horse chestnut extract

Plant Extracts , Anti-Irritants

May have anti-inflammatory properties for skin. Taken orally, it has been shown to reduce edema in the lower leg by improving the elastic tissue surrounding the veins. [1,2]

References Cited:

  1. Ernst E, Pittler M, Stevinson C. Complementary/Alternative Medicine in Dermatology. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2002;3(5):341-8.
  2. Koch R. Comparative study of Venostasin and Pycnogenol in chronic venous insufficiency. Koch R1. 2002;16(S1):S1-5.
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