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horse chestnut

a herbal product taken from a tree or shrub found worldwide. Its bark, flowers, leaves, and seeds may be harvested.
uses It is used for fever, fluid retention, frostbite, hemorrhoids, inflammation, lower extremity swelling, phlebitis, varicose veins, and wounds. Horse chestnut seeds may have efficacy in the treatment of varicose veins and other forms of venous insufficiency. There is insufficient reliable information regarding efficacy of the bark, flower, or leaf products for other indications.
contraindications It is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation and in children until more research has been completed.
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

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.

horse chestnut,

n Latin names:
Aesculus hippocastanum, Aesculus california, Aesculus glabra; parts used: seeds (extract), bark; uses: varicose veins, chronic venous insufficiency, phlebitis, fever, hemorrhoids, edema, inflammation; precautions: whole seeds are toxic; patients on anticoagulant medications or who have kidney or liver dysfunction. Also called
aescin, buckeye, California buckeye, chestnut, escine, Ohio buckeye, or
Spanish chestnut.
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