Chestnut has 1 g of fat and is the only nut that has vitamin C
Chestnut has only 1 gram of fat and very few calories. Chestnut is also very nutritious. It is the only nut that contains vitamin C and folates, which are usually found in leafy vegetables (and they help in the formation of red blood cells and strengthen the heart, reduce cholesterol, strengthen the blood and circulatory system)
Horse chestnut in creams is excellent against cellulite
Chestnut is a gluten-free food
A chestnut tree is similar to an oak tree. The chestnut tree is long-lived and highly valued. One of the oldest chestnut trees is in Sicily, and it is about 3,000 years old. Chestnut fruits were used by the poor in the past (primarily in France) and in Tuscany they ate chestnuts during the Saint Simon holiday. Boiled and roasted chestnuts were also eaten then. A delicious drink similar to coffee was drunk from the powder obtained by grinding the fruit. Chestnut honey was used to prepare brandy, but also to treat many ailments.
Two types of chestnut are known: tame (Castanea sativa) and wild (Aesculus hippocastanum). Greece, Iraq and India are considered to be the homeland of chestnuts. Later, this prized tree began to be cultivated all over the world. Chestnut bark is smooth and grey-brown. The leaves are long and coarsely toothed. The leaves are bare on the face and hairy on the reverse side. The flowers only appear at the beginning of June when the leaves are already fully developed. The brown nuts are shiny on the surface and ripen at the beginning of October.
Chestnut thrives best in areas with a moderate climate, on acidic soils and does not like a lot of moisture. Ripe fruits are cut or grated to make medicinal preparations.
Capillaries are stung by aescin from the seeds
The most medicinal part of the plant is the horse chestnut seeds. They contain water, fatty oil, starch, nitrogen substances, fibers, ash, sugar, substances, saponins, proteins, flavonoglycosides, acetic, glutenonic and tiglic acid, amino acids. The most important are saponins containing glycosides, argirescin, aescigenin and aescin. Aescin is the most healing substance in xetene. It strengthens the capillaries, protecting them from damage, prevents the formation of clots, making the capillaries more passable and permeable.
The amount of starch in a chestnut can be compared to that of a potato, while the richness of proteins can be compared to that of an egg. That is why the chestnut fruit is nutritious and gives strength. The fruit also contains other substances necessary for the body (such as vitamin B complex, minerals iron, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium).
Chestnut flour contains sugars and is a common ingredient in sweet high-quality bread
Chestnut and chestnut products are easily digestible.
Chestnut bark is said to protect the skin better than the shade of the tree
The bark of the chestnut tree contains the substance glycoside esculin, which excellently protects the skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation when exposed to sunlight. The tannin in the substance contributes to the tightening of the skin in case of damage. Therefore, chestnut bark is a very common ingredient in sunscreen creams. Gel, ointment, cream and tincture are prepared from horse chestnut (which help in the treatment of hemorrhoids, skin eczema, damage to capillaries and varicose veins).
The latest tests show that horse chestnut contains significant amounts of vitamin P. These are actually bioflavonoids, i.e. pigments found in fruits and vegetables, and there are over 800 of them. They are extremely powerful for strengthening immunity, thus contributing to the prevention of various infections, diseases, and the formation of bruises. They are also excellent for preventing capillary rupture and stimulating blood circulation in the capillaries.
The process of drying chestnuts at home
We dry the chestnut, cut the fruit in half and put it in a dark, dry and airy room. The dried fruit must be peeled and chopped. Then it is ready to be used for medicinal purposes.
You can also keep chestnuts in your pocket because they fill the body with energy and have a positive effect on the general state of the body. People with flat feet can roll their feet with chestnuts.