Chestnut leaf (Castaneae folium)

Published April 23, 1987.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Castaneae folium, chestnut leaf.

Composition of Drug

Chestnut leaf consists of the leaf of Castanea sativa Miller (syn. C. vesca Gaertner, C. vulgaris Lamarck) [Fam. Fagaceae], as well as preparations thereof.


Chestnut leaf is used for complaints affecting the respiratory tract, such as bronchitis and whooping cough, and for disorders affecting the legs and the circulation.

Effectiveness for the claimed indications has not been documented.


None known.


Since the effectiveness for the claimed applications has not been documented, a therapeutic administration cannot be recommended.