Since ancient times, human beings have been using chestnuts for a variety of purposes. This plant is loved not only for its delicious taste but also because of its wonderful and uplifting look, as well as for its medicinal uses (it has been employed in folk medicine for a long time).
In the spring, the consumption of fresh chestnut tree buds enhances lymph circulation in the human body.
In early summer, when chestnut trees are in bloom, we can use a brew of chestnut tree leaves to relieve cramps and strong bouts of cough; among others:
- whooping cough, which can suddenly trigger feelings of suffocating irritation in the throat
- mild bronchitis, also accompanied by cough
Chestnut tea is the best medicine for soothing the irritation of the mucous membranes. We found a couple of wonderful recipes for your consumption:
- Put 30 grams of chestnut tree leaves into 0.5 liters of hot
water, and drink about a spoonful of the brew 3-4 times a day
- Put 1.5 cups of mashed chestnuts into 1 liter of water, and cook it for about half an hour. Add half a cup of fenugreek to the brew and cook it for an additional half an hour. Cover the mix, and drink it at a lukewarm temperature every half an hour, as necessary.
During the fall harvest season, the eating of chestnuts is recommended for the treatment of gastritis and gastro-entritis, as well as nose-bleeding and lumbago. Due to the nuts’ soothing effect on the bowls, and their ability to effectively replace lost minerals in the human body, the consumption of the flesh of a cut-up, raw chestnut is suggested for the relief of diarrhea. In addition, the hull of the chestnut is high in tannic acid, and so it can also be used for diarrhea relief, as well as for similar medical problems. Furthermore, the dried and ground hull, mixed with honey, can also be effectively employed for the relief of coughing and
bleeding. Finally, chestnut hulls are also utilized in cosmetics, namely in hair coloring products.* Please note that the contents of the above documents are based on folk medicine and are for informational purposes only; we do not take responsibility for their use or misuse. In order to avoid any risks or side effects, please contact your physician or pharmacist for further information.