Latin name: Aesculus, Hippocastanae Sem.
Horse chestnut seeds contain the triterpene saponine mixture Aecin, which acts sealingly on the vein walls so that pathological permeability of small vessels diminishes and no fluid can accumulate in the tissue. The seeds also contain flavonoids, tannins, bittering agents and camphor oil. All parts of the horse chestnut tree are slightly poisonous. The digestive disorders that might occur when consuming parts of the tree are probably caused by aescin and the glucoside aesculin, but alkaloids may also contribute to this.
Reduces pathological permeability of small vessels and thus accumulation of fluids in the tissues.
Has a veinotonic action, which promotes the return flow
Is given anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-bacterial, blood purifying, haemostatic, diuretic, antispasmodic, analgesic and expectorant properties.
Recommendations for use
Afkooksel: a teaspoon of brown for a cup of cold water, boil for 5 minutes, then
leave to infuse 10 minutes
Santi-shop code: SP100