Chestnuts can only be found during the
autumn and winter months. Chestnuts are warm in nature and have a
sweet taste. This popular street snack, roasted with sugar is starchy
and sweet. Its natural contents are carbohydrate, fat, protein,
vitamins B1 and B2.
In traditional Chinese medicine,
chestnuts are used to nourish the intestines, invigorates vital
energy, strengthen spleen and stop diarrhea. It is also very filling
to the stomach.
A sweet paste made from crushed
chestnuts mixed with hyacinth beans can be use to treat frequent
diarrhea and nutrients absorption problems. The chestnut paste can
improve the absorption in the small intestines and helps firm the
stool. When stool is firm, patients should stop taking the chestnut
paste or it will development into constipation.