The Horse Chestnut trees planted by Alfred Vogel in the Bioforce fields have grown to splendid maturity. Not to be confused with the edible sweet chestnut, the hard, round seeds of the Horse Chestnut are assiduously gathered each autumn for use in this tincture.
The use of Aesculus in venous disorders has been recognised for a long time. It is the seed of the Horse Chestnut tree, instantly recognisable to many children as the conker, that is used medicinally.
What does it do:
The constituent of Aesculus which has been most studied is aescin. It has the ability to improve the tone of veins, reducing leakage into the surrounding tissue. Often varicose veins are more troublesome in warmer weather and starting a course of Aesculus during the early summer can prevent the distressing symptoms emerging. For best results, I find that a three to four month course is advisable. Those suffering from varicose veins will also benefit from ensuring that constipation is not a factor.
- Varicose veins
- Piles (haemorrhoids)
- Phlebitis (inflammation of veins)
Tincture of fresh Aesculus hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) seeds, extracted in alcohol (66%v/v).
Adults: 20 drops twice a day immediately after meals, in a little water.
Maintenance: 20 drops once a day, in a little water.
Children: This product is not recommended for children.
Please seek medical advice if pregnant.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool dry place.
Best taken with food. Do not use alongside blood-thinning medicines such as low-dose aspirin or anticoagulants such as warfarin