aesculus hippocastanum

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horse chestnut tree

horse chestnut tree

Grows over 100 ft (35m) Nuts are moderately poisonous. Toxin is destroyed by roasting or boiling. Seeds contain a saponin called Escin, which is used externally to reduce swelling and increase skin tissue tone, increasing circulation and encouraging flexibility. Be careful.