Peach

Prunus Persica

Peach


All parts of the peach tree contain cyanide-producing compounds that are released when the peach stone kernels, the bark, and the bitter-tasting leaves are eaten. The reaction to the poisoning is rapid, showing little outward signs and causing death in less than an hour if a lethal amount is taken internally. The common symptoms that appear within minutes are gasping, overstimulation, and prostration. Changes in normal breathing and behaviour patterns are warnings.