Horse Chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum
Family: Soapberry Family (Sapindaceae)
Common names: sour cream cheese
Short description: The pollinating flowers of horse chestnut have yellow, older or pollinated orange and red spots
Flowers: up to 2 cm tall, white
Leaves: fingered, with 5 -7 leaflets, often the leaves turn brown already in the summer
Habitat: in parks and on streets, hardly wild
Collection time: seed from September to October
Use: The seeds are always collected. This happens when the horse-chestnuts are ripe and fall to the ground. For further processing, the horse chestnuts are crushed and dried. Above all, the saponin contained are of great importance. So the horse chestnut can be used for washing clothes or a horse chestnut bath for the relief of dandruff and alleviation of skin problems.
In medicine, the horse chestnut is mainly used in venous disease.
How to prepare an organic washing powder?
Collect the horse-chestnuts and mince them (Moulinex). Then place them on a board or sheet to dry. If they are dry, they can be stored in a sealable container. For the washing process, take a screw-cap and add three to four tablespoons of dried chestnuts and fill with water. Now let the glass stand a little bit (4 - 8 hours). Now the water has turned cloudy and foams when shaken. You can now put the water in the washing machine and start washing.
A second possibility is to fill the horse chestnut pieces in a fabric bag and tie up well and to put the laundry in the washing drum.
This washing powder is well suited for colourful laundry, but not for white laundry!
Horse Chestnut Facial Cleansing
50 grams of fresh horse-chestnuts
100 ml of water
100 ml of coconut milk
1 tsp apple pectin
The horse chestnuts are pulverized in a blender and placed in a screw jar. Now add the remaining ingredients and shake well. The whole is allowed to stand for 1 to 4 hours and then the liquid can be filtered and used as a facial cleanser or shower gel. - Allium ursinum Paruošimas:
Arklių kaštonai susmulkinami maišikliu ir dedami į užsukamą stiklainį. Dabar sudėkite likusias sudedamąsias dalis ir gerai suplakite. Visą tai galima laikyti 1-4 valandas, tada skystis gali būti filtruojamas ir naudojamas kaip veido valiklis ar dušo želė.