It is rich in quercetin and kaempferol, which are bioactive compounds with antioxidant action that fight free radicals.
Etiquette , This seed should not be consumed as food in its natural form, as it may cause poisoning.
Horse Chestnut is a seed of the horse chestnut tree that is used to treat hemorrhoids and circulation problems, such as venous insufficiency and varicose veins, as it provides anti-inflammatory, antihemorrhagic, and vasoconstrictive properties.
In addition, horse chestnut is rich in quercetin and kaempferol, which are bioactive compounds with antioxidant action that fight free radicals, prevent the accumulation of fatty plaques in blood vessels, preventing cardiovascular diseases.
scientifically known aesculus hippocastanumHorse chestnut is found in pharmacies and health food stores in the form of tablets, capsules, tinctures, gels, ointments, and soaps. However, this seed should not be consumed as food in its natural form, as it may cause toxicity.
Horse chestnut can be consumed in the form of capsules, tablets, or tea. Additionally, horse chestnut can also be found in the form of gels, ointments, and soaps.
Horse chestnut cannot be consumed in its natural form as food, because it contains high amounts of esculin, a compound that can cause toxicity in large quantities, causing muscle cramps, dilated pupils, nausea. Symptoms like vomiting may occur. cases, serious illness, paralysis, coma and death.
Horse chestnut tea can be used to help treat hemorrhoids, varicose veins, poor circulation, skin problems like dermatitis or eczema, and joint inflammation like arthritis or osteoarthritis.
- 1.5 g crushed horse chestnut seeds;
- 1 cup water.
Method of preparation:
Put the horse chestnut seeds and water in a saucepan, let it boil for 10 minutes. Then let it cool, filter it and consume maximum 2 cups of this tea a day.
capsules or tablets
Horse chestnut can also be taken in 100 to 200 mg capsule or tablet form. Generally the recommended intake is 1 to 2 tablets or capsules, 2 times a day, which should be taken with a glass of water.
Sitz bath with horse chestnut helps treat external hemorrhoids, as it has properties that improve circulation and reduce inflammation, providing quick relief from pain and discomfort.
- 60 grams horse chestnut bark;
- 2 liters of water.
Method of preparation:
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 10 minutes. Let cool, strain and keep the mixture in a bowl. After performing intimate hygiene you should sit in the container for 20 minutes. This sitz bath can be done if necessary.
For skin problems, this tea can be placed in a clean compress, applied to the affected area for 15 minutes without rubbing it on the skin.
Horse chestnut tincture is an excellent choice for treating problems like poor circulation in the legs, varicose veins, and swelling in the legs.
Generally, it is recommended to take 15 drops of this tincture dissolved in 1 glass of water or juice up to 3 times a day.
cream or gel
Horse chestnut ointment or gel should be applied in a thin layer to the treated area up to 3 times a day.
The ointment or gel should always be applied from bottom to top to encourage venous return and avoid injury to small blood vessels.
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