Among the variety of varieties of sweet medicine - honey, a special place is occupied by chestnut. It has rare healing properties, has a dark color and an unusual taste with a slight bitterness. What is chestnut honey, what are the beneficial properties and contraindications of this product?
A rare gift of famous trees
Surely, many people remember magnificent trees several floors high, which were growing practically in every yard several decades ago. These are horse chestnuts, which today are used in landscape design to decorate gardens, alleys, parks.
Honey with unique healing properties of the bee is extracted from the flowers of a noble chestnut with edible fruits, which are considered to be a rare and very expensive delicacy. This product of beekeeping has a dark saturated color and a specific taste of bitterness, not peculiar to other types of "brothers". In free sale it is rare and is very expensive, because the noble chestnut requires a special climate for growth and in Russia is found only in the Krasnodar region.
Chestnut honey: the benefits and harmfor good health
Despite the fact that many consider this type of bee product low-grade because of its taste, it is very valuable. In addition to rare elements, it contains substances that make chestnut honey the best natural antiseptic. It is used to treat acute respiratory viral infections, accelerate the regeneration of damaged tissues (burns, wounds, ulcers). Honey from chestnut is useful to apply in the following cases:
- to improve the condition of patients with chronic bronchitis. It facilitates breathing, eliminates wheezing, stops the progressive inflammatory process in the bronchi. It is also recommended to use in case of bronchial asthma, since honey reduces bronchial hyperactivity, reducing their sensitivity to various stimuli;
- people suffering from diseases of the urogenital system: prostatitis, nephritis, etc. Honey eliminates infections that cause inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bladder;
- chestnut nectar improves the condition of blood vessels, cleansing them of cholesterol deposits and salts, thereby restoring their elasticity;
- to normalize the gallbladder. Honey enhances its contractions and thereby improves the flow of bile;
- the product has a positive effect on the work of the digestive system;
- in preventive purposes to strengthen the protective forces, as well as reduce fatigue and increase vitality. Light sugar in honey is quickly and completely absorbed by the human body.
Despite its outstanding beneficial properties, chestnut honey has contraindications. First of all, they should not be fed by people who are hypersensitive to honey in principle. A chestnut treat with diabetes mellitus is strictly contraindicated. Unlike other varieties, it contains a lot of sugars and little fructose.
How and in what quantity can you take natural medicine?
Chestnut honey, like any other, is taken on an empty stomach 2-3 times a day, at least 30 minutes before meals. For the prevention and strengthening of the body in the mouth slowly absorb 1 tsp. product.
In case of angina, it is useful to rinse the mouth and throat with a chestnut solution. For this, 1 tbsp. l dissolved in 1 tbsp. warm water. Fluid temperature should not exceed 400C, otherwise a gift from the bees will lose all its healing properties.
With a strong cough and loss of voice, chestnut honey (1 tablespoon) and black radish juice (2 tablespoons) are mixed and taken every 2 hours. Every time make a new mixture.
In case of diseases of the upper respiratory tract, it is very useful to drink black tea with a circle of lemon and a spoon of honey at night.
For deep cuts, wounds, long-term healing burns, chestnut honey is applied to gauze and applied to the affected area. For skin regeneration after exposure to extremely high temperatures, it is best to mix it with fish oil.
This product of bee production is not used in cooking: specific taste interferes. Keep it in a dark cool place, for example, in the pantry, but not in the refrigerator.
Honey from chestnut flowers is one of those rare products that nature itself has endowed with unique virtues. He is able to prevent the development of dangerous diseases and help heal existing ones. But, despite the beneficial properties, it is important to know how and in what quantities to take chestnut honey, and first consult with a specialist about the possibility of such therapy.