Horse Chestnut (aesculus hippocastanum)

Horse chestnut trees originated from Greece and the Balkan Peninsula and are now cultivated worldwide. Horse chestnut seed extract may help with leg vein problems, swelling, and haemorrhoids. Packed with an abundance of antioxidants, horse chestnuts may protect against inflammation and even against cancer.

When the ‘Horse Chestnut’ tree was first brought to Britain in 1616 from the Balkans, it was called horse chestnut because the Turks would feed the seeds to their ailing horses. The tree is chiefly grown nowadays for ornamental purposes, in towns and private gardens and in parks, and along streets.

Horse Chestnut’s key ‘healing’ ingredient appears to be aescin, (escin) which may reduce inflammation, reduce the swelling of blood vessels, and promote blood circulation.

The raw seeds, barks, leaves, and flowers of Horse Chestnut should not be ingested as they contain a poison called esculetin that may lead to increased risk of bleeding and DNA damage.

For your precious face: Horse Chestnut is one of the carefully researched ingredients we’ve included our facial moisturisers which have been formulated for skin that needs extra special assistance, restoring your healthy, youthful glow. (Nurture, Restore, Argan & Rosehip).

For Varicose Veins: Again, carefully researched, top of the range ingredients, known to assist with the healing and relief of varicose veins, have been included in our Hemp Vein Cream.