Extract of horse chestnut: properties, application

Horse( pig) chestnut is a tree with a wide crown with large leaves. In the fall, boxes appear on the tree, which contain large seeds. For medicinal recipes use bark, peduncles, chestnut seeds. For the first time, a doctor from France learned about the benefits of chestnut, in 1986. He identified the main properties of this plant, applying it as a remedy for hemorrhoids. With the help of this proved that the extract of horse chestnut is capable of venotonizing and strengthening the blood vessels of a person.

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Composition and healing properties

What is the use of flowers? The flavonoids and glycosides contained in them are able to normalize the level of cholesterol, eliminate cholesterol plaques, lead to normal blood pressure, improve the performance of the heart and blood vessels. The fruits of the plant have the following composition:

  • saponins;
  • glycosides;
  • fatty oils;
  • thiamine;
  • tanning agents;
  • vitamin C.

The main component is the saponin, which is called escin, which is able to thin the blood. Another important role to achieve benefit on the human body, plays eskulin, it produces a protective substance antithrombin, strengthens the small blood capillaries, normalizes the filling of veins with blood.

The tree bark, dried peduncles and leaves have the same healing properties. What is useful for horse chestnut extract for humans?

  1. Saponosides contained in the chestnut can reduce the inflammatory processes of the body, narrow the vessels, and remove swelling.
  2. Produced antithrombin helps to resolve blood clots.
  3. Strengthens the walls of vessels and improves their conductivity, by decreasing the viscosity of the blood.

Thanks to these properties, decoctions, alcohol tinctures, various infusions from all parts of the plant are actively used.

Important! It should be noted that horse chestnut extract helps to get rid of a number of diseases, such as thrombophlebitis, atherosclerosis, varicose veins, to lower high blood pressure.

That is, the drug maximizes the human circulatory system. Also promotes resorption of bruises, bruises, bruises. This "miracle healer" is able to cope with other diseases:

  • diseases of female organs, up to the stop of uterine bleeding;
  • burns, purulent wounds, furuncles, abrasions;
  • hemorrhoids;
  • malaria;
  • rheumatism;
  • radiculitis.

Horse chestnut extract

As a help to the patient, pharmacists have developed an alcoholic extract of horse chestnut that can be purchased at a pharmacy, without a doctor's prescription and used for treatment at home. The application package is attached to the product packaging, according to which the dosage of the application can be calculated for itself.

Tip! When choosing a drugstore, you need to pay attention to the content of esculin, it should be in the range of 50 to 75 mg.

In many countries around the world, the main application of the extract is the replacement of venous insufficiency. In Germany in 1996, scientists developed a gel based on a seed extract, to combat bruises. But you can use this tool only externally.

Who needs a horse chestnut? Among such patients it is necessary to isolate the persons suffering from obesity, and the obesity of the facial part. Persons suffering from varicose veins and thrombophlebitis, as well as with a weak tone of the skin, undergoing various inflammations, up to purulent formations.

Action for varicose veins

Scientists have shown that people with chronic venous insufficiency can get rid of or reduce the risk of thrombosis with the help of horse chestnut seed extract. Varicose veins are the inability of veins located mainly on the lower limbs to function normally. Such a disease leads to a number of unpleasant symptoms. For example, itching of the extremities, skin diseases, up to the formation of ulcerative foci, pain and swelling. It is proved that the use of the extract in combination with other auxiliaries, for example, compression stockings, normalizes the vessels and their permeability.

Many patients respond to the extract rather positively. Some use chestnut tincture together with gels and ointments containing extract, as well as trays with drops from the extract of seeds. Such baths will help to remove swelling, eliminate pain, balance blood pressure and improve the condition of the veins. But with a strong start of the disease, even horse chestnut can not cope with the disease. The use of such baths should last at least 2 months.

Tip! The water used for baths should be warm, but in no case is hot, as in case of varicose veins it is impossible to deal with hot water or boiling water.

With hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids is another unpleasant and rather delicate disease. It is formed when blood is stagnant in a small pelvis. In this case, blood accumulates in the veins, forming protrusions of the vessels outward. These nodes are located in the rectum, sometimes come out. This disease is accompanied by bleeding, severe itching and burning.

To help, from this disease, a remedy is used based on flowers and leaves of the tree. For treatment, internal use of drugs and external in the form of compresses and trays are used. Many patients for baths use plant branches.

For diseases of female breast glands

Chestnut extract will help women cope with signs of mastopathy. This is the consolidation of the mammary glands. It is the seed extract that will help women, whose age range varies from 30 to 50 years, to cope with mastopathy.

Chestnut helps to eliminate:

  • to remove inflammation;
  • to prevent the growth of tumor cells;
  • to restore the blood supply of mammary glands;
  • to normalize the state of the female hormonal system;
  • quickly heal wounds.

The elimination of pain in the chest area in women will help the broth and tincture of the flowers of chestnut.

In cosmetology

In chestnut, chestnut is widely used as an additional substance for the preparation of shampoos and hair masks, creams for removing leg fatigue, creams and face masks. Why helps extract of seeds in cosmetology?

  1. Ingredients in the horse chestnut, such as vitamins, micro and macro elements, are able to give the face skin elasticity and healthy appearance.
  2. Application of an ointment based on the flowers of chestnut, helps to clean and whiten the skin of the face.
  3. When using foot creams, fatigue and inflammation are removed.
  4. Hair acquires vitality and improves their structure.

Used in cosmetics tannins and tannins improve hair growth, by enriching the hair follicles with nutrients. Saponins, fatty acids prevent hair loss.

To prepare a chestnut seed extract, it is necessary: ​​

  1. Dry the seeds to a powder form.
  2. Pour the powder 60% with alcohol, insist 2 days.
  3. Strain thoroughly.

The obtained extract is liquid as an oily chestnut concentrate, has a greenish tinge. It can be added to any cosmetics. You can do daily applications for 10-15 minutes. To do this, gauze tissue of small size is impregnated with liquid and applied to the problematic area of ​​the skin. After a few days of application, the skin will improve noticeably and take on a healthy appearance.

Action Description
Anti-inflammatory Components of the chemical composition of chestnut promote the production of the adrenal hormone, which reduces the level of enzymes that can destroy tissues.
Vascular and anti-cellulite Chestnut extract helps to narrow the pores of capillaries, which will help in the fight against capillary nets and cellulite. It is able to eliminate the effect of the "orange peel".
Antibacterial Reduces the number of fungi and bacteria in the body.
Firming Strengthens hair follicles, which reduces hair loss.
Protective Protects skin from harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.

Important! All these properties can have an invaluable curative effect on the skin of every person. But we must remember that the main benefit is to strengthen the walls of blood vessels, improve blood circulation and prevent thrombophlebitis.

Dry extract of horse chestnut seeds

In the pharmacy you can buy a dry extract of seeds, which is presented as a yellowish powder, sometimes has a brown tint. Has a specific smell and bitter taste. This means contains the main component of the chestnut - escin, which is capable of exerting an anti-inflammatory effect, as well as anti-edema on the body.

All other properties and applications are similar to liquid extract. To obtain this, the powder is dissolved in water, glycerin, in a water-alcohol solution.


The drug should be used strictly according to instructions, or after consulting a doctor, so as not to cause harm to one's health. What is the contraindication to the treatment with the extract?

  1. First of all, every pregnant woman should be remembered that the use of the drug can negatively affect the health of the future baby and her own.
  2. You can not use the drug in childhood, mainly up to three years.
  3. In case of menstrual irregularities.
  4. For chronic gastrointestinal diseases.
  5. For individual intolerance to chestnut components.
  6. At low pressure.

According to the reviews of patients who were treated with this drug, side effects did not occur, but it must be remembered that the correct dosage and preparation of medicines at home, a pledge of future health.

All use of horse chestnut is proved by medical scientists and tested on patients. With a large number of spheres of application and treatment with extract, the main obstacle is still the varicose veins and their toning, strengthening the walls of blood vessels and improving their permeability, which reduces the risk of thrombosis. But, like other natural medicines, they should preferably be consumed under the supervision of a physician, so as not to harm their health.

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