aesculus hippocastanum

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Related to aesculus hippocastanum: Collinsonia canadensis
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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.
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Aescin content in embryogenic callus and in embryoids from leaf explants of Aesculus hippocastanum.
Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut): In vitro culture and production of aescin.
Formation of aescin glucosides by callus tissue from cotyledonary explants of Aesculus hippocastanum L.
Efficient haploid induction in microspore suspension culture of Aesculus hippocastanum and karyotype analysis.
Once these simple measures are employed, it is also beneficial to start taking 20 drops of aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) twice daily in a little water just after meals.
Keywords: Escin Aesculus hippocastanum Infertility Varicocele
Recently, escin, the main ingredient of which is extract of Aesculus hippocastanum seed (Sirtori 2001; Carrasco and Vidrio 2007) has been shown to be effective in treating chronic venous malfunction, such as hemorrhoids, deep venous varicocele of lower extremities, valve insufficiency and postoperative edema (Mouly 1974; Otto and Arfeen 1974; Hefti and Kappeler 1975; Devin et al.
Effects of escins Ia, Ib, IIa and IIb from horse chestnut, the seeds of Aesculus hippocastanum L.