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Minimal: Minimal, if any. No science supports its use. ...Read more
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
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
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
I stepped on a chestnut shell and it splintered off into my foot, and even though the splinter is out, it had a small amount of pus. How to treat it?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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