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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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BEIRUT: The humble peach, often overlooked, was celebrated these last two weekends in Lebanon at Bikfaya's Peach Festival -- four days of peach madness where villagers sold their homegrown peaches and peach-based products including cocktails, punches, cakes and even the Lebanese favorite mankousheh.
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White Donut Peaches are getting more and more popular in European markets and consumers like the fruity and ripe flavour with a stony note.
A blend of imported Swedish vodka with aromatic notes of ripe peaches that produce a warm, sweet entry followed by a slight, crisp, pear finish, SVEDKA Peach provides a multi-sensory flavor experience.
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.
For Peaches PEACHES, dear Peaches, you shone like the sun.
Socialite Peaches Geldof has shockingly passed away at a very young age of 25.
The beer is made with the addition of peaches from Palisade, Colorado.
The emperor and the empress tasted local peaches with the farmers and offered them encouragement, saying the two expect them to "keep working hard to produce delicious peaches.
A few weeks before its launch, Yapital, the first European cross-channel payment provider, has announced a cooperation with the Peaches Group.