Product: Horse Chestnut Seed Tincture
Latin Name: Aesculus hippocastanum syn. Aesculus asplenifolia, Aesculus castanea, Aesculus memmingeri, Aesculus procera, Hippocastanum vulgare.
Plant Family: Sapindaceae
Other Names: Horse-Chestnut, Chestnut Tree, Bark Bongay, Buckeye, Conker Tree, Graines de Marronnier, Rosskastanie, Cavallo di Demi di Castagno & Konker Tree.
Description: Our Horsechestnut Seed tincture is an infused alcoholic solution, at a ratio of 1:3 (25% alcohol). Horse chestnut is a deciduous tree, native to the Balkans, western Asia and the Himalayas; it has been introduced and now grows in much of the temperate world. It reaches a height of 35 metres. The leaves are opposite and palmate with 5-7 lobes with pointed tips and serrated edges. The flowers are white, sometimes pink, with 4-5 petals, they grow together in panicles. The fruits most often referred to as conkers dark-brown, glossy with creamy-brown ends, housed inside a green spiny husk.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that in their natural state, fresh from the tree, horse chestnut seeds are poisonous? The seeds contain a toxin known as esculin which can cause death if consumed in its raw state; prior to use the seeds need to be processed to remove the poisonous toxins, our tincture, seeds and powder have been pre-treated to remove the harmful toxins. The American Eclectic physicians used the seeds of the horse chestnut to treat piles, and externally to soothe varicose veins and to help alleviate painful joints.
SUGGESTED USEThe tincture can be added to lotions, creams, gels and salves for the legs. Add to compresses for soothing minor wounds. No other non-medicinal uses are known for the tincture of this herb.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
Specifications for this item are not available. Please contact us to request more information.
Specifications for this product are currently unavailable to download from our website.
Please contact us using the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible with the product specifications.
The majority of our products are gluten free and our packing staff are trained in handling allergens. However we cannot 100% guarantee that our products are free from gluten.
All culinary orders placed by 11am will be dispatched the same day (excluding weekends).*
For all other orders, please allow 2 working days for your order to be packed and dispatched. For large orders (over 15 items) please allow 1-2 days extra.
* Only applies to fully "culinary" orders and up to a maximum of 10 items per order.
Request a Product
At JustIngredients we're proud to offer the widest range of herbs and spices available online.
Where an ingredient isn't within our core catalogue, we're happy to order it in when possible for our customers.
Simply fill in the form to send us your request.
We'll endeavour to respond to your query within one working day.