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Aesculus

[‚es·kyə·ləs]
(botany)
A genus of deciduous trees or shrubs belonging to the order Sapindales. Commonly known as buckeye.

Aesculus

 

a genus of tree and, less frequently, shrub of the family Hippocastanaceae. The leaves, which are opposite and digitately compound, usually have five to nine leaflets. The irregular flowers are gathered in erect paniculate inflorescences. There are approximately 15 species (according to other data, 25), growing in Europe (the Balkan Peninsula), Asia (the Himalayas, China, and Japan), and North America. One of the most common is the horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum), often grown in gardens and parks. The tree measures up to 30 m tall; its trunk is up to 2 m in diameter. The crown is broad and full. An extract of the roots is used in medications for hemorrhoids, dilation of the veins, thrombophlebitis, atherosclerosis, and other conditions.

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Efficacy, routine effectiveness, and safety of horsechestnut seed extract in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency.
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Family Name (Latin and Common): Hippocastanaceae, the Horsechestnut family
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The Asian longhorn beetle was first discovered on maple, horsechestnut, and elm trees in Brooklyn, New York, in October 1996.
"No nook in the grounds more sheltered and Eden-like; it was full of trees, it bloomed with flowers: a very high wall shut it out from the court, on one side; on the other, a beech avenue screened it from the lawn." A winding walk, terminating in the giant horsechestnut soon to be riven, yields a place where "one could wander unseen" (311-12).
When it levels off, take the Meadow Trail to the right, a pleasant walk along Sonoma Creek among alder, bay, and horsechestnut tress.
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Herbs such as buckwheat, horsechestnut and hawthorn taken internally help strengthen the veins, and externally, applications of astringents such as yarrow and horsechestnut are also recommended.