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What Horse chestnut tree Is:

Indigenous to Albania, Bulgaria, and other Balkan countries, the horse chestnut tree and its nuts (seeds, actually) supposedly soothe equine respiratory afflictions— hence the common name that has carried over to some of the other dozen varieties, including the one we know as the buckeye. The research is inconclusive as to whether the other members of the family offer as much therapeutic potential as true European horse chestnut. The tree can grow up to 100 feet tall. It sports a number of white flowers dotted with flecks of red or yellow and thorny seedpods that split open in the fall to yield their nuts. Although the bark, leaves, and flowers have been used in folk remedies, the nuts' pulp contains the strongest concentration of medicinal ingredients. Don't roast these chestnuts on an open fire during the next holiday season; they're unrelated to the oak family's sweet chestnut. The bitter-tasting horse chestnut, plucked right from the tree, is not edible; some say it's poisonous. Processed horse chestnut, though, has been consumed as a food.

Horse chestnut is a valuable remedy for strengthening veins. It can be used externally and internally.

Horse chestnut extract, benefits, healthHorse chestnut benefits

Horse chestnut is used to treat vein problems such as varicose veins, haemorrhoids and thrombophlebitis.

Cautions

Horse chestnut should not be used by those with kidney disease.

 
 
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