Chestnut Seeds and Their Medicinal Properties
The native land of the tree is the southern part of the Balkanthe peninsula. Beginning in the 16th century, the chestnut began to gradually penetrate into other parts of the world. In Europe and Russia, horse chestnut is popular not only because of its beauty, but also because it helps to preserve people's health. According to research, one chestnut can clean up about 20 thousand cubic meters of air from harmful impurities of industrial enterprises and gas exhausts from cars.
To this end, trees are planted in many citiesin gardens, parks, on the streets of alleys and squares. Today you can see a horse chestnut of various shapes (pyramidal, columnar, globular, etc.) and with colorful leaves. In addition to the fact that the tree is an excellent air purifier, chestnut seeds for a long time serve as feed for animals. According to popular belief, if you carry three chestnuts in your pocket as an amulet, no diseases will stick.
Horse chestnut is a source of medicinalraw materials. Although for medical purposes it was used for a long time, it was officially declared about healing properties only at the end of the 19th century. As a medicinal raw material used: bark, flowers and horse chestnut seed. The chestnut fruit is in a flattened oval green box with spines, at the time of maturation the capsule opens and releases it. Seeds of horse chestnut contain saponin (escin), lipids, tannins, flavonoids, micro and macro elements.
Components that make up the fetusbeneficial effects on the cardiovascular system, in addition, they have anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effect. The chestnut fruits with thrombophlebitis, circulatory disorders and a number of other diseases have proved very good. In our time, chestnut seeds are used in the preparation of various ointments, tablets, drops, suppositories, capsules, etc.
Medicines prepared on the basis of fruitschestnut, are successfully used for the treatment of vascular diseases. Germans with headache and rhinitis apply powders from a mixture of flowers of lily of the valley and chestnut seeds. The extract from the chestnut fruit can strengthen the blood flow and raise the general tone of the body, improves microcirculation and reduces the risk of stasis. Without a doubt, the medications obtained from chestnut are priceless.
Fresh chestnut seeds are used forpreparation of homeopathic preparations. In folk medicine, horse chestnut seeds have long and successfully been used in the treatment of prostate adenoma, uterine fibroids, phlebitis and a number of other serious diseases. For use in medicinal purposes, the chestnut fruits are cleaned from a green box and dried at a temperature of no more than 60 degrees. The thickness of the layer during drying should not exceed 50 mm, the process lasts up to 3 days.
The folk method of treating prostate adenoma withthe chestnut seed consists in removing the brown shell from the dried fruit and rubbing it into powder. Then takes 20 gr. powder and poured 200 gr. vodka, insists in a cool dark place for 30 days. Ready infusion take 2 times a day for 20 drops for a month, then take a break 10 days and repeat the course of treatment.
With fibrin of the uterus, roasted chestnuts are grindedin powder, brew a teaspoon of boiling water (200 g). Drink 3 times a day for 60-70 ml. When phlebitis takes 20 grams. a powder of brown shell of chestnut seeds and St. John's wort flowers, a horse chestnut powder (30 grams) is added to them, all of this is poured in 500 grams. vegetable oil and 200 grams are added. grape wine. It is insisted for five days, then it is evaporated in a water bath and filtered. From the resulting mixture make lotions and compresses.
Important. Contraindicated in the use of chestnut fruit for poor blood clotting, constipation and certain types of gastritis.