The common peach, or Prunus persica, belongs to the Rosaceae family. It comes from China, where its fruit was already being eaten 4000 years ago! In the 3rd Century B.C. the peach travelled through ancient Persia to Greece, and from there to Rome. It arrived in North Europe in the 16th Century. The peach tree no longer grows wild - the only species we know are cultivated.
The peach fruit is good for you hair, skin and nails: it has nourishing, hydrating and strengthening effects. Its consumption improves mood, boosts energy, and also calms nerves. Because peaches contain niacin, a substance needed to produce serotonin, one of the "happy hormones", they prevent apathy and irritation.