• Chestnut
  • Horse chestnut trees are native to the Balkan Peninsula (for example, Greece and Bulgaria), but grow throughout the northern hemisphere. (pharmasave.com)
  • Although horse chestnut is sometimes called buckeye, it should not be confused with the Ohio or California buckeye trees, which are related but not the same species. (pharmasave.com)
  • For centuries, horse chestnut seeds, leaves, bark, and flowers have been used for a variety of conditions and diseases. (pharmasave.com)
  • Horse chestnut seed extract extract to get, separate, or isolate a desired active ingredient has been used to treat chronic venous insufficiency (a condition in which the veins do not efficiently return blood from the legs to the heart). (pharmasave.com)
  • Small studies have found that horse chestnut seed extract extract to get, separate, or isolate a desired active ingredient is helpful in treating chronic venous insufficiency and is as effective as wearing compression stockings. (pharmasave.com)
  • There is not enough scientific evidence to support the use of horse chestnut seed, leaf, or bark for any other conditions. (pharmasave.com)
  • When properly processed, horse chestnut seed extract contains little or no esculin and is considered generally safe when used for short periods of time. (pharmasave.com)
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, consult a health care practitioner before using horse chestnut. (pharmasave.com)
  • Some studies suggest that horse chestnut can increase risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) when used with antidiabetes medications such as insulin or glyburide. (pharmasave.com)
  • Because of the blood-thinning effect, you should stop taking horse chestnut 2 weeks before a surgical procedure. (pharmasave.com)
  • Drugs and Health Products Monograph: Horse Chestnut. (pharmasave.com)
  • healthy
  • Characterization of human and equine isolates of S. zooepidemicus revealed zoonotic transmission of certain strains of S. zooepidemicus from healthy horses that caused severe disease in humans. (slu.se)