HORSE CHESTNUT SEED – DRY EXTRACT

EUROMED horse chestnut extract is a standardized herbal extract of the seeds of Aesculus hippocastanum L. (Fam. Hippocastanaceae), a tree widely distributed throughout the temperate zones of Europe and Asia.

Horse chestnut extract contains starch, proteins, triterpensaponins, fatty oil, cellulose and flavonolglycosides. Triterpene saponins of the dieter of the ß-amyrine-type form a complex mixture of B-escin, kryptoaescin, ∞-escin (a mixture of ß-escin and kryptoaescin) and escaroles. Furthermore, flavonolglycosides have been detected in the drug.

The most important active ingredients are the triterpene saponins. Particular attention should be pais to -escin as it is mediating the antiexsudative effect of horse chestnut extract. Another compound of interest is pronthocyanidin A2, a dimeric procyanidine arising from the condensation of monomeric flavanols, which has been found to be a strong inhibitor of oxidative activity.

Aesculus hippocastanum L.

  • 16 – 20% escin

HEALTH PROPERTIES

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