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Horse chestnut is a medium-sized tree in the soapberry family that is native to the Balkans and later introduced to Europe in the mid-16th century. Because English children utilized horse chestnuts in a game called conkers, the tree is sometimes called the conker tree . Like its close relative, the Ohio buckeye, horse chestnut produces nuts that are toxic to some animals, especially horses. Similarly, even though the bark and fruit are traditionally used to make infusions and tonics, modern use of this herb is generally limited to topical applications.

Horse Chestnut powder, 1/4 lb

  • Horse chestnut powder is made from the fruits of Aesculus hippocastanum, a deciduous tree in the soapberry family that is native to the Balkan forests of southeastern Europe. Also known as conker tree and buckeye, horse chestnut is a source of aescin (or escin), an anti-inflammatory compound that supports vascular health. It is also rich in antioxidant flavonoids, such as quercetin and kaempferol. Horse chestnut powder may be taken in capsule form or applied topically.

    contains known allergen: tree nuts

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