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Prunus davidiana  (Carriere) Franch.


Botanical Name


Prunus davidiana (Carriere) Franch.

English Name


Chinese peach, Père David's peach, David peach, David's peach, Wild peach



Amygdalus davidiana (Carrière) L. Henry, Amygdalus davidiana var.davidiana, Amygdalus davidiana var. potaninii (Batalin) T. T. Yu & L. T. Lu, Amygdalus persica var. potaninii (Batalin) Ricker, Persica davidiana Carrière, Persica davidiana var. alba Carrière, Prunus persica var. potaninii Batalin





General Info


An attractive, small, erect, deciduous tree growing up to 9m. The abundant, saucer-shaped, white or pink flowers, each an inch or so across and that appear before the foliage, can almost conceal the slender branches. The small, reddish fruits are edible but do spit the kernels out.

Herb Effects

Analgesic, antiasthmatic, anticoagulant, antitussive, aperient, emollient and haemolytic (seeds)


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Medicinal Use

The seeds are used to treat dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and postpartum abdominal pain due to blood stasis and masses in abdomen, for acute appendicitis abscesses, constipation due to dryness of the intestines, and for early pulmonary problems, cough and asthma.


It is contraindicated during pregnancy.


Jing-Nuan Wu. An Illustrated Chinese Materia Medica. P: 528, Oxford University Press, Inc.2005.



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