Peach pits are known to be poisonous. They contain a certain amount of toxin known as cyanide, in the form of amygdalin. When peach pits are ingested, a dangerous gas known as hydrogen cyanide is released. This gas could kill you if released in a large quantity.
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Answer this question... Years ago on 48 hours a young man was diagnosed with cancer. He said he ate apple and peach pits ground up and in small doses and the doctors confirmed that the pits cured his cancer. No chemo or pills just apple and peach pits. They both have cyanide in them and this is a poison.
Inside of the peach pit is an edible kernel that is combined with other herbs in (Chinese) Herbal Medicine to form formulas that the FDA considers Nutritional Supplementation following the Food As Medicine concept that appears throughout western and eastern cultures; a component of preventative medicine.
It's flavor is both bitter and sweet. It is used to promote circulation as well as is a mild laxative do to the oily nature of most seeds. The contra-indications for peach kernels are pregnancy (teratogenic) and certain blood disorders (not to be combined with Warfarin because it prolongs bleeding time).
Pharmacology: antiallergic, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, antitussive, laxative, uterine stimulant, and vasodilator (peripheral) (Source: Chen and Chen)