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Chestnut tree

Chestnut tree

Astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, ideal in case of inflammation of the respiratory tract, cough, diarrhea but also in case of superficial capillaries and wounds
Chestnut is a tree belonging to the Fagaceae family, which also includes oak and beech. Flowers, wood and bark can be used as natural remedies in case of diarrhea, bleeding and wounds for a quick healing. These parts are rich in tannins with astringent properties, hence the healing effects described above. Finally, the chestnut leaves can be used, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties, in case of problems of the respiratory tract, cough.

Infusion of leaves

Boil one liter of water, remove it from heat and leave to brew, for ten minutes, a handful of fresh leaves of chestnut, filter and drink or gargle.

Decoction of flowers

Against diarrhea, both for humans and animals, try to prepare a decoction by boiling a handful of dried chestnut flowers per liter of water, let it boil a few minutes, filter and once lukewarm drink up to two cups a day.

Wood and bark decoction for external use

Bring to a boil two handfuls of chestnut bark in a liter of water, let boil for 5 minutes, filter and once lukewarm apply on wounds or parts with superficial blood vessels.

Wood and bark decoction for internal use

Bring to boil a handful of bark, let it boil a few minutes, filter and once lukewarm drink up to two cups a day, this is a remedy for diarrhea.
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