PeachFor a long time it was considered that peach originated in Persia, however, it was proved that this tree comes from China, where it was grown 2000 years before it was known and undertook by the ancient Greeks and Romans. In Europe, peach was introduced at the beginning of the Christian age but the culture was developped in the 17th - 19th centuries.
DescriptionThe tree can reach heights of 2 to 3.5 meters and is part of the Rosaceae family. The leaves are caducous, and the flowers are pink. The blossoming period is in the spring. Peach grows well in areas with a medium yearly temperature of around 10-15 degrees C preferring fresh soils and exposure to the sun. The branches that have given fruit die afterwards, that is why a fruitification cut is necessary which contributes to a rich harvest. From this plant, especially the fruits are used.
PropertiesPeaches have in componence water, dried substance, sugar, acidity, proteic substances, pectic substances, mineral substances (P, K, Mg, Fe), cellulose, vitamin C and other vitamins: P, PP, E, B1, B2, B9. These offer peach hypertensive properties. They can stimulate gastric secretions and ease digestion.
TreatmentsPeaches are recommended for acute, infectious diseases. They are recommended for reducing cholesterol in blood, in prevention of cardiovascular, renal diseases and anemia. Peaches are used in abdominal colics and rheumatism pains. As tea they are recommended in convulsive cough.
Peach is the aliment recommended for convalescence, for those who are in advanced states of fatigue or depressive states. It charges and regenerates energetic reserves through its rich containment of sugar and carbohydrates. Due to the fact that they contain phosphorus, peaches are recommended in neurosis, protecting the nervous cells.
Vitamin A, B1 and B2 are irreplaceable for the balance of the nervous system, they achieve the synthesis of hemoglobine, maintain magnesium in the body and strengthen the natural immunity.
Peaches eaten in the morning instead of breakfast regulate intestinal and hepatic functions, maintain the alkalinization of blood, favor asssimilation and nutrition. The regular consumption of peaches is recommended to those with urinary lithiasis as well as for those who want to increase their urinary debit.
Peaches feed and regenerate the skin tissue. If the face is lotioned with peach juice, the complexion can be given a more shiny look.
Apart from their therapeutic qualities, peaches can be used in various weight losing diets. In the peel of a very ripe peach, at least 10 enigmatic elements exist which activate some substances which destroy the fat layers, this is why peach diets are effective.
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