Chestnuts are the only really low fat nut and are rich in Vitamin C, fibre, beta carotene and folates. They can be eaten roasted or added to a variety of recipes and can be used to make a flour that is gluten free and an alternative to wheat. The Horse Chestnut Tree yields fruits which contain a substance called Aescin, which is thought to help with venous insufficiency, symptoms from haemorrhoids and varicose veins. Chestnuts also have anti inflammatory and wound healing properties useful for sprains, strains and tired aching legs. It is available in tablet form, drops and topical gels and creams.