Also Known As:

Horse Chestnut


  • Varicose Veins
  • Piles (Haemorrhoids)
  • Phlebitis (inflammation of veins)
  • Tired Aching Legs


The use of Aesculus in venous disorders has been recognised for a long time. It is the seed of the Horse Chestnut tree, instantly recognisable to many children as the conker, that is used medicinally.

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 warm weather and starting a course of Aesculus during the early summer can prevent the distressing symptoms emerging. For best results a three to four month course of the tablets may be advisable. Those suffering from varicose veins will also benefit from ensuring that constipation is not a factor.

Additional suggestion:

Best taken with food