Chestnut honey is obtained from the flowers of chestnut tree, it’s got a deep amber color and a slightly bitter taste. This type of honey is characterized by anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, for this reason it can be used in case of colds, flu, sore throat, cough but it can also improve the intestinal functionality and acts with an anti-microbial effect. Indeed, a study carried out in 2013 by a group of Spanish researchers and published on the scientific journal Food and Function has highlighted that the chestnut honey acts against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli, another study has shown a moderate action against Helicobacter pylori, Bacillus subtilis, Candida tropicalis and Candida albicans. For these reasons chestnut honey is considered to be useful in case of ulcers and gastritis. This type of honey in also rich in vitamins, C and B, and trace elements, iron, manganese, potassium and calcium. Chestnut honey is also an energy food, suitable for sporty people or during periods of stress or illnesses, thanks to the tonic action. Chestnut honey can also be applied for external use, in fact it has a soothing action and can treat irritations of the skin, it is able to hydrate and make healthier dull and brittle hair. You can prepare a mask for the hair by mixing a tablespoon of chestnut honey and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, apply on wet hair and after half an hour rinse and wash the hair with your shampoo. Chestnut honey can help make your skin soft, it improves blood circulation, in order to benefit from these properties, prepare a bath in this way. Dissolve half a liter of warm milk in 2 tablespoons of chestnut honey, pour all in the bath and stay for about 15 minutes.
Vitamins and mineral salts, energy food suitable for sporty people or in case of illnesses, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, against constipation, powerful antimicrobial action shown by scientific study, useful in case of ulcer in order to protect the stomach, for external use soothing and moisturizing properties, for irritations of the skin, dull and brittle hair, able to improve circulation.