Horse chestnut consists of a huge number of healthy substances - esculin, fraktsiny, escin, tannins, vitamin C, glycosides, carotenoids, pectin, starch. For this reason, the fetus is used in official medical practice and the people as an anti-inflammatory, tonic, anticonvulsant, hemostatic, anti-edema, antithrombotic agent. Preferably, a tincture of horse chestnut is made or bought in a pharmacy, because the property of alcohol allows you to take all the benefits from the raw material. Regardless of alcohol strength, the concentration of organic compounds will be the same, only the shelf life of the infusion can differ.
Chestnut horse - application in folk medicine
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How to apply horse chestnut extract
How to apply horse chestnut for the treatment of varicose veins - recipes
Nettle - medicinal properties, contraindications when to collect and how to drink
Usefulproperties - guaranteed success in treatment
Horse chestnut is useful in the form of flowers, seeds, bark and leaves. Each segment of the tree structure has certain properties that have different effects on the human body:
- seeds: saturated with coumarone glycosides, tannins, saponins, fatty oils and starch. The healing properties of tinctures from this raw material will carry a toning, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory character;
- bark: escin, tannins, vitamin C, thiamine. What helps? If you make a tincture from it, you can get anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, tonic blood vessels and veins, angioprotective agent;
It's interesting to know! In some European countries, it is customary to carry 1-2 fetuses of horse chestnut. It is believed that such a local approximation is able to warn the development of arthritis and, in some cases, even cure it, if the condition is not in a critical framework.
- leaves: glycosides, carotenes, pectins. This complex is important for oxidation-reduction reactions of the body;
- flowers: flavonoids( vegetable polyphenols).Their main functions include: strengthening and giving elasticity of blood vessels, fighting allergens, spasms, ulcers, as well as immunomodulation.
Vodka tincture against rheumatism and gout
From inflammation of the connective tissue, mainly the heart, joints and organs of the nervous system, you can get rid of at home. For this purpose, a tincture of chestnut flowers is made for the following recipe: 50 g of flowers are poured into 500 ml of vodka and set aside for 2 weeks in a cool, dark place.
Tincture on vodka is taken for 30 cap.for every three meals a day. It is recommended to dilute the medicine with 10-15 g of boiled water before use. For maximum digestion of the body, stand a 20 minute pause between taking and eating.
Natural remedy for men
With prostatitis, characterized by the inflammatory process of the prostate, a tincture of the following components is prepared:
- 25 g of horse chestnut nuts;
- 250 ml of alcohol.
Preparation: horse chestnut is peeled, ground to a powdery state and poured with a high-alcohol beverage. Within 2 weeks, let them brew. How can I replace alcohol? An alternative option is vodka, but then the preparation time is extended to 1 month.
Important! It is not recommended to prescribe the additive yourself, only with the appointment of a specialist who from the professional viewpoint will appreciate the patient's condition and compatibility with other medicinal products.
Treat prostate adenoma with a course( 21 days), diluting 10 drops( 20 drops in the case of tincture on vodka) for one reception in a spoon with boiled water.
Use of horse chestnut tincture for women
Medicine often addresses the unique properties of the fruit of the plant in gynecology. A common pathology of female organs is uterine fibroid - benign formations formed from connective tissue. In this case, the recipe for horse chestnut tincture is as follows:
- Fry the fry in a frying pan or oven, grind it on a coffee grinder.
- 1 tsp. Powder obtained is filled in 1 tbsp.boiling water and insist until the drink is completely cooled.
- Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day.
How long should it take? The course of treatment is continued until full recovery.
A prescription for tinctures for vessels
Such a vascular disease, like phlebitis, is treated with a tincture of grape wine( 200 ml) and collecting herbs, which includes 20 g of St. John's wort, 20 g of dry chestnut bark, 30 g of powdered chestnut nuts, andalso 500 ml of vegetable oil. How to cook tincture? The first stage is mixing the powder and wine, then - all the other ingredients.
For final preparation, it is recommended to leave the medicinal mixture for 3 days in a dark place, shaking it periodically, then put it on a water bath for evaporation of alcohol. Apply in the form of external compresses, pouring the medicinal composition on the gauze pad.
Treatment of bloating of the peripheral veins under the skin on the legs
Treatment of varicose veins is divided into two stages:
- A horse chestnut tincture is prepared for leg varicosies, in which the base is 500 ml of vodka, an auxiliary ingredient is 50 g of chestnut flowers.
- 60 g powdered chestnuts, 1 tbsp.l.starch, 10 g of sage leaves, 10 g of shredded camomile flowers, 1 tbsp.fat( chicken, pig) into the emulsion. Further, all the ingredients are tanned in a water bath for several hours, allowed to cool, then heated, filtered and poured into a glass jar. Storage is recommended in the refrigerator.
Important! Fruits, leaves, bark, seeds in raw form have toxic substances, therefore the plant requires a thermal or oxidative form of treatment.
For maximum effect, take medication at the same time.
Use of horse chestnut against arthrosis
Over the years, joints lose ease of movement due to accumulation of salts. This is manifested by inflammation and pain. Pharmacy tincture can also be used in the fight against destructive-dystrophic joint disease, but its cost is much higher than cooking at home.
Important! The effect of the herbal preparation, regardless of what purposes it is prepared, comes only after prolonged use, about 2-3 months.
Prepares the tincture of the fruit for the joints on its own according to the following recipe: add the peeled and crushed chestnuts to the pan, pour 70% with medical alcohol, cover with a glass lid and put 2 weeks infusion, shaking the mixture from time to time.
Side effects after application of
The extract of plant seeds in creams is capable of causing skin allergic reactions in case of using a large dosage or hypersensitive predisposition of the body's immune system to any contained substance in the horse chestnut.
Spirituous tincture, used inward, rarely causes muscle spasms of the stomach, headache, pathological processes of the kidneys, dizziness.
Contraindications to use
Instruction for use does not recommend the administration of the extract intravenously and intramuscularly, since the injection can cause anaphylactic shock.
Experiments conducted on animals prove that horse chestnut extract, lowers sugar levels, so before surgery it is necessary to inform the attending physician about taking plant tincture, it may be necessary to cancel the course. Also it is necessary to refuse from tincture at passage of treatment by anticoagulants which promote coagulability of blood and interfere with formation of thrombuses.
Before you prepare a dose of alcohol-containing medication, you should be sure of the absence of pregnancy, and refuse treatment during lactation.