Wild chestnut – medicinal properties

wild chestnut healing properties

Wild chestnut has useful properties that help get rid of various diseases.

Healing properties of chestnut

The therapeutic possibilities of the plant are due to its composition. It found glycosides, which have a positive effect on the work of the cardiovascular system, tannins, starch. In addition, it contains flavonoids, which help to prolong youth, as well as mucus, tannic and pectin substances. In addition, a whole range of vitamins and other nutrients are found in the chestnut fruits that help to revitalize the body.

Use of preparations based on chestnut

The unique composition of wild chestnut determines its medicinal properties. To prepare the preparations, all parts of the plant are used, while the effectiveness of their use is recognized not only by folk medicine, but also by official medicine. For treatment, infusions, decoctions, alcohol tinctures are used.

  1. Chestnut helps to remove puffiness and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
  2. Has a positive effect on the condition of blood vessels, prevents the appearance of blood clots.
  3. Wild chestnuts are effective in diseases of the digestive tract; their benefits are noted in the treatment of digestive disorders.
  4. Preparations of horse chestnut have proved effective in the treatment of liver and gallbladder diseases, with cardiovascular problems, as well as with sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.

Many say that wild chestnut shows its healing properties for weight loss, in particular, for weight loss, it is recommended to use tincture of horse chestnut fruit. As a rule, it is prepared on the basis of recipes of traditional medicine. However, it is worth remembering that wild chestnuts are poisonous, therefore, before using the tincture for oral intake, it is necessary to consult with a specialist in order to protect yourself from poisoning, which can happen if you do not take into account the state of health and individual tolerance of the drugs. In any case, use the drug with caution.

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