Horse chestnut is valued in in herbal medicine for its ability to tone and strength
veins and capillaries. It contains aescin, which helps reduce cellulite, and
nighttime leg cramps. Add the alcohol extract to creams, oils and lotions, or
use witch hazel as a carrier for liniments.
- Horse chestnut
- Castor Oil or
- Olive Oil
Horse Chestnut * Castor Oil *
|Additions: Horse chestnut combines well with butchers broom and comfrey. |
The fresh nuts and leaves are easiest to work with, but dried nuts will work as well.
Infused Leaf Oil
- Chop the nuts into the smallest possible pieces, and cover with vodka
- Let macerate in a dark, cool place for 4 to six weeks
- Use fresh leaves, picked before tree starts to flower.
- Chop finely, and cover with olive or castor oil
- Let sit in a sunny window for 3 to 4 weeks(solar infusion)
- Strain carefully, pouring off the top, leaving any watery sediment
Tags and Uses for this Remedy
- Cellulite : Cellulite - to beat it a whole body approach needs to be used, including diet, exercise, and skin treatments.
- Tinctures And Herbal Extracts :Learn how to make and use herbal tinctures, which are simply herbs extracted with alcohol, glycerin, or vinegar. Preserve your own home herbal harvest, and bulk organic herbs in a easy to use form.
- Varicose Veins :Varicose veins occur when blood leaks back into the vein and collects there,
causing the vein to become congested or clogged. This congestion will cause
the vein to abnormally enlarge.
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