What we know about trees - Horoscope of Druids? Chestnut.

What we know about trees - Horoscope of Druids? Chestnut. "Skromnyaga" Kashtan, going to replace Jasmin and enters the "legitimate rights" on 15 May, the "rules", like the majority of signs twice a year, from 15 to 24 May and from 12 to 21 November.

The apparent modesty of the devil, in fact - is closed due to mistrust. Mistrust also caused a striking and intractability. Once decided, Chestnut inclined in any effort to surround change something to see only intrigue.

But the chestnut was not schemer. Intrigue, "shoot from the corner, he will not. His wish - to care for a related heart. Do not trust anyone, he strive to trust those whom we trust. Prudence and diplomacy surrounding the cause resentment, but does not prevent to be prudent.

In a sign of love is complicated. He was a partygoer and can give love only themselves without a trace. However, despite the inner need for love, mistrust complicates the understanding and does not contribute to strength relations.

Under the name "chestnut" in the Russian language live together peacefully are two different kinds of plants. Both of them belong to the Fagales. However, if the chestnut (genus Castanea) - sort of a family of beech, the horse chestnut, or zheludnik (genus Aesculus hippocastanum) belongs to the family Hippocastanaceae.

The word «castanea» consists of two - «casta» and «Nea». The first means virginity, the second - the name of the mythical nymph of Diana's companion. According to legend, Ney denied harassment of Jupiter, for which he pays, was transformed into a beautiful tree with carved leaves, delicate flowers and delicious fruit, hidden under the barbed shell.

In countries with warmer climates until potatoes fruit chestnut were the main food of the poor. In some areas of France it was even called "bread tree". And thanks to the efforts Remarque chestnut has become almost a gastronomic symbol of Paris.

With age the tree reaches a respectable size. The leaves are simple, odnozubchatye, lengthened by 30 centimeters. At the chestnut "Earring top male flowers are located below - the female. In wild varieties of the female flowers develops 2-3 fruit, protected by barbed shell. Do good cultivated varieties of seed only one.

In Europe, chestnut grown from about IX century. Plantations him - the first examples of non-waste production. The fruit sold as food, wood was used for various crafts and construction. Even dry leaves are not lost, they collected and used for litter cattle.

"Capital" chestnut was once Corsica. The owners of the island - Genoa - sit down trees in all possible places. The fruits of chestnut even began to use instead of small change. And at weddings to our times the custom to judge the viability of the bride on her ability to cook dishes from chestnuts and chestnut flour. If we are accustomed to prepare for Easter cakes and colored eggs, the Corsicans sanctify the church chestnuts.

In contrast to the present Chestnut, the fruits of our neighbor, horse chestnut, are not suitable for human consumption, although they may be used as fodder.

But the horse chestnut has other advantages. All its parts contain medicinal substances, which led to widespread use of plants in pharmacology.

I will not give a sufficiently long list of these substances. Their biological effect is expressed in increased tone, veins and arteries, reducing the fragility of the capillaries, improving the nutrition of tissues. Traditional medicine of different nations using juice, decoctions and tinctures of various parts of the horse chestnut to combat colds, gout and arthritis, inflammatory diseases, disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.