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Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum

Family:

Sapindaceae

Found in:

Medicinal Garden

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Medicinal Garden information:

Taking horse chestnut seed extract orally can reduce some symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency, such as varicose veins, pain, tiredness, tension, swelling in the legs, itching, and edema. The main active ingredient escin (or aescin).

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