horse chestnut

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Related to Horse-chestnut: Aesculus hippocastanum
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
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horse chest·nut

(hōrs chest'nŭt)
(Aesculus hippocastanum) The nuts from this tree, after preparation, are made into a liquid used for its purported value as a tonic and narcotic.
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