Hypertension and heart problems go hand in hand and are highly detrimental to human health. These are two diseases that affect the population on a large scale and, unfortunately, cause the death of many people.Taking this scenario into account, scientists discovered that the Portuguese chestnut tree has medicinal properties capable of combating these two serious disorders.

However, to use the plant for these purposes it is necessary to prepare an infusion with its leaves. Before figuring out how to prepare the drink and drink it, understand how high blood pressure and heart problems form.

Diet with this chestnut improves cardiovascular problems

Also called high blood pressure, hypertension is a condition that strains the walls of the arteries and endangers the functioning of the heart, which ends up not keeping up with the blood pressure. For this reason, hypertension goes hand in hand with heart problems, as it directly interferes with the functioning of the vital organ of the human body.

And it is in the face of these disturbances that the Portuguese chestnut acts, benefiting the human body. However, this is not the only benefit achieved by this plant, as it has medicinal properties that encompass other functions.

Other benefits of Portuguese nuts

  • Astringent: Serves as a protector for dry and dehydrated skin, in addition to being used as an epidermal sanitizing agent.
  • Anti-diarrheal: The name of the property itself already reveals the benefit attributed to health, that is, the plant also combats diarrhea.
  • Antitussive: It can be used as a cough suppressant.

Preparing tea from this plant

To make the drink beneficial to the health of the heart and other parts of the body, it is necessary to have 10 g of Portuguese chestnut leaves and a liter of filtered water. First, the liquid is boiled and after the boiling process, the fire is turned off.

Then the leaves must be poured into the water and the container must be closed. After 10 minutes of infusion, the drink is ready to be strained, sweetened with brown sugar and ingested. The treatment is followed by two cups during the day.