All about Peaches
According to the groundhog spring is 6 more weeks away. But I am ready to talk summer. If you are living in the eastern United States you probably are too. So let’s talk peaches. Peaches are my favorite summertime fruit. It is cool, mouth-watering juicy, and refreshing.
I have been involved in the herbal community for some time now. I love to learn about the amazing effects of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Peach twigs can be tinctured in brandy for red and inflamed problems like insect bites and bee stings externally and also red and inflamed problems internally. Taken internally this tincture is used to relax the nerves and can have a calming effect. The peach leaves can be used as well. Simply dry the leaves and make a nice tea from them. Peaches are wonderful in the summer because they help our bodies to cool down. Also, the peaches you have left can be mashed and used on the face for a facial. I have done this and it feels amazing. Simply apply to the face, let dry and rinse off.
If this isn’t your thing then I have a delicious smoothie recipe for you.
4 large peaches
1 can of coconut milk
1 Tablespoon of minced ginger
1 pinch of cinnamon (or more if you would like)
Sprig of mint or parsley (This can be optional but I recommend it)
Add the peaches, coconut milk and minced ginger into a blender (I like to add some ice cubes, yum), into a blender. Blend well. Pour into your favorite glass and serve with the pinch of cinnamon and the sprig of mint or parsley on top. It looks great and tastes great too.
If you are interested in learning more about tinctures, infusions and making your own salves and liniments there is a lot of information out there on the Internet. It is well worth the time for better health.
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