Peach (Lat. Prunus persica) is a very widespread fruit all over the world (there are about 2 500 varieties). Although, when translated from Latin it is called the Persian plum, peach, in fact, originates from China and is believed that Marco Polo brought it to Europe.
It is used in its raw state and is suitable for making compotes, juices, jams and for drying.
Peach blossoms in March, April and May, and the fruit is harvested from the beginning of June to September. The peach fruit contains sugar, carotene, fruit acids, proteins, starches, mineral substances, vitamins A, B, C and iron. It is used in nutrition, industry and medicine. It is known in folk medicine as a remedy for colon cleansing. Also, very famous are healing properties of juices, syrups and peach tea.
As for the vitamins, the fruit trees are a treasure trove of beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) – in peaches and nectarines there is from 0.44 to 0.5 milligrams.
There is many vitamins of group B, including folacin (B9) and niacin (B3 or PP), vitamin C (10 mg% in peaches, in nectarines half of that), vitamin E (1.5 mg%), and biotin (0.4 micrograms).
Medicinal parts of the plant: fruit, flower and leaf.
The medicinal effect: It is important to point out that the ratio between potassium and sodium is 7-to-1, which is why this aromatic and juicy fruit is very useful for those who have problems with swelling. They are good against anemia, for intestinal diseases and for reducing the gallbladder. Peach juice is recommended to those with cardiac arrhythmias, decreased gastric acid secretion, sensitive nervous system, as well as for cleaning the body. Peaches and their juice is not recommended for diabetics and people with allergies… Peach in the diet is suitable for digestive disorders, and has a laxative and diuretic effect. It is good for calming the nerves and in general for the work of the digestive organs.
Against vomiting during pregnancy – prepare the tea in the evening. Boil 5 dl of water and put in 50 grams of dried peach leaves, leave the lid on until it cools down, drain and leave overnight in the fridge. In the morning warm up the mixture and drink it on an empty stomach. Repeat on every 2 hours. Peach tea is good for strengthening the liver, stomach and lungs.
Peach Tea is made by putting 30 grams of flower in half a liter of boiling water or milk. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes, strain and drink one cup three times a day.
Diuretics: Take 30 grams of peach leaves and 30 grams of flower. Mix this mixture with a liter of boiling water and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain and drink instead of water.
First remove the makeup using almond oil, then put a mask of fresh peaches. After 20 minutes, remove the mask and wash your face with the lukewarm peach tea. After a few of these treatments you will notice that your skin is becoming smoother and cleaner.