Bulk Horse chestnut, powder powder

Aesculus hippocastanum

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.

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active compoundsAescin, kaempferol, leucocyanidin, leucodelphinidin, procyanidin A2, quercetin.
plant part usedfruit

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general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a sealed container at room temperature in place free of sunlight and humidity.
appearance & aromaBrown powder without remarkable aroma.
flavor profileHorse chestnut powder has a very bitter taste. It is typically taken in capsule form.


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cosmeticAdd to soaps or infuse in oil for use in making salves, lotions and other topical formulations.
culinaryThis herb is not particularly palatable.
wellnessEncapsulate as a dietary supplement.
safetyAlthough raw horse chestnut is toxic, processed horse chestnut powder is safe for most people. However, safety during pregnancy is not known. Also, this product may interfere with certain medications, including diabetes drugs, anticoagulants (coumadin) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Avoid this herb if you have a history of liver or kidney disease.

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