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Horse Chestnut Powder - Stone Creek Health Essentials

Horse Chestnut Powder

Regular price $29.25 Sale

Botanical Name - Aesculus hippocastanum

Other Names - Chestnut, Red Chestnut

Origin - Bulgaria

Flavor Profile - Not for culinary use due to potential toxicity from a coumarin glucoside called esculin.

Typical Preparations - Decoct to make salves, ointments and other topical products. 

Horse chestnut is so-called because of the erroneous belief that eating the nuts relieved chest congestion in horses. In truth, however, horse chestnuts contain a compound called esculin that is toxic to horses, although deer and other animals appear to be able to neutralize this substance and eat the nuts without consequence.

Due to safety concerns, horse chestnuts are generally used to make infusions, balms and ointments for topical use only.

Precautions - If you have liver or kidney disease, you should not use horse chestnut. Horse chestnut can be toxic if taken internally. Do not put lotion or gel on broken skin.

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