Thursday, November 25, 2010

Horse Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire ?

It is Thanksgiving day, once again. Today, family and friends gather to celebrate life and give thanks to God for all his blessings. It is also a day for roasting chestnuts....but, not horse chestnuts.
Horse chestnut seed extract(HCSE) has been proven to help chronic venous insufficiency. This condition can cause: leg swelling
varicose veins
leg pain
itchy legs
and ... skin ulcers.
However, the flower, branch bark and leaf are toxic.
Horse chestnut extract can be purchased in health food stores.
So, during this Holiday season. if you are experiencing leg problems; horse chestnut may be the answer. Siting by the open fire, roasting chestnuts, may not be good for your circulation. Get up, move around, and think about purchasing some of this wonderful seed extract. Then, sit down and enjoy some roasted chestnuts. By the way, if you are not familiar with roasting these tasty nuts, all you have to do is to clean them off...slit the shell in an X pattern....preheat the oven to 425 degrees .....and roast for 20 to 30 minutes. Don't forget to slit the shell, or the nuts will explode and shoot around the open like bullets.
Have a Great Holiday Season !!