A.Vogel Horse Chestnut Aesculus Drops
This fresh herbal tincture has been made from the extract of fresh Aesculus seeds, which are better known as conkers. These are harvested and used, whilst still fresh to make this unique botanical food supplement.
- Good for tired, heavy legs.
- Botanical food supplement.
- Helps maintain healthy veins.
- Made from freshly harvested Aesculus hippocastanum seeds.
What does horse chestnut do for the body?
It has powerful Anti-Inflammatory properties, which may help to relieve pain and inflammation.
What is Aesculus hippocastanum used for?
As we now know, Aesculus fruit are familiar to many as conkers. They contain a valuable constituent called aescin which is useful for helping maintain the health of veins. So the next time autumn comes round, remember that conkers deserve to be recognised for more than just being battered around by kids – they can also be used for those with tired, heavy legs. Despite its century-long history in folk medicine, clinical studies have since supported its use for the treatment of haemorrhoids and chronic venous insufficiency. In addition, some traditional herbalists suggest it may be effective for bronchitis.
Why is it called a horse chestnut?
Aesculus hippocastanum is a large tall deciduous tree, growing to heights of over 30 metres. It has strong branches and bears characteristic palm-like leaves. Aesculus trees are native to Europe and are said to originate from a relatively small area in the Balkan mountains. It is now widely found in many parts of the world with a temperate climate. The name 'horse chestnut' originates from the similarity of the leaves and fruits to sweet chestnuts. Aesculus flowers are similarly characteristic looking with groups of up to 50 white flowers on a single stalk. From these, between 1 and 5 fruit develop – they are green and spiky, with a shell holding the Aesculus seed (2-3cm in diameter). It was once believed that these seeds (or fruit) had the ability to reduce coughs and/or panting in horses.