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Horse chestnut: a excellent seed for your health. Learn what is it and what is it for

The horse chestnut is a seed that is produced from a tree called horse chestnut, and it is an oilseed widely used in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.

Horse chestnut: a excellent seed for your health. Learn what is it and what is it for

Its leaves, its seeds or the bark can be used to treat various diseases, and it has vasoprotective, anti-hemorrhoidal, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, astringent, vasodilator, stimulant and vasodilator properties.

The horse chestnut is a seed that is produced from a tree /Pexels

The horse chestnut is rich in tannins, saponins and flavonoids, which help to improve blood circulation problems such as thrombophlebitis, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. As well as some symptoms associated with these problems such as pain in the legs and swelling, and the feeling of heavy legs. 

The horse chestnut can be taken in different ways:

Horse chestnut is rich in tannins / Pexels

1. Capsules

Horse chestnut capsules tend to be taken in the range of 400-600 mg per day, and it is usually indicated in two daily doses every 12 hours. However, it is important to consult a doctor before consuming these types of natural products.

Horse chestnut is an excellent way to relieve hemorrhoids /Pexels

2. Horse chestnut tea

The tea made with the leaves of the horse chestnut is an excellent way to relieve hemorrhoids, skin problems such as dermatitis or eczema, as well as inflammation in the joints, such as arthritis or osteoarthritis.

Ingredients

30 g of horse chestnut leaves

1 liter of boiling water.

Preparation

Add the leaves to boiling water and let it steep for about 20 minutes. Then strain and drink 2 to 3 cups of tea per day, to treat hemorrhoids.

For skin problems and arthritis, the mixture can be placed in clean compresses and applied to the affected region for 15 minutes, without rubbing the skin.

Horse chestnut help to improve blood circulation problems /Pexels

3. Horse chestnut tincture

The tincture prepared with the horse chestnut is an excellent option for the treatment of poor circulation problems in the legs, varicose veins and the feeling of heavy legs.

Ingredients

5 tablespoons of horse chestnut powder

1 bottle of 70% ethyl alcohol

Preparation

Put the horse chestnut powder in the alcohol bottle and close it. Let stand for 2 weeks in a window in sunlight. After this time, the mixture should be stored in a dark place, in a dark glass bottle and well covered. To take this tincture, you need to dilute 5 tablespoons in 1 liter of filtered water and drink throughout the day.

Arymel García

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