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CHESTNUT TREE (CASTANEA SATIVA)
---Medicinal Action and Uses---: The fruit breeds good blood and yields commendable nourishment, yet eaten too much makes the blood thick, procures headache and binds the body.
Chestnut leaves are used as a popular remedy in fever and ague, for their tonic and astringent properties.
Their reputation rests, however, upon their efficacy in paroxysmal and convulsive coughs, such as whooping-cough, and in other irritable and excitable conditions of the respiratory organs.
The Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is also used in modern
practice. An infusion of the bark is used to treat fevers. A tincture of the
fruit is recommended for painful haemorrhoids as it improves blood