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Horse Chestnut, Aesculus hippocastanum
Parts used: Seed.
Constituents: Saponins, Flavonoids, and Tannins.
Actions: Venous tonic, Anti-coagulant, Anti-cholesterol, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-haemorrhagic, Diuretic, Anti-pyretic, Astringent.
Indications:
Reduces oedema, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, thrombosis, thrombophlebitis, varicose ulcers, oedema, restores the integrity of veins.
Arteriosclerosis.
Gastritis, enteritis, cancer +tumeric, licorice, bromelain, quercetin.
Arrests bleeding especially uterine.
Oedema.
Fever.
Diarrhoea, leukorrhoea, lung catarrh.
Strengthens Chi - stagnate liver.
This herb can improve the properties of Bilberry, Ginkgo.
Herbal extract: 10-35mL per week.
Energetics: Cooling/drying, Bitter, astringent, pungent.
Meridians: liver, lung, large intestine.
Contraindications: Kidney disease, damage or renal failure.
Potentiates anticoagulant therapy; blood-clotting time must be monitored in this situation. The unripe seed has cause poisoning in children Do not use on open wounds.