Food therapy: peach healing properties
According to the Chinese food therapy, peach has a sweet and sour flavour (corresponding to the Earth and Wood elements), and has a warming property (mild Yang).
HEALING PROPERTIES OF THE PEACH
Peach is native to China. In Chinese mythology peaches represent immortality. According to legend, a peach tree that stands in the Kunlun mountains blossoms and bears fruit every nine thousand years. Whoever eats these peaches obtains immortal life.
Ordinary peaches, on the other hand, merely nourish the blood and qi, dissipate cold, and lubricate the intestines. Steamed peaches with a tablespoon of sugar or honey alleviates asthma and a bad cough. Fresh peaches are frequently taken as a remedy against high blood pressure.
- Protein 0.5 g
- Fat 0.1 g
- Fiber 0.6 g
- Carbohydrate 12 g
- Vitamin A 880 IU
- Vitamin B1 0.02 mg
- Vitamin B2 0.05 mg
- Niacin –
- Vitamin C 8 mg
- Calcium 8 mg
- Phosphorus 22 mg
- Iron 0.6 mg
Source: “The healing cuisine of China – 300 recipes for vibrant health and longevity” by Zhuo Zhao & George Ellis – Healing Art Press