Food tree above all, with multiple uses, Castanea vesca is used not only for its buds but also, and chiefly, for its seeds, often confused with Horse chestnuts.
Other parts of the tree are used, such as the leaves (fodder, baths, expectorant), catkins (antidiarrheal), bark (astringent), honey (cough, lungs), wood (parquet floor, framework, barrel, furniture, stakes, and various utensils), flower (floral elixir of Dr. Bach) and the fruit shell (paint).
Gemmotherapy uses Castanea vesca principally for its affinity for the circulatory system (venous and lymphatic), mainly of the lower limbs.
Castanea vesca fights against auto-intoxication of the body and spasmodic phenomena.Clinical indications:
Indicated in trophic cutaneous disturbances, edema, varicosities and varices, venous flow disturbances due to contraceptives, hydrolipexia. Lymphatic stasis as in lymphedema post-mastectomy, capillary fragility.
Great drainer of the venous system, the bud of Castanea vesca is indicated in congestive phenomenas, such as varicosities and circulatory stasis in general. It is a remedy of varicose ulcers, which it reabsorbs while eliminating the periulcerous erythema.
Due to its action on the lymphatic system, Castanea vesca acts in-depth on oedemas (which do not always depend on the kidneys), cellulitis, the feeling of heaviness in the extremities.Consider in combination with:
Sorbus domestica and Aesculus hippocastanum, varicose veins and hemorrhoids
Pinus montana, for liver, lymph, joint drainage
Vaccinium myrtillus, capillary fragility
Sorbus domestica and Betula sp., for cellulite
Vaccinium vitis-idaea and Sorbus domestica, circulation issues during menopause
Sorbus domestica and Citrus limonum, varicose veins
Betula sp. (mix of alba and verrucosa), lymphedemaHerbalGem gemmo complexes that contain Castanea vesca:
G5 CEL-GEM (anti-cellulite complex)
G17 VEN-GEM (venous complex)
G21 CELLUSAP (fresh birch sap enriched with buds)
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerin to extract all their active principles.Ingredients | Each drop contains:
Castanea vesca* (Sweet chestnut buds) (extract 1:20 … 2.5 mg) 0.05 ml
Non-medicinal ingredients: alcohol, water, glycerin.
*Organic certification by Certisys-BE1Dosage:
Adults and children > 12 years 5-15 drops daily, between meals, pure or diluted in water, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
For more information please consult your health care practitioner.NPN 80011682