Although chestnuts are considered poisonous, in their external use can help with a wide range of health problems. Treat arteriosclerosis, varicose veins and hemorrhoids, improve blood circulation, strengthen blood vessel walls and help even edema and cellulitis.
Horse chestnut is quite a widespread tree, often planted in alleys and in mixed fleets. Chestnut, horse chestnut seeds ripen in late August and September. Children are popular as a material for making figures for many animals are nutritious food in the winter time and healing are recognized means of exposure to a wide range of unpleasant and quite serious ailments.
Chestnuts as an effective treatment for vascular system
People suffering from problems such as varicose veins, phlebitis, hemorrhoids, arteriosclerosis, have certainly met with some extracts of chestnut, or chestnut bark or flowers. In our pharmacies and specialized stores to find alcohol tinctures and massage creams and gels intended for external application. Contained substances have anti-inflammatory effect, while improving throughput arteries and veins, strengthen the walls and increase their elasticity. In chronic or recurrent problems we ensure regularity and use of products for the treatment and prevention also adjust our diet. First, we restrict fat diet and foods rich in cholesterol, increase the intake of fruits and vegetables and not forget regular exercise.
Chestnuts against rheumatism and cellulite
Chestnut tinctures, creams and gels help but also for rheumatism and gout, which improves blood flow to the injured area and cause inflammation. Favorites are also relieve the heavy legs as a stimulating effect on our lymphatic system. In such swellings are chestnut gel serve as prevention, the greatest impact is achieved together with a sensitive foot massage. For the same reason, it is recommended for massages and wraps to remove cellulite, while stimulating the subcutaneous flushing sediment improving lymph flow, while the skin off.
They can be taken internally chestnuts?
Although horse chestnut seeds are considered poisonous in folk medicine is sometimes recommended as well as internal use, and in any case it is better to approach this treatment only under the supervision of an experienced specialist. Chestnuts contain poisonous escin, which can cause an overdose vomiting, cramps, hives, and in extreme cases the distortion function of certain organs, especially the kidneys and liver. Chestnuts children or their extracts do not serve at all, poisoning escin for them might be fatal.
Under the control of an experienced professional, the products with chestnut extract sometimes prescribed as a supportive agent in the treatment of vascular disease and to improve the elasticity and permeability of blood vessels and arteries. As a safer product in such cases can take tea with flowers and chestnut.
In conclusion, we show a recipe for making alcohol tinctures chestnut for external application.
The recipe for chestnut tincture:
150 grams of fresh, finely grated chestnuts sprinkled on the closed bottle and pour 0.5 liters of alcohol (preferably 50%, can be used brandy). Shaking for 3 weeks let Luhová, then filtered and again well off.
- This tincture is particularly suitable as a topical lubrication to the joints affected by rheumatism and gout.
References: Trees and their healing power
The author Horse chestnut treat varicose veins and hemorrhoids: Michaela Vorlová