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Castanea sativa - Sweet chestnu

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marron, Sweet chestnut

Castanea sativa is a species of Flowering plant in the family Fagaceae. It is native to Europe and Asia Minor. It is widely cultivated throughout the temperate world.

Uses

Bleeding, fevers, Ague, coughs, Rheumatism, joint pain, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Seeds, Bark.

Chemical Composition

They contained (g/100g dry matter basis) total carbohydrates 75.32 - 86.31, total sugar 10.32 - 22.79, invert sugar 0.08 - 1.25, starch 54.45 - 69.70, sucrose 8.86 - 21.28, ash 1.02 - 3.22, crude cellulose 3.58 - 5.96, total fat 0.49 - 2.01, total protein 4.88 - 10.87[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Sweet chestnu


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Tree

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple there is one leaf per node along the stem and the edge of the leaf blade has teeth

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual 2-4cm long brown 5 These catkins are 10 to 20 cm long and appear in late June to July

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
general the fruit is dry but does not split open when ripe the bark of an adult plant is ridged or plated {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Prefers a good well-drained slightly acid loam in a sunny position but it also succeeds in dry soils[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Mountain area, Temperate region.

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