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How should you take horse chestnut?

How should you take horse chestnut?

300 mg po bid: Hce 300 mg should contain 50 mg of escin which is the active compound. This amount is approved for dosing twice a day by mouth. ...Read more

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Are white chestnut drops a homeopathic remedy?

Are white chestnut drops a homeopathic remedy?

Maybe: There is a bach flower essence made from chestnut buds, and there is also a homeopathic remedy (aesculus hippocastanum) made from chestnut. The two are prepared very differently, may have different effects in people, and the process for prescription differs too. ...Read more

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How does one take "horse chestnut" alternative medicine?

How does one take "horse chestnut" alternative medicine?

Extracts for CVI: Horse chestnut seeds include saponins & flavones including aescin. Extracts in tablet, capsule or tincture form have been proven effective in treating chronic venous insufficiency and varicose veins. For a summary of research see http://www.Raysahelian.Com/horsechestnut.Html and http://well.Blogs.Nytimes.Com/2011/03/24/remedies-horse-chestnut-seed-extract-for-leg-pain/. ...Read more

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I was wondering are horse chestnut and butcher's broom safe to take for diabetics?

I was wondering are horse chestnut and butcher's broom safe to take for diabetics?

Horse chestnut etc.: I have no idea and would greatly appreciate hearing from you about these products. Unless you have type 1 diabetes I don't like the term "diabetic" because your goal should always be to get rid of diabetes. It is not easy to get rid of diabetes but it should be your goal over time - not overnight ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix butcher's broom and horse chestnut supplement?

Is it safe to mix butcher's broom and horse chestnut supplement?

Yes: Both of these herbs are useful for the heath of our vascular system and help with varicose veins/venous insufficiency and other circulatory problems. Thus, they are often used together and often combined in the same formula- sometimes also combined with gotu kola and bioflavonoid extracts like diosmin. ...Read more

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Can horse chestnuts help the appearance of varicose veins?

Can horse chestnuts help the appearance of varicose veins?

NO!: Horse chestnuts are poisonous! there are some claims that an extract of horse chestnut may be helpful for varicose veins, but the evidence is weak at best. ...Read more

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Horse chestnut seed extract in pill form for spider veins?

Horse chestnut seed extract in pill form for spider veins?

Spider Vein Therapy: Horse chestnut extract is indicated for symptoms of varicose veins such as pain / swelling & is usually used in conjunction with compression stockings. It can rarely help with spider vein discomfort, but will not help them go away. Sclerotherapy vein injections is the best treatment for spider veins since it causes them to resolved & usually spider veins are only a cosmetic issue for patients. ...Read more

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Value of horse chestnut for varicose veins?

Value of horse chestnut for varicose veins?

May help symptoms: There are some studies that show horse chestnut extract may help the symptoms of varicose veins in some people. There is no evidence that it will cure or resolve varicose veins. ...Read more

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