A deciduous tree the sweet chestnut produces spiky seed pods that hold the ‘fruit’ inside not to be confused with the horse chestnut which looks similar however it is fairly inedible but good for playing games of conkers…
We have been eating chestnuts since around 2000BC apparently and the armies of Alexander the Great were noted as favouring them.
The nut has a very strong masculine energy and the tree is often associated with Zeus.
Eat chestnuts to encourage fertility and carry with you to aid in conceiving.
Pop a few chestnuts around the house to bring in abundance and prosperity.
Eat chestnuts to encourage success and strength.
Chestnut Magical Properties:
Strength, success, prosperity, abundance, fertility
Ruling planet – Jupiter
Element – Fire
Gender – Masculine
From A Kitchen Witch's World of Magic Food by Rachel Patterson