Aesculus hippocastanum

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A deciduous tree, the bark or fruit of which contains coumarins, flavonoids, saponins, tannins; it is believed to be anti-inflammatory; it is administered as an extract or decoction for arthritis, haemorrhoids, varicose veins, and to stimulate circulation; it is used topically for muscle pain and cramps
Toxicity HCs are poisonous, and may be fatal in children

Aesculus hippocastanum

(es'ku-lus hip?o-kas'ta-num) [L. aesculus hippocastanum, horse-chestnut oak] See: horse chestnut

Aesculus hippocastanum,