Horse Chestnut Seed Extract For Varicose Veins

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What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins are a vein disorder. They are a sign of chronic venous insufficiency, a condition in which the veins are unable to return blood from the legs to the heart effectively. Valves in the veins prevent blood from flowing the wrong way. When they malfunction, blood pools in the veins. This increases pressure on the veins and causes them to become enlarged.

Varicose veins affect women more than men, and tend to be visible the legs and feet. They are not only a cosmetic problem but cause pain, discomfort and even complications.

Causes of Varicose Veins


Varicose veins develop due faulty valves or weakened vein walls. They can be caused by genetics, aging, hormonal changes (pregnancy, menopause, puberty), obesity, prolonged standing/sitting, leg injury, use of birth control pills and weight changes.

Treatment Options for Varicose Veins

Sclerotherapy, laser, vein stripping surgery and radiofrequency occlusion.

Horse Chestnut Seed Extract: Natural Remedy For Varicose Veins

Horse chestnut seed extract is widely used in Europe for treating chronic venous insufficiency, varicose veins, hemorrhoids (which are a type of varicose veins) and swelling.

Clinical studies have demonstrated that horse chestnut seed extract significantly relieves symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency. It can be effective for reducing lower leg volume, leg circumference at calf and ankle, leg pain, fatigue, itching and tenseness.

In a study on the effect of horse chestnut seed extract on varicose veins, patients who took 1-2 tablets (20 mg aescin each), 3 times a day and applied a 2% aescin topical gel, 2 times a day reported significant improvement in blue skin discoloration, pain, swelling and leg heaviness.

Aescin (escin), the primary ingredient in horse chestnut seed extract works by: – restoring vein tone and increasing circulation – reducing swelling – reducing inflammation

Dr Oz Show: Horse Chestnut Seed Extract

Dr Oz recommends horse chestnut seed extract as a natural remedy for varicose veins and spider veins. His recommended dosage is 10 drops of horse chestnut seed extract in a glass of water.

Where to Buy Horse Chestnut Seed Extract

– Liquid extract or tincture: Available here

– Capsules: Available here

– Topical gel/cream: Available here

– Topical homeopathic: Available here

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(Dr. Oz does not endorse any brand name or commercial supplier. Check with your physician or health-care provider before taking any such product.)

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