The horse chestnut fruit contains: potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, selenium, silver, iodine, malic, lactic and citric acids, lipase, globulin, as well as protein and tannins, starch, vitamins B, C , K, ashes and fats. They also consist of glucose and sucrose, a sapon, coumarins, flavonoids, carotene and other substances.
Chestnuts are very nutritious and nourishing. They contain less fat and are not so oily compared to other nuts. In 100 g of fruits there are 210 kcal, 42% of carbohydrates, 3,6 – proteins, 2,2 – fats. Chestnuts are considered an excellent component of a vegetarian diet.
In folk medicine, chestnut fruits are widely used. They are harvested in the period of full maturation, when they fall out of the leaves. Next, nuts are dried in a warm and ventilated room. They can be used both inside and outside.
You can just wear nuts in your pocket (the method is common in the treatment of articular rheumatism) and fueled by its natural strength. When mastopathy is useful to conduct gentle massage with chestnut fruits. They also make special beads that help the thyroid gland and the heart to work without disturbances. They are a good prevention of irritability, bad mood and headache.
An alcohol extract of chestnut fruit is of great importance for health. It has anti-edematous and anti-inflammatory effect, strengthens the capillary walls, reduces the viscosity of blood, arterial pressure and the appearance of fatty plaques in the aorta. This extract normalizes the content of cholesterol and lecithin in the blood, and is also an anesthetic.
In this case, the nuts of horse chestnut are placed in a jar and poured with vodka. Tare tightly closed and hold first three days in the sun, and then forty – indoors. The resulting means rub the diseased parts of the body. Very often the extract is used for radiculitis.
In this disease, it is also useful to sleep on chestnut fruits, tying them to the affected areas. Infusion of fruits is often used for diarrhea, chronic bronchitis in smokers, malaria, and decoction of walnut skins – with uterine bleeding.
Often, people use a decoction of fruits and leaves of chestnut. Crushed funds, taken for 5 g each, brewed a glass of boiling water and cooked in a water bath for half an hour. The liquid is then filtered and added to a volume of 200 ml. To identify possible side effects take two days for 1 tbsp. spoon once a day. In the absence of reactions, the dose is increased to 2-3 times per day. Decoction of drinking after eating.
This method is effective enough for the treatment of varicose veins (the course of use is from 2 to 8 weeks), with hemorrhoids (without the presence of bleeding cones, a course of 1-4 weeks), as well as with acute and chronic thrombophlebitis, atherosclerosis vessels of extremities, arteritis and trophic ulcers of the legs.
When hemorrhoids can also eat three chestnuts or take a bath from the broth of its branches (with bleeding cones). At the same time, 50 g of the preparation is brewed in a liter of water, and the herb of water pepper is added to the resulting solution. The bath is done after a bowel movement with cool water for 10-15 minutes.
In the chestnut nuts, strong energy is concentrated. Therefore, they are considered effective enough in the fight against cough, radiculitis and many other ailments. When coughing, one chestnut fruit is applied to the bronchial point between the nipples and fixed with a band-aid. When coughing, he is pressed into this area. Under the influence of chestnut cough passes in a short time. At night, a similar procedure is not recommended.
It is very useful to sit on chestnuts to workers of intellectual or creative work. Even after a short procedure, the fruit will give its energy to the coccyx from which it is born, and where the reserves of the human body are concentrated. The result will be the emergence of inspiration and increased productivity.
As for contraindications in the treatment of chestnut nuts, it can be noted that independent healing is not desirable – the chestnut strongly dilutes the blood. Medicinal preparations with chestnut are not recommended for pregnant women, lactating women and people with liver, kidney and hypotonic diseases.