Horse Chestnut

Last Updated: September 28, 2022

Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is a plant extract with a group of molecules known as aescins, which are beneficial to circulatory health. Supplementation of horse chestnut appears to be beneficial for varicose veins and veinous insufficiency.

Horse Chestnut is most often used for

What are other names for Horse Chestnut?
Note that Horse Chestnut is also known as:
  • Aesculus hippocastanum
  • Conker tree
  • Rosskastanie
  • venostasin
Dosage information

Horse chestnut tends to be taken in the 400-600mg range, although it seems that the overall dose is less important than the standardization for aescin which should ultimately reach 100-150mg daily.

Supplementation tends to be divided into two daily doses divided by 12 hours (so, a morning and evening dose at 8am and 8pm as an example), which is due to the active components (aescins) requiring about 12 hours to reach baseline concentrations.

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