An extract of freshly harvested horse chestnut seeds
~ Herbal varicose veins remedy
~ Treats symptoms of varicose veins
~ Made from freshly harvested horse chestnut seeds
~ Uses: varicose veins, haemorrhoids (piles), phlebitis (inflammation of veins)
Horse chestnut is probably the most popular herb used in the treatment of varicose veins. It is the seeds of the horse chestnut tree which are used medicinally – and these are the same seeds gathered each autumn for the game of conkers.
What is Venaforce® Horse Chestnut?
The use of Aesculus in venous disorders has been recognised for a long time and it has been used as a treatment for various venous conditions since the 19th Century.
It is the seed of the Horse Chestnut tree, instantly recognisable to many children as the conker, that is used medicinally. A commonly held belief in the 18th Century was that carrying Horse Chestnut seeds in one’s pocket would prevent gout, rheumatism and back pain. There does not seem to be much evidence to support this in modern research.
How it works
The constituent of Aesculus which has been most studied is aescin. It has the ability to improve the tone of veins, reducing leakage into the surrounding tissue.
Often varicose veins are more troublesome in the summer and starting a course of Aesculus during the early summer can prevent the distressing symptoms during the warmer weather. For best results, I find that a three to four month course is advisable. Those suffering from varicose veins will also benefit from ensuring that constipation is not a factor.