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Peach tree leaves

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The scientific name for Peach tree is Prunus persica. This is a deciduous tree that is native to the Chinese who were the first people to grow it. By referring to it as persica, we mean that it is being extensively cultivated by the Persians in their homeland Persia. Europeans acquired it from the Persians. It has been sub classified to subgenre Amygdalus, the distinguishing feature from the other subgenera is the seed, it is corrugated while the other is not. There are stories of Peaches from nearly 10 century BC which means they have been used for a very long time.

 

 

In the recent times, the Chinese have always tried to get the history of the peaches in their country, they have come with a proof that they were indeed in use from as early 1100 BC. On conquer of the Persians; Alexander The Great introduced the Peach into the European territories. It has been shown that, among the Romans, it has been cultivated from the 1st Century AD. After introduction in Europe, it was then introduced to American soils by Spanish travellers in the 16th Century. However, it was not until the 17th Century that Then it was brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers in the 16th Century. However, it was not until the 17th Century that it was introduce in England and France where it was really treasured.

 

 

Peach tree leaves will help to...

  • Protect from evil powers.
  • Pass exams.

 

 

 

 

Magical uses...
The value of the peach blossoms among the Chinese is quite high, this probably results from the fact that, they come up before the leaves. The peaches are a symbol of everlasting life in heave. The Chinese believe they protect from evil. They are used to make mixtures that make students excel in exams. The leaves are strengthened by the addition of sage and verbena.
 


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