Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a species of flowering plant in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, synoecious tree, commonly known as horse-chestnut or conker tree.
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanium) and the Human Body
Horse chestnut seed extract has been extensively studied for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a circulation problem in which the veins do not efficiently return blood from the legs to the heart. This condition is associated with varicose veins, pain, ankle swelling, itching, and nighttime leg cramping.
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanium) Biotechnology Research
Varicose veins and other circulatory problems (chronic venous insufficiency). Taking horse chestnut seed extract containing 16% to 20% of the chemical aescin can reduce some symptoms of poor blood circulation, such as varicose veins, pain, tiredness, swelling in the legs, itching, and water retention. Topical application helps to strengthen varicose veins, however the topical balm should include 2% Aescin.
The scientific research team behind CLINIVITA researches Aesculus hippocastanium for its health benefits in various therapeutic areas.