Information on Peach

Latin NameAmygdalus persica
Part UsedLeaf
Herb FormsBulk herb.
AffectsDigestive system, Nervous system
CautionsNot for long-term use (more than two weeks). The herb contains cyanogenic glycosides and should not be taken for more than 2-3 weeks and not in large amounts (more than 2-6 grams/day). Use the cold infusion of the leaves for morning sickness, 1/2 cup at
Botanical InfoA small tree with glabrous twigs, shiny lance-like oblong leaves, and pink flowers in the rose family.
DescriptionAn infusion of peach leaves eases gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, and irritated bladder.
The cold infusion is the most effective preparation. Make this by soaking 1 ounce of fresh leaves and twigs, slightly bruised, in 1 pint of water (at room temperature) for 24 hours. Strain the liquid and take one-quarter ounce as a dose, 2-3 times daily.

Peach has a taste of ACRID, SWEET and a temperature of COOL.

Dosages

TypeDosage
Infusion1/4 ounce 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Peach

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Gastritis, acuteanti-irritanttea (cold-water infusion)
Nauseaanti-nauseanttea
Morning sicknesssedative, anti-nauseantcold infusion

References

Felter, H.W. and J.U. Lloyd. 1983. (1898). King's Dispensatory. Portland, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications.
Wren, R.C. 1988. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs. Essex: C.W. Daniel Co. Ltd.
Kuts-Cheraux, A.W., ed. 1953. Naturae Medicina. Des Moines: American Naturopathic Physicians & Surgeons Association.