Aesculus hippocastanum

Latin Name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Common Name: Horse Chestnuts
Plant description



Plant origin N/A
Plant constituents & properites

seeds: Saponins,
Flavonoids, lipids, sterols

Traditional uses


PARTS USED:  semen, nuts  

Present uses


Plant Actions:

anti-ecchymotic (against bruises), anti-inflammatory, venotonic


Potential Indications:


-      varicose veins


-      chronic venous insuficiancy, edema of the lower


-      haemorrhoids, rectal complaints, rheumatism,

Contraindication N/A


Escin (also spelled 'aesin') is a
registered drug in Germany. It is an active ingredient in a number of
preparations which are used either topically or orally for treating peripheral
vascular disease, in particular that which is related to altered capillary
permeability as well as resistance. It is mainly used via injection, however,
for conditions that are associated with oedema.

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