There is no need to describe a chestnut tree, kids and adults recognize it very well. It brings us joy in early spring, when blossoming begins – announcing warm weather, and in autumn when shining seeds fall from the tree, which kids love the most.
We find chestnut trees everywhere: in parks and in gardens. Horse chestnut originates from Balkans (northern Greece and former Yugoslavia). It was brought to other parts of Europe in the beginning of the 16th century, to Middle Europe and its southern parts.
Its seeds are also known as ’chestnut’ and had various forms of use: it was used as provender (animal food), as raw material for starch, and also there is a superstition belief that 3 chestnuts can cure from various diseases if worn in a pocket. Medications were prepared from chestnut for a long time….Readmore