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Giardino Seerose
October 12, 2021

Nature and application of the healing plant horse chestnut

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Autumn is coming, the forests are painted orange, yellow and brown. Especially children love chestnut trees, because they can collect the wonderful brown chestnut fruits, which are also suitable for handicrafts. The horse chestnut, which is also used as cattle and horse feed, has spread as an ornamental plant throughout much of Europe. Originally, the tree comes from the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Near East.
The chestnut tree carries within itself a great power. Circular thoughts and lack of self-control can be positively influenced by the chestnut tree. The chestnut tree can also be used for issues where we feel abandoned. Horse chestnut extract seals the vessels and prevents swollen legs and feet. Likewise, horse chestnut extract is successfully used for night cramps in the calves.
On the physical level, this tree is used for the following symptoms:

  • venous insufficiency
  • varicose veins,
  • heavy and swollen legs,
  • hemorrhoids,
  • rheumatic diseases,
  • skin diseases
  • bruises.

The fresh or dried horse chestnut seeds in particular are used as medicinal drugs. But also the leaves and the bark are processed for cosmetic or medicinal purposes.