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The horse chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum L. is a tree in the Hippocastanaceae family. Native to Southeastern Europe (Caucasus) and Northern Greece, this tree prefers dry soils. It is widely found in temperate regions and extensively used as an ornamental tree. Its leaves, bark and seeds (Indian chestnuts) are commonly used.
Horse chestnut bark contains hydroxycoumarin glycosides (esculoside and fraxoside), flavonoids, triterpene saponins, catechin tannins, leucoanthocyanosides, oligosaccharides and phytosterols. The leaves contain hydroxycoumarin glycosides (esculoside, escopoletoside and fraxoside), flavonoids, tannins, leucoanthocyanosides, trace amounts of escin and phytosterols.
The seeds (Indian chestnuts) contain flavonoids, hydroxycoumarins, triterpene saponosides (escin), catechin tannins, pectin, mucilage, fatty oil and carbohydrates.
The horse chestnut has the following properties:
• Venotonic; increases capillary resistance;
• Anti-inflammatory; reduces capillary permeability and fragility;
• Helpful in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency;
• Useful for treating tired legs;
• Helpful in the treatment of varicose veins;
• Useful for treating haemorrhoids;
• Useful for treating muscle pain, neuralgia and varicose veins, when applied topically.