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Pow-Wows, or Long Lost Friend, by John George Hoffman, [1820], at


The flowers of the peach-tree, prepared like salad, opens the bowels, and is of use in the dropsy. Six or seven peeled kernels of the peach-stone, eaten daily, will ease the gravel; they are also said to prevent drunkenness, when eaten before meals.

Whoever loses his hair should pound up peach kernels; mix them with vinegar, and put them on the bald place.

The water distilled from peach flowers opens the bowels of infants and destroys their worms.

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