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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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Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until the pastry is puffed up at the edges and the peaches are soft and browning at the edges.
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Blanch peaches till tender and put them in ice water.
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Only in Peshawar region of Pakistan about four dozen varieties of peaches have been tested, and quite few are recommended for general cultivation.
Musician husband Tom Cohen, 25, found Peaches dead at home in Wrotham, Kent on April 7.
Malibu Peaches N'Cream is a fun, nostalgic way for consumers to enjoy favorite summertime flavors," says Josh Hayes, senior brand manager for Pernod Ricard USA.
based company has succeeded in being the first to bring fresh-cut peaches and nectarines to market.
Police are closing in on the drug dealer who sold Peaches Geldof the heroin that killed her.
PEACHES Geldof died of a heroin overdose like mum Paula Yates, reports said last night.