escin


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escin (eˑ·sin),

n compound derived from the seeds of horse chestnut or
Aesculus hippocastanum that reduces cellulite, inflammation, and edema; decreases the number and size of the small pores located in the capillary walls, thereby reducing capillary permeability. It is also used for thrombophlebitis and varicose veins.
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Effects of escins Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb from horse chestnuts on gastrointestinal transit and lieus in mice.
Gastroprotections of escins la, lb lla, and lib on ethanol-induced gastric mucosal lesions in rats.
Effects of escins Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb from horse chestnut, the seeds of Aesculus hippocastanum L.