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peach,

n Prunus persica; parts used: bark, kernel oil, leaves, seeds; uses: bark and leaves anthelmintic, astringent, antifungal, diuretic, insomnia, cough, constipation, minor skin conditions, peach pits (under the product name, Laetrile) are the source for the controversial and dangerous cancer treatment; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; pits can cause cyanide poisoning. Also called
amygdalin, Laetrile, or
vitamin B-17.

peach

the fruiting tree of the genus Prunus and the family Rosaceae. The leaves and pips of this and other members of the family contain cyanogenetic glycosides and are potentially poisonous. Engorgement on the fruit may cause lactic acidosis and in occasional cases an entire fruit lodges in the esophagus and obstructs it. Called also Prunus persica.
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About Peach State Health Plan Peach State Health Plan (Peach State) is a Care Management Organization that serves the Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids population in partnership with Georgia Families.
It's not just breakfast however; she also suggests pairing peaches with chicken, by baking, broiling or sauteing peach slices with the chicken, or grilling peach halves alongside barbecue chicken.
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Peach trees were eventually transported to Persia (now Iran), where the scientific name, Prunus persica, implies the fruit tree originated.
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