Horse Chestnut

The beneficial horse chestnut extracts are concocted using the bark and the nut of the tree.

Properties of Horse Chestnut

✔ The horse chestnut tree is used in treating conditions, such as stomach cramps, various forms of arthritis, hemorrhoids, and tinnitus — i.e., ringing sounds in the ear. Ringing sounds in the ear is also a major symptom indicating the onset of vertigo. Thus, when the symptom is eradicated with the help of extracts, the question of vertigo being an extension of the ringing symptom, does not arise.
✔ Horse chestnut benefits those who are suffering from an ear infection. Be it swimmer’s ear or excruciating ear pain, the horse chestnut can cure the ailment.
✔ Preparations of horse chestnuts are available in herb stores. They are cream- or gel-based concoctions, or oral tablets. The most essential benefit of the creams or gels is their ability to treat varicose veins. Varicose veins is an extremely painful condition to endure. This may cause the veins in the legs to swell. The swelling of varicose veins also indicates plummeting energy levels. It also leads to the development of blood clots in the legs.
✔ If an individual suffers from a condition called edema, horse chestnuts have the power to cure the pain and the fatigue. The oral pills or tablets are perfect for the treatment. They need to be ingested with a glass of water. Thus, administering horse chestnut in tablet form helps put the individual at rest.
✔ The swelling in the joints, muscles, and tendons lessens and is finally curbed when the horse chestnut cream or gel is applied to the affected area. Ingesting it orally will also serve its inflammatory purposes.
✔ The seeds of horse chestnuts have essential properties that help cease diarrhea.
✔ Horse chestnuts are also known to be effective in ceasing the growth and the inadvertent metastasizing of cancerous cells. However, detailed research is prerogative to deem horse chestnut as a potent measure.
✔ Another benefit is its beauty enhancement property, since horse chestnut is known to promote healthy blood vessels. To lighten the dark circles under your eyes, you could resort to consuming horse chestnut supplements. Horse chestnut in gel or cream form could be an alternative, if you are not too keen on ‘oral swallows’.

Not Meant For …

✘ As it has the property of making the blood thin, horse chestnut should not be administered on people who are prescribed anticoagulants or aspirin therapy.
✘ Nursing mothers or mothers-to-be should not consume or use the horse chestnut in any form.
✘ People with low blood sugar levels should not take the horse chestnut preparation in any form.