Horse chestnut Aescin.Horse Chestnut Extract.
- Botanical Basic Data of Horse chestnut.Aesculus hippocastanum.
- Narrative Hisdtory of Horse chestnut.Aesculuc,Aesculus hippocastanum.
- Description of Horse chestnut.Aesculus hippocastanum..
- Active constituents and mechanism of aescin from horsechestnut.
- Historical and Scientifical use of Horse chestnut.
- Indications,Combinations and Dosage of Horse chestnut.
- Horse chestnut Safety and Toxicity Study.
- Research Update:Horse chestnut and aescin.
Applications and Properties:
Chronic venous insufficiency.
Leg vein health.
Decongestant,expectorant and tonic.
Leg ulcers and frostbite.
Reduce oedema (swelling with fluid) following trauma.
Venous conditions(chronic venous insufficiency)
Broad-ranging ailments as colds,whooping cough,nerve pain,sunburn,backache,rheumatism,and fever.
Stagnation of liver-QI and stomach-QI,distention and oppression in the chest and abdomen,gastric cavity pains.
The unique actions of Horse Chestnut are on the vessels of the circulatory system. It seems to increase the strength and tone of the veinsin particular. It may be used internally to aid the body in the treatment of problems such as phlebitis, inflammation in the veins, varicosity and haemorrhoids.
Dosage:a topical preparation is made with 1/2 teaspoon powder in 16 ounces water.A common initial internal dosage of the extract is 90 to 150 milligrams of aescin;this is later reduced to 35 to 70 milligrams daily following improvement.Once 257-milligram capsule of the extract containing 18 to 22 percent aescin is taken with morning and evening meals.To use commercial gels,lotions,and ointments containing horse chestnut,follow package instructions.
Safety and Toxicity:
Acute Toxicity:Escin.LD50-Lethal dose,50 percent kill.Oral.Rodent-rat.833 mg/kg. Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value.
Allergies: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). Anaphylactic shock (severe allergic reaction) has been reported with intravenous (through the vein) use.
The FDA placed horse chestnut on its former list of "Herbs of Undefined Safety",risks and toxins of the raw seed and some negative effects records,the seeds of the horse chestnut tree are poisonous and must be specially prepared before being used medicinally.Never consume them in any form unless a knowledgeable manufacturer has processed them properly to remove all the toxins.
- 1.Horse chestnut Aescin.Horse Chestnut Extract.
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