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Horse Chestnut

Other Names: Horse Chestnut, Horse Chestnut Seed, Conkers, Conker Tree, Ban Kaur, Aesculus Hippocastanum
Traditional Usages: Poor Blood Pressue, Varicose Veins, Arthritis, Bruises, Swollen Feet and Ankles, Anti-Aging, Dry Skin, Diarrhea
Resources: India, Albania, Britain, Greece,
Parts Used: Bark, Fruit, Leaves, Seeds, Oil
Herbal Research: Horse Chestnut
Health Warning: Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pruritis, nausea, and gastric complaints may occur in isolated cases after oral intake. 

Horse Chestnut – Herbal remedy for Deep Vein Thrombosis:  Chestnut seed extract is used for vascular protection.and circulatory problems. Oral use: 250-300 milligram extract 1-3 times a day.

Horse Chestnut - Herbal remedy for Hemorrhoids: Extracts of this herb can reduce symptoms of hemorrhoids. Take 90-150 milligrams of horse chestnut seed extracts per day. This treatment may be enough to help cure your hemorrhoid.

Horse Chestnut - Herbal remedy for Piles: Horse chestnut can be taken as a tea or in capsule form. It can also be applied externally as a compress. Only products made from the seeds or bark of the young branches should be used.
Health Warning:  People with an allergy to the horse chestnut family; bleeding disorders, or people taking blood thinners should not take horse chestnut.  Other parts of the plant are poisonous. Although uncommon, side effects have included kidney damage, severe bleeding, bruising and liver damage.

Horse Chestnut – Herbal remedy for Restless Legs Syndrome:  The chemical compounds in horse chestnut bark may help reduce the severity of cramps associated with restless legs syndrome. They may improve blood flow to your legs.
Health Warning: Contact your medical doctor before using horse chestnut to treat restless legs syndrome. This herb may thin your blood, increasing your risk of excess bleeding from wounds.

Horse Chestnut - Herbal remedy for Varicose Veins: Horse chestnut is known for its benefits to the circulatory system and varicose veins. Horse chestnut is available as a topical cream, which you can buy at a health food store. See product label for dosage.
Health Warning: Do not use horse chestnut without first consulting your medical doctor, especially if you are taking any type of medication.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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