Regal Persian fruit
 When you look at the peach concerning the hand of his velvety skin, then you understand why writers and poets compared with peach skin beauties ... It turns out that a peach can actually bestow women and beauty, and health.

The Latin name of the peach means "stranger from Persia." Probably because the peach came to Europe from Persia.

According to legend, one of the kings of Persia, to avenge the Egyptians, landed in Egypt, a large number of peach trees, which, as the king was sure to contain the poison, and had poisoned the Egyptian people. But the soil of Egypt came to taste a peach tree, and they have lost their toxic properties acquired in exchange useful.

Scientists argue that the peach tree is home to China. Mention of peaches found in Chinese literature for 2,100 years BC In Chinese mythology peach tree was the tree of immortality, the patron goddess of immortality Xi-wang-mu.

Some historians believe that ancient Greece was a peach after the campaigns of Alexander the Great. In Greece, the peach is known since 332 BC Virgil mentions peaches in Rome in 50 BC Unfortunately, during the invasion of the barbarians wild peach, and re-cultivate it began only in the XVI century. In the US, peach got together with the first settlers.

 Regal Persian fruit
   Peach ordinary - Persica vulgaris Mill.   - A deciduous fruit tree with a broad crown of the family Rosaceae. Peach Direct trunk covered with reddish brown scaly bark, reaches a height of 3-5 meters. The leaves are large elongated with jagged edges.

The flowers are pink, bloom at the same time or before their leaves in the dry weather in March - April. During flowering peaches prefer dry weather.

Fruits - drupe oval, covered with velvety orange-yellow, greenish yellow skin and just ripen in July and August. The flesh is yellow or white, taste sweet.

On the territory of the former Soviet Union there are peach orchards in the Krasnodar region, the Crimea, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Central Asia.

Peach fruit contain vitamins - A, B1, B2, E, P, PP, C, sugar, cellulose, pectin, malic, tartaric, citric, Quinic Acid, colorants, essential oils, proteins, minerals - potassium, calcium, silicon , magnesium, sulfur, sodium, phosphorus, chlorine, aluminum, iron, iodine, nickel, fluorine, chromium, zinc, ...

Medicinal properties of peach
As a medicinal plant peaches used since ancient times.

- Decoction of peach leaves have a diuretic and laxative effect.

- Modern folk medicine and fruit juice peaches used for the treatment of cardiovascular system, headaches, depression, arrhythmia, anemia, rheumatism, diseases of the respiratory system, liver, kidneys, to improve the secretion of digestive glands, gastritis and enterocolitis.

- Peaches strengthen the immune system, filled with vitality, protect against the effects of stress.

Cosmetic properties of peach
From peach kernels get peach butter. Peach - recognized king of cosmetology since Cleopatra. Today is scientifically proven that the peach has the ability to activate the process of transfer of oxygen to the tissues of the skin and retain moisture in its cells.

Industrial cosmetology includes extracts of peach and peach butter of many regenerating creams and tonics. People cosmetology cosmetic uses masks from the pulp of the peach to slow down the aging process of the skin, for its rejuvenating and lightening.

- Easy wiping skin or a piece of peach juice promotes its hydration, rejuvenation, skin becomes soft, remove excess fat.

- Tonic for dry, aging skin
Take a ripe peach and squeeze the juice out of it, add 1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of cream, stir and wipe the face.

- Mask for normal skin
Grind peeled peach pulp and apply on face for 15 minutes, rinse with water at room temperature. If you do this mask 2-3 times a week during the season, the skin permanently retain elasticity and even a beautiful color.

- Rejuvenating mask universal
Take 2 tbsp. spoons of crushed peach, add 1st. spoonful of chamomile tea or broth, mix well, apply on face for 20 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- Hydrating Mask
Mix 2 tbsp. tablespoons chopped peach pulp with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tbsp. dollop of sour cream. Apply on face for 15 minutes. Remove swab dipped in warm tea leaves a little green tea. After 5 minutes, wash with cool water.

- Mask for delicate sensitive skin
1 tbsp. a spoonful of peach juice mixed with a 1st. Spoon cottage cheese and 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir well and apply on face for 15 minutes. Rinse with water at room temperature.

- Peach oil (sold in pharmacies) lubricate eyelashes and eyebrows for their better growth and fluffy. Peach oil for the same purpose is rubbed into the scalp for half an hour before washing.
Author: Natalia Alexeeva