Country / Schweiz
Country
Favorites Empty
Favorites
No favorite products
Cart
No items in cart
04. září 2013

Why it is called Horse balsam

The attribute "Horse" is derived from Horse chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum), which is used in the ointment at high concentrations.

Horse chestnut is a tall tree originating from the Balkans. In Hungarian this tree is called "bokrétafa" = a bouquet tree. It was brought to our region in the 18th century. It was first described as a therapeutic herb by Matthioli in the 16th century. In 1615 it was brought from Istanbul by a French traveller and planted in Paris. Over the next 100 years it spread all over Europe. The Californian indigenous people threw the crushed berries into the lakes to muddle fish so as to catch them easily. Its therapeutic effect on haemorrhoids was first mentioned in 1896.

  • The name horse was acquired by the chestnut because the seed was used by Turks as a tonic for draught horses and for easing breathlessness of horses.
  • Another possible way that the name was created is that it seemed like a horse eye to our ancestors.
  • Goats and pigs like chestnuts. It is probably because of their bitter taste.
  • According to ancient beliefs we should keep chestnuts in our pocket because they protect against evil. They can protect against evil until they lose their lustre.
  • During World War II chestnuts were used as a source of starch.
  • Some mammals are able to eliminate toxins from chestnuts and consume them safely.
  • The chestnut flower is a symbol of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine.

 

It is used in the recipe of Horse Balsam:

  • for varicose veins
  • reinforces vascular walls and adjusts vascular tone in chronic venous insufficiency
  • for cramps and so-called "heavy legs"
  • accelerates absorption of hematomas and bruises
  • for painful joints
  • improves blood flow in vessels, which means it has anticoagulation and antithrombotic effects.

 

"Horse Balsam is not made from a horse, nor it is for horses, but it has horse power!"



Horse balsam

No products found

You might be interested

The Horse balsam herbs The recipe for Horse balsam contains extracts from 25 herbs. The substances of these extracts have various mechanisms of act...

Movement for improvement of cellulite For the majority of women a deposit of excessive weight is typical on the buttocks, hips and thighs. And it i...

Aloe Vera – a miracle from nature For thousands of years Aloe Vera has been considered a miracle plant. In ancient Egypt it was called "...

Active movement is an ideal method of relaxation Sufficient movement maintains a healthy spirit in a healthy body. It maintains the body condition,...

Varicose veins increase with age What are so-called "varicose veins"?  "Varicose veins, also varices or (venous) varixes are...

How to spend a cold autumn free from problems with muscles and joints? When the autumn and winter months are coming most drivers prepare their car ...

Ten thousand steps daily improves your health It is not difficult. Ten thousand steps daily -this is the recommendation for health problems due to ...

Smart solution for cough It works You take care of your health each day, take preventive measures, ensure regular intake of vitamins and dress your...

Facebook

Nejnovější příspěvky

Login
Registration

Not registered yet? Simply create account here and recieve unique advantages.

Lost password
Registration