Peaches are members of the rosaceae family, like apples, strawberries, cherries and almost every other fruit in the northern hemisphere. The rose family is known to be astringent, nourishing, and very healing to internal and topical tissues.
The leaves used in tea or tincture are very soothing to the digestive tract and the nervous system. It is also cooling in nature which can help those of us whose bodies have heat intolerance in the hot summer months. It can also be applied topically to "hot" areas like stings, bites, sunburn, poison rashes, etc. It can be used internally concurrently with the topical application to help the overall effect.
Peach leaf tincture is especially useful in working with allergies, autoimmune diseases, anxiety and restlesness. Our family discoverd it while recovering from food sensitivities. It is also known to help women experiencing morning sickness.
*These statements have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness. Please refer to your medical provider with questions.
Peach Leaf Tincture
Fresh leaves in Everclear bottled in 1 ounce amber glass dropper bottles.
I generally start any tincture with 5-10 drops in a bit of water. Wait 15 minutes and see how you feel. You can take another 5-10 drops in water every 15 minutes until you feel the effects of the tincture in your body. Keep track of how many drops you have taken before you notice the effects, this is your body's dose of the tincture.
This tincture is safe to take three or four times daily or just once in awhile as needed.