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Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

While the seeds eaten raw are poisonous, once processed may be one of nature’s best remedies for helping prevent varicose veins and strengthening capillaries. The seeds are inside a spiny green fruit often used for decoration. The bark of the tree has also been used effectively. The horse chestnut is also known as a “Conker” tree originating in southeastern Europe and Asia.

Key Actions: Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Vein tonic, reduces fluid retention.

Damaged vein walls can be strengthened by regular use of horse chestnut. It can reduce swelling and congestion in veins and reduce other aspects of inflammation. Horse Chestnut is the most common remedy worldwide for helping reduce and prevent worsening of varicose veins and to help improve circulation. Several months of application is usually required before improvement is noticeable. Studies at London’s Bart Hospital confirmed regular use of horse chestnut supplement was effective as a varicose vein treatment. Often enteric coated to prevent digestive irritation and improve absorption.

Other Uses: Hemorrhoids, leg cramps, leg swelling, leg ulcers, frostbite, and more.

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