Horse Chestnut or Aesculus hippocastanum L.

The "natural" ally of our legs for swelling, heaviness and fatigue

The horse chestnut is an ornamental tree, to 30 m high, widely used in Italian public parks and boulevards, produces fruit wrapped in spiny urchins that contain from one to four shining seeds very similar to chestnuts.

You can use horse chestnut's bark, leaves and seeds, because the extracts are rich in substances with anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous and vasotonic.

Escin and flavonoids, in particular, are the substances that give to the horse chestnut the therapeutic antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory and vasoprotective, universally recognized.

Flavonoids in particular have an important anti-inflammatory and soothing action and contrast the formation of free radicals.

Escin helps reduce the activity of elastase and hyaluronidase, two enzymes that attack the endothelium of blood vessels and the extracellular matrix, weakening the structure.

By reducing the activity of these enzymes, the vessel wall is reinforced and regains its natural elasticity and permeability with anti-edema effect and thereby reducing the swelling.

The capillary-protective and decongestant action of horse chestnut is used especially to relieve swollen and sore legs, or legs with a sense of heaviness, in case of peripheral venous insufficiency because the increase in tone and permeability of the venous walls facilitate the return of venous blood to the heart.

Medý products containing Horse Chestnut: Leg Wellness Cream.