The Magickal Chestnut Tree
Chestnut leaves jewellery made from reused silver, copper and bronze coins.
A beautiful tree which is said to encourage life longevity, increased energy and enhanced intuition. The Chestnut tree is also associated with talismans for justice, success, to gain the sympathy of your audience and to encourage your mind to take absorb information.
According to some hedgewitch herbalists including Isabelle the wand carver “the Horse chestnut is a traditional remedy for leg vein health. It tones and protects blood vessels and may be helpful in ankle oedema related to poor venous return. It is used extensively throughout Europe as an anti-inflammatory agent for a variety of conditions, in addition to being used for vascular problems. The plant is taken in small doses internally for the treatment of a wide range of venous diseases, including hardening of the arteries, varicose veins, phlebitis, leg ulcers, haemorrhoids and frostbite.
Horse chestnut is an astringent, anti-inflammatory herb that helps to tone the vein walls which, when slack or distended, may become varicose, haemorrhoidal or otherwise problematic. The plant reduces fluid retention by increasing the permeability of the capillaries and allowing the re-absorption of excess fluid back into the circulatory system. The seeds are the source of a saponin known as aesc in, which is the compound that has been shown to promote normal tone in the walls of the veins, thereby improving circulation through the veins and promoting the return of blood to the heart.”
For me I have always loved the conkers in autumn and sweet nuts at Christmas time. The leaves are instantly recognisable and wonderfully symmetrical. The leaves I have created from a recycled silver, copper and bronze coins are imbued with these connections and will make beautiful necklace and protection amulet.
Size : 20 mm * 17 mm
*** Other charms in the pictures are to illustrate the various looks and combinations. They are available separately within the collection. ***