The buds have esculin, the flowers quercetin as well as tannin, as well as the fruit – starches, healthy proteins, esculin, sterol, vitamin P, B1, C and K, minerals. The saponin contained in the bark of the branches and fruit, deals with skin diseases, it dilutes the blood and makes it less sticky.
Preparation and use:
Horse chestnuts are mainly used as a medicine for veins. Ointments against sunburns, tea that helps avoid fever and ague, anxiety, piles, looseness of the bowels, and coughing are also made from it.
Homemade brandy for external treatment of varicose veins
20 fruits of horse chestnut are crushed, and spilled over 1 liter of a more powerful domestic brandy. The fluid is kept in a closed jar for exactly 40 days. You should often mix it with a wooden spoon. After 40 days strain it through a strainer and kept it closed in a clean container. Prior to usage, the bottle needs to be shaken to blend the residue. Cover the surface of the varicose veins with it, but do not rub it! During this the brandy becomes white soap and also is swiftly soaked right into the skin. The veins are treated several times a day. This drink can be used – spread out on the affected area and the inflamed legs and also for dealing with cellulite.
Extract from wild chestnuts
1) 4-5 fruits of horse chestnut are grated and poured over 1 liter of cold cognac. The bottle should be left for 6-8 weeks and after that it should be strained. This essence is eaten in drops to deal with veins and circulation, varicose capillaries of the legs, thrombophlebitis. The vitamin P raises the resistance of the blood vessels.
2) Over 12 to 15 flours and fresh grated chestnut pour 250 ml of cold cognac and mix. When it cools down strain it.
It is consumed in drops 3 times a day 15 to 20 drops in water or on a sweets cube.
Horse chestnut ointment
20 g of extract of horse chestnut and 60 g of little heated lanolin (from a drug store) blend nice with a wooden spoon to combine. Spread over the veins then cover with a plaster.
When preparing the products from horse chestnut, the product must not be in contact with iron or tin. You could make it in the porcelain, enamel or glass dishes.
Against Dysentery: Tea of 30g bark in 1 liter of water.
Against Diarrhea: Grate half of chestnut and combine it with a glass of merlot or coffee.
Against Rheumatism: in equal amounts, mix bark of young branches, shell of nut and willow. From the mixture take 2 tablespoons and steam in half a litre of water. The liquid needs to stay for 10 minutes, strain and consume it in the early morning and as night in a small cup.