then peel its skin away from the cross.

    Here are some serving tips:
    • Peach sections are a great addition to fruit salads.
    • Fresh fruits are being used in variety of fruit cocktails along with grapes, pineapple, cherry, and plums.
    • Peaches are being used in the preparation of pie, baklava, charlottes, tart, desserts, jams and jellies.
    • They can also be used in various traditional recipes.
    PEACH MEDICINAL USES

    Medicinally, peaches are thought to ba an aphrodisiac. Those suffering from gout and rheumatism are recommended by dieticians to eat peaches because peaches tend to have a diuretic and a light laxative effect. Peaches diuretic effect helps cleanse your kidneys and bladder. Peaches can calm an upset stomach and can help remove worms from the intestines. Peaches have excellent antimicrobial and antioxidant activity according to research, inhibiting tumor growth activity. Peaches help prevent cancer with selenium, a mineral with antioxidant properties that may help protect cells from free radical damage.

    Peaches keep the skin healthy. Vitamin A and C make peaches a great natural moisturizer and they are often used in cosmetics. These vitamins help to regenerate skin tissue. Peaches also helps to reduce hair loss with its positive effect on the scalp.

    Peaches are a healthy stress reliever that helps reduce anxiety and are often referred to as a fruit of calmness. Peaches are a perfect snack food for weight loss. A peach is low in calories (about 35 to 50 calories) and has no fat. It helps you to feel full and keeps you from overeating. Peaches are rich in phytochemicals called phenols that act as antioxidants. These are helpful for fighting obesity-related diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Compounds in stone fruits could help with metabolic syndrome. Research indicates that phenolic compounds present in these fruits have anti-obesity, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties in different cell lines and may also reduce the oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol which is associated with cardiovascular disease.

    PEACH CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

    More than 80 chemical compounds contribute to the peach aroma. Among others are found C6 gamma-lactones, C8 and C10 (gamma-decalactone), C10 delta-lactone, several esters (such as linalyl butyrate or linalyl formate), acids and alcohols, and benzaldehyde. A peach aroma is also a characteristic of some wines such as Saint-Amour Beaujolais wine. It is one of the components of the aroma of Sancerre blanc. The odor of the synthetic chemical weapon agent cyclosarin is also described as resembling peach. Peach is a color named for the pale color of the interior flesh of the peach fruit.

    Total phenolics in mg/100 grams of fresh weight were 14 to 102 in white-flesh nectarines, 18 to 54 in yellow-flesh nectarines, 28 to 111 in white-flesh peaches, 21 to 61 in yellow-flesh peaches. The major phenolic compounds identified in peach are chlorogenic acid, (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin. Other compounds, identified by HPLC, are gallic acid, neochlorogenic acid, procyanidin B1 and B3, procyanidin gallates, ellagic acid.

    Rutin and isoquercetin are the primary flavonols found in Clingstone peaches. Red-fleshed peaches are rich in anthocyanins of the cyanidin-3-O-glucoside type in six peach and six nectarine cultivars and of the malvin type in the Clingstone variety.

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    PEACH KERNEL (TAO REN)

    After a ripe peach is picked, the fruit stone is taken out and broken to get the kernel, which is then dried in the sunlight. The kernel is broken up before using, though it should not be broken into small pieces until it is to be used. Peach kernel is an important herb used for menstrual pain and disorders, traumatic injury with bruising and pain, abdominal pain, and abdominal masses. It is often combined with safflower in herbal formulations for painful menstruation. Peach kernel is rich in oils that lubricate and relax the bowels, and for this reason it is also used to treat constipation due to dryness in the intestines.

    Cultivated as a medicinal herb, the peach’s pit has the potential of having toxic effects when used excessively. When prepared as a decoction, it has often been used for promoting circulation and relieving constipation. As a treatment for conditions associated with blood stasis, peach kernel can also be used to alleviate symptoms associated with painful menstruation. Used in combination with rhubarb, it has been utilized as a treatment for acute appendicitis.

    Peach seed (kernel) can be used as a mild laxative, and an expectorant for the lungs, nose and throat, and it can help relieve chest pain and spasms.

    Peach kernel is commonly utilized in facial massage oils. Easily absorbed by the skin, the essential oil has a faint aroma making it almost odorless. Rich in texture, the oil is generally light yellow in color and leaves minimal residue on the skin when applied. Primarily employed for sensitive and mature skin types, there are many benefits associated with the use of peach kernel. Peach kernel contains beneficial A, B, and E vitamins. The antioxidant and therapeutic properties of vitamin E make the kernel especially suitable for treating skin conditions and promoting overall skin health. Antioxidants contained in peach kernel make it beneficial for combating the adverse effects of environmental pollutants in the skin. Peach kernel is especially valuable for individuals prone to experiencing the inflammation and irritation associated with sensitive skin.

    The pit's toxicity is due to the presence of hydrogen cyanide, which contributes to its bitter taste. Taken in low doses, hydrogen cyanide can promote improved digestion. Since there are merely trace amounts of hydrogen cyanide in the pit, there generally is not enough to cause harm. Due to its slightly toxic nature, the kernel should not be used in excess. Individuals who experience blurred vision, heart palpitations, or persistent headache should discontinue use. Prolonged exposure resulting in severe toxicity can lead to respiratory failure. Women who are pregnant or nursing should avoid its use.

    TCM TREATMENTS USING PEACH KERNEL

    Bitter and sweet in flavor, neutral in nature, acting on the heart channel, liver channel, the lung channel and the large intestine channel. Owing to its bitterness, it has the functions of dispersion and purgation, promoting blood circulation and relieving blood stasis, and strong action of promoting blood flow to regulate menstruation. It is usually used to treat dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea caused by blood stasis, mass in the abdomen, and traumatic ecchymosis. It is rich of oils which act on the large intestine channel to lubricate and relax the bowels, hence it is used to treat constipation, dry colon and body fluid depletion. TCM effects include promoting blood circulation by relieving blood stasis, lubricating the bowels to relieve constipation.

    TCM Indications:
      1. For treatment of irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, persistent lochia after delivery, it is usually used in combination with Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong, Pollen typhae, Flos Carthami, Faeces Trogopterorumn, and other herbs with effects of promoting blood circulation and relieving blood stasis, regulating menstruation to relieve pain.

      For treatment of trauma, swelling and pain caused by blood stasis, it can be used together with Squama Manitis, Radix Angelicae Sinensis, Radix et Rhizoma Rhei, and other drugs having the effects of promoting blood circulation and relieving blood stasis.

      For treatment of blood stasis, mass in the abdomen, it is usually used in combination with Ramulus Cinnamoni, Radix Paeoniae Rubra, Cortex Moutan Radicis, and other herbs with the effect of promoting blood circulation and relieving blood stasis, such as Guizhi Fuling Wan.

      2. For treatment of deficiency of Yin and body fluid, constipation due to dryness, it is usually used in combination with Semen Armeniacae Amarum, Semen Pruni, Semen Biotae, and other herbs with the action of lubricating bowel, such as Wu Ren Wan.

    PEACH LEAF & PEACH BARK

    Ancient Egyptians used Peaches as offerings to the God of Tranquility. Peach flowers have sedative properties and is a remedy for restlessness which includes brewing a peach flower tea with boiling water along with some honey.

    Peach bark has long been used as an herbal remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Peach has strong blood moving properties that were employed in promoting menstruation. It was also used as a diuretic during pregnancy and to help keep the bowels open.

    In Italy, it is believed that if fresh Peach leaves are applied to warts and then the leaves are buried that the warts will have fallen off by the time the buried leaves have decayed.

    Peach leaves and bark have demulcent, sedative, diuretic and expectorant properties, and work well to relieve bladder inflammation and urinary tract problems. Peach tea is used as a kidney cleanser in China.

    The leaves and bark can also be used as a medicinal tea to treat whooping cough, ordinary coughs, and chronic bronchitis.

    Peach bark is still used to improve blood flow and eliminate blood stagnation caused by amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, postpartum abdominal pain, and pain and swelling due to external injuries.





    PEACH HERBAL DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Dried peach kernel is sold dried and as a powder. After crushing the herb it needs to be boiled in water before taking orally. Typical dosage is 5 to 10 grams, crushed to pieces before using. It is usually used as part of a formula in combination with other herbs. For the convenience of customers, Peach Kernel is often sold as a quick-dissolving granulae made through modern technology. Often sold in a sachet with equivalent dosage of 10 grams of raw herb. The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Put the granule into a cup then put 50 to 100 ml of boiliong water into the cup and stir wiht a spoon, making a tea. Drink it when it is luke warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to weight. Maximum dosage should not exceed 10 grams daily. Herbs should be used according to individual needs. Contraindicated in pregnant women.

    Peach bark, leaves, flowers, and kernel comes in various formulations and is an ingredient in many products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.





    PEACH HERBAL SAFETY & INTERACTION INFORMATION

    Peach is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses; however, due to its strong actions in moving blood, it is advised you seek the advice of a health care provider for use during pregnancy or while nursing. Safety in young children, or those with severe liver or kidney disease is not known. Peach Kernel herb should not be taken during pregnancy.

    Derived from the pit of the peach, peach kernel is utilized for various medicinal and cosmetic applications. As with the use of any herbal supplement, care should be taken when using peach kernel. Excessive use can induce side effects that can lead to complications. Prior to taking an herbal supplement, individuals should discuss the benefits and risks associated with its use with a qualified health care professional.

    As with many other members of the rose family, peach seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides, including amygdalin (note the subgenus designation: Amygdalus). These substances are capable of decomposing into a sugar molecule and hydrogen cyanide gas. While peach seeds are not the most toxic within the rose family (that dubious honor going to the bitter almond) large doses of these chemicals from any source are hazardous to human health.

    PEACH ALLERGIES OR INTOLERANCE

    Peach allergy or intolerance is a relatively common form of hypersensitivity to proteins contained in peaches and related fruit (almonds). Symptoms range from local symptoms (e.g. oral allergy syndrome, contact urticaria) to systemic symptoms, including anaphylaxis (e.g. urticaria, angioedema, gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms). Adverse reactions are related to the freshness of the fruit: peeled or canned fruit may be tolerated.





    PEACH HERBAL PRODUCTS

  • Peach Herbal Products

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  • QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS



    PEACH HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Peach Leaf (Prunus persica) may be considered a substitute for quinine. This herb is strengthening to the nervous system, is a mild sedative, and is useful for chronic chest complaints. Also used to heal sores and wounds. Stimulates the flow of urine, calms nervousness, helps with chest congestion, and acts as a mild laxative. Also useful for morning sickness, but care must be taken to avoid dosages that would cause a laxative effect. Peach Kernel is an important herb used for menstrual pain and disorders, traumatic injury with bruising and pain, abdominal pain, and abdominal masses. It is often combined with safflower in herbal formulations for painful menstruation. Peach kernel is rich in oils that lubricate and relax the bowels, and for this reason it is also used to treat constipation due to dryness in the intestines. Peach Bark is a diuretic and antiseptic. It has been used to strengthen the flow of urine; a diuretic for the kidney, bladder and tissues. Internal uses: It can be used with other herbs as a blood-builder and cleanses toxins from the blood. It has been helpful for gastritis, whooping cough, coughs and bronchitis. It has also helped to relieve vomiting and morning sickness during pregnancy, though the dose must be carefully monitored because of their diuretic action. It may be considered a substitute for quinine. Strengthening to the nervous system, it is a mild sedative and is useful for chronic chest complaints. External uses: It has been used to heal sores and wounds.

    CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS

    Chinese Herbs Direct: Peach Kernel Pills (Tao Ren Wan/Run Chang Wan), Min Shan, 200 Count
    Standard dosage is 6 to 8 pills, 3 times per day. Ingredients include Prunus persica seed, Linum usitatissimum seed, Notopterygium incisium root, Angelica sinensis root, Rheum palmatum root. - Tao ren, Ya ma zi, Qiang huo, Dang gui, Da huang. Herbal Functions - Moistens the Intestines, Purges Accumulation. Safety - Contraindicated during pregnancy and menstruation. Use with caution in breast-feeding women as Da huang/rhubarb can pass through the breast milk causing colic and diarrhea in infants. May cause mild abdominal cramping in sensitive patients. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness. Contains tree nuts.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Peach Kernel Teapills (Tao Ren Wan), Plum Flower, 200 Count
    Standard dosage is 8 pills, 3 times per day. Ingredients include Prunus persica seed, Linum usitatissimum seed, Rheum palmatum root & rhizome, Notopterygium incisium root & rhizome, Angelica sinensis root, Activated carbon, Botanical wax, Talcum, Activated carbon, Botanical wax, Talcum. - Tao ren, Ya ma zi, Da huang, Qiang huo, Dang gui, Activated carbon, Botanical wax, Talcum. Herbal Functions - Moistens the Intestines, Purges Accumulation. Safety - Contraindicated during pregnancy and menstruation. Use with caution in breast-feeding women as Da huang/rhubarb can pass through the breast milk causing colic and diarrhea in infants. Use with caution in Spleen deficient patients with a tendency to loose stools, diarrhea, poor appetite or chronic digestive weakness. May cause mild abdominal cramping in sensitive patients. Contains tree nuts.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Ovary & Uterus Clean, Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
    Guifu Ankun is made of extracts from cinnamon twig, hoelen (poria), peony, moutan bark, peach kernel, curcum zedoaria, sea weed, licorice, air potato, bearded scutellaria, codonopsis and Chinese angelica. This time-honored formula is used in Chinese medicine for its blood circulation promoting, blood vessel dilating, stasis / fibroid dispersing, internal secretion and hormone regulating, immune system supporting, hemolytic, analgesic and anti-inflammation properties to maintain healthy ovary and uterus and their proper functions. Direction for Use: As a dietary supplement take 3 capsules three times daily 30 minutes before meal.
    Chinese Herbs Direct: Run Chang San Extract Powder, Plum Flower, 100 Grams
    Peach Kernel Formula, Full Spectrum 5:1 Herb Extract Powder, 100% Extract - No fillers or carriers. Suggested Use is 3 grams, 3 times per day or 4 to 5 grams 2 times per day. Botanical ingredients include Prunus persica seed, Linum usitatissimum seed, Rheum palmatum root & rhizome, Notopterygium incisium root & rhizome, Angelica sinensis root. Pin Yin (Chinese) Ingredients include Tao ren, Ya ma zi, Da huang, Qiang huo, Dang gui. Contains tree nuts. May contain other allergens not listed. Contraindicated during pregnancy.


    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Peach Fruit

    Kalyx: Peach Redi-Pak, Henry & Henry, 2 lb (Case of 12): GR
    Peach Redi-Pak is a delicious fruit filling full of ripe juicy peaches mixed in a thick sweet sauce to help you make the perfect pie every time. Each case consists of twelve, two pound bags.
    Kalyx: Peaches (Halves), J&A Wos-Wit, 16 oz (Case of 12): GR
    Jake amp; Amos Peach Halves are all natural home-style peaches made using an old-fashioned canning process that seals in the delicious sweet taste while preserving freshness. Try these peaches by themselves, or use them as a great addition to any fruit salad. Each case consists of twelve, sixteen ounce jars.
    Kalyx: Vanilla Peach Halves, J&A Wos-Wit, 32 oz (Case of 12): GR
    Jake & Amos Vanilla Peach Halves are sweet and juicy peaches flavored with a hint of rich vanilla making this fruit a dessert in itself! Delicious served chilled for a treat that you'll forget that it's good for you! Each case consists of twelve, thirty two ounce jars.
    Kalyx: Peaches (Halves), J&A Wos-Wit, 32 oz. (Case of 12): GR
    Jake & Amos Peach halves are an all natural home-style peaches made using an old-fashioned canning process that seals in the delicious sweet taste while preserving freshness. These peaches are delicious by themselves, or make a great addition to any fruit salad. Each case consists of twelve, thirty two ounce jars.
    Kalyx: Peach Spritzer, Smucker Natural Foods Inc, 10.5 oz. 4 Pack (Case of 6): GR
    Peach Spritzer is a great alternative to sodas and sports drinks and is full of juicy peach flavor and contains no added sugar! This beverage tastes great as is, but can also be decorated with fresh fruit for a colorful garnish, or added to a scoop of sorbet to create a delicious spritzer float. Each can of 10.5 ounce is equal to one serving of fruit. Each case consists of six, four packs.
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder 10:1, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 10:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder 10:1, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 10:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder 10:1, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 10:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder 10:1, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 10:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 50 kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 50 kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 10:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 50 kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder 10:1, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 10:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 200 kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 4:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 200 kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Fruit 10:1 Powdered Extract, Kalyx, 200 kg (440 lbs): EB


    Nectarine Fruit

    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine Powder, Kalyx, 50 kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Nectarine (Prunus persica) Fruit Powder Extract 4:1, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Nectarine Powder, Kalyx, 200 kg (440 lbs): EB


    Peach Kernel

    Kalyx: Tao Ren Wan (Peach Kernel Pill / Run Chang Wan), NuHerbs, 200 pills: TC
    Herbal extract pill supplement for moist precipitation, ease constipation, and clear heat.
    Kalyx: Peach Seed Kernel (Tao Ren) Single Herb Alcohol Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus, 2 oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Peach Seed Kernel (Tao Ren) Single Herb Alcohol Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus, 4 oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Peach Seed Kernel (Tao Ren) Single Herb Alcohol Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus, 8 oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Peach Seed Kernel (Tao Ren) Single Herb Alcohol Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus, 16 oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Peach Seed Kernel (Tao Ren) Single Herb Alcohol Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus, 32 oz.: GL
    Kalyx: Peach Seed Kernel (Tao Ren) Single Herb Alcohol Fluid Extract, Golden Lotus, Gallon: GL


    Peach Bark

    Kalyx: Peach & Willow Bark Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes, Burts Bees, 25 count: K
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Bark Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 50 kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 200 kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Non-Alcoholic Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Non-Alcoholic Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH


    Peach Leaf

    Kalyx: Soothing Baby Shampoo With Peach Leaves, Nature's Gate, 18 fl oz: HF
    Nature's Gate Baby Shampoo Soothing Description: For fine, delicate hair With herbal extracts to naturally soothe, smooth and soften. Nature's Gate Baby Shampoo gently cleanses and leaves fine-textured hair soft and shiny. Sage, Nettle, Yarrow and Rosemary deliver natural cleansing benefits, while Chamomile, Lavender, Peach Leaf and Cherry Bark are added for their soothing, relaxing qualities. This gentle shampoo is the natural choice for baby-fine delicate hair. Cleanses with an array of calming botanical and herbal extracts. Leaves hair ultra-soft, fresh-smelling and clean. Mild and gentle for delicate hair and sensitive skin. pH-Balanced.
    Kalyx: Baby Shampoo With Peach Leaves, Natures Gate, 18 fl oz: K
    A pure and gentle shampoo for baby-fine and delicate hair made from the softest water, a coconut oil base with pure extractions of Nettle; Sage; Chamomile; Yarrow Flowers; Rosemary; Cherry Bark; Orange Flowers; Peach Leaves; Thyme; and Lavender. The fine yellow blossoms of the chamomile plant are the source of a plant extract known for its soothing effects. Its calming and healing properties are especially beneficial to the hair and scalp. Rainwater Herbal Baby Shampoo is a natural gentle shampoo for baby-fine and delicate hair. It is mild enough for everyday use and leaves your hair clean, silky-soft and manageable. This shampoo is mild enough to use on damaged and treated hair.
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Powder (Prunus persica), Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 50 kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Powder, Kalyx, 200 kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Peach Leaf is a diuretic, sedative, expectorant, and laxative. Peach Leaf (Prunus persica) may be considered a substitute for quinine. This herb is strengthening to the nervous system, is a mild sedative, and is useful for chronic chest complaints. Also used to heal sores and wounds. Stimulates the flow of urine, calms nervousness, helps with chest congestion, and acts as a mild laxative. Also useful for morning sickness, but care must be taken to avoid dosages that would cause a laxative effect. Use 6 to 12 drops in juice, water, under the tongue or as desired. May be taken 3 times daily.
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Non-Alcoholic Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Non-Alcoholic Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Leaf Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Ginger Peach Green Tea With Matcha, Stash Tea, 18 Tea Bags (Case of 6): HF
    A delicious blend of green tea, juicy peach and sharp ginger. With Matcha. A delicious blend of green tea, juicy peach and sharp ginger with a touch of Matcha, the Japanese ceremony tea. Matcha is similar to Gyokuro green tea in that it is an early season, high grade, shade - grown tea. After steaming, the tea leaf is finely ground to produce a light and fine green powder. Since 1972, Stash has been committed to providing premium quality teas and an unsurpassed tea drinking experience. Stash begins with simply excellent tea leaves from the world's premier tea gardens and all natural botanical ingredients gathered from around the world. Meticulous blending and tasting of every tea ensures you will enjoy full flavor in every cup. True teas are made from the dried leaves of the Camellia sinensis, the tea plant, which was first cultivated in China and found growing wild in India.
    Kalyx: Pregnancy Tonic Daily Tea, Health & Herbs, 8 oz: HH
    Ingredients include Red Raspberry, Cat's Claw (Una De Gato), Alfalfa, Peach Leaf, Wild Yam, Ginger Root, Rose Hips, False Unicorn, Yellow Dock, Sippery Elm, Bilberry, Dandelion Root, Burdock, Ashwagandha (Winter Cherry). Use 1 tablespoon of the tea for every 32 ounces of water. Bring water to boil. Add the tea. Let boil for 1 minute. Steep for 5 minutes. Drink 1 or 2 cups per day either warm or at room temperature. May add stevia or honey as a sweetener.


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Peach Fruit Grocery & Gourmet Food Products
    Amazon: Peach Oil Personal Care Products
    Amazon: Peach Flavoring Oil Food Products
    Amazon: Peach Leaf Supplement Products
    Amazon: Peach Bark Supplement Products
    Amazon: Peach Kernel Supplement Products
    Amazon: Nectarine Grocery & Gourmet Food Products
    Amazon: Peach Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Wildcrafted (Prunus persica), Herbies Herbs, 1 lb.
    Amazon: Peach Leaf Extract, Best Botanicals, 1 fl. oz.
    Amazon: Peach Leaf Extract, Alternative Health & Herbs Remedies, 1 oz. Bottle (Pack of 2)
    Amazon: Peach Leaf Extract, Alternative Health & Herbs, 8 oz. Bottle
    Amazon: Peach Bark Glycerine Extract, Alternative Health & Herbs Remedies, 4 oz. Bottle
    Amazon: Alternative Peach Bark Extract, Alternative Health & Herbs, 8 oz. Bottle
    Amazon: Peach Kernel Pills (Tao Ren Wan / Run Chang Wan), Min Shan, 200 Count
    Amazon: Peach Kernel Teapills (Tao Ren Wan, Plum Flower, 200 Count
    Amazon: Peach Kernel Oil, 100% Pure, Saaqin, 8 fl. oz.




  • Nutrition Basics: Peach Herbal Information



  • PEACH BARK HERBAL PRODUCTS

    The leaves, bark, flowers and kernels have medicinal virtue. Both the leaves and bark are still employed for their curative powers. They have demulcent, sedative, diuretic and expectorant action. An infusion of 1/2 oz. of the bark or 1 oz. of the dried leaves to a pint of boiling water has been found almost a specific for irritation and congestion of the gastric surfaces. It is also used in whooping cough, ordinary coughs and chronic bronchitis, the dose being from a teaspoonful to a wineglassful as required. Peach leaves in infusion have been recommended in morbid irritability of the bladder and urethra, pertussis, ischuria, hematuria, and nausea, as well as in all inflammations of the stomach and abdomen. They act as a sedative in doses of a tablespoonful every hour or two, of the cold infusion; in larger doses they slightly act upon the bowels, and are said to have been useful in removing worms. Amygdalus is the remedy for irritation and congestion of the gastric surfaces. It is a very valuable agent in gastritis to control the vomiting and allay the extreme irritability of the stomach.

    KALYX PRODUCTS

    Kalyx: Peach & Willow Bark Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes, Burts Bees, 25 count: K
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 1 kg (2.2 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach (Prunus persica) Bark Powder, Kalyx, 5 kg (11 lbs): RF
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 10 kg (22 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 25 kg (55 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 50 kg (110 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 100 kg (220 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Tree Bark Powder, Kalyx, 200 kg (440 lbs): EB
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Non-Alcoholic Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 2 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Non-Alcoholic Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 8 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 16 fl oz: HH
    Kalyx: Peach Bark Extract (Prunus persica), Health & Herbs, 32 fl oz: HH


    AMAZON PRODUCTS

    Amazon: Peach Fruit Grocery & Gourmet Food Products
    Amazon: Peach Oil Personal Care Products
    Amazon: Peach Flavoring Oil Food Products
    Amazon: Peach Leaf Supplement Products
    Amazon: Peach Bark Supplement Products
    Amazon: Peach Kernel Supplement Products
    Amazon: Nectarine Grocery & Gourmet Food Products

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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Aromatherapy
    Herbal Cleansers
    Using Essential Oils


    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
    Camelina Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
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