Origin: Fruit of the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
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Overview: Horse Chestnut is a plant. Its seeds, bark, flower, and leaves are used to make medicine. Horse Chestnut is typically used for treating varicose veins, hemorrhoids, and swollen veins. Horse chestnut is also used for eczema, menstrual pain, soft tissue swelling from bone fracture and sprains, cough, arthritis, and joint pain. Horse Chestnut contains a substance that thins the blood. It also makes it harder for fluid to leak out of veins and capillaries and weakly promotes fluid loss through the urine to help prevent water retention.
- Relieving symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency
- Treating varicose veins
- Relieving inflammation
- Relieving hemorrhoids
- Protecting against cellular damage caused by free radicals
- Helping with male fertility
Common Dosage: The recommended dosage for Horse Chestnut is 300 mg twice daily in healthy individuals.