Chestnut tree - Castanea sativa

Castanea sativa


The chestnut is a majestic tree of the Fagaceae family. Its leaves are pointed with large saw-toothed edges. It produces burs covered in spikes each containing 1 to 3 nuts with a leathery skin, the chestnuts. Originating from Asia Minor, they are found in large quantities in Corsica, Provence and the Cevennes.


Chestnuts can be eaten roasted or boiled. For centuries they were used in baking bread. The chestnut’s leaves are traditionally used in decoctions against sore throats.


Chestnut extracts are nourishing and stimulating due to their rich carbohydrate content. They help to maintain the skin’s barrier function and help to regulate the desquamation process.

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