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Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut

Horse Chestnut: Horse chestnut is an herb used medicinally and claimed to be beneficial to the veins and venous system. Horse chestnut is available in a variety of supplements and extracts.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Horse Chestnut

Adequate amounts of Horse Chestnut are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Horse Chestnut

Adequate amounts of Horse Chestnut are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Horse Chestnut

Excessive intake of Horse Chestnut may involve the following risks:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Unprocessed horse chestnut seeds can be toxic and cause death
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Muscle twitching
  • Incardination
  • Coma
  • Weakness
  • Increased risk of bleeding or hemorrhage
  • Not for use in people with bleeding disorders or on blood thinners unless recommended and monitored by a physician
  • Not for use in people with kidney disease
  • Not for use in people with diabetes unless recommended and monitored by a physician
  • Do not take with other medications, herbs, or supplements that can affect blood pressure
  • Not for use during pregnancy or lactation
  • Do not use in children
  • Possible allergic reaction in some people
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your physician and all your healthcare providers before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Horse Chestnut: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Horse Chestnut) include:

  • Aesculus hippocastanum
  • Aescin
  • Buckeye
  • Spanish chestnut

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