Many traditional folk remedies have been using chestnut leaves, because they were able to treat a lot of skin infections. Many researchers have been inspired by the chestnut leaves abilities and one of them was Cassandra Quave who is a ethnobotanist at at the Emory University. What is so interesting about this remedy is that it doesn’t kill the staph, but it is stopping the ability of the Staphylococcus aureus to produce toxins that are causing a lot of damage to our tissues.
According to the statistics bacteria who is resisting antibiotics, has caused over 2 million people to get sick from it, and more than 23,000 deaths in the U.S. This was reported from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since this remedy has the ability to prevent from Staphlococcus aureus pathogenesis and virulence, without any antibiotic resistance, there are great promises ahead of the researchers to find a way to treat these infections which are resistant to antibiotics and methicillin. Staphlococcus aureus or also known as MRSA, can be treated without fueling the problem which is constantly growing with pathogens which are drug-resistant.
C. Quave was called to do several interviews, most of them were in Italy, where people already knew about this natural folk remedy’s abilities. They knew that the tea from these leaves was beneficial so much, that if you rubbed it directly on your skin, it would reduce inflammation and treat many skin infections!
A group of scientists that were working with Cassandra Quave, have found about 94 chemicals inside the chestnut leaves, and they concluded that the most active ones against the staph were oleanene and ursene.
There was a study done on mice, who received the tiniest dose of 50 micro-grams of the extract, and they were cured from MRSA skin lesions. The red blood cell damage was reduced almost to zero and the tissue damage was no more. The organism cannot become resistant to this extract and the extract cannot lose its activity, even if we are constantly exposed to it for more than 2 weeks. There was another study done on human skin cells in a laboratory dish, and it was proven that this extract is not harming the healthy cells, and it doesn’t threaten the skin’s micro-flora.
Take a look at the video below, to understand better how this natural folk remedy actually works!
If you are interested in this extract, and you want to know how you can make it by yourself, take a look at this video below, it is explained step by step what you should do and what ingredients you need!