Latin name: Castanea sativa
Other names: Spanish Chestnut, Sweet
A Remedy For
Chestnut leaf is used as a remedy
for poor circulation and upper
respiratory disorders such as cough,
sore throat, and bronchitis. In
homeopathic medicine, it's
prescribed for diarrhea, low back pain, and whooping cough. There is no
evidence, however, that supports its
effectiveness for any of these
What It Is; Why It Works
Chestnut trees grow in northern,
temperate regions near the coast. Once
fed to the pigs in England,
Chestnuts provide the French with the delicacy known as "marrons glace's." Although
the Chestnut leaf is used as a
remedy, there is no information on
its medicinal actions, if any.
No known medical conditions preclude
the use of Chestnut.
At customary dosage levels, Chestnut
poses no threat.
Possible Drug Interactions
There are no known drug interactions
Special Information If You are
Pregnant or Breastfeeding
No information is available.
How to Prepare
Chestnut is available in
crushed-leaf and liquid-extract form.
To make a tea, pour boiling water
over 5 grams (about 1 teaspoonful)
crushed leaf and strain.
Doses of both the leaf and the
liquid extract are typically 5 grams (1
Strengths of commercial preparations
may vary. Follow the manufacturer's
labeling whenever available.