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Horse Chestnut Extract Benefits and Side Effects
Jan 12, 2022

If you've been exposed to some medications, you may have heard of horse chestnut extract, but is it safe? Are there any side effects?

Horse chestnut seeds contain a variety of volatile compounds, including a powerful chemical called aescin, which is the main active ingredient in the extract. Aescin is a triterpenoid saponin, and some of its effects include thinning the blood and promoting the excretion of fluids rather than being stored as water weights or edema.

Horse chestnut extract features:

Regulates Qi and relieves pain in the stomach. For chest and abdominal distention, abdominal pain. It has anti-tissue edema, reduces vascular permeability, prevents water accumulation in tissues, and quickly eliminates heavy feelings and pressure caused by local edema. It can treat stomach-cold pain, abdominal distention, malaria, and dysentery It has a significant effect on anti-inflammatory, anti-exudation, and swelling, and can restore the normal permeability of capillaries and increase venous tension.

aescin 20 mg

Horse Chestnut Extract Side Effects:

1. Toxins: As mentioned earlier, immature or immature horse chestnuts contain higher concentrations of esculin (a toxin), so be sure to obtain an extract or capsule from a licensed and trusted professional.

2. Hypoglycemia: Another major side effect people report is a drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia), which can be dangerous for anyone, but especially diabetics.

3. Allergies: Allergic reactions to horse chestnut seed extract are uncommon, but there have been some reports of itching, swelling, dizziness, or difficulty breathing.

4. Skin irritation: If you use a different ingredient of horse chestnuts, such as the bark or leaves, it is usually applied to the skin, which can cause local inflammation or irritate those sensitive active compounds from the extract.

5. Stomach upsets and headaches may also occur, especially if you take an excessive amount of this extract.



When using this extract, be sure to look for a regulated and processed product from the manufacturer, not the fruit of the horse chestnut, as the seeds, leaves, and bark are toxic if used incorrectly. The standard dose of this extract is 50 mg 2-3 times daily.

Many studies have found that horse chestnut extract can be effective for a variety of health conditions when used properly. Before adding any effective herbal remedies to your routine, it is best to consult a professional or trained herbalist.

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