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  Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.) - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) is widely used in Europe for chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), a syndrome that may include leg swelling, varicose veins, leg pain, itching, and skin ulcers.
Horse chestnut flower, branch bark, and leaf have not been shown effective for any indication, and it is strongly advised that they be avoided due to known toxicity.
Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) pollen: a frequent cause of allergic sensitization in urban children.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/horse-chestnut/NS_patient-Horsechestnut   (1254 words)

 Horse Chestnut
In Germany, Commission E, which is the equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves standardized horse chestnut for treatment of conditions of the veins of the legs, including varicose and spider veins, a sensation of heaviness, nocturnal cramping of the calves, pruritis, and swelling.
Horse chestnut is popular throughout Europe for the treatment and prevention of those conditions, and for hemorrhoids - which are no more than varicose veins of the anus and rectum.
In 1896 a clinical study established that horse chestnut was usefulness in treating hemorrhoids, using an alcoholate of the nut to show its anesthetic and anti-inflammatory activity in treating varicosis, in general, and hemorrhoids, in particular.
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 Horse Chestnut
Horse chestnut is primarily used for its effects on the peripheral vascular system.
While the active constituents of horse chestnut may be derived from the seed, bark, flowers, and leaves, those used for nutritional supplementation purposes are extracts derived from seeds.
Horse chestnut bark has been used for malaria and dysentery while the leaf has been used for treating eczema, menstrual cramping, arthritis, cough, and tissue swelling from injury.
www.supplementnews.org /horse-chestnut/index.htm   (690 words)

 MDidea Extracts Professional:Newly Developed Extracts Series:Horse Chestnut P.E.,Aesculus hippocastanum,Aescin.Narrative   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horse chestnut reduce the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency:Double-blind and preliminary clinical trials have shown that oral horse chestnut extracts reduce the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, including swelling and pain.
Horse chestnut is an astringent, anti-inflammatory herb that helps to tone the vein walls which, when slack or distended, may become varicose, haemorrhoidal or otherwise problematic.
The lectin from horse chestnut seeds was obtained by affinity chromatography on a sorbent prepared from the egg white, 95 mg of lectin per 1 kg of fresh seeds being obtained.
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 botanical.com - A Modern Herbal | Chestnut, Horse - Herb Profile and Information
The Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, which has also been known as Hippocastanum vulgare (Gaertn.), is an entirely different tree from the Sweet Chestnut, to which it is not even distantly related, and is of much more recent importation to English soil.
---Cultivation---The Horse Chestnut is generally raised from the nuts, which are collected in the autumn and sown in the early spring.
It is concluded that Horse Chestnuts are not poisonous to any of the farm animals experimented with, within the limits of what they can be induced to eat, and that they form a highly nutritious food.
www.botanical.com /botanical/mgmh/c/chehor58.html   (1160 words)

 Herbal Astrology: Horse Chestnut - StarIQ.com
Horse chestnut is primarily used for improving the integrity of the veins in the legs, the region of the body that is associated with Jupiter, since the legs begin at the hips (ruled by Sagittarius) and end at the feet (ruled by Pisces).
Numerous double blind, placebo-controlled human studies have shown horse chestnut to be effective in the alleviation of symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins.
Horse chestnut is also available in a topical gel that can be applied directly to the affected areas.
www.stariq.com /Main/Articles/P0001135.htm   (869 words)

 Horse Chestnut
horse chestnut trees (buckeyes) growing on the margins of the swamps and the European horse chestnuts cultivated there, we would pocket the shiny brown nuts.
Most studies on horse chestnut have focused on the herb as a treatment for vascular conditions, in which the capillaries are weak or the veins are not working properly.
One of the earliest studies on horse chestnut, done way back in 1896, demonstrated its usefulness in treating hemorrhoids, using an alcoholate of the nut to show its anesthetic and anti-inflammatory activity in treating varicosis, in general, and hemorrhoids, in particular.
www.bodyandfitness.com /Information/Herbal/Research/horsechestnut.htm   (3128 words)

 horse chestnut. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horse chestnuts and buckeyes (as the nuts too are called) somewhat resemble true chestnuts in appearance but are edible only after careful preparation.
The wood of the horse chestnut and of the buckeye is soft; it has been used for paper pulp and for carpentry, woodenware, and other similar purposes.
Horse chestnuts are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Hippocastanallae.
www.bartleby.com /65/ho/horseche.html   (247 words)

 Horse Chestnut Seed Extract   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horse chestnut seeds are the most commonly used plant part for making medicinal remedies and herbal preparations.
Historically, leaves of the horse chestnut plant have been used medicinally to relieve cough, to reduce fever, and to relieve pain and inflammation associated with arthritis.
It is recommended that horse chestnut not be taken in conjunction with any other medications that thin the blood (coumadin, trental, aspirin, heparin) without medical supervision.
www.nutrasanus.com /horse-chestnut.html   (589 words)

 Horse Chestnut - Herbs & Supplements - Drug Library - DrugDigest
Note: Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is not the same as similar trees such as Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra), Sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa or Castanea vesca), Yellow Buckeye (Aesculus octandra), or the nearly-extinct American chestnut (Castanea dentata).
Horse chestnut may also lessen cramps, itching, swelling, and other symptoms associated with a similar condition known as chronic venous insufficiency, a condition that occurs when valves in the veins that carry blood back to the heart are weak or damaged.
Oral horse chestnut seed extract is approved, in combination with support hose and other therapy, for treating chronic venous insufficiency by the German Commission E (of the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices), the German governmental agency that evaluates the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.
www.drugdigest.org /DD/DVH/HerbsWho/0,3923,4024|Horse+Chestnut,00.html   (643 words)

 Horse Chestnut - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Horse Chestnut, common name for a family of trees, and especially for the species known as the common horse chestnut.
Buckeye, common name for several shrubs or trees of the horse chestnut family, native to North America.
hickory, acacia, alder, ash, aspen, baobab, beech, birch, elm, ginkgo, horse chestnut, laburnum, lime, maple, mesquite, mimosa, oak, plane tree,...
encarta.msn.com /Horse_Chestnut.html   (186 words)

 Horse Chestnut
The horse chestnut tree is native to Asia and northern Greece, but it is now cultivated in many areas of Europe and North America.
Modern extracts of horse chestnut are usually made from the seeds, which are high in the active constituent aescin (also known as escin).
For treatment of chronic venous insufficiency horse chestnut seed extracts standardized for aescin content (16–20%), 300 mg two to three times per day, are recommended.
www.evitamins.com /healthnotes.asp?ContentID=2110008   (816 words)

 Horse Chestnut
The horse chestnut tree grows 80 feet (25 meters) tall with leaves in clusters of 5 to 7 and white flower spikes growing at the ends of its branches.
The horse chestnut is not related to the edible chestnut, an entirely different plant.
Horse chestnut leaf is used to make teas to strengthen varicose veins or to treat chronic coughs with congestion.
www.mountainroseherbs.com /learn/horsechestnut.php   (290 words)

 What Herbs REALLY Do Inside Your Body: Horse Chestnut
Horse chestnuts are easy to recognize, with distinctive, serrated “palmate” leaves, meaning that the leafs’ veins diverge from one central point, somewhat like fingers radiating from the palm of a hand.
Horse chestnut extracts were seen in animal studies to prevent the expression of these molecules in blood vessels, so the white blood cells did not linger in them to do any harm.
Although recommended doses of horse chestnut seed extract appear safe for most people with chronic venous insufficiency and related problems like varicose veins, it should be avoided by women who are pregnant or nursing, because it elevates a labor-inducing chemical, and its effect on fetuses and infants are unknown.
drholly.typepad.com /dr_holly_phaneuf/2004/08/horse_chestnut.html   (2565 words)

 ChiroFind.com | tell me about Horse Chestnut
Horse chestnut is a tree originally grown in Asia and northern Greece, but now cultivated in Europe and North America.
The active ingredient in horse chestnut seeds is aescin, a substance shown to promote circulation of the blood through the veins.
Internal use of standardized horse chestnut extracts at recommended amounts is considered generally safe, although there have been occasional reports of itching, nausea and upset stomach associated with this product.
www.chiroweb.com /find/tellmeabout/horse_chestnut.html   (392 words)

 Horse Chestnut : by Ray Sahelian, M.D., horse chestnut benefits horse chestnut research (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horse chestnut is rich in saponins and flavones, which modern research has shown help support the normal integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue.
Trials assessing horse chestnut seed extract as one of several active components in a combination preparation, or as a part of a combination treatment, were excluded.
Horse chestnut works by improving the capillary wall and integrity of the vascular system, it may have blood thinning ability but it also has the ability to protect the strength of the veins.
www.raysahelian.com.cob-web.org:8888 /horsechestnut.html   (1333 words)

 Horse Chestnut by Vitanica
Horse chestnut was traditionally used in the treatment of rheumatism and conditions of venous congestion and edema.
In modern herbal medicine, horse chestnut is seen mainly for the swelling and pain/discomfort of varicose veins as well as hemorrhoids.
Horse chestnut is particularly useful for improving capillary fragility and resolving edema associated with poor circulation and/or inflammation.
www.taoofherbs.com /products/2340/Vitanica/HorseChestnut.htm   (208 words)

 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum L.)
Horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) may cause an allergic reaction in patients with known allergy to horse chestnuts, esculin,or any of its ingredients (flavonoids, biosides, trisides of quertins, and oligosacharides including 1-ketose and 2-ketose).
In theory, due to its esculin constituents, horse chestnut (but not horse chestnut seed extract, which when properly prepared does not contain esculin) may theoretically increase the risk of bleeding when taken with drugs that increase the risk of bleeding.
In theory, due to its esculin constituents, horse chestnut (but not horse chestnut seed extract, which when properly prepared does not contain esculin) may theoretically increase the risk of bleeding when taken with herbs or supplements that increase the risk of bleeding.
nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-horsechestnut.html   (1779 words)

 39. Horse Chestnut   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Native to Greece and Albania, this species was introduced to the U.S. in the 1740s because of all large shade trees it has the showiest floral display, with foot-long clusters of white flowers in late April or early May, a rich sight against the large dome of green foliage.
Unlike the original chestnut tree the nuts produced by this species are inedible.
The name "horse chestnut" was probably given originally because the fruits were known as At-kastan (horse chestnut; Castanea equina) to the Turks, who found them useful as a drug for horses suffering from broken wind or coughs.
www.washington.edu /home/treetour/hchestnut.html   (150 words)

 Horse Chestnut is used in skin care products. (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-1.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horse chestnut is used in the manufacture of superior quality skin care and cosmetic products, and underneath please find a brief overview of horse chestnut, and why it is used.
The horse chestnut is a deciduous tree (Aesculus hippocastanum) that grows up to 25 meters, and is found throughout the northern hemisphere, but is a native tree to the Balkan peninsula.
Hundreds of clinical studies have been undertaken to prove, without any doubt, the effectiveness of horse chestnut and its active ingredient escin, on the health of veins and capillaries, and the strengthening effect is has on them.
www.dermaxime.co.za.cob-web.org:8888 /ingredients/horse_chestnut.htm   (476 words)

 Horse Chestnut: Benefits and Side Effects (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab-1.cs.princeton.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The active medicinal ingredient in horse chestnut is a triterpene glycoside known as aescin.
Teas made from horse chestnut have been used in folk medicine to treat diarrhea and hemorrhoids, and it was also used topically on sores and rashes.
At least one study has shown that horse chestnut may be as effective as compression stockings that are used to reduce the swelling, fatigue and pain associated with edema in the lower legs.
vitamins.ultimatefatburner.com.cob-web.org:8888 /horse-chestnut.html   (466 words)

 Horse Chestnut Trees - Aesculus Hippocastanum - UK Safari
Special features: The horse chestnut tree, which originated in the Balkans, was introduced to Britain in the 1600's as an ornamental tree.
It grows so successfully here that it is hard to believe it is not native to the U.K. The horse chestnut is one of the first trees in leaf, and looks its best in springtime, when it is covered with clusters of either pink or white flowers, known as 'candles'.
Because of this association with horses, conkers used to be ground up and fed to horses as a remedy for breathing difficulties.
www.uksafari.com /horsechestnut.htm   (374 words)

 Equine Color - Horse & Pony Color Genetics Information
Chestnut is one of the foundation colors on which other colors are made.
If a horse is red factor tested as "E" then it could be a Silver Dapple, if it is tested as "e" then it has a Chestnut base and it's physical color is not being caused by the Silver dilution.
A Chestnut horses entire body, including the mane, tail and legs, is made up of pheomelanin, regardless of the shade of the color.
www.equinecolor.com /chestnut.html   (1480 words)

 Horse Chestnut
Horse Chestnut's ability to relieve swelling in the legs has been confirmed in several rigorous clinical trials.
In some people, Horse Chestnut seed causes side effects such as irritation of the digestive tract, reduced kidney function in people with kidney disease, and itching of the skin.
Horse Chestnut seed extracts containing 20 percent aescin are available in capsule form.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/herbaldrugs/101480.shtml   (372 words)

 horse chestnut Consumer Drug Information
Horse chestnut has been used orally to improve symptoms of fatigue, and pain, nighttime cramping, itching and swelling in the legs.
Horse chestnut is generally not recommended for use by children.
Symptoms of an horse chestnut overdose are not known.
www.drugs.com /MTM/horse_chestnut.html   (1568 words)

 Horse Chestnut Extract 250mg - Natural Herbs – Herbal Supplement Health Remedy Treatment Products (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Horse chestnut extract has demonstrated a variety of beneficial effects including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiedema, venotonic (helpful to veins) and vasoprotective (protective of vessels or ducts) actions.
Pharma- ceutical grade horse chestnut extracts contain between 16 and 20% escin and the therapeutic dose used in clinical studies is 50 mg of escin taken two times a day.
Venotone is an extract of horse chestnut which has been standardized and concentrated to ensure the highest quality, consistency and biological activity.
www.health-marketplace.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Horse-Chestnut.htm   (284 words)

 Horse Chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum - Encapsulated Herbal Extract - Herbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum, which has also been known as Hippocastanum vulgare, is an entirely different tree from the Sweet Chestnut (a culinary herb), to which it is not even distantly related.
Horse Chestnut leaves have been used as a cough remedy and to reduce fevers.
Horse Chestnut is also utilized extensively in Europe as an anti-inflammatory agent for a variety of health conditions, in addition to being used for vascular problems.
www.viable-herbal.com /singles/herbs/s365.htm   (1170 words)

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