Peach (Prunus persica)
Parts used: Bark and Leaves
I bet you thought that I was talking about the fruit. Well as much as I like a freshly picked peach right off of the tree, it is the tree itself that this post is about. The bark and leaves of a peach tree can be a great addition to your natural first-aid kit. (I have a post about how you can make your own Natural First-Aid Kit- Look in the How To’s).
Peach tree contains several different curative powers. Herbalists use the powdered leaves as a poultice to help heal wounds and sores. Ancient lore has claimed that the leaves and bark have been used as a substitute to quinine. Combined the leaves and bark contain the ability to strengthen the nervous system.
This herb has a mild sedative effect, stimulates the flow of urine and has shown to be useful for chronic bronchitis and congestion as it is an excellent expectorant.
Bladder ailments, Bronchitis, Congestion, Constipation, Insomnia, Jaundice, Morning sickness, mucus build-up, Nausea, Nervousness, Sores, Stomach problems, Uterine problems, Water retention, Whooping cough, Worms, Wounds