What are the properties of Horse Chestnut in supplements?

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The properties of Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus Hippocastanum)

TBS Ingredient ID (TBSI ID):
Aesculus HippocastanumSapindaceae
NameCommon Names
Aesculus HippocastanumHorse-chestnut Bark, Horse-Chestnut Seed, Horse Chestnuts, Horse Chestnut, Horse Chestnut Seed Extract
Latin NameEMA
Hippocastani SemenHippocastani Semen
Hippocastani CortexHippocastani Cortex
Parts Used Medicinally:Bark, Seeds

In chronic venous insufficiency, varicosis, nocturnal systremma (cramps in the calves) and swelling of the legs.
Horse Chestnut contains triterpenoid saponins (especially aescin, a complex mixture composed of acylated glycosides of protoaesigenin and barringtogenol-C, including hippocaesculin), coumarins and flavonoids.



  • Varicose veins and other chronic venous insufficiency in the extremities: heaviness, swelling, pain, tingling sensation, night cramps in the calves.
  • Hemorrhoids.
  • Edema reabsorption, especially those post-surgery.
  • Prevention of thrombophlebitis and varicose ulcers.
  • Skin capillary fragility: couperose, petechiae, ecchymosis, hematomas, erythrosis etc.
  • Others: Seeds have been used in folk medicine to treat diarrhea, fever and arthritis.

Leaves and bark

  • In case of fragility and congestive conditions of the venous and lymphatic: varicose veins, hemorrhoids, varicose ulcers, prevention of phlebitis and thrombosis, edemas, epistasis, ecchymosis, metrorrhagias, etc.
  • Traditionally they have been used for the treatment of diarrhea, fever. Arthritis, edema, benign prostatic hyperplasia, premenstrual syndrome and unproductive cough.

The supplements containing Horse Chestnut


English version Varicorin

Varicorin contains Horse Chestnut.
Varicorin is the ideal solution for people suffering from varicose veins, spider veins or swollen legs. The formula developed on the basis of the most effective ingredients available on the market allows the supplement to effectively support venous problems.

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