Sweet Chestnut / Castanea Sativa
Origin: Auvergne, France
The Sweet Chestnut is an ancient tree originally from minor Asia. Evidence indicates that it has been cultivated by man even far before Christ because of its many uses. The fruit being the most known part of the tree, the leaves also possesses valuable qualities.
Use and advices:
Infuse 1-2 tablespoons of dried leaves per teacup and let them steep in 70-80ºC water for about 8 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips.
1-3 cups / day
- Within normal consumption there are no known contraindications.
Sweet Chestnut leaves are harvested in the spring since it’s the young leaves that are the most interesting to collect. Harvest on a dry and warm day, and always in clean areas. As with all wild harvesting, make certain of your identification of the tree prior to collecting and consuming.
The availability of the plants that we propose can vary during the year, as nature itself changes with the season, and our stock. If you require large quantities, please contact us in advance.