Horse Chestnut 100 Count 00 Capsules 650 mg
Common Names: T'ien-Shih-Li (Chinese Name)
Scientific Name: Aesculus Hippocastanum L., Aesculus Chinensis Hippocasanaceae, Sapindaceae, Horse Chestnut Family
Common Uses: Tonic, stimulant, narcotic, astringent, anti-inflammatory, nutritive, febrifuge, expectorant Horse-Chestnut leaves have marked narcotic tendencies, and a cupful of standard infusion will ensure deep, calm sleep. It should not, however, be taken too often despite the tonic properties it also enjoys. Essence of Horse-Chestnut is rich in vitamin K and therefore valuable in treating all circulatory disorders. People suffering from poor circulation, piles, varicose veins, and chilblains may be helped with medical supervision. Pealed roasted nuts were brewed for diarrhea, prostate ailments. In Europe, preparations of the seeds are believed to prevent thrombosis, rheumatism, neuralgia, burns, thought to help weak veins and arteries. Also used in bronchitis, swollen prostate, gastritis and gastroenteritis. Leaf tea is a tonic; used for fevers, colds, malaria, dysentery; externally, for lupus and skin ulcers. A fluid extract from the fruit protects against sunburn. A related species: California Buckeye (Aesculus Californica) was reported to cause abortions in cattle. Although considered poisonous unless fully ripened and properly leached, it was used by the local Native Americans as a remedy for rheumatic aches and toothaches.
*Warnings: This herb is potentially fatal. Could cause death or other serious consequences. Although Horse-Chestnut has been found to be safe and helpful for some people under the guidance and care of trained clinicians, we do not recommend its use for self-diagnosis and treatment. Toxic symptoms include gastroenteritis, enlarged pupils, drowsiness, and flushing of the skin. Outer husks are poisonous. All parts can be toxic. Fatalities have been reported. Seeds (nuts) contain 30%-60% starch, but can be used as a foodstuff only after the toxins have been removed.
Origin: Planted in towns, Horse Chestnut is naturalized in the United States.