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The horse chestnut is a medicinal plant that has the ability to reduce the size of dilated veins and is a natural anti-inflammatory, being very effective against poor blood circulation, varicose veins, varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
This plant can be found in pharmacies and he alth food stores in the form of dry leaves to make tea or in the form of powders, capsules, creams or moisturizers to apply directly to the skin and promote circulation.
Ways to use
To improve circulation, horse chestnut can be used in the following ways:
You should consume 2 to 3 cups of tea a day, without adding sugar or sweeteners.
- 30 g horse chestnut leaves
- 1 liter of water
Preparation: Put the water to heat and, after boiling, turn off the heat and add the chestnut leaves, letting the mixture rest for about 20 minutes. then strain and drink.
The tincture of horse chestnut should be diluted in water and consumed throughout the day, in the proportion of 5 tablespoons of the tincture for every 1 liter of water.
- 5 tablespoons horse chestnut powder
- 1 bottle of 70% ethyl alcohol
Preparation: Put the horse chestnut powder in the alcohol bottle and close, letting the mixture rest for 2 weeks in a window exposed to sunlight.After this period, the mixture must be placed in a closed dark glass bottle and stored in a place protected from the sun.
The horse chestnut can also be found in the form of capsules, which cost between 10 and 18 reais and must be taken according to the label or with the prescription of the doctor or nutritionist. See more about capsules here.
However, it is important to remember that this plant is contraindicated for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, and in cases of use of anticoagulant drugs.