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Horse Chestnut Bark

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Horse Chestnut (lat. Aesculus Hippocastanum L.) - almost every part of this impressive tree contains extremely valuable and potent substances. In the ..

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Horse Chestnut (lat. Aesculus Hippocastanum L.) - almost every part of this impressive tree contains extremely valuable and potent substances. In the flowers of chestnut (but only white), in the bark, unripe fruit, seeds, and also in the leaves, there are triterpene saponins, the most important of which is escin. In addition, they contain flavonoids, coumarins, tannins, and phenolic acids. The seeds also contain sugars, starch, carotenoids, sterols and minerals.

The most valued ingredients for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, due to the high concentration of these valuable substances, are chestnut flowers and bark.


Health properties

  • It has an astringent effect;
  • Anti-inflammatory; 
  • Antiseptic;
  • Anti-oedematous;
  • Anti-exudative;
  • Anti-diarrhea;
  • Strongly choleretic;
  • Stimulating the secretion of gastric juice; It disinfects and stimulates the healing of wounds, ulcers, burns and eczema.



  • Horse chestnut has an effect on the vessels, strengthens them, improves the elasticity of the walls, prevents cracking with minor injuries;
  • It reduces vascular permeability and reduces swelling;
  • It is anti-inflammatory, especially in the case of inflammation in the veins and inflammation of haemorrhoids;
  • It prevents the formation of intravascular blood clots, which is especially important in cases of hypercoagulability and after major surgeries;
  • Also in the digestive tract, horse chestnut extract has an anti-inflammatory effect and regulates the development of bacterial flora;
  • Horse chestnut can be recommended in gastritis, in diarrhea, in the absence of appetite;
  • In spasmodic conditions of the intestines;
  • Patients with diabetic vascular damage;
  • Long-term use of chestnut bark to rinse hair, heals dandruff, gives hair strength, prevents baldness, eliminates gray hair;
  • A strong decoction of chestnut bark tones the hair nicely and naturally brown;
  • Externally, chestnut bark can be used for sports injuries, inflammation of joints, bursae, hematomas, ecchymoses, inflammations of the retina, choroid, albumin and conjunctiva.


Dosage and how to use


Pour 1 tablespoon of bark with 1 glass of water, boil for 5 minutes (for coloring and strengthening hair: 20-30 minutes), let it stand for 20 minutes, strain. Top up the missing amount of water. Drink cup 3-4 times a day for 1-6 months. After 1-2 months, take a break in the treatment for 1-2 weeks, and then continue the treatment.


Side effects

None reported.


Due to the lack of research, is not recommended to use during pregnancy and lactating. Kidney diseases are also a contraindication. The escin contained in horse chestnut may increase the toxic effect on the kidneys of aminoglycoside antibiotics and oral anticoagulants. Cephalosporins, in turn, may reduce the plasma protein binding of escin. In the event of hypersensitivity, stomach pains or intestinal cramps, discontinue use of the raw material and consult a doctor.


100% natural, organic, no additives.

Our herbs are certified to not contain allergens and are GMO free, organic. Carefully collected from their wild sites. Free from environmental pollutions.

Packed in a paper pouch with ziplock, heat sealed to preserve the aroma and properties.


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