Make horse chestnut ointment yourself – healthy legs and more
The most beautiful season inspires the preparation of various foods and medicinal products. Today we would like to learn how to make horse chestnut ointment yourself. What does this ointment work against and why is homemade better than what you can buy in the pharmacy?
In some of the previous articles we shared great tips and recipes about home remedies back in the fall. It turned out that home remedies are often cheaper and better than conventional medicines.
You should pay much more attention to your well-being and health in autumn and eat healthy ingredients as a preventive measure. Get used to knowing the healing power of nature better and better and to having important herbs in your medicine chest.
Many homemade ointments can naturally relieve numerous and even complex ailments.
Make horse chestnut ointment yourself – the healing power of nature is gentle and loving
Make horse chestnut ointment yourself – be healthy and trust in naturopathy
In order to be able to make horse chestnut ointment yourself, you naturally need fresh horse chestnuts. Now is exactly the right time to collect them and make the healing ointment out of them.
What is the ointment good for? The healing agent of horse chestnuts strengthens blood vessels and, more precisely, veins. Many people are forced into an unhealthy lifestyle in which exercise is a deficiency and being overweight is the norm. Complaints such as varicose veins are often genetic or are closely related to eating habits and metabolism.
In order to be able to make a horse chestnut ointment yourself, you first need to create horse chestnut tincture
Varicose veins hurt and you don’t like to show your swollen legs.
The unpleasant feeling of pressure and the sensation of hot legs can now be easily resolved surgically. But does that have to be?
With the finished tincture you can make your own ointment in a water bath
Horse chestnut effect – the important healing substance in the popular ointments
Just for information: the active ingredient that makes the horse chestnut ointment so healing is called aescin. It makes our vessels stronger and prevents fluids from leaking into the surrounding tissue. Treating with horse chestnuts increases the elasticity of the veins, which are responsible for proper circulation.
Even if you don’t suffer from varicose veins, but have been sitting on a plane or in the office for a long time, it is worth applying this active ingredient to your skin or spraying it on it.
Combined with natural essential oils, aloe vera or vine leaves, you can also lovingly compose your own horse chestnut ointment and always carry it with you.
Do something about the discomfort instead of having to hide your legs all the time
Treating varicose veins with natural remedies – learn to make horse chestnut ointment yourself
In order to be able to make horse chestnut ointment yourself, you first need to create a horse chestnut tincture. Wash the collected horse chestnuts with baking soda and water in the ratio (1El: 1L). Chestnuts, whether peeled or not, are quartered and placed in a screw-top jar and doused with alcohol (min. 38%). The alcohol should completely cover the chestnuts. Leave the tincture for 3-6 weeks and only after straining it can be used as a remedy. (Internal use, the tincture helps with coughing and as a general strengthening of the immune system, 1-3 times a day 10-30 drops diluted in water)
Gather the chestnuts and make your own medicine at home using proven recipes
Make horse chestnut ointment yourself: the basic recipe:
20 ml horse chestnut tincture, 20 ml olive oil, optionally rosemary or juniper oil and lanolin for a better scent and more suppleness.
Chestnuts can be processed peeled or unpeeled and only the color of the peel changes
For a better scent you can add a few drops of natural essential oil to the finished ointment
And this is how the horse chestnut ointment is prepared:
Melt the beeswax, olive oil and lanolin in a water bath. Stir briefly so that the ingredients mix evenly and add the essential oil drop by drop. Also briefly heat the horse chestnut tincture and mix into the creamy mixture. Stir until the mixture is completely cold and solid. Now fill the ointment into a glass and store it in the fridge!
Start with the calves and always massage up to the thighs – the ointment is used 1-2 times a day and should be applied thinly
Make horse chestnut ointment yourself and store it properly
If you store the horse chestnut tincture in a dry and dark place, you can keep it for up to a year.
The ointment, on the other hand, keeps well in the refrigerator for up to six months and is gently massaged into the skin once or twice a day. Apply the cream thinly and distribute upwards to the thigh.
Note: Horse chestnuts are very susceptible to mould, which is why it is advisable to dry them completely before making horse chestnut ointment yourself. As an alternative, you can also use direct chestnut extract for the preparation of ointments.
Follow the prescribed storage time and store both the tincture and the ointment in the refrigerator only
The homemade horse chestnut ointment can be a good alternative for many ailments of the vessels and even for skin diseases