Herb of the Day: Peach


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 in Bloom

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.

Aids with:
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

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