December 07, 2022

Horsechestnut 1:2 (Aesculus Hippocastanum)


Horeschestnut is most commonly used for treating venous insufficiency such as varicose veins


2-5 mls per day, 15-40 mls per week

Parts Used:


Main Actions:

  • Venotonic
  • Antioedema
  • Anti-inflammatory

Key Indications:

  • Venous insufficiency
  • Varicose veins and ulcer
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Lymphoedema
  • Deep vein thrombosis (to reduce risk)
  • Disorders where local tissue oedema may be involved in nerve compression such as trigeminal neuralgia, Bell’s palsy, sciatica, disc lesions, carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Topically for haematoma, contusions, sprains

Major Safety Issues:

Saponins can cause or aggravate gastro-oesophageal reflux

Should not be applied directly to broken or ulcerated skin