Today I would like to talk about one of my favorites - Chestnuts! Chestnuts are the shelled seed of Castanea mollissima. They contain mostly carbohydrates, some protein, fat, starch, vitamin B, and lipase.
Chestnuts are sweet in taste and warm in nature. They go to Spleen, stomach, and Kidney channels.
According to Chinese Medicine, chestnuts can nourish Stomach and strengthen the Spleen. They also tonify the Kidney to strengthen the muscles, promote blood circulation, and stop bleeding.
In China, chestnuts are used to treat regurgitation of food or diarrhea due to weakness of the Spleen and Stomach. They are also used for soreness of the waist and weakness of legs caused by general deficiency of the human body. Chestnuts are great for hematemesis, nose bleeding, hemafecia, ecchymoma, pain resulting from fracture, scrofula, and pyogenic infections.
Chestnuts can be eaten as raw, cooked, parched (my favorite), or stewed along with meat.
To stop bleeding, it is better to eat it raw.
To tonify kidney or promote blood circulation, it is better to eat it cooked.
matty Hui, C.HT., C.M.T., MSAOM, D.D.
Matty Hui (a.k.a Lingfei) holds her B.S. degree in Holistic Science and M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Furthermore, she is currently pursuing her Ph.D studies in Eastern and Western Medicine research.
K. Steinborn, C.Ht.
Karrie is a Pranic Healer, a Hypnotherapist, and an ordained minister. She also uses her own life experience to help guide the others through the process of growth and change regardless if it is using hypnosis or energy work.
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