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Horse chestnut


With age, many men have problems with potency, prostatitis often develops. When solving such delicate problems, folk remedies, which include horse chestnut, can become a worthy alternative to drugs. Read on to learn more about how chestnuts are good for men and how to cook and use them properly.


  1. General information about the medicinal properties of chestnut fruits
  2. Why is horse chestnut useful for men
  3. Chestnut Recipes for Men
    • alcohol tincture,
    • water infusion,
    • broth,
    • baked chestnut.

General information about the medicinal properties of chestnut fruits

Horse chestnut fruits contain tannins, flavonoids, pectins, saponins, starch, fatty oils, vitamins (especially a lot of ascorbic acid), micro- and macroelements. Due to their rich composition, they have analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, decongestant, hypotensive, choleretic, diuretic and sedative effects.

Horse chestnut fruits are widely used for blood thinning and treatment of vascular pathologies: varicose veins, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, hypertension. They strengthen the walls of blood vessels and give them elasticity, lower blood viscosity, prevent the formation of blood clots, and lower blood pressure. In addition, the use of horse chestnut will be effective for the treatment of hemorrhoids, you can use external agents: ointments, suppositories, lotions, baths.

Chestnut tincture will help in diseases of the respiratory system: rhinitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, pleurisy, tonsillitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis. Turundas are also made from the fruits of horse chestnut for the treatment of sinusitis: they are placed in the nostrils, which relieves swelling and inflammation, and makes breathing easier. For colds, flu, whooping cough and ARVI, chestnut relieves cough and fever, facilitates the discharge of sputum.

Horse chestnut fruits also help for the legs: they relieve swelling and heaviness, eliminate rosacea and make swollen veins less noticeable. They also remove salts, treat joint diseases (arthrosis, arthritis, rheumatism), relieve pain and increase motor amplitude.

Chestnut and the nervous system will benefit. Medicines based on it soothe, eliminate anxiety, relieve tension, relieve headaches, and improve sleep.

Why is horse chestnut useful for men

Traditional medicine uses the medicinal properties of horse chestnut for men with prostate adenoma, prostatitis, impotence.

One of the most common male diseases is prostatitis. Most often men over 40 suffer from it, but it is often diagnosed at a younger age. With prostatitis, the tissues of the prostate gland become inflamed and thickened, which leads to a narrowing of the urethra. This disrupts the outflow of urine, there are problems with urination, there is stagnation of blood in the genital area, and sexual activity decreases.

Most often, problems with potency are associated precisely with slow blood circulation and blood congestion. Chestnut reduces the permeability of the vascular wall, stimulates blood flow to the genital area, activates its circulation, restores lymph movement, removes toxic substances from the body, relieves inflammation and reduces prostate volume - this is the main benefit of horse chestnut for men. As a result, the frequency of urination decreases, the volume of urine increases, pain and itching in the urethra cease to bother, and discomfort during sexual intercourse disappears. Thanks to its sedative effect, chestnut also relieves insomnia and improves sleep.

Alcohol tincture

Alcohol tincture of horse chestnut for men will help to solve many delicate problems. To prepare it, grind 30 g of fruit and pour 300 ml of vodka. Leave to infuse for 3 weeks in a cool dark place. Strain and add 150 ml of cooled boiled water.

Take 10 drops of chestnut tincture 2 times a day, half an hour after meals for 2 weeks. Then take a break for the same period and then repeat the course.

Water infusion

Grind 30 g of fruits, pour 600 ml of boiled water, wrap the container well and leave for 12 hours. Then strain the infusion and place in a steam bath to reduce the volume to 250 ml. To increase efficiency, you can add 2 tbsp to the warm infusion. l. honey.

Take the remedy for 1 tbsp. l. 2-3 times a day one hour after meals. When the finished product is over, take a break for a month and repeat the treatment. In case of chronic prostatitis, it is recommended to carry out 3 courses per year. Water infusion can be added to baths, used as lotions.


To prepare the broth, grind 2 chestnuts, pour 300 ml of boiling water and cook over low heat for an hour. Drink 100 ml of the product 2 times a day. Prepare a new brew every day. To consolidate the effect, the remedy should be taken within two weeks, even after a positive result has been achieved.

Chestnut for male potency can be prepared according to another recipe. Take 2 chestnuts and put them in 500 ml of hot water. Keep on low heat for half an hour. Add 2 tbsp. l. chamomile and boil for another quarter of an hour. Drink a glass of broth 2 times a day, the second time - preferably before bedtime to calm the nervous system and fall asleep faster.

Baked chestnut

Take 10 chestnuts, put them in boiling water and simmer for 4 hours. Then cool the fruits slightly, cut into 2 parts and crush with a spoon. Prepare a baking dish and place the chestnuts in it, add 3 tbsp. l. honey. Cover the tin with foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Eat 1 teaspoon each. baked chestnuts three times a day for 20 days. Then take a break for 15 days. You must complete at least three courses. Relief will be noticeable after 3-4 days.

In addition to chestnut, other medicinal plants can be used for male problems: St. John's wort, nettle, wormwood, burdock, ginseng, yarrow, hemlock, and marsh calamus.

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The genus Horse chestnut belongs to the Sapindov family and unites 23 plant species. Deciduous trees and shrubs grow in North America, East Asia, Southern Europe, India. On the territory of Russia, the Horse Chestnut is not found in the wild, but it is actively cultivated.

ON THE PICTURE:Powerful, tall trees, whose lifespan is tens and hundreds of years, rise in parks and squares of many cities.

The root system grows horizontally, the roots are very strong, in urban conditions they raise asphalt. The height of the trees reaches 30 meters, the shrubs grow up to 1.5–5 meters. The trunk of a dark gray color in young plants is smooth, with age it becomes covered with longitudinal cracks, turns brown. The crown is large, spreading.

Large leaves sit on long petioles, arranged oppositely. They are distinguished by a rounded, finger-like complex shape.

ON THE PICTURE:Horse chestnut leaf blades, divided into five to seven lobes, are colored in various shades of green.

At the age of 9–15 years, the Horse Chestnut begins to bloom and bear fruit. Flowers with free petals and sepals fused at the base of white, pink, red color are collected in pyramidal inflorescences-candles. The plant is one of the famous honey plants, attracts bees.

In September, the fruits ripen - fleshy boxes with thorns. Each of them contains one, sometimes two seeds.

ON THE PICTURE:Horse chestnut fruits are slightly flattened shiny balls of dark brown color with a gray spot.

The bark, leaves, flowers, and especially the fruits of the plant are used in pharmaceuticals. They contain tannins, glycosides, vitamins C, K, B1... Preparations made from Horse chestnut (ointments, tablets, suppositories) are used to treat cardiovascular diseases, varicose veins, respiratory and digestive diseases.

Popular types

In Russia, mainly grown Horse chestnut (A. hippocastanum)... In addition to the main type, there are decorative forms (with double flowers, variegated, with a different crown shape).

ON THE PICTURE:Common horse chestnut feels good in the middle lane, has adapted to the climatic conditions of Khabarovsk, Arkhangelsk, Yekaterinburg.

Horse chestnut pavia (A. pavia) - a bush with a height of within three to six meters. The plant is suitable for the southern regions, freezes in the suburbs. However, it is quite possible to graft a twig onto the trunk of a five-year-old frost-resistant horse chestnut.

ON THE PICTURE:Horse chestnut pavia is famous for its red-pink flowers and relatively small leaves.

Interesting to grow Small-flowered horse chestnut (A. parviflora)... In temperate latitudes it grows up to half a meter, needs winter shelter. The spring-summer color of the foliage in the fall changes to bright yellow.

ON THE PICTURE:Small-flowered Horse Chestnut blooms in the middle of summer with yellowish flowers with protruding pink stamens.


For the cultivation of Horse Chestnut, it is recommended to purchase seedlings in domestic nurseries. Such plants are better adapted to our climate. Both autumn and spring planting is acceptable.

A planting pit 50x60 cm in size must be prepared in advance: mix the soil with humus in a ratio of 10: 1, add double superphosphate, with high acidity of the soil, add dolomite flour. If the groundwater is close to the surface, a drainage layer is required.

It is advisable to cut the main root of the seedling by a third, the rest of the roots must be straightened. The root collar should be left at ground level, the mound should be “raised” by 10–12 cm in order to avoid exposing the stem in the event of inevitable subsidence of the soil. Saplings are tied to supports, watered abundantly.

Reproduction by cuttings is possible, but ineffective. Even after treatment with root formation stimulants, in case of greenhouse maintenance with frequent watering, the rooting rate of cuttings is less than 10 percent.

Adult Chestnuts provide enough material for seed propagation. Seeds are extracted from the fruits that have fallen in the fall, which are planted in holes 6–8 cm deep.

ON THE PICTURE:In the spring, the weak shoots of the Horse Chestnut are removed.

Long-term (4–5 months) stratification is required for spring planting. The seeds are placed in wet sand and stored at an air temperature of + 3-5 ° C. In May, a week before sowing, they are placed in warm water, periodically renewing the liquid. Prepared seeds are buried in the soil by 8-10 cm.

Planting horse chestnut seeds in pots at the end of winter is permissible. In this case, the seedlings are transplanted into open ground in May.

Caring for young plants consists of weeding, watering, loosening the earth, and providing a reliable winter shelter. Plants are transferred to a permanent place at the age of three to five years. Horse Chestnut tolerates the procedure easily.

Success secrets

Horse chestnut is photophilous, for good development it is necessary to allocate an illuminated area away from buildings. One should take into account this kind of "selfishness". Each plant occupies an impressive enough area that it is not going to share with its neighbors. Therefore, it is better to immediately abandon the idea of ​​growing something under a tree.

ON THE PICTURE:But under the Horse Chestnut, you can put a bench to escape the summer heat in the thick shade.

Young plants need regular watering. Adults - moisturize only in especially hot summer. The procedure is recommended to be carried out in the evening.

Horse chestnut is fed twice a year. In the spring, mullein (1 kg), ammonium nitrate (25 g) and urea (15 g) are mixed in a bucket of water. In the fall of 10 liters. 15 g of nitroammofoska are dissolved in water.

Very important remove weeds near young trees, loosen the soil, mulch it with peat or sawdust. Up to three years, Horse chestnut must be protected from frost: insulate the trunks with sacking, mulch the soil with foliage.

As a rule, a standard shape is chosen for the formation, in which the height of the central trunk is two to three meters, and the side branches are evenly spaced. In the future, spring sanitary pruning is carried out, and in summer, strongly overgrown young shoots are removed. Places of cuts must be treated with garden varnish.

Possible difficulties

The buds swell but do not open.

Cause: trunk frostbite.

Control measures: regular watering, treatment with "Epin" or "Zircon", feeding with complex mineral fertilizers with microelements.

White bloom or brown with rust spots on foliage.

Causes: powdery mildew.

Control measures: plant treatment with fungicides.

In the middle of summer, the foliage falls, in the fall, new leaves and flowers bloom.

Cause: attack of the chestnut moth.

Control measures: collection and destruction of fallen leaves. Treatment (watering and spraying) with systemic insecticides ("Aktara", "Confidor"), good results are obtained by using the drug "Lufox 105 EC".

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