Used for thousands of years as a food thanks to which the body goes through the cold periods, this fruit was successfully recommended by the Hippocrates in its ancient recipes, but it also appeared on the list of over 600 plants and fruits with healing powers of the Greek Dioscoride.
Wild chestnut seed preparations are effective remedies for preventing and controlling many conditions such as varicose veins, phlebitis, thrombosis, varicose leg ulcers, painful cramps, venous and lymphatic insufficiency, but also hemorrhoids. They also increase the tone of the fragile capillaries and contribute to the healing of bruising, bruising and dislocation.
Chestnut is also rich in vitamins B1 and B2 and contains vitamin C in the same amount as citrus fruits, ie 50 mg per 100 g of core, but also a lot of starch, well supported especially by those suffering from the stomach.
They are used in the treatment of varicose veins
In the treatment of thrombosis and varicose veins, a tincture prepared from 250 g of chestnuts in a liter of 40% alcohol is used, which is left to macerate for 14 days. It then slips into a dark colored glass. Internally it consumes 10-15 drops a day. Externally it is applied in hemorrhoidal, varicose and phlebitis disorders and in the form of rubbing against osteoarthritis in the wrists of the hands and feet. The ointment is also great for treating varicose veins and hemorrhoids. A cup with green chestnut leaves will be chosen and soaked in 100 ml of alcohol for 24 hours. Then add 200 g melted butter and margarine and heat for two hours in a water bath. After cooling it will reheat and put in plastic or glass boxes. The sick place will be anointed with this composition.
Indicated in cardiovascular problems
Fruits are also recommended for cardiovascular or renal problems, venous or arterial diseases, varicose veins and hemorrhoids, but also for depression. The potassium they contain helps the heart, veins and arteries, and iron helps to restore blood. Thus, a plate of sweet chestnut puree, sweetened with honey, before breakfast and dinner, for several weeks, is a good remedy for the treatment of hemorrhoids and varicose veins. The extract from edible chestnut buds is venous and lymphatic drainage, mainly in the lower limbs, being used for trophic skin disorders, edema, circulatory venous problems, menopause, cellulite, colitis and ulcerative rectocolitis. Take 25-50 drops, in a little water, three times a day.
In the case of rheumatic colds or pains that worsen in the cold, it is indicated a decoction made of three or four edible chestnuts crushed in a water mug. Boil five minutes, cover for 15-20 minutes and apply for 15 minutes on the affected places or make local baths.
The wild species fights against rheumatic diseases
Originally from northern Asia, India and the Caucasus, wild chestnut (pig) has spread throughout Europe. It is found at the edge of the forests, but it is cultivated in parks and gardens as an ornamental tree. In folk medicine, fruits boiled in bath water were used for rheumatism. And the flower of the tree is added in oil to make frictions.
Pips relieve disc herniation and sciatica
Good results were obtained from wild chestnut kernels in the treatments for disc herniation, spondylosis, sciatica and sequelae after fractures. They are also indicated for infected wounds and febrile syndromes.
As sweet chestnuts and wild chestnuts are effective in peripheral circulatory disorders (varicose veins, varicose ulcers), they increase the resistance of the vascular walls and decrease the vascular permeability. They can also be used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, stroke and prostate disease.
For capillary fragility it is recommended the extract from wild chestnut buds, which is vasoprotective and decongestant, being good for bloody hemorrhoids, frostbite and respiratory failure. Take 2-5 ml in a little water, three times a day.
For all these conditions can be used the infusion, prepared from two teaspoons of leaves and dried fruits in a cup of boiling water. Leave for 15 minutes and drink three times a day. It can also be used in the form of baths and poultices. Also for external use, the ointment is also effective, obtained as follows: the chestnuts are boiled after they have been cleaned of the peel, they are passed until a paste is obtained and then any fat is added in proportion to the mixture obtained.
They have a high caloric intake due to the carbohydrates they contain, and studies show that people who eat four to five chestnuts a day have many health benefits: lower "bad" cholesterol levels, fight anemia, treat digestive disorders and revitalize the nervous system. .
Risk of myocardial infarction, less than 20%
Edible chestnuts are rich in mineral salts: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, but also in complex B vitamins, vitamin E and a modest amount of vitamin C. Chestnuts and sodium are lacking, chestnuts are a good choice for heart, which must be baked in the oven without salt. Studies show that consuming three ripe chestnuts per day reduces the risk of myocardial infarction by 20%. In addition, these oilseeds are high in fiber and, due to the complex B vitamins and magnesium in the composition, they act as a drug with antidepressant-like effect, fighting fatigue, stress and anxiety.
They strengthen the immune system
The vitamins and minerals they contain strengthen the immune system. In this sense, they can be consumed both cooked and in the form of puree. This requires 500 grams of chestnuts, 300 milliliters of skimmed milk, one tablespoon of vanilla and three tablespoons of olive oil. The chestnuts are boiled and their core is passed through the grinding machine, and the obtained paste is added to the other ingredients and mixed until the composition is homogenized. Separately, you can prepare a syrup of 40 grams of sugar, 75 milliliters of water and two teaspoons of rum. Boil the ingredients over low heat until the syrup thickens, and after it is cooled add in the chestnut paste and, if it pleases, put or not cinnamon. The treatment should be followed for four weeks, during which six tablespoons of puree are consumed daily, to strengthen the immune system. In addition, edible chestnuts combat muscle fatigue, which is why they are recommended for people who do a lot
Wine, effective in diarrhea
With effects similar to those of the quinine tree bark, chestnut wine is a tonic drink used in dysentery, diarrhea and malaria. The wine is prepared from 50 g of crust crushed to one liter of white wine, which is macerated for seven days. A glass of wine will be eaten before meals.
The ointment made from ground chestnuts, 40% alcohol, lanolin, mixed with cocoa butter is a very good suppository, with calming effects.