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Horse Chestnut

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Medicinal uses supported by clinical data
Internally, for treatment of symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, including pain, feeling of heaviness in the legs, nocturnal calf-muscle spasms, itching and oedema (13-21). Externally, for the symptomatic treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, sprains and bruises (22-24).
Uses described in pharmacopoeias and in traditional systems of medicine
Treatment of coronary heart disease (25).
Uses described in folk medicine, not supported by experimental or clinical data
Treatment of bacillary dysentery and fevers. Also as a haemostat for excessive menstrual or other gynaecological bleeding, and as a tonic (6).


6. Farnsworth NR, ed. NAPRALERT database. Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, February 9, 1998 production (an online database available directly through the University of Illinois at Chicago or through the Scientific and Technical Network [STN] of Chemical Abstracts Services).
13. Alter H. Zur medikamentösen Therapie der Varikosis. Zeitschrift für Allgemeine Medizin, 1973, 49:1301-1304.
14. Bisler H et al. Wirkung von Rosskastaniensamenextrakt auf die transkapilläre Filtration bei chronischer venöser Insuffizienz. Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1986, 111:1321-1328.
15. Diehm C et al. Medical edema protection - clinical benefit in patients with chronic deep vein incompetence. A placebo-controlled double-blind study. Vasa, 1992, 21: 188-192.
16. Diehm C et al. Comparison of leg compression stocking and oral horse-chestnut seed extract therapy in patients with chronic venous insufficiency. Lancet, 1996, 347: 292-294.
17. Friederich HC et al. Ein Beitrag zur Bewertung von intern wirksamen Venenpharmaka. Zeitschrift für Hautkrankheiten, 1978, 53:369-374.
18. Lohr E et al. Ödemprotektive Therapie bei chronischer Veneninsuffizienz mit Ödemneigung. Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1986, 128:579-581.
19. Neiss A, Böhm C. Zum Wirksamkeitsnachweis von Rosskastaniensamenextrakt beim varikösen Symptomenkomplex. Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1976: 213-216.
20. Rudofsky G et al. Ödemprotektive Wirkung und klinische Wirksamkeit von Rosskastaniensamenextrakt im Doppelblindversuch. Phlebologie und Proktologie, 1986, 15: 47-54.
21. Steiner M, Hillemanns HG. Untersuchung zur ödemprotektiven Wirkung eines Venentherapeutikums. Münchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 1986, 31:551-552.
22. Götz AK, Giannetti BM. Naturstoffe in der Therapie stumpfer Sportverletzungen - heute noch zeitgemäss? Erfahrungsheilkunde, 1990, 6:362-371.
23. Calabrese C, Preston P. Äscin bei der Behandlung von Hämatomen - eine randomisierte doppelblind-Studie. Zeitschrift für Phytotherapie, 1994, 60:112.
24. Geissbühler S, Degenring FH. Behandlung von chronisch venöser Insuffizienz mit Aesculaforce Venengel. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Ganzheits Medizin, 1999, 11:82-87.
25. Materia medica of Chinese herbology. Shanghai, State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai Scientific and Technical Press, 1996.

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