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HORSE CHESTNUT (AESCULUS HYPPOCASTANUM)

ABOUT  HORSE CHESTNUT (AESCULUS HYPPOCASTANUM)

You can find horse chestnut blooming in parks, squares, or near rural houses. Do not confuse horse chestnut with sweet chestnut, which fruit are very delicious and edible. Horse chestnut got such a name, because in the 16th century, its amazing medicinal properties were used for the treatment of sick horses. And in the 18th century, healers began to use it for the treatment people. Horse chestnut was used to cure malaria, intestinal disorders and fever as well.

HOW TO USE HORSE CHESTNUT

Horse chestnut bark, seeds and flowers are used to make remedies for the treatment of inflamed and enlarged veins, for the prevention of tuberculosis, treatment of arterial inflammation. It can be fairly called the doctor of blood vessels. In the period of the blooming you can collect fresh juice of its flowers. Horse chestnut flower juice is effective for the treatment of the all mentioned above diseases. Just take 20 drops of chestnut flower juice twice a day.

However, it is not recommended for patients with low blood clotting, gastric ulcer and 12 duodenal ulcer.

TINCTURES, REMEDIES and RECIPES from HORSE CHESTNUT

HORSE CHESTNUT TINCTURE

Use dried flowers to prepare this tincture. Pour 30 grams of flowers with half a liter of vodka. Let it brew for 7 days.

  • Take 10-15 drops of this tincture before meals three times a day.
  • Use externally, rubbing over the painful veins and joints.