You can often see the horse chestnut in the photo. His used for landscaping parks, squares... I wonder what its history is and what useful properties it has.
A horse chestnut came to us from far away, Asia Minor, and grows up to 30 meters in height. Flowers have a red or yellow tint, five of which are white petals. The fruits ripen in spiny bolls, they are dark brown in color. During flowering, horse chestnuts give off a pleasant aroma. Pigs and goats liked the chestnut seeds very much. Since they have a specific bitterness. The root system is located close to the surface. Sensitive to soil compaction, raised asphalt with roots can often be seen on the streets. Grows well both in a sunny place and in the shade. Resistant to cold winters.
Demanding on the availability of nutrients in the soil... It is preferable to fertilize with loamy substrates containing limestone. Sometimes organic matter can be added.
Grows well in moist soil. Droughts have a negative impact. Flowering in May, floors ripen in September - October. Propagated by seeds.
The name of the trees was given by the Turks. In ancient times, on long journeys to tired horses, they gave chestnuts. Then the horses bounced back and continued on their way. Chestnuts gave strength to animals.
Seeds are used in medicine. They are harvested in early - mid-autumn, during the period when the seeds are released from the shell. The bark, which is removed in the spring season, has healing properties.
Horse chestnut is very rich in beneficial properties. It is used to make medicines for vascular fragility and treatment of venous insufficiency.
Horse chestnut in the photo everyone knows in the photo. The flowering period is delightful with its beauty.